Black Wind (Dirk Pitt Series #18)

Black Wind (Dirk Pitt Series #18)

by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
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Black Wind (Dirk Pitt Series #18) by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure.

Clive the Mighty!" hailed Kirkus Reviews about Cussler's last Dirk Pitt(r) novel, Trojan Odyssey. "Hurricane Clive at his most tumultuous." Nobody has been able to match Cussler yet for the intricate plotting and sheer audacity of his work, and Black Wind sets the bar even higher.

In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure-a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the West Coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target.

But that does not mean they were lost.

Someone knows about the subs and what they bore, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside-a scheme that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA. Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, and has even teamed up with his children to track them down. But never has he looked upon the face of pure evil . . . until now.

Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, Black Wind is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143057383
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Series: Dirk Pitt Series , #18
Edition description: Abridged Audio Cassettes
Pages: 4
Product dimensions: 4.14(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill:More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true 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 ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona. 

 
Dirk Cussler is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of six previous Dirk Pitt® adventures: Black WindTreasure of KhanArctic DriftCrescent DawnPoseidon’s Arrow,  Havana Storm, and Odessa Sea. For the past several years, he has been an active participant and partner in his father’s NUMA expeditions and has served as president of the NUMA® advisory board of trustees. Cussler lives in Arizona.

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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Black Wind (Dirk Pitt Series #18) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 86 reviews.
genrose1 More than 1 year ago
As always, Cussler "Black Wind" keeps your attention and can't stop reading. Just look for more his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous 11 days ago
The Pitts at their best.
Anonymous 3 months ago
keeps the reader wanting more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another non stop thrill ride.
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Black Wind written by Clive Cussler is the eighteenth in his series of Dirk Pitt action-adventure books. From the very beginning, I found it to be a very compelling book that really gripped the reader, making it hard to put down until the end.  Cussler worked in some amazing threads throughout the story, making it very multidimensional and a slightly more complicated read. But, I think this really added to the overall theme of the book, making it more exciting and fun to read. Black Wind started out with an interesting historical, although purely fiction, flashback. The narrator describes the top secret assignment of a Japanese submarine during World War Two to deliver a deadly biological agent that has the potential to bring the United Sated to their knees. Alas, in true story book standards, the submarine just-so-happens to go missing, and is never seen or heard from again. Until 2007 that is, when the crew of a marine research vessel off the coast of Korea suddenly becomes violently ill. It also just so happens that Dirk Pitt, and his son’s research vessel was only a few miles from this, and thus comes to their rescue. From this point on the reader in launched into a complex series of predicaments. One after another, everything from having their company helicopter shot down, to being infected themselves and formulating an antidote for the deadly toxin happens in a fairly short period of time. Of course as is custom in Dirk Pitt novels there is still an evil genius billionaire who Pitt and son must battle throughout the book as well. All before in the end, with all of the odds stacked against them, the good guys miraculously win. After reading Valhalla Rising last marking period, I was very disappointed in where the series was going, and almost put it down for good. However I’m glad that I didn’t. Black Wind did have its flaws, such as its lack of believability or actually becoming a bit dry content wise at points throughout. The fact that all of the main characters could do no wrong also became a little cliché, but all of this is to be expected. When picking up a copy of a Clive Cussler book, specifically the Dirk Pitt series, one shouldn’t be expecting a ultra believable, factual novel. They should be expecting a fun, action packed book, which is fun to read in your spare time. When taking this into account, all things considered, I thought that this was one of the better book that I have read in the series to date. Cussler has revitalized the plot of the series by adding in some new characters, like Pitt’s son Dirk Jr. and daughter Summer, while also phasing out older characters like Pitt’s partner Al.  Overall I enjoyed the book greatly, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, exciting, although not very serious book.
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The book sounds really good
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sassyshoez More than 1 year ago
Clive does it again! Great reading. He does an excellent job building the characters and the plot. Cussler displays his expertise in this "ocean arena"! Another fantastic Pitt adventure. I only wish Barnes & Noble had all the Pitt Series available for Nook.
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