Dirk Pitt, intrepid adventurer and master explorer, searches the Sahara for the deadly toxin that is killing marine life world wide.
I saw the movie before I got the book.The book is 10 times better the the movie! Really cool summer read!
a civik war gunboat that vanished in 1865 a wrld famous australian aviatrix who disappeared in 1931 a teadly tide of poisen that threatens the world with doom
I LOVVE DIRK PITT! this series is Clive Cusslers best work.
In 1996, in Egypt Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assination of a beautiful UN scientist who was investigating a disease that was driving thousands of North Africans into madness, death, and cannibalism. Pitt and his team in a state of the art yacht run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Add this to a long lost woman pilot from Australia and Abraham Lincoln on a buried Civil War ship and you have the makings of a great Dirk Pitt novel.
1996, Eypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile,Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death
This is just one of a series written by Clive Cussler and I have always found them to be very intertaining and have read the entire series. Always hoping for another to be added to the series.
A very good book. From what I can tell, all of the Dirk Pitt books are much better than his newer series. Funny in parts, somewhat serious in others.
Book much better than the movie.
1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pett thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful UN scientist investigating a disease that is driving throusands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that thratens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state of the art yacht, run a guantlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries. The fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assisantion, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot. Pitt will make a desperate stand in a battle the world cannot afford to lose.
I read the book AFTER I watched the movie. I liked the movie, and I still like the movie, but the book is deffinitely better. The only down-side is the book can run a bit slow sometimes. Long discriptions about random events (like the president finally decides to act... it took an entire chapter to get that point across) but I still really liked the book.
Don't be scared to give it a try if you worry it will ruin the movie. You'll find it actually enhances it, and you will enjoy both just fine.
This book is so freaking insane. I cannot even quantify how goofy this book is, and yet it takes itself so seriously that you get sucked in. There's lots of science to back up implausible events, coincidences that sound reasonable until you think about them, and a level of self-insertion never before seen in mainstream publication. Yet taking all this and the blatant sexism into account, this book is oddly charming! I didn't like that I liked it. Make of that what you will.
As always, Dirk Pitt, via Clive Cussler, lives an exciting life. You can't put the book down til' it's finished and then you wish it was ever longer. Always looking forward to the next in the series.