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ISBN13: 9780399152597
ISBN10: 0399152598
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Publisher Comments:

"Clive the Mighty!" hailed Kirkus Reviews about Cussler's last Dirk Pitt 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 waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure — a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus.

Neither sub made it to the designated target.

But that does not mean they were lost.

Someone knows about the subs and what they carried, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside — a plan that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA.

Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed up with his children to track them down and end their menace, but never has he looked upon the face of pure evil...until now.

Review:

"About halfway through this rip-snorting adventure thriller, a 'white-haired man' rescues heroes Dirk Pitt Jr. and his sister, Summer, from death by drowning. That man is revealed to be author Cussler (Trojan Odyssey, etc.), reminding Dirk of 'an older version of his own father,' legendary oceanographer Dirk Pitt, hero of Cussler's previous novels. Just as the primary action baton is passed in this tale from Pitt Sr. to Jr., readers may note that Cussler's coauthor is his own son. But even if Cussler is beginning to pass on his writing baton, he's doing so with panache: thriller fans will revel in this action-packed yarn of land- and sea-based derring-do stuffed with technical details on matters from biochemical weapons 'chimeras' to rocket launches. The villain is a South Korean industrialist working for the North Koreans with an eye toward unifying Korea by ridding the country of American troops, allowing for an invasion of the South. His plan is to aim a sea-borne rocket filled with a combo of deadly viruses at Los Angeles, with clues laying blame on Japanese terrorists, thus distracting America while the North makes its move. But villain and modus operandi matter less than the series of exciting hairbreadth escapes wrought by Dirks Jr. and Sr. and Summer — including Dirk Sr.'s escape from being poached alive in a minisub trapped underneath massive rocket boosters spewing an inferno of flames. There's a slight, nasty gloss of 'yellow peril' on the villain and his actions, and it's only the Americans who greet likely death with a grin and a quip, but that's a minor knock on some major entertainment that's bound toward the top of the charts. Agent, Peter Lampack. 750,000 first printing. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"A father-son action thriller penned by a father-son team that more than maintains the supercharged Cusslerian danger." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt adventure.

Synopsis:

Intricate plotting, dazzling suspense, and breathtaking action highlight this latest Dirk Pitt adventure. Now the new head of NUMA, Pitt and his children must find two World War II-era Japanese subs — each carrying a biological virus — before a madman does.

Synopsis:

In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure - a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target.

But that does not mean they were lost.

Someone knows about the subs and what they carried, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside - a plan that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA.

Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed up with his children to track them down and end their menace, but never has he looked upon the face of pure evil…until now.

Synopsis:

Dirk Pitt teams up with his children to find two WWII Japanese subs that went down armed with a devastating payload: a new biological virus.

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-seven other books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure Trojan Odyssey, the Kurt Austin novel Lost City, and the new Oregon series novels Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone.

Dirk Cussler, an MBA from Stanford University, worked many years in the financial arena and has been an active participant in the real-life NUMA expeditions.

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Billyclyde1, June 3, 2007 (view all comments by Billyclyde1)
I have not read this book yet. I did not know it was around, but now that I do I will absolutely get it. Why?, Because all the other Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler I could not put down. Clive I thank for his writing ability, he is bar none the greatest action adventure novelist there is. I am still looking for the 2 or 3 Dirk Pitt books that I havn't read yet, but I will find them and when I do, ai'll know what I will be doing. Thanks Clive!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399152597
Author:
Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Author:
Cussler, Clive
Author:
Cussler, Dirk
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Series:
Dirk Pitt Adventure
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
December 2004
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.28x6.26x1.68 in. 1.74 lbs.
Age Level:
14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "About halfway through this rip-snorting adventure thriller, a 'white-haired man' rescues heroes Dirk Pitt Jr. and his sister, Summer, from death by drowning. That man is revealed to be author Cussler (Trojan Odyssey, etc.), reminding Dirk of 'an older version of his own father,' legendary oceanographer Dirk Pitt, hero of Cussler's previous novels. Just as the primary action baton is passed in this tale from Pitt Sr. to Jr., readers may note that Cussler's coauthor is his own son. But even if Cussler is beginning to pass on his writing baton, he's doing so with panache: thriller fans will revel in this action-packed yarn of land- and sea-based derring-do stuffed with technical details on matters from biochemical weapons 'chimeras' to rocket launches. The villain is a South Korean industrialist working for the North Koreans with an eye toward unifying Korea by ridding the country of American troops, allowing for an invasion of the South. His plan is to aim a sea-borne rocket filled with a combo of deadly viruses at Los Angeles, with clues laying blame on Japanese terrorists, thus distracting America while the North makes its move. But villain and modus operandi matter less than the series of exciting hairbreadth escapes wrought by Dirks Jr. and Sr. and Summer — including Dirk Sr.'s escape from being poached alive in a minisub trapped underneath massive rocket boosters spewing an inferno of flames. There's a slight, nasty gloss of 'yellow peril' on the villain and his actions, and it's only the Americans who greet likely death with a grin and a quip, but that's a minor knock on some major entertainment that's bound toward the top of the charts. Agent, Peter Lampack. 750,000 first printing. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A father-son action thriller penned by a father-son team that more than maintains the supercharged Cusslerian danger."
"Synopsis" by , Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt adventure.
"Synopsis" by , Intricate plotting, dazzling suspense, and breathtaking action highlight this latest Dirk Pitt adventure. Now the new head of NUMA, Pitt and his children must find two World War II-era Japanese subs — each carrying a biological virus — before a madman does.
"Synopsis" by ,

In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure - a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target.

But that does not mean they were lost.

Someone knows about the subs and what they carried, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside - a plan that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA.

Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed up with his children to track them down and end their menace, but never has he looked upon the face of pure evil…until now.

"Synopsis" by ,

Dirk Pitt teams up with his children to find two WWII Japanese subs that went down armed with a devastating payload: a new biological virus.

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