Search Results: "Clive Cussler"


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FLOOD TIDE by Clive Cussler
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"Speedy storytelling and great fun."
Dirk Pitt returns for his 11th undersea adventure (Shock Wave, 1996, etc.), still as far out and full of derring-do as ever. Read full book review >

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SAHARA by Clive Cussler
Released: June 1, 1992

"For the faithful."
Not since Treasure (1988), when Dirk Pitt discovered Cleopatra's barge in Texas (or was it on the Mississippi Delta?), has Cussler come up with so far-fetched a story as this herein, the tenth Pitt novel. Read full book review >

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TREASURE by Clive Cussler
Released: April 7, 1988

"Just titanic."
In this latest chapter in the Dirk Pitt saga (Raise the Titanic!, Cyclops)—which finds the recovery mariner seeking a truly mind-boggling treasure—Cussler pumps out yet another preposterous plotboiler with uncappable good cheer. Read full book review >

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RAISE THE TITANIC! by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 26, 1976

"However, watch it, since a readership which won't stop to come up for air has been indicated."
This is already making waves—a $40,000 advertising budget; $800,000 paperback sale, and guess what it will look like in shuddering Sensurround. Read full book review >

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ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed."
Cussler's conglomerate (Built to Thrill, 2016, etc.) gives fans their money's worth with 500 pages chronicling Dirk Pitt's Black Sea adventures while hopscotching back to the Russian Revolution, then up to today's Iranian quest for nuclear weapons, and throwing in a rogue terror attack on the United States for good measure. Read full book review >

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VALHALLA RISING by Clive Cussler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 13, 2001

"Who is in top form here, easily tying together Viking relics, a Confederate submarine, and a lost ship running on seawater as Pitt's past rises up to claim him."
The ever-kinetic Cussler brings back Dirk Pitt, who recently discovered the lost continent of Atlantis in Antarctica (Atlantis Found, 1999).Read full book review >

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NIGHT PROBE! by Clive Cussler
Released: Aug. 3, 1981

"Utter folderol, but lots of zippy fun."
Exclamation-point-happy Cussler (Raise the Titanic!) is in zesty form here, inflating a balloon of nonsense that maintains a steady, technological-comic-strip interest. Read full book review >

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THE CHASE by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Thin characters, fat plot-holes, sluggish pacing and Cussler's signature clunky prose."
The smartest shamus on earth tracks the planet's cleverest lowlife in the latest to roll from the Cussler assembly line (Polar Shift, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CYCLOPS by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1985

"Nicely paced junk, expertly set in motion for ultraescapists who like hollow noises between their ears."
Comic-strip specialist Cussler (Raise the Titanic!) returns with as implausible a tale as he can invent, again featuring death-proof underwater-recovery mariner Dirk Pitt. Read full book review >

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DEEP SIX by Clive Cussler
Released: May 21, 1984

"In short: more of the same from unpretentious, hard-working actioneer Cussler—with faceless characters, loopy plotting, solid techno-detail, and (this time) more than a glimmer of Yellow Peril racism."
More farfetched doings for Dirk Pitt, director of special projects at the National Underwater and Marine Agency—starting, circa 1989, when people start dropping horribly dead in Alaskan waters: somehow, it seems, ultrasecret Nerve Agent S has been leaking into the sea up there! Read full book review >

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VIXEN 03 by Clive Cussler
Released: Oct. 23, 1978

"But there is an audience for this sort of utter balderdash, and Cussler—though this time he hasn't got a socko grabber like the Titanic—knows how to raise it."
Dirk Pitt, whose NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) managed to Raise the Titanic, is on another futurist salvage operation. Read full book review >

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ICEBERG by Clive Cussler
Released: Sept. 1, 1975

"Styleless stuff, for all the derivative bravura."
Major Dirk Pitt, sent to investigate a ship the Coast Guard has discovered embedded in a North Atlantic iceberg, finds a mysterious hole bored through the ice to the ship itself. Read full book review >