Synopses & Reviews
The 40th-anniversary edition of the first Dirk Pitt adventure from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author and grand master of adventure.
When Clive Cussler published his first novel in 1973, he knew he didnt want to write a familiar kind of characterno spy or detective or undercover investigator his hero would have grand adventures set on or under water. He named him Dirk Pitt, and his organization the National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMAand one of the worlds most beloved series characters was born.
Now in a special 40th-anniversary edition, complete with endpaper maps and a new foreword from Cussler, here is the book that started it all, filled with every one of the Cussler hallmarks: the cutting-edge technology, the treacherous men and exotic women, and, of course, the fabulous plots.
On a quiet Greek island, a U.S. air force base has come under attackby a World War I fighter plane. . . .
Now it is up to Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA team to root out the elusive truth behind the incidentand find out how its connected to mysterious acts of sabotage against a scientific expedition, an international smuggling ring, and a dark-haired beauty with some dangerous secrets.
Praise for Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt
“Dirk Pitt is oceanographys answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes—Cusslers fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.” —Associated Press
The adventure that started it all, introducing readers to Dirk Pitt, "oceanography s answer to Indiana Jones" (Associated Press), and a #1New York Times-bestselling series.
On a quiet Greek island, a U.S. air force base has come under attack by a World War I fighter plane . . . a famous yellow Albatros supposedly lost at sea in 1918.
Now it is up to Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA team to root out the elusive truth behind the incident and find out how it s connected to mysterious acts of sabotage against a scientific expedition, an international smuggling ring, and a dark-haired beauty with some dangerous secrets. The search for answers will lead Pitt from a lavish island villa, to a moving freighter eerily empty of crew, to a massive underwater cavern housing the heart of a criminal operation that is larger and more elaborate than he ever could have imagined . . . a lucrative operation that its mastermind would kill to protect.
With its fearless and dashing hero, high-stakes action, and non-stop excitement, The Mediterranean Caperis classic Dirk Pitt . . . and classic Cussler."
About the Author
CLIVE CUSSLER is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently Poseidons Arrow, The Striker, and Zero Hour. He lives in Arizona.