Dirk Pitt must fight another perilous battle in Clive Cussler's Atlantis Found. An ancient cargo long thought lost is found. With terrible consequences...Dirk Pitt is surveying in the Middle East when a stroke of luck reveals an Ottoman wreck with a very curious cargo. While investigating the find, he foils a night raid on Istanbul's Topkapi ...
Dirk Pitt must fight another perilous battle in Clive Cussler's Atlