A novel by the author of “Cyclops”, “Deep Six”, “Night Probe”, “Mayday!” and “Raise the Titanic!”.
Dirk Eric Pitt is a renowned adventurer. While Dirk may be considered the hero of the series, Al Giordino is the man behind him. In the course of his work as a marine engineer of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), an oceanographic research organization headed by Admiral James Sandecker with Rudi Gunn as second in command, Dirk Pitt has made numerous important shipwreck discoveries, as well as thwarted a large number of plans by villains intent on global catastrophe or world domination.
Even though Pacific Vortex was published later in 1983, it is considered the 1st to be read chronologically in the series; though not required.
A Luftwaffe ace, a Nazi war criminal, a beautiful and untrustworthy brunette, and a deadly billion-dollar cargo are the objects of a desperate search.
A huge iceberg adrift in the Atlantic is a floating tomb. Embedded in its mass is a ship, completely sealed in. For Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, its the first link in a chain of events which will lead him too close, too often to violent death.
When terrorists set sail for Washington, D.C. carrying two Doomsday bombs recovered from the sunken and presumed lost WWII cargo plane Vixen 03, only Dirk Pittman stands between the city and certain disaster.
In May 1914, both copies of a secret treaty between the USA and Great Britain are apparently lost forever. It promised a huge sum of money to Great Britain, to be paid during World War I, with Canada to be given up to the US in return after the war. Dirk Pitt is sent to(…)
Mightiest of ocean liners, “Titanic” lies over two miles down in the North Atlantic. In her hold, perhaps the only amount anywhere of an incredibly rare substance which could make the free world invulnerable to foreign attack forever. Maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt wades in.
For the US President, the crisis point is approaching fast. With his Soviet initiative entering its most crucial phase, he suddenly finds himself faced with a pollution disaster of cataclysmic proportions. Then he disappears, leaving his country on the brink of chaos, and Dirk Pitt to investigate.
Dirk Pitt doesn’t go looking for adventure, it finds him. His chance witnessing of an airship disaster which nearly kills him and his discovery of the gruesome fate of the crew sets in motion the most nail-biting chain of events in his career.
In 391 a fanatical Christian emperor orders the destruction of the great library and museum at Alexandria. Secretly the most precious items are removed and hidden until 1991 when a UN plane is brought down in Greenland by a terrorist conspiracy and Dirk Pitt is caught up in a web of intrigue. Clive Cussler is(…)
Japan, 1945: Two U.S. bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through. The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to(…)
Dark Pitt returns in a gripping adventure story featuring a lost Confederate warship, a mysteriously vanished British aviatrix and a world environmental nightmare. By the author of “Dragon”.
Nearly five centuries ago a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea. There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history — until now. 1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru. DIRK PITT dives into an ancient(…)
While studying a deadly plague in the Pacific, Dirk Pitt rescues a band of rich castaways who were deserted by their cruise ship and learns that the plaguge had been caused by a passenger’s father, who uses ultrasound to mine diamonds.
Dirk Pitt matches wits with a nefarious Chinese smuggler who specializes in secretly transporting illegal Chinese immigrants into countries around the world, as he tracks his quarry to a remote port in Louisiana and searches for a treasure ship that sankat the beginning of World War II.
Dirk Pitt discovers Atlantis, in a breathtaking novel from the grand master of adventure fiction.
“Clive Cussler has no equal,” writes Publishers Weekly, and he proved it again with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his number-one bestselling Atlantis Found. Fans wanted to know how he could possibly top it-and the answer is Valhalla Rising. It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury(…)
Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet. In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had(…)
Clive Cussler’s dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure. Clive the Mighty!” hailed Kirkus Reviews about Cussler’s last Dirk Pitt(r) novel, Trojan Odyssey. “Hurricane Clive at his most tumultuous.” Nobody has been able to match Cussler yet for the intricate plotting and sheer audacity of his work, and Black Wind sets the bar even higher. In the(…)
Black Wind continued Dirk Pitt’s meteoric career with one of Clive Cussler’s most audacious, and well-received novels yet. But now Cussler takes an extraordinary leap, with one of his most remarkable villains ever. Genghis Khan-the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the(…)
As with all Clive Cussler’s 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). ‘What’s not to like?’ proclaimed the Los Angeles Times – and hundreds of thousands of readers agreed. In his new novel, however – the(…)
While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous – a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone(…)
Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey(…)
“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes – Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.” And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all. It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades – an attack(…)