Search Results: "Dirk Cussler"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BLACK WIND by Clive Cussler
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A father-son action thriller penned by a father-son team that more than maintains the supercharged Cusslerian danger. Don't stir that silt!"
Eighteenth Dirk Pitt underwater sea-thriller (Trojan Odyssey, 2003, etc.), now co-authored with Cussler's son Dirk. Read full book review >

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HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend."
In a quest connecting Aztecs, the Spanish-American War and boatloads of modern villains, Cussler pater et filius (Poseidon's Arrow, 2012, etc.) chronicle another adventure of the venerable Dirk Pitt, chief of the National Underwater and Marine Agency. Read full book review >

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CRESCENT DAWN by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Cussler, writing with his son, once again blends history, technical knowledge, bombs, bullets and betrayal into cinematic action."
Mix terrorists, Roman artifacts, delusions of dynasty and irrefutable physical evidence that Jesus of Nazareth lived, then add water—from the Mediterranean Sea—and you get another aquatic adventure starring Dirk Pitt and his colleagues at NUMA. Read full book review >

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POSEIDON'S ARROW by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Ranging from Panama and Mexico to Idaho and Washington, D.C., this book is constantly on the move—one reason it avoids dull spots so well."
The United States is on the brink of approving the fastest, most powerful attack submarine ever when its designer is killed and his plans are stolen. In his efforts to recover a crucial piece of the prototype, superseaman Dirk Pitt faces a series of violent encounters on land and water. Read full book review >

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BIGGER THAN THE GAME by Dirk Hayhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A flawed yet unique, personal story of an athlete's anguish at the end of his career."
A revealing yet occasionally tedious, seasonlong account of a major league pitcher on the outs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"He depicts tough, hard-working men living with privation and pain for the sake of eight seconds of furious heroics."
A grueling year on the rodeo circuit with the bronc busters and bull riders who keep alive what Johnson calls America's ``most powerful myth.'' Joe Wimberley of Cool, Tex., is typical of the rodeo riders of the new Old West, says Johnson, Denver bureau chief of the New York Times. Read full book review >

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OUT OF MY LEAGUE by Dirk Hayhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"Extraordinary experiences rendered in mostly ordinary prose."
The journeyman pitcher/author of The Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (2010) returns with an account of his struggles to reach and succeed in the Major Leagues—and to find true love. Read full book review >

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YUCATÁN IS MURDER by Dirk Wyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Your nerdy uncle gets creepy, transforming his vacation travelogue into Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Eyes Wide Shut. Worth reading only if that uncle is your hero."
Modern and Mayan cultures clash in scientist Ben Candidi's sixth adventure (Bahamas West End is Murder, 2005, etc.).Read full book review >

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PERISHABLE by Dirk Jamison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2006

"Recollections in a fresh voice—with sharp teeth."
Journalist and filmmaker Jamison offers a wicked, wonderfully crafted memoir about growing up in California and Oregon amid a nutty, unlovely clan. Read full book review >

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FIERCE PEOPLE by Dirk Wittenborn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Not nearly as ambitious as its marketing suggests."
Wittenborn (Zoe, 1983, not reviewed) attempts a comeback with a stab at an updated Huck Finn. Read full book review >

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PLAY MAS'! by Dirk McLean
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2000

McLean and Stone, Trinidad-born residents of Toronto, introduce Carnival in an artistically attractive picture book. Read full book review >