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Publisher's Summary

Deep sea explorer and NUMA director Dirk Pitt encounters the last direct descendants of the Ottoman dynasty as they prepare to incite a revolution in this novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling series.  

In AD 327, a Roman galley with an extraordinary cargo barely escapes a pirate attack. 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. What ties these events together?     

Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire - and to the existence of a mysterious, long-lost “manifest”, which, if discovered, could change the history of the world as we know it.

Take another thrill ride with Dirk Pitt.
©2010 Clive Cussler (P)2010 Penguin

Critic Reviews

“The action runs nonstop and whambam.... And Crescent Dawn has a twist that writers like Tom Clancy have never used.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

"Cussler once again blends history, technical knowledge, bombs, bullets, and betrayal into cinematic action." (Kirkus Reviews)

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I've read Clive Cussler for quite a few years

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.



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Something new from Cussler

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.

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Great Story

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.

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A Classic Dirk Pitt Novel

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.

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Crescent Dawn is great!

Loved this book, one of my favorite Dirk Pitt adventures! I have read them all.

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Typical Dirk Pitt novel

Was Crescent Dawn worth the listening time?

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.

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Crescent Dawn

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.

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Thanks Mr. Cussler

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.

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Another winner by Cussler

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

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Gail

This is the worst Clive Cussler book I have listened to. I got through 4 cd's and i had to put it down. there's too many characters to keep track of and I find myself drifting off. Scott Brick is great as usual.

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