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  • Author:
    Clive Cussler
  • ISBN:
    1594133638
  • ISBN13:
    978-1594133633
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  • Publisher:
    Large Print Press; Large Print edition (November 24, 2009)
  • Pages:
    662 pages
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    Action & Adventure
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    4.7
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I love how Clive Cussler combines history and science in the Dirk Pitt adventures.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). I love how Clive Cussler combines history and science in the Dirk Pitt adventures. However, Cussler does not provide the real scientific findings about metal poisoning that drove part of the Franklin's crew insane. Arctic Drift isn't up to Cussler's usual standards.

Arctic Drift is a Dirk Pitt novel, the 20th of the series and was released on November 25, 2008. They experience a harsh winter

Arctic Drift is a Dirk Pitt novel, the 20th of the series and was released on November 25, 2008. They experience a harsh winter. The men are seemingly going mad. Their stranded ships (Erebus and Terror) are loaded with a mysterious, unidentified silvery metal. The story switches to the present day. There is an ongoing quest to save the earth from Global Warming.

Dirk pitt ® adventures by clive cussler. I killed him off in the prologues of ten Dirk Pitt books. He always wanted to play a bigger role in the stories but didn’t complain because he enjoyed the fame. So long, old pal, you are sorely missed.

The new Dirk Pitt® adventure from the New York Times–bestselling author

The new Dirk Pitt® adventure from the New York Times–bestselling author. A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Clive Cussler, author of the best-selling Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and The Treasure of Khan, and co-author Paul Kemprecos unravel a tangled web of conspiracy and greed in Lost City, the fifth novel of the action-packed NUMA Files series. Cussler is in top form with this galloping tale of derring-do and world domination' Sunday Express.

Dirk Pitt is the larger-than-life hero reminiscent of Doc Savage and the main protagonist of a series of a bestselling adventure novels written by Clive Cussler from 1976 to 2019. Pitt is a citizen of the United States, on loan from the United States Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, after serving in Vietnam as a pilot.

Dirk Pitt - 20 ). Clive Cussler. A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warmin. series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbi. rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting wa. UMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there’s a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control.

Arctic Drift sees Clive Cussler's greatest hero, Dirk Pitt, fighting his enemies in the cruel Arctic. Arctic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put down. A foundered Victorian ship looking for the fabled Northwest Passage holds a secret in its icy grave. When Dirk Pitt of NUMA is almost blown to pieces in a lab explosion, he suspects sabotage. It is the twentieth of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt novels - the series that also includes Raise the Titanic!and his first novel, Mayday - and is co-authored with his son Dirk Cussler. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail.

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUM. ore about Clive Cussler.

Oceanographer Dirk Pitt traces a lost ship’s mysterious cargo to a scientific discovery that could reverse the dangers of climate change in this novel in the New York Times-bestselling action adventure series. When an act of sabotage aims to slow down a technological breakthrough in American clean energy, it puts the United States on the brink of war with one of its closest allies. Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUM.

The Dirk Pitt Adventures. Books in Series (26). Dirk Pitt is the ultimate man of action: always ready for any challenge, always prepared to pit quick wits and brawn against an intractable problem. E. ven though Pacific Vortex was published later in 1983, it is considered the 1st to be read chronologically in the series; though not required. Ex-US Air force, he is cool, courageous and resourceful, which is why he works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) – the undersea counterpart to NASA. In service of NUMA Pitt travels across the globe – and wherever he goes, action and adventure are sure to follow.

In the wake of a breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming and a series of unexplained deaths, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children investigate a mysterious mineral with links to a fabled Northwest Passage expedition.

