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Arctic Drift (Dirk Pitt Novels)by Clive Cussler
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As with all Clive Cussle‛s dazzling Dirk Pitt novels, critics said Treasure of Khan“amazes, informs and entertain” (Publishers Weekly),“the action zipping along until a final powerhouse showdow” (Entertainment Weekly).“Wha‛s not to like” proclaimed the Los Angeles Times┬—and hundreds of thousands of readers agreed.
In his new novel, however┬—the twentieth Dirk Pitt adventure┬— Cussler may have topped even himself.
A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming . . . a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia . . . a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war . . . NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe ther‛s a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man┬—and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino are‛t careful, the very same fate may await them.
Filled with the breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination that have become his hallmarks, this is a tour de force┬— further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
"Bestseller Cussler and son Dirk imagine the U.S. and Canada on the brink of war in their third collaborative Dirk Pitt novel (after Treasure of Khan and Black Wind). In 2011, as the price of gas hits $10 a gallon, President Garner Ward must contend with a corrupt Canadian cabal that's subverting efforts to solve America's energy problems. Pitt barely escapes serious injury when a bomb destroys a D.C. lab along with records of research into an artificial photosynthesis process that could, almost immediately, eliminate the threat of global warming. That discovery may be connected with a legendary failed 19th-century sailing expedition to the Arctic as well as a series of deaths due to the phenomena that the Native Americans of British Columbia know as 'the Devil's Breath.' The Cusslers won't suspend many readers' disbelief, but thriller fans in search of a quick, exciting read should be satisfied. 750,000 printing; author tour. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
A potential breakthrough to reverse global warming, unexplained deaths in British Columbia, and a rash of international incidents--NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection somewhere and must race against time to to find it before events escalate out of control.
Cussler's dazzling Dirk Pitt novels keep the action zipping along until a final powerhouse showdown ("Entertainment Weekly"), and this 20th work in the series doesn't disappoint. Filled with breathtaking suspense and audacious imagination, "Arctic Drift" is a tour de force of adventure writing.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author once again brings to life the heroism and guts that have made Dirk Pitt a legend in the world of adventure
A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming a series of unexplained deaths in British Columbia a rash of international incidents between the United States and a longtime ally that threatens to erupt into a shooting war. NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, know there's a connection—but they also know they have very little time to find it.
Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission. And if Pitt and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them and the world.
Abridged CDs ? 5 CDs, 6 hours
Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the grand master of adventure.
About the Author
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of thirty-five previous books, including nineteen Dirk Pitt┬« novels, seven NUMA┬« Files adventures, five Oregon Files books, three works of nonfiction, and his historical adventure, The Chase. Dirk Cussler, an MBA from Berkeley, worked for many years in the financial arena and now devotes himself full-time to writing. He is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of Black Wind and Treasure of Khan. For the past several years, he has been an active participant and partner in his fathe‛s NUMA┬« expeditions and served as president of the NUMA┬« advisory board of trustees.
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