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Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt Adventure, Bk 13)
Shock Wave - Dirk Pitt Adventure, Bk 13
Author: Clive Cussler
In Shock Wave, Dirk Pitt meets the most intriguing and sinister villain of his adventurous and legendary career -- a billionaire Australian diamond king with three beautiful Amazon daughters -- in a conflict that is waged above and below the sea for the survival of vast numbers of sea creatures and more than a million human beings. — In ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780684802978
ISBN-10: 068480297X
Publication Date: 1/2/1996
Pages: 509
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4 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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.
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Yay for Dirk Pitt!
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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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Another Dirk Pitt adventure that will keep you coming back for more.
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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 Fletcher and Jess Dorsett, who discover an immense supply of exquisite diamonds...

Seymore Island, Antarctica, 2000. Dirk Pitt rescues Maeve Fletcher, a descendant 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 million of innocent lives!
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