The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly; 2018; $26.99; 436 pages; Gallery Books, New York, NY; 978-1-5011-6719-5; checked out from Multmomah County Library, Midland; 12/7/18-12/9/18

Why did I read this?  Because it was the only thing that Matthew Reilly hadn’t read yet, plus he is a great storyteller, mixing the fantastical with reality.

Captain Jack West won the contest of champions in Four Legendary Kingdoms  and has upset some very powerful people from the past and present.  Jack and crew have to find three secret cities (guess that is where the title comes from) and perform specific tasks to prevent a global apocalypse while battling several different groups who want them dead for a variety of reasons.  Jack West would make a great movie, but each book is so complicated that you really couldn’t bring them to the screen.  Jack and his supporting characters are a great family of characters.

10/10

What is with the title of the review?  This series started with a seven in the title and we are now down to three, so the next book will be two something.