I really enjoyed this book. I always enjoy Cussler's books. I feel that he almost puts me at the scene! I had a hard time puting the book down. Kept my interest throughout. Although this was written a few years ago - Cussler's thoughts and philosophy about the Chinese are right on target today!
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I got this book for a friend who was going through a rough patch health wise.
He just loved the entire book. He actually lost himself in the book enough to forget his discomforts for a time.
That is a 5 star rating for me.
A fast read and totally consistent with the rest of the Pitt series. The plot is far-fetched and PItt is ridiculously indestructible but overall well-written. A must for Pitt fans but otherwise, there are better stories out there.
Probably my second favorite of Mr. Cussler's works (if you haven't read "Cyclops," stop reading this review and order that one instead). Lots of underwater action, a fantastic opening, and the introduction of the OREGON, a ship that now has its own spin-off series.
"Following the runaway success of his first nonfiction book, The Sea Hunters, Clive Cussler returns with his legendary fictional hero Dirk Pitt-- in a masterfully crafted tale of villainy on the high seas and the Mississippi River that can only enhance his status as the grand master of adventure fiction."
If you like the Dirk Pitt series, you'll love this book. This book, though not as intense or historically involved as some of the others, is centered around a human smuggling chain and its diabolical environmental plot to control some of the globe's most powerful waterways. It's a good thriller like most in this series.
This review was originally written for the audio book version:
As always, Dirk Pitt does not fail to entertain me. For readers familiar with both Dirk Pitt AND Juan Cabrillo, this is where they first meet, though that's not the point of the book. The only down-side here is that Cabrillo is described as a Mexican American and the reader voices him as something resembling the Frito Bandito.