Vic: Never Give Up, is the 3rd book in the series The Incredible Adventures of Vic Challenger
Vic and her friend Lin Li plan a two or three night camp out at the Grand Canyon before they head for Britain. They didn’t plan on the Dine’ who want to hang them, the madman, the mysterious cavern, and the slavers (now more commonly called ‘human traffickers’). 48 hours before their ship is to leave New York, they find themselves in San Francisco. Historical note: They could not hop a plane and zip over. It was “impossible” for them to make it. However, never underestimate the ingenuity of a farm girl with 2 degrees and an indwelling cave girl persona.
En-route they meet a survivor of the Titanic and eventually make it to the Scottish highlands where they expect a more restful trip than what they experienced in Arizona. They do learn to play peever and shinty and to love Squash. However, they didn’t plan on the descendants of Christie Cleek or and the herd of beasts which the Picts were petroglyping about .a millennia ago. And Vic realizes even a heroess can have tragedy in her personal life. One lesson learned: don’t wait until it is too late.
Fast paced and unpredictable, action adventure in the tradition of the adventure pulps of the early 20th Century. If you like Doc Savage, The Avenger (Dick Benson), Nancy Drew, or Tarzan or any other novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs you will love Vic Challlenger.
What reviewers think of the series:
Vic Challenger personifies every sword or ax wielding heroine ever drawn by any heroic fantasy artist.
the female answer to Indiana Jones
Great Campy Multi-Genre Book
I have recommended the Vic Challenger books to my wife and to all of my children
Any of these novels would make a really good movie.
if you like Clive Cussler or James Rollins, these are definitely the books for you.
“The Incredible Adventures of Vic Challenger” series is inspired by writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle and H. G. Wells; and by characters like Nancy Drew, Lara Croft, Alan Quatermain, Doc Savage and his cousin Patricia Savage, and Dick Benson and his assistant Nellie Gray. The writing style has been compared to Burroughs and is also reminiscent of early action driven horror novels by Graham Masterton,
The series is set in the 1920’s and considerable research adds to the “realism” You will find yourself effortlessly learning bits of history, some of which may amaze you. Vic’s travels are woven into the history of the time, you may be asking yourself “Is this real?”