It takes a while before the entire diabolical scheme is revealed, but even if it's a bit too elaborate to be entirely realistic, it's ambitious and exciting. While it may not be the best Dirk Pitt novel, it's still a Dirk Pitt novel - and that always makes for a good read. A native of Reykjavík, Iceland he made his fortune mining diamonds from the seafloor off the shores of Africa. Iceberg improved in narrative flow over its predecessor as well as making the characters a little more rounded, but still the one-dimensional characters were still prevent. The probe is of enormous value. And he always hits his target. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared - and the gold pillars were lost once again.
Pitt find out that they were going to kidnap Pablo Castille of the Dominican Republic and Juan De Croix of French Guiana they were going to kidnap them in Disneyland. There are some nice twists and turns to the book, with mistaken identities, betrayals, and double-crosses galore. I know it's not necessarily the right thing to have done, but I as the reader wanted Pitt to do it, and he did! The yacht was on its way to a top-secret meeting with the White House; now the entire crew is dead, incinerated at their posts. This however pushes me over the edge. Bill Hunnewell of the National Underwater and Marine Agency on a top-secret mission to survey the ship in the iceberg.
Krisiti Fyre sister of the guy they were looking for but in the end she holds a big secret. I was prepared to give allowances for the fact that Iceberg was written a long-time ago, when Cussler was still developing his style. However, in Arctic Drift, set over 30 years later, his age is only 55. This is written and will stand in time just like or current times will be ensconced in paper. The way the men treated the woman in the book was also appalling, there was no respect. Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. Pitt and Hunnwell get to the iceberg and they find the ship.
This is the exact paperback that I read back in my youth. This probably should have offended me more than it did, but I concentrated on the plot and found myself suitably entertained. Lots of very good action and a great fight at the end in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride with our hero dressed as the Big Bad Wolf. But, there was an absence without having Al and Rudy in this novel with Pitt. On the way they think that it is a Russian ship that disappeared. This one was first published in 1975.
Kto lubi przeczyta, kto nie lubi niech się nie zbliża. In reality they are searching for the yacht Lax which disappeared mysteriously over a year ago with its billionaire owner, Kristjan Fyrie, and its entire crew while on their way to the United States. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. By controlling the economy they hope to take over the countries in the hopes of creating a utopia in this poverty-stricken region. Lucky for us this engaging chap still has many adventures in him yet + 0 of 1 people found this review helpful. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded.
This one was first published in 1975. They think that it had the latest spy technology. I thought I'd go back and re-read Iceberg, as I love the Dirk Pitt series and I hadn't read the early ones in ages. Hawkinga i Einsteina razem wziętych. Suddenly, right before his eyes, a terrorist group launches its deadly attack. I had trouble believing everything else that went on from that point forward. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.
He does not write women like that in the Isaac Bell series and it takes away from this series. What immediately struck me about the novel and I realize it was published in 1975 , is how extremely dated and politically incorrect it is, almost to the point of parody. But, that was how it was when it was written, that was their generation. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration. And then there are some you read just to have a good time and not think too much about them.
On the other side of the iceberg there was a Russian sub that looked like it was looking also for the ship. What I found really off-putting was the rampant gay bashing in the book. I was stunned at how poorly the book holds up. Dirk Pitt is back, this time racing against time to find a ship frozen inside an iceberg. There were a few downsides to this book. They can also be downloaded to virtually any smart phone. Pitt trys to avoid it but in the end he crashes the in the hydroplane and they both crash and fall out of the sky.
I understand that people's view on this specific novel about it being homophobic, sexist and all that. Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. As always, this didn't fail to keep me entertained. Clive Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt R , in 1973. In my opinion, they're better then James Bond! Unfortunately, the issue that plagued Caper kept popping up here. Dirk Pitt, who has been stranded with the group of abducted millionaires, manages to escape and make his way to civilization where he commandeers an old Ford tri-motor airplane which he uses to rescue the group that has been left at the mercy of the elements.