Be advised this is not one of Cook's 'medical thrillers'. It actually has more in common (including some names and plot lines) with James Cameron's movie Abyss. Good sci-fi though, and a fun read.
This is way off the course for Robin Cook. That being said, I found this and exciting and entertaining book that works from start to finish. Recommend you read this if you want to see the imagination of Robin Cook exercise into the realm of bizarre.
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have the paperback on my shelf and have read it 4 times! (I know - "loser", right? lol) It is a great story of what the lost city of Atlantis might be like if we ever were to find it, with great character development, and such detailed descriptions that you feel like you are right there with the characters. Has just the right amount of science fiction to keep scifi fans interested too. True, it's not typical Robin Cook (whose other books I love as well). Fantastic, shocking ending.
I am dying to see a movie made out of this book.
This is not Robin Cook's usual "corporation or desease that is killing people and the hero has to find out what." It is pure Science Fiction, about a world beneath the seas, and people who stumble into it.
In the Robin Cook tradition, some futuristic as well as mythical happennings to keep you interested throughout the novel with a twist at the end.