“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes - Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.”
And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all.
It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades - an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing - and the man who developed it is dead.
At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard...burned to a crisp.
What is going on? And what does it have to do with an Italian submarine that itself disappeared in 1943, lost at sea? Or was she?
It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth, from Washington to Mexico, Idaho to Panama. What they discover at the end of it is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined. If they don’t succeed in their mission, the world as they know it might end up a very different place - and not a pleasant one.
Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Poseidon’s Arrow is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
©2012 Clive Cussler (P)2012 Penguin Audio
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Always a pleasure to ro get my hands on a Clive Cussler. Acott Brick could narrate the financial times.and make it fascinating!
I understand this is fiction, but this book has very little connection to reality. Why in the world would a oceanographer be tapped to run security on the US's most vital defense system? So much of this book never made any sense. I couldn't wait to put it down!
The adventurous fun doesn't get under way until Summer and Dirk join the action mid-book.
Another rollicking good story, running around the world from Madagascar to Tierra del Fuego...ending up in the Panama Canal
Pitt style! The whole family is involved, so it is fun for all ages.
I didn't like the flow of the story. My 10th cussler book but first Pitt. Too much continued to go wrong, even when it was obvious and easy to foresee they continued the course of action. This is my first book that this has stood out and been so obvious. Will stick to the other series .
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