Zero Hour --- by --- Clive Cussler. So how many books has Cussler written? A quadrillion. And how many have been sold and read? A mega gigga quadrillion. How come? ‘Cause we eat ‘em up like addicts. ‘Cause we can’t kick the Cussler habit. Great literature they’re not. They don’t rank up there with Romeo and Juliet. Nor are the chick-lit or insightful philosophy. But the Cussler addicts know that already. With him you get advanture and action; things get blown up and they are sent to the bottom of the sea; the bad guys are brought to justice or a nasty end. If they were films they would star Sylvester Stallone or John Wayne (posthumously). They are sanitized: no sex, just lots of violence (of the nicest kind --- whatever that means) The read is quick and non-taxing: just the time it gets from Toronto to Montreal --- faster if you don’t move your lips. Great escapist fodder.

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