Rainpick
I love how Clive Cussler combines history and science in the Dirk Pitt adventures. It's a good device to share science and history while entertaining people with suspense and adventure. I enjoyed being reminded of the element Ruthenium and of the failed Franklin Expedition. However, Cussler does not provide the real scientific findings about metal poisoning that drove part of the Franklin's crew insane. Arctic Drift isn't up to Cussler's usual standards. Usually Cussler's story moves right along through the witty dialog of Dirk and sidekick Al, but in this book there's lots of third person narrative where the action slows down. I applaud the attempt to weave climate change and carbon sequestration issues into the story, but the plot stretches believably too thin when Cussler has an energy and minerals oligarch put Canada and the United States on the brink of a shooting war. His understanding of high-level Washington politics just isn't good enough to give NUMA's Admiral Sandecker a new role as vice president of the United States.
Tolrajas
I love Clive's books. Nobody writes them like Cussler but his political fad fettish ruined this one for me. I managed to get through his metric days with a conversion chart next to me. I've now arrived in the Dirk Pitt series at his apparent global warming awakening (that's pretty much why this book was written) and it's going to be harder to stick with it. It's distracting regardless of where you stand on the issue because it comes off as contrived and because of that, hard to follow.
Hiylchis
Like many here, I've read every Cussler book (to the best of my knowledge. It can be hard to tell by reading the back blurbs of some of these.)

And, like many, I was iffy when Cussler franchised himself. The new books have been a mixed bag. Paul Kemprecos has been good, at times quite good, but never outstanding. Jack DuBrul has managed to about match Cussler himself. Craig Dirgo was decent as well, but has been replaced by someone better.

The most lackluster was Dirk Cussler. In part, this might be due to his use of Dirk Jr. and Summer. Honestly, these characters come across as naive and simple. They might be smart, but their words never particularly are. Their interactions with each other remind me of Hannah Barbera characters. Predictable, innocent. Never a hint of danger from these two. Neither would harm a fly, and they're worse off for it. Even creepier, their innuendos around each other in the past have come across as incestual.

This book, thankfully, mostly ignores them. They're relegated to the same role as the Trout's in the Kurt Austin books (mind you, I typically find the Trout chapters to be dull and almost entirely skippable - the books come to a complete halt with them. The same is true of the Dirk and Summer passages here.) In fact, I'd say that you could swap the two pairs names, change "sister" to "wife," "brother" to "husband," and no one would know the difference. Heck, Gamay and Summer are both supposedly extremely tall readheads... Just skim these chapters quickly and get on to the meat of the book.

Anyway, enough of a rant on them. They're quite secondary here, as Dirk Sr., despite his desk job, does most of the adventuring. It's a shame, in some ways. Dirk Jr. could have easily replaced Dirk Sr. Just, you know, give him some form of an edge. Make us think he could hurt a man, or even stare someone down. He's too much of a do-gooding wuss, and Dirk Cussler has, in turn, relied upon the original Dirk Pitt.

But he did so fairly entertainingly. Easily his best.
Alsath
Cussler has a knack for making the pages turn. He always ties a moment in history to wonderful adventure that are relevant to today. His characters are well developed through years of adventures, but it really helps if you have read all the books in order.
Rayli
Let me start by saying I'm proud of at least 20 Cussler books sitting on my bookshelves, this author rekindled an passion for reading for me half a dozen years ago. But alas, this is about the first one I'm probably just going to send to the library. Predictable is sadly not the word for it, if you have read (or even seen) Sahara replace EVERYTHING sand with ice and you have Arctic Drift.

I've been enjoying the Oregon Files and tales of Isaac Bell quite a bit, waiting on more of those to come out, but I'm afraid ole' Dirk is about out of new moves and Clive seems bored with him. I'm glad I picked this one up cheap from one of Amazons wonderful pre-owned retailers!
Chi
This was a solid car CD for a medium-long trip. Both generations of Pitts get caught up in shenanegans by Canadian power magnate Goyette. You get the usual cliffhanger situations with excellent historical hook ups. At this point this stuff is pretty formula but (unlike Clancy and Brown) I enjoy the formula and haven't backed off an occasional Cussler. Note on the CD - I don't know how they "abridge" a book like this, but I got to the end of the CDs and realized certain loose ends and developments had never been explained. Just be aware of the drawback of the abridged CDs.
Tholmeena
Pitt and his children are all in this mystery. What's up with the fog that kills, the attack on a research team, too much is never enough.
Simply amazes me the different situations you can place the characters in and the way they figure and exit. Love the series.