OK - to start with I must confess I've read ALL Clive Cussler's books, both
fiction and non-fiction and have enjoyed every single one.
That having been said - I did adore this book and will read it again at
some future time for certain.
Mr. Cussler has a wonderful way with words and the way he tells his stories
shows an incredible good-humouredness for living.
His heroes are GOOD and his villains are all BAD, and whether or not it is
like real life he ends his stories with a world that is a better place for
the actions and the existence of the good characters he's created.
Would you or I or most people even survive the kinds of Pitt-falls his hero
just takes in stride ? Probably not. Does that matter to me as a reader ?
Not in the least.
I can only wish that maybe there are some real people who are 1/2 as well
endowed with consciences, vigor and determination like his characters all
show so well - they'd make good examples for people to learn from.
In conclusion I will stop short of saying Mr. Cussler can do no wrong in
this reader's opinion, but I WILL say that as long as he'll write 'em,
I'll get 'em and read every one !
Clive Cussler's character, Dirk Pitt is after a horde of exremely rare ore that will change the world unfortunately all roads to the only existing ore known to man leads to the Titanic. First they have to find it and then they have to get it off the Titanic before the rest of the world figures out what they are up to. Great adventure
"A great adventure thriller...RAISE THE TITANIC! Starts fast, spins from one dizzying climax to another, holds its innermost secrets until the very end, and keeps you so auaciously entertained you won't want it to come to a close...simply super."
Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series are great reads. The interaction of the characters are fascinating and the subjects he brings out help the reader also learn a little history with a literary license of course. The background of the story usually centers around something you have heard of and expounds with a make believe story.
The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element--and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission--to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century...
In the depths of the sea lies the corpse of the world's most famous ship. And within that ship lies a substance that can save a nation.
The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defense weapon that relies on extremely rare radioactive elements. So rare, in fact, that not enough exists to power their creation. But Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance . So, racing against brutal storms, soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins yet another thrilling mission to RAISE THE TITANIC--the shipwreck of the century, from its water grave!
The President's secret task force develops the ultimate defensive weapon. At its core: byzanium, a radioactive element so rare sufficent quantities have never been found. But a frozen American corpse on a disolate Soviet mountainside, a bizarre mining accident in Colorado, and a madman's dying message lead Dirk Pitt to a secret cache of byzanium. Now he begins his most thrilling, daunting mission... to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century! The Titanic! Book is in Great condition. Spine not even broken. Not from a smoke free enviroment however books are kept in a closet on shelves they do not smell of smoke according to a non-smoker that I have asked.