So you want to be Indiana Jones?
Allow me to introduce Dr. Clark Savage Jr.
He is a physician, scientist, adventurer, detective, inventor, explorer, researcher, and a musician. A team of scientists assembled by his father deliberately trained his mind and body to near-superhuman abilities almost from birth, giving him great strength and endurance, a photographic memory, a mastery of the martial arts, and vast knowledge of the sciences.
Think he’s not all that? Allow me to introduce the Fab Five-
Andrew Blodgett “Monk” Mayfair, an industrial chemist. Monk got his nickname from his simian build, notably his long arms, and his covering of red hair.
Theodore Marley “Ham” Brooks, an accomplished attorney. Ham is considered one of the best-dressed men in the world, and as part of his attire, carries a sword cane whose blade is dipped in a fast-acting anesthetic.
John “Renny” Renwick, a construction engineer. Renny is a giant of a man, with “fists like buckets of gristle and bone.” His favorite pastime is knocking the panels out of heavy wooden doors. He always wears a look of depression, which deepens the happier he grows
Thomas J. “Long Tom” Roberts, an electrical engineer. “Long Tom” got his nickname from using an antiquated cannon of that nickname. Long Tom was a sickly-looking character, but fought like a wildcat and was an ace pilot.
William Harper “Johnny” Littlejohn, an archaeologist and geologist. Johnny has an impressive vocabulary, never using a small word when a big one could suffice. He wore eyeglasses with a magnifying lens over his left eye— that eye having been damaged.
Mind you, those were the secondary characters, his crew, who hung out with him on the 86th floor of a Manhattan Skyscraper that he helped finance.
Oh, and he had an Arctic “Fortress of Solitude”. Clark, “Fortress of Solitude”? You can see where I’m going here.
It is rumored that Monk and Doc had a family relationship and Clark himself had genetic ties with the Greystokes and Holmeses. Dwayne Johnson would be perfect and is often associated with a movie project but he’s very busy and not getting any younger.
Anyway the books are not much but they’re fun and there are a lot of them. If you’re looking for a binge read at less than an hour a pop and that sort of thing attracts you, there are worse (Horseclans, Gor).