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
I listen to a lot of books while driving my semi. In my opinion....A good audio book is one that chews up concrete and makes me not want to stop driving even when the log book says I have to.
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
This the only Clive Cussler book that I can say is very disappointing. The narrator is terrible, which may be the reason the book is so bad. I would not recommend this book.
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 tried to read the book, but the book is so full of liberal environmentalist garage I never got past page 100.
I downloaded it so that I could keep up with my collection and free my credits for future purchases: otherwise, I would have avoided it.
Mr. Cussler go back to the good old days of "Raise the Titanic" or "Vixen 03" that is what made Dirk a hero, not stories of littering, or megalomanic pollutionists.
Your last book "Crescent Dawn" was very good, and you didn't have to save the world from "LitterMan"
Liberals that have bought the manmade global warming theory and believe that man can fix it.
Come up with a more plausible premise that doesn’t require the reader to believe fanatics like Al Gore. I’m in the wrong company if that’s who’s been reading Cussler’s books.
The precarious circumstances of the groups separated in the Arctic Ocean. It’s hard to stop the story when you’re wondering how they’ll get out of there various situations. But instead of some novel ingenuity by the main characters it’s simple serendipity that saves the day. I expected more.
The memo about how carbon emissions are “building at an alarming rate” and something must be done soon. It’s insulting to the reader’s intelligence that even if there was such a thing as manmade global warming that there would be a quick solution.
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.
I love his books. I'm glad Audible is picking up his older books and releasing them here. I was a bit surprised at Summer's love interest as I don't remember her ever having one before. All in all, a very enjoyable read.
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