NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.
Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man - and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.
Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force - further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
©2008 Clive Cussier ; (P)2008 Penguin Audiobooks
Clive Clussler has become one of my favorite authors. This book he wrote with his brother. It ws interesting, but a bit hard to swallow having a tiff with Canada as part of the plot. On the other hand it did have a lot of action so it did help me burn up a lot of road.
I'm not as big of a fan of his Dirk Pitt series as I am of the Pinkerton detective series. None the less this was pretty good, but just seemed to be a bit different than the solo books I've enjoyed in the past
Once again Clive Cussler proves that his hero, Dirk Pitt, not only is a man of adventure, mystery and action but also timeless. Keeping with current events and evolving appropriately Cussler once again delivers a book I couldn't put down. I truly hope that he continues this series and anxiously await the next installment. A must read for a true Cussler and NUMA fan.
I love Cussler but this story seemed a little too predictable it wasn't as thrilling as the majority of Clive Cusslers other stories I love the Dirk Pitt series they are always interesting I just wish this one had more surprises like the usual twists and turns
As a Canadian I found that he showed a typical American view of Canadians. Canadians aren't the weak, unimaginative and unintelligent people that need the American super hero's to save us from ourselves.
I normally love Clive Cussler and Scott Brick but I have to say that this time I'm disappointed. Let me just say that I'm from the Northwest Coast of BC and, although the research appears to have done, it was cursory at best. Though Kitimat does have the third largest deep-sea port in BC it is by no means the hub of activity the book makes it out to be. In fact, at times it feels like what Cussler meant was Prince Rupert given the descriptions.
The Bootlegger (another Cussler but about Isaac Bell instead)
As always he did a great job with the characterizations. I've often said that it's difficult to tell that it isn't the particular character (be it man or woman) talking when Scott Brick is narrating and this book is no exception. My one area of frustration is the clear lack of research on his part to make sure he's pronouncing Band and city names. Haisla should be pronounced Hai-zla and not Hai-eezla, and Tuktoyaktuk should be pronounced Tuk-toy-uk-tuk rather than Tuk-toy-ahh-tuk. As someone from Canada and the Northwest Coast in particular I found these pronunciations grating. A simple Google search would have given the correct pronunciations.
Not really, it took me 3 times the normal length of time to get through it and it felt like a bit of a chore.
No, I don't read many books more than once.
The mystery and suspense
When the Delta Force team rescued the coast guard sailors
For those who love adventures that put you on the edge of your seat, this is terrific.
The story is rich in information. The twists and turns give you the feeling that our heros will never win. Then, just as all hope is gone, the solution is there. You can breath again.
Scott Brick does a great job defining the characters in the story. I so admire his articulation.
I would read any Cussler book and this one was great.
I'm a forever fan of Cussler. But sometimes I get behind on my reading/listening to his things and have to go back and pickup one I've missed. This is one of those and it felt comfortable, like catching up with an old friend. It's a good adventure, with really despicable villains. I especially liked the premise of finding a way to neutralize carbon emissions. Everything we hear is about reducing the emissions. I'd like to think someone is looking at a way to limit their damage until we can eliminate them. Scott Brick, as always, is a master narrator.
If the nay-sayers had read the synopsis before buying, they probably wouldn't have complained. It's a good Clive Cussler novel, not meant to be great writing, but great story-telling. I'm enjoying it at about the half-way point. Complaining about the "environmental whacko" theme is like complaining that rain is wet. Duh? That's the theme of the story, well told. I almost didn't buy the novel based on the bad reviews, so maybe my comments will counter the folks who were surpised it was about "climate change" and Cussler incorporated some evil protagonists.
It's a fun read, if you like Cussler. And I do.
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