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Shadow Tyrants: Clive Cussler (The Oregon Files #13)
By Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison. 2018
Only Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon stand between two warring moguls and global havoc in this thrilling…suspense novel in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times bestselling series. <P><P>Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men--and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. <P><P>Cabrillo and the team must divide and conquer as they fight dual threats, which include a supercomputer at sea and satellites that can wipe out technology across the globe--including the high-tech weapons on board the Oregon. The crew must rely on their unique skills to stop the tyrants in their tracks and save the earth from a dynasty of terror. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
Clive Cussler's the Devil's Sea (Dirk Pitt Adventure #26)
By Dirk Cussler. 2021
Fearless adventurer Dirk Pitt must unravel a historical mystery of epic importance in the latest novel in the beloved New…York Times bestselling series created by the “grand master of adventure” Clive Cussler. <p><p> In 1959 Tibet, a Buddhist artifact of immense importance was seemingly lost to history in the turmoil of the Communist takeover. But when National Underwater and Marine Agency Director Dirk Pitt discovers a forgotten plane crash in the Philippine Sea over 60 years later, new clues emerge to its hidden existence. But Pitt and his compatriot Al Giordino have larger worries when they are ordered to recover a failed hypersonic missile from Luzon Strait. <p><p> Only someone else is after it, too…a rogue Chinese military team that makes their own earthshattering discovery, hijacking a ship capable of stirring the waters of the deep into a veritable Devil’s Sea. From the cold dark depths of the Pacific Ocean to the dizzying heights of the Himalaya Mountains, only Dirk Pitt and his children, Summer and Dirk Jr., can unravel the mysteries that will preserve a religion, save a nation…and save the world from war.
Charts of lost gold... breathtaking art and rare volumes... maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the…world's balance of power. Now Dirk Pitt discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria-- a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the governments of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. Suddenly, from East to West, anarchists reach their deadly tentacles into the heart of the United States. And Dirk Pitt, the hard-hitting hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers "Sahara" and "Inca Gold", is up against the most feared assassin known to man.
Atlantis Found (Dirk Pitt Adventure #15)
By Clive Cussler. 1999
An Antarctic whaler stumbles across an aged wreck--her frozen crew guarding a priceless treasure. A team of anthropologists is buried…under a mountain by a deliberate explosion. A ship that should have died fifty-six years ago reappears, and almost sinks a National Underwater and Marine Agency ship. Dirk Pitt knows that somehow these events are connected. His investigations lead to an ancient mystery with devastating modern consequences, and a diabolical enemy unlike any he has ever known. Now, he is racing to save not only his life--but the world. The trap is set. The clock is ticking. And only one man stands between the earth and Armageddon...A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
Shock Wave: A Novel (Dirk Pitt Ser.)
By Clive Cussler. 2002
A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the…survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt's struggle to foil Dorsett's ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.
Odessa Sea: Dirk Pitt #24 (Dirk Pitt #24)
By Clive Cussler. 2016
Dirk Pitt responds to a mysterious Mayday signal from a deserted ship that will draw him toward a deadly secret…leftover from the Cold War arms race in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.<P><P> Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday—“Under attack!”—from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague Al Giordino arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies and a smell of sulfur in the air. As Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it. <P> The more the two of them search for the secret of the death ship, the deeper they descend into an extraordinary series of discoveries. A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. A brilliant developer of advanced drone technology on an unknown mission. Modern-day nuclear smugglers, determined Ukrainian rebels, a beautiful anti-terrorism agent from Europol—all will combine to present Pitt with the most dangerous challenge of his career.<P> And not only Pitt. His two children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are exploring a mysterious shipwreck of their own, when they are catapulted into his orbit. The three of them are used to perilous situations—but this time, they may have found their match.<P> Filled with breathtaking suspense and remarkable imagination, Odessa Sea is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
Flood Tide (Dirk Pitt Ser.)
By Clive Cussler. 1997
Tracking a notorious Chinese smuggler's activities leads Dirk Pitt from Washington State to Louisiana, where his quarry is constructing a…huge shipping port in the middle of nowhere. Why has he chosen this unlikely location? The trail then leads to the race to find the site of the mysterious sinking of the ship that Chiang Kai-shek filled with treasure when he fled China in 1949, including the legendary boxes containing the bones of Peking Man that had vanished at the beginning of World War I. As Pitt prepares for a final showdown, he is faced with the most formidable foe he has ever encountered...
By Clive Cussler. 2003
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 two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA(r) crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place.Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...
By Clive Cussler. 2008
Turn-of-the-century detective Isaac Bell pursues a blood-thirsty bank robber—and perhaps one of the world’s first sociopaths—in the first novel in…the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. In 1906, the western states of America suffer a string of bank robberies by a single man who then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of “The Butcher Bandit,” the U.S. government brings in the best man it can find: a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast. But Bell has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco during its calamitous earthquake and fire, he pursues a fiend who seems to draw pleasure from the challenge and a woman who may to hold the key to the man’s identity. As Bell begins to suspect a new term used among top psychologists, sociopath, may describe his target, the Butcher Bandit turns the chase around on him. The hunter becomes the hunted. And soon, it will take all of Bell’s skills not merely to prevail . . . but to survive. Filled with intricate plotting, Cussler’s signature dazzling set pieces, and not one but two extraordinary villains, The Chase is the master working at the height of his powers.
