Dragon (Dirk Pitt Series #10)

Dragon (Dirk Pitt Series #10)

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by Clive Cussler
     
 

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Clive Cussler, author of over twenty consecutive New York Times bestsellers, brings back beloved hero Dirk Pitt in this electrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Japan, 1945: Two US bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through.

The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized,

Overview

Clive Cussler, author of over twenty consecutive New York Times bestsellers, brings back beloved hero Dirk Pitt in this electrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Japan, 1945: Two US bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through.

The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from a secret island control center. And Dirk, the dauntless hero of Sahara and Inca Gold, is taking on death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt alone controls the West’s secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave of destruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"UNRELENTING . . . DRAGON IS A SWELL ADVENTURE STORY."

New York Daily News

San Diego Union

"Pure fun.... Cussler's ability to dredge up forgotten facts and link them to imagined future events lends fresh twists to the techno-thriller.... Watch ou for paper cuts as you turn the pages faster and faster to keep up with Cussler's intense pace."

"CUSSLER IS A MASTER OF BUILDING SUSPENSE AND TENSION. . . . HIGH-TECH ADVENTURE, A LITTLE ROMANCE, AND A WHALE OF A STORY."

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Publishers Weekly

"A page-turning romp that achieves a level of fast- paced action and derring-do that Robert Ludlum ...might well envy.... Solidly entertaining."

Sunday Oklahoman

"Action-packed... Cussler grabs the reader in the opening chapter, starting a rollercoaster ride of heart-stopping adventures, disasters, and coincidences.... Dragon is every bit as thrilling as his earlier Raise the Titanic!

Atlanta Journal and Constitution

"Chock-full of marine technology, gentle twistings of historical fact, and enough undersea action to keep readers turning pages. Lovers of undersea adventures who have yet to pick up a Cussler novel should get to know Dirk Pitt."

Kirkus Reviews

"Cussler keeps a tight plot under a favoring wind. ...Much fun, crisply told, with exciting special effects."

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"Pitt has been compared to other popular adventure heroes, but Cussler has created a one-of-a-kind... [DRAGON is] an imaginative and suspenseful novel."

Chattanooga News-Free Press

"From one hair-raising scene to another, Dragon is an incredible and satisfying thriller.... Full of swashbuckling drama and enough twists and turns to keep the reader's attention to the last page....

Ocala Star-Banner

"Cussler once again bounces to the top of his field by combining current events with an active imagination.... A fine writer.... A spectacular ending."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671626198
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/15/1990
Series:
Dirk Pitt Series, #10
Pages:
416

Meet the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-nine books, which have been published in more than forty languages in more than 100 countries. In his life away from the written word, Cussler has searched for lost aircraft, led expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, and garnered an amazing record of success. With his own NUMA crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. A world-class collector of classic automobiles, Cussler lives in the mountains of Colorado.

Brief Biography

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

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Dragon (Dirk Pitt Series #10) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I don't believe this review will help anyone who is contemplating reading this title. Regardless, I chose to review this book because of what it has done for me already. I am about 140 pages into this book and so far I am very intrigued and find it to be a smooth read. Since I am still near the beginning of this book, my review won't hold any weight, but I am giving it a five star regardless because it was recommended to me from my father.  My father and I do not have the closest relationship. Whenever I have a chance to relate an experience with him, I take it. That is why this book deserves a place on my shelf. Without it, my father and I may not be talking right now....Thank you
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This book has the usual mix of action, adventure, mystery and suspense that you would expect. But it has an added mix of humor and over the top suspense with great writing that will make you feel in the story. The characters have great personality and are well developed. The best action book I have read in years. Cussler went the extra yard with this one.
BarbaraAZ More than 1 year ago
Dirk Pitt rules!
kattypaws More than 1 year ago
This is a real page turner, Had to stay up late to finish it, couldn't put it down. As always, Mr Cussler turns a great tale. Can't wait for his next book
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Thyacis More than 1 year ago
The book Dragon by Clive Cussler is another Dirk Pitt adventure about Japan starting a nuclear holocaust. The main theme of this book is adventure. Clive Cussler comes at this from a little bit of a different perspective. The main character isn't a superhero or a war hero. He is a professional diver that works for NUMA, national underwater and marine agency. This makes for an interesting story because he isn't the best at saving the world. A common thing for Clive Cussler to do is write a past story first and then have the story tie in with it somehow. In this book, they past story is about a b-29 bomber carrying out one of the first atomic bombs. The next chapter he writes about a ship coming across an abandoned ship and how there was a nuclear explosion. After this, Dirk Pitt and others set out to find out whose bombs they were and how to stop them from doing it again. One thing about this book that I like is that it is very real. When Dirk is hurt, he will be out of the picture for a few days to months. It isn't like the Bourne movies, where he gets shot in the leg and he limps for 2 seconds and then starts running again. Also he is cautious, rather than just running in and trusting everything will go to plan. One thing that doesn't seem very real, however, is the fact that they have technology in 1980 that we don't even have now. I really liked this book. It had enough action and adventure for me. It also had plenty of humor. In one instant, Clive Cussler put himself into the book. It is believable enough that I think it is an actual possibility for a threat. The characters are believable and not perfect. The technology did bug me a little, but that's all it was, a minor bug.
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