Author : Clive Cussler
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN 13 : 0748114351
Total Pages : 200 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (811 download)
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Download or read book Pacific Vortex! written by Clive Cussler and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-09-17 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The thrilling first Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler. Fully armed and with all hands on board, the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. No wreckage, no signals, no survivors: nothing . . . until ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single, chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii - the log of the Starbuck. 'Do not search for us, it can only end in vain . . . ' A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains. And the Captain's final, scrawled, fear-crazed note locates the Starbuck's grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! The search for the Starbuck plunges Dirk Pitt into his most shattering assignment to date - a whirlpool of deep-sea mystery and terror - the Pacific Vortex! 'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy 'The Adventure King' Daily Express
Download or read book Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed written by Clive Cussler and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1998-10 with total page 554 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes photographs, summaries of each Dirk Pitt novel, an interview with Cussler, and Dirk Pitt trivia questions.
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Download or read book The Clive Cussler Adventures written by Steven Philip Jones and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-05-06 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of more than 50 books--125 million copies in print--Clive Cussler is the current grandmaster of adventure literature. Dirk Pitt, the sea-loving protagonist of 22 of Cussler's novels, remains among the most popular and influential adventure series heroes of the past half-century. This first critical review of Cussler's work features an overview of Pitt and the supporting characters and other heroes, an examination of Cussler's themes and influences, a review of his most important adventures, such as Raise the Titanic! and Iceberg, and a look at adaptations of his work in other media. Cussler joins the pantheon of such as Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming, and this overdue volume demonstrates that beneath Cussler's immense popularity lies a literary depth that well merits scholarly attention.
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