Night Probe (Dirk Pitt #6)
By Clive Cussler. 1981
In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference…to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. The President believes that the treaty offers the single shot at salvation for an energy-starved, economically devastated nation, but the only two copies plummeted into the watery depths of the Atlantic in twin disasters long ago. The original document must be found—and the one American who can do the job is Dirk Pitt.<P> But in London, a daring counterplot is being orchestrated to see that the treaty is never implemented. Brian Shaw, a master spy who has often worked hand in hand with American agents, now confronts his most challenging command. Pitt’s mission: Raise the North American Treaty. Shaw’s mission: Stop Pitt.
Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #3)
By Clive Cussler. 1991
Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice -- the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to…a secret White House rendezvous. The only clues to the ships priceless -- and missing -- cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew. DIRK PITT, intrepid hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers Dragon, Sahara, and Inca Gold, confronts the most lethal network of intrigue and murder in his war against international crime. Only his strength, skill and daring can thwart a supercharged scheme that could blow every fuse on earth!
The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt #2)
By Clive Cussler. 1973
Dirk Pitt answers a distress call and rips open a 50-year-old conspiracy. His adventure begins with Teri, a modern Greek…goddess in a red bikini, who is the key to a vast drug-smuggling ring and who holds back the truth about a Nazi war criminal now ruling over a corrupt empire. Pitt follows a trial of intrigue into an undersea labyrinth, where the action explodes as he confronts his nemesis.
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 the discovery of a cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from a secret island control center. And Dirk Pitt, the dauntless hero of Treasure and Cyclops, is taking on death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt alone controls the West's secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave of destruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!
Deep Six (Dirk Pitt #7)
By Clive Cussler. 1984
A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters. A ghost ship drifts across the empty northern Pacific. A luxury…Soviet liner blazes into a funeral pyre. The Presidential yacht cruises the Potomac night and the President disappears without a trace. DIRK PITT, the swashbuckling hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers Sahara and Inca Gold, takes on a sinister Asian shipping empire in an intercontinental duel of nerves. In his most dangerous, fast-paced adventure, he fights to save the U.S. government-- and to seize one desperate moment of revenge!
Pacific Vortex (Dirk Pitt #1)
By Clive Cussler. 1982
Dirk Pitt's first, most terrific adventure! <P> Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test…as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex -- a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America's deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt's job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt's mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax.
Sahara (Dirk Pitt #11)
By Clive Cussler. 1992
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe eleventh classic Dirk Pitt novel, where the adventurer is drawn…to a secret in the burning African desert, which could destroy all life in the world's seas.Deep in the African desert, Dirk Pitt discovers that a top secret scientific installation is leaking a lethal chemical into the rivers, threatening to kill thousands of people - and to destroy all life in the world's seas.To warn the world of the catastrophe, Pitt must escape capture and death at the hands of a ruthless West African dictator and French industrialist, and undertake a long, perilous journey across the merciless Sahara...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe tenth action-packed thriller in the classic Dirk Pitt series, where…the adventurer must foil the deadly conspiracy of a group of Japanese nationalist fanatics.Buried in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Japan, lies one of the greatest drowned secrets of World Wart Two - a crashed B-29 Bomber that was carrying a third atomic bomb to Japan in 1945.Its deadly cargo, lost in the sea for nearly fifty years, is at the heart of this classic Dirk Pitt thriller, in which a small group of Japanese nationalist fanatics, dreaming of a new Nipponese Empire, set out to neutralise and blackmail the USA - with nuclear weapons planted strategically in the country's major cities...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe ninth gripping thriller in the classic Dirk Pitt series, where…the adventurer finds himself in a deadly battle against the darkest forces of international terrorism.'On behalf of a grateful nation I wish to thank you for this astonishing gift...'The President of the United States had reason to be grateful. Dirk Pitt had unearthed the greatest storehouse of knowledge in the ancient world: the Alexandria Library.The trail began in a lonely fjord in Greenland. It ended on the banks of the Rio Grande. In between Pitt had frustrated an assassination, rescued a hijacked liner, survived a deadly gun battle and halted an invasion.A gripping, action-packed story by a master of the craft.'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt #12)
By Clive Cussler. 1994
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe twelfth hair-raising Dirk Pitt thriller, which sees the adventurer hunt…for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold, before the richest prize known to man is lost forever.A call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well, high in the Andes. There he confronts a band of ruthless art thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts.But soon Dirk Pitt faces even graver danger, as he searches for a lost Spanish galleon and hunts for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. And in a desperate race against time, Pitt must track down a sacred site - before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt #13)
By Clive Cussler. 1996
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe thirteenth adrenaline-filled Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the…adventure novel, Clive Cussler.A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt's struggle to foil Dorsett's ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express