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Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

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In Shock Wave, Dirk Pitt meets the most intriguingand sinister villain of his adventurous and legendarycareer — a billionaire Australian diamond king withthree beautiful Amazon daughters — in a conflict that iswaged above and below the sea for the survival of vastnumbers of sea creatures and more than a millionhuman beings.

In 1856, a British clipper ship sinks after a stormwhile transporting convicts to an Australian penalcolony. After horrible carnage on a raft, the pitiful survivors, among them Betsy Fletcher and Jess Dorsett,are washed up on a solitary tropical island, where theydiscover an immense source of diamonds and found apowerful and wealthy dynasty.

One hundred forty years later, Maeve Fletcher, oneof their descendants, is stranded on an island inAntarctica with a party of passengers after their cruiseship seemingly abandons them. Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killingdolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve andthe passengers and rescues them from death.

When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, hediscovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and hertwo sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stopDorsett 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 todestroy the market for diamonds and thus gain amonopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift inthe Tasman Sea in a small boat with his good friend AlGiordino and the lovely Maeve Dorsett.

Through trial by storms, hunger, and thirst, Pitt'sinventive genius and relentless drive to survive eventuallybring him to a final, spine-chilling confrontationwith Arthur Dorsett himself, at the very heart of hisdomain, with the clock ticking against devastatingtragedy — a confrontation in which Pitt gains triumph,but at the cost of great personal loss, as he discovers alethal surprise that will shock and astonish the reader.

Only Clive Cussler — the Grandmaster of Adventure --could have written a story this suspenseful.

Synopsis:

Cussler breaks new barriers of excitement when adventure hero Dirk Pitt must combat a mysterious plague in the Antarctic, a diamond empire run by an evil genius, and a devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions.

Synopsis:

In this classic, adventure hero Dirk Pitt combats a mysterious plague in the Antarctic, a diamond empire run by an evil genius, and a devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions. Now available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue.

Synopsis:

A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic...

A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius...

A Devastating New Technology...

NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt's investigation leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans — before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives!

Synopsis:

A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic...

A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius...

A Devastating New Technology...

NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt's investigation leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans — before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives!

About the Author

Clive Cussler is acclaimed worldwide as the Grandmaster of Adventure. He got his start in advertising, first as an award-winning copy writer, and then as creative director for two of the nation's largest agencies. His initial foray into fiction was in 1973, when he wrote his first Dirk Pitt® novel.

Since then he has continued to write Dirk Pitt® adventures while living a life that nearly parallels that of his action hero. Like Pitt, Cussler enjoys discovering and collecting things of historical significance. With NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency, a non profit group begun by Cussler) he has had an amazing record of finding over 60 shipwrecks, one of which was the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. Cussler also has a renowned and extensive classic car collection, which features over 80 examples of custom coachwork.

Along with being Chairman of NUMA, he is also a fellow of the Explorers Club (which honored him with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration), the Royal Geographical Society and the American Society of Oceanographers. Married to Barbara Knight for 40 years, with three children and two grandchildren, he divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416587101
Author:
Cussler, Clive
Publisher:
Pocket Star Books
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Pitt, Dirk (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperback
Series:
Dirk Pitt Adventures
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.125 in

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Product details 672 pages Pocket Star Books - English 9781416587101 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cussler breaks new barriers of excitement when adventure hero Dirk Pitt must combat a mysterious plague in the Antarctic, a diamond empire run by an evil genius, and a devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions.
"Synopsis" by , In this classic, adventure hero Dirk Pitt combats a mysterious plague in the Antarctic, a diamond empire run by an evil genius, and a devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions. Now available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by ,

A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic...

A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius...

A Devastating New Technology...

NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt's investigation leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans — before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives!

"Synopsis" by ,

A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic...

A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius...

A Devastating New Technology...

NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt's investigation leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans — before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives!

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