My husband and I enjoyed the story very much. We enjoyed having several story plots all converging together. It added to the to the suspense. We really appreciated that these books are basically clean without all the sex and implications. It is refreshing.
I have been reading Mr. Cussler's books since the 9th grade, and that was almost 30 yrs ago.
I lost faith with him when he started to write diatribes about environmentalism.
Dirk Pitt is an adventurer, not a litter policeman.
This book is a good start to going back to the days of "Raise the Titanic", "Vixen 03", and "Night Probe." Dirk was a bad A## in those books, and now he has returned.
Crescent Dawn plays to the audience of Dirk Pitt fans so if you have a Pitt addiction you won’t be disappointed. This particular story draws on so much improbable luck and coincidence (even by Cussler standards), that it’s impossible to take seriously. I’d categorize this as a good vacation read.
I have read every Clive Cussler book I could geat my hands on and never have I cared less about what was going to happen next. Things just happened to all of the characters; there was no mystery they figured out; there was no plot to double cross or trap the bad guy. They were followed and had no clue. The bad guys just showed up in a nearly random fashion and eventually self destructed. It was all too coincindental and boring.
If you are already a Clive Cussler reader, you know what you're getting here. An interesting premise, a good dose of fictionalized historical events, a predictable cast of characters, stilted dialogue, and Scott Brick. I give it a lukewarm recommendation, it's better than some recent Cussler novels but not his best - although the plot would make a fair movie if anyone was ever able to succesfully film a Cussler novel. If you like Scott Brick (I personally don't) then you'll enjoy his usual narration.
Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler are in top form with this book. It is the best action book. This book has returned to the kind of Dirk Pitt action I am used to.