Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt Series #20)

Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt Series #20)

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by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

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Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the grand master of adventure.

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Unabridged CDs ? 14 CDs, 16 hours

Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the grand master of adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Dirk Pitt returns with another rousing NUMA action thriller. In this high-octane outing, Dirk and his son, Dirk Jr. (neither of whom should be confused with new co-author Dirk Cussler), have to cope with complications from an anti–global warming discovery, a perilous international incident, and a century-old naval expedition. As we have come to expect, Pitt and his cohorts manage to keep us just nanoseconds ahead of widespread destruction. The 20th Dirk Pitt novel is just as refreshing as the first.
Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Cussler and son Dirk imagine the U.S. and Canada on the brink of war in their third collaborative Dirk Pitt novel (after Treasure of Khan and Black Wind). In 2011, as the price of gas hits $10 a gallon, President Garner Ward must contend with a corrupt Canadian cabal that's subverting efforts to solve America's energy problems. Pitt barely escapes serious injury when a bomb destroys a D.C. lab along with records of research into an artificial photosynthesis process that could, almost immediately, eliminate the threat of global warming. That discovery may be connected with a legendary failed 19th-century sailing expedition to the Arctic as well as a series of deaths due to the phenomena that the Native Americans of British Columbia know as "the Devil's Breath." The Cusslers won't suspend many readers' disbelief, but thriller fans in search of a quick, exciting read should be satisfied. 750,000 printing; author tour. (Dec.)

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Library Journal

Dirk Pitt and his gang return in the Cussler family's latest. In a mystery reminiscent of the earlier Cussler title Black Wind, several people have died under strange circumstances while boating on the waters of the Canadian Pacific Northwest. While Pitt's daughter and son investigate, he learns from a scientist a possible way to tackle global warming. When that scientist's lab explodes, Pitt realizes that someone doesn't want her to succeed. And how does this all tie in to a race to the Arctic to recover a ship frozen in the ice over 100 years ago? The setup for the novel feels stale and similar to other Cussler titles, but then the final third kicks in and makes up for the tired start. In the end, fans and general readers alike will remember this as a rollicking and exciting tale and eagerly await Pitt's further adventures. For all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ7/08.]
—Jeff Ayers

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Product Details

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
Dirk Pitt Series, #20
Edition description:
Unabridged, 11 CDs
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Treasure of Khan, The Chase, Polar Shift, Black Wind, Trojan Odyssey, Lost City, Dark Watch, Sacred Stone, Golden Buddha, and the nonfiction work The Sea Hunters II. The last describes the true-life adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
Dirk Cussler joined his father in writing the Dirk Pitt novels in 2004 with the publication of Black Wind and Treasure of Khan. He has been a team leader in the real-life NUMA expeditions and has served as President of its Board of Trustees. Dirk holds an MBA from Berkeley and lives in Arizona.

Brief Biography

Phoenix, Arizona
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1931
Place of Birth:
Aurora, Illinois
Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt Series #20) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 224 reviews.
jfk1942 More than 1 year ago
As usual Cussler writes a book you hate to see end & can't wait till the next one comes out. Dirk & his friends have become your friends. His kids deserve their own series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I paid for Clive Cussler and got Al Gore. I get global warming is a big problem but I bought this book for entertainment. Turn it down a little and dump the kids. The books were much better when they centered around Dirk and Al.
JBookum More than 1 year ago
I would rather had a root canal done by a dentist that was drunk then have read this book ! The Pitt children are boring to read about. I want Dirk and Al, not the carbon copies of them.
mtg-man More than 1 year ago
What the Cussler's need to do is kick the kids to the curb along with all those other half baked characters that they are writing about and concentrate on writing ONE good book about the two guys that made Mr. Cussler a wealthy man.Dirk Pitt and Al Giordano that's who! His son I'm sure is a good writer with his fathers help but that's all this is, is a regurgitation of old story lines and tired imagination. Come on Mr. Cussler take a break and really work on that one book we all feel you still have in you and make that your swan song.
Evie22 More than 1 year ago
This book weas good to see Dirk and Al back in a ction. It started with Dirk ane Summer as main characters but they faded as story progressed. That was ok, because Dirk and Al are better. Always look forward to the new books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cussler always creates great stories that feel like great action movies! I read this on a cross-country flight and could not put it down. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a long time fan and got this one on CD as a gift. It was a great book to listen to and Scott Brick is an excellent narrator. The first couple of Pitt novels featuring Dirk Cussler as co-author weren't the best of the series, but I think this is the one that shows he can take over the series - this one is much more like vintage Cussler! Long time fans won't be disappointed and new readers will be able to pick up the story line without needing to read previous novels. Warning for new readers: once you start on the Dirk Pitt novels, you will want to read all of them - they are fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dirk is united with his son and daughter/Numa team in solving this neck-breaking, fast-moving thriller with no rest for the weary. A wonderful page turner, combining historic events with the present.
MontanaRocks More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1.5 days. Although a little far-fetched, this is a great stress reliever.
Rasmtaz More than 1 year ago
I bought it for a Christmas present and the person enjoyed it
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Swipepaw, Clashpaw, Gempaw, Sharppaw! Idk what im saying.
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I'd rather read an adventure with just Dirk and Al.
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As usual, Cliuve Cussler delivers once again. Could not put it do9wn and finished this ebook in just a few (4) days
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