“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
Absolutely. The whole concept of the book revolves around America's increasing dependence upon the use of rare earth metals in critical industries, especially the military. This book story line suggests a way that such dependence can be manipulated by the Chinese.
Dirk and friends as always save the day. But I have to say that much of the male-female sexual tension found in the earlier books is now absent since Dirk is married. More fun to have the hero be a single guy who can get the girl.
Or at least try.
We can all dream.
Scott Brick has a great voice and uses that voice masterfully in his narration. I am rarely disappointed and was not here. Well done Scott.
Whenever I want a rollicking romp with the hero traipsing around the world saving damsels in distress and the world at the same time, I pick up a Clive Cussler book. Poseidon's Arrow fills the bill well and is a true pleasure to read.
Another great book from Clive Cussler. Here is an author who proves you can write an action book without profanity. Keep up the good work. I can't wait until the next book.
It fits well into the top level of audiobooks I have listened to. The story was entertaining and enjoyable throughout the entire length.
There were several times during the story some of the background became too noise. But overall the story keep me interested and listening. I really never felt my thoughts wonder as has happen when listening to other books
Yes, in fact I work 12 hour shifts and couldn't wait to get my headphones in just so I could find out what would happen next.
Italian translated in America in 2001, work in Hospitality industry and I am an avid listener.
Good idea behind the story, too much of Hollywood style action hero totally unrealistic
Keep the good plot but write it for adults rather than teenagers
Any book is
Great movie material to rival James Bond
It's absolutely quintessential Clive Cussler, which, if you've gotten this far, you're in the mind to enjoy, and this will satisfy you and make you smile as you listen. A deffinite listen for Cussler fans.
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
Its Dirk Pitt and its Clive Cussler. Need I say more? If you love Dirk you are going to listen to it, if not you're not.
I don't think I've ever come across a bad Dirk Pitt novel. Always non stop action packed. Always twined together to make sure there are some good twists and turns. The characters are awesome. Can't say enough good about this series.
A fun "read".
Yes, a fast paced book with just the right amount of plot twists.
This is a good read, I have followed Clive Cussler for many years and he does not disappoint.
Cussler, Connelly, Clancy I like all with a C ...
It is a standard Pitt adventure, nothing really new. So it is no letdown but no surprise either.
Nothing to highlight.
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