Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the number-one New York Times-best-selling author.
In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest", lost long ago, which if discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it.
Take another thrill ride with Dirk Pitt.
©2010 Clive Cussler (P)2010 Penguin
This was a good story with excitement, just enough romance and colorful characters and settings. As a bonus, I learned some history while being entertained. As always, Scott Brick does a wonderful narration.
Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation
and have always enjoyed his Dirk Pitt novels. He puts so much information about historical happenings, people, events, global and ocean knowledge. He is the James Bond of the ocean. Great characters, bigger than life, but you got to love them. Never get tired of his stories. Scott Brick completes the picture.
Story line was a bit more complex than usual, but a great read. The "Senior" Dirk Pitt is back as the lead character with his kids (Summer & Dirk Jr.) woven in nicely.
I have been reading Clive Cussler novels for 30 years, and all of them have some unique charm. That being said, many started to sound a lot a like. Fans of Dirk Pitt will love Crescent Dawn. It shows Pitt a few new insights into Dirk and Al.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel. I will always read Cussler novels, and some are better than others, but this one has a special place near the top of the list for me.
Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.
By the wrap up, yes. It took me a little while to get through it, though. While it was ultimately fun, it was as formulaic as most of the others. However, there were three story lines/characters, something different this time.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
A good book that seemed to have 3 seperate stories going until the end when Cussler meshes them all together. A wonderful book and well worth the listen
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Scott Brick is perfect as narrator of the Cussler books. This one had three stories going but connected them together with great ease. Enjoyed the history and local color of the middle east. When reading a Cussler book I always keep an ear open of the appearance of Clive Cussler in the book and it this story he did show up. Sort of like watching the Alfred Hitchcock movies looking for a glimpse of Hitchcock in the crowd. The is a fast pace story with lots of action as one expects from a Cussler book.
Been a fan of Dirk for a while, this one may not be the best but worth a credit. Thanks for getting an unabridged Cussler book.
The worst Clive Cussler book I've read or listened to, I doubt he wrote it...
Try "Flood Tide" if you want Dirk Pitt at his best.
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