Originally Posted by indytim
The Jack West Junior trilogy by Matthew Reilly: The trilogy of Jack West Junior novels (Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors) blatantly 'borrows' from Indiana Jones in its storytelling and narrative pacing but they are all the better for it. I found this series to be exciting pageturners full of enjoyable characters hunting for ancient treasures and would recommend them.
I only read "The Six Sacred Stones" in this trilogy, and thought it was ok - although the Indy rip-off factor is so blatant it's almost tongue-in-cheek.
Reilly acknowledges this openly, there's even a submarine in the novel named Indian Raider
, but at that stage, why not just write an Indy book?
I prefer his earliers novels, particularly "Ice Station" and "Temple".