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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 #1 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. Tension boils on the homefront, too, as gas prices surge to an all-time high. To prevent global catastrophe, Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk Jr. and Summer, must piece together what little records remain of the initial experiment. They may not know how it was done, but they know what their scientists were trying to accomplish:a solution for global warming. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission. And if Pitt, his family, and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await themand the world.
As with all Clive Cusslers dazzling Dirk Pitt novels, critics said Treasure of Khan amazes, informs and entertains (Publishers Weekly), the action zipping along until a final powerhouse showdown (Entertainment Weekly). Whats not to like? proclaimed the Los Angeles Timesand hundreds of thousands of readers agreed.In his new novel, howeverthe twentieth Dirk Pitt adventure Cussler may have topped even himself.A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming . . . a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia . . . a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war . . . NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe theres a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a manand if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino arent careful, the very same fate may await them.Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.From the Compact Disc edition.
Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure. Unabridged CDs - 13 CDs, 15 hours
One of the big American authors who has joined the franchise business and let others write from his outlines, but this is the genuine article and stars his larger-than-life superhero Dirk Pitt. The co-author is his son whom I understand is being groomed to take over his father’s mantle with Dirk. How long before son goes solo I don’t know but for the present the collaboration is seamless. This is up to standard. High action adventure that doesn’t let up.Comparison: Stephen Coonts, Chris Ryan. Matthew Reilly.Similar this month: Jeff Rovin (Tom Clancy), Geoffrey Archer.