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Shock Wave  (Dirk Pitt, Bk 13)
Shock Wave - Dirk Pitt, Bk 13
Author: Clive Cussler
A mysterious plague in the Antarctic... — A diamond empire run by an evil genius... — A devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions! — Tasman Sea, 1856. A British clipper ship bound for Australia's penal colony is crushed in a raging typhoon. A few pitiful survivors wash up on a deserted island. Among them are Betsy Fletche...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671000301
ISBN-10: 0671000306
Publication Date: 12/1996
Pages: 567
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt, Bk 13) on + 1533 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another great Dirk Pitt adventure from the pen of Clive Cussler.

From back cover: Tasman Sea, 1856: A British clipper ship bound for Australia's penal colony is crushed in a raging typhoon. A few pitiful survivors wash up on a deserted island. Among them are Betsy Fletcher and Jess Dorsett, who discover an immense supply of exquisite diamonds.
Seymour Island, Antarctica, 2000: Dirk Pitt rescues Maeve Fletcher, a descendent of Betsy and Jess, after an unknown cataclysm kills thousands of marine animals plus nearly two hundred people aboard a cruise ship. Pitt traces the carnage to the global diamond operations of Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her callous sisters. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans--before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives.
reviewed Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt, Bk 13) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Yay for Dirk Pitt!
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Helpful Score: 2
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.

With the possible exception that it had some sad parts I enjoyed this
story very much.

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 !
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Dirk Pitt adventure that will keep you coming back for more.
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