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Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt Adventures)by Clive Cussler
Synopses & Reviews
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 and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together?
NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again . . . just may change the history of the world as we know it.
"In the bloated fourth Dirk Pitt novel from Cussler and son Dirk (after Arctic Drift), evildoers Ozden Aktan Celik and Ozden's sister, Maria, who are bent on Muslim domination of the Middle East, plot to blow up sacred Muslim sites like Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock and pin the blame on the CIA in particular and the West in general. Dirk, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, and the Celiks are both searching for lost religious artifacts related to Jesus, artifacts whose rediscovery could embarrass certain powerful members of the British establishment. The authors keep the action moving with plenty of wreck diving, running sea battles, and ships laden with explosives. Fans of the indefatigable Pitt will enjoy watching their hero as he joins the battle on land, in the air, and at sea, but others might wish the Cusslers had picked less familiar terrorist targets. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
NUMA Director 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 and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? Pitt is about to find out.
A priceless treasure recovered. A powerful empire resurrected. Dirk Pitt is on the move.
Unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hours
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The new Dirk Pitt adventure from the #1 New York Times- bestselling author.
About the Author
Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Silent Sea, The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona.
Dirk Cussler is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of Black Wind, Treasure of Khan and Arctic Drift. He lives in Arizona.
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