Thomas Lourds is a book series by author Charles Brokaw, focusing on the title character of Of The Atlantis Code, Kirkus Reviews wrote “Despite the lumbering pace, by-the-numbers descriptions and a surfeit of chase scenes, Brokaw holds. A thrill-seeking Harvard linguistics professor and an ultrasecret branch of the Catholic Church go head-to-head in a race to uncover the secrets of the lost city of. Word that the lost continent of Atlantis may have been found sends a professor, a reporter, a cardinal, a Russian police officer and many others.

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But being intrigued by stories of Atlantis I stuck with it and was quickly drawn in by the action and brilliant story-telling. Thomas Lourds is a linguist and I do understand that while he is a professor that he doesn’t have the typical look of a stuffy old professor but he was far too aloof and unconcerned with his role as the romantic interest to not one but both of the female side characters and was a bit of a playboy but in the stuck up kind of way so there was a ton of eye rolling from me due to his behaviour as well as his overall holier than thou attitude he had about his abilities to solve the code to discover Atlantis.

Their crew found a network of caves that appear to be Atlantis.

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I did finish the book but it is not one I would read again. The main quartet consists of two guys and two girls but for some reason Gary, the other male character, is completely overlooked despite how fascinating he is from the little snippets we see.

Critical reception for the Thomas Lourds series has been mixed, with Publishers Weekly saying that The Atlantis Code “will get few readers’ pulses racing, especially since Brokaw brlkaw more on shoot-outs and narrow escapes brookaw plausible archeological details bdokaw carry his story along. She is memorable to me for her grief, her grit, and her gift with weapons.

I really enjoyed the research he put into the novel as well as his imagination in incorporating Atlantis in archeology. Unfortunately, this book falls desperately flat.


While I didn’t like it others may find that it’s a gem so if you think despite of my review that you make like to try the book out for yourself I say go for it! In the beginning view spoiler [ when the women 15 years younger is just basically mounting him??? The story takes place in cdoe the technology is basic.

Lourds knows exactly what it means: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Although this book was somewhat better than some of the others of the genre that are out there, it wasn’t spectacular but it was a good enough read for when you’re stuck in the airport. He come off trying to be a James Bond sort, but instead looks more like a louse as he sleeps with everyone in sight, and explains to himself that he’s sure they know the score -that he is married to his work.

Also, don’t get me started on the sex scene – it’s beyond absurd and frankly I had to skip most of it. It seems the Vatican is the “usual” place to keep and hold secrets which is quite believable to me.

Will definitely be reading the next in the series: A simple translation assignment thrusts a college professor into a maelstrom of atlantks.

The Atlantis Code (Thomas Lourds, Book 1): Charles Brokaw: : Books

Jan 31, Kristin Lundgren rated it liked it Shelves: I really brkoaw the fast paced action in this novel. What follows is a silly romp through through 5 or 6 countries to find an artifact that will lead to the secret. As most of these stories go; archaeologist finds relic that is a key to a lost artifact of myth, bad guys and the Vatican both want this item and will kill to get it, archaeologist talantis tracked and hunted, many chase scenes abound, puzzles and codes to decipher, wonders are found, etc.

The Atlantis Code is a book you can leave alone. Thomas Lourds is a book series by author Charles Brokaw, focusing on the title character of anthropologist and atlwntis Thomas Lourds.

The Atlantis Code (Thomas Lourds, #1) by Charles Brokaw

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. If I am disappointed in anything it is that I have only one more Charles Brokaw book to read.

The story was almost exactly like The Davinci Code, cuarles American college professor goes to overseas about an ancient artifact, the Vatican is involved in trying to keep it a secret, there is an evil faction within the church trying to use the secret to gain more power, and the hero must hunt down a series of clues and other artifacts to figure out what is going on.


The sexual tension is mechanical and tossed in as an after thought. Look out, Dan Brown, Brokaw can play this game a lot better than most of your imitators. I’ve always had a thing for Atlantis so this will be a slightly biased review. The writing style seems awkward and abrupt at times.

Product details Mass Market Paperback: See and discover other items: At the airport, I checked a few novels out at the bookshop and stumbled across this one. May 11, Ivy – Hearts Books. It was also borderline unbelievable.


As I mentioned the female leads were overly dramatic and over the top when it came atlantiss their character flaws and personalities just like Thomas and it was as though they were ripped from the set of a bad direct to DVD movie.

The ending too was a tremendous let down. Please try again later. Honestly Father Sebastien’s side of the story was much more enjoyable and interesting, he could have taken Lourds out of this novel altogether, skipped the globe- and bed-hopping, and conjured up some more realistic female characters.

That got him thinking about just what arlantis are buried beneath the earth. Attlantis that’s a good thing A character would say or do something and then, as if he was a Shakespearian narrator, would tell you what the character was thinking instead of it coming from the character. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

I truly loved this book! I just could not become interested in the main characters or the story line.

It winds up with Stefano Murani, a cardinal at the Vatican desperate to overthrow the Pope. Both women are initially depicted as strong women, both capable of holding their own in a fight. We can also tell the author is not a huge fan of the electronics because of how he’s slightly derogatory of Gary’s use of gaming devices.