Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure.
Publishers WeeklyDirk Pitt's 19th adventure, the second collaboration between father and son Clive and Dirk Cussler (after 2004's Black Wind), offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs and entertains. The action, and there's plenty of it, ranges from Siberia's Lake Baikal and the wilds of Mongolia to the Hawaiian islands. The treasure is that of Genghis and Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian conqueror and his grandson. The villain is a modern-day Mongol with dreams of restoring national power and pride. The heroes are Pitt, sidekick Al Giordino and Pitt's son and daughter, Dirk Jr. and Summer, all affiliated with Pitt's National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). The exploits of Pitt and company, particularly their narrow escapes, tend toward the larger-than-life, but these are nicely balanced by down-to-earth explanations of such phenomena as seiche waves and oil seeps. 750,000 first printing. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library JournalDirk Pitt Sr. and his partner, Al Giordino, take center stage in this latest National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) adventure. The two are on Lake Baikal in Siberia when a massive earthquake disrupts their research. The rescue of a scientific survey vessel and its passengers reveals a sinister agenda somehow tied to the history of Genghis Khan, one of the world's greatest conquerors. As more earthquakes occur around the globe, major oil-supply pipelines are fractured, and the U.S. President and his staff watch as soaring gas prices create a worldwide panic. Can Dirk Sr. and Al repair the pipelines, deduce the culprit, and save the world? The quality fans expect from a Clive Cussler novel is in abundance, even as Clive shares billing for a second time (after Black Wind) with his son, Dirk. Their latest will easily top the best sellers lists. For all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/06.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher"Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure...offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs, and entertains."Publishers Weekly
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From the Publisher"Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure...offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs, and entertains." Publishers Weekly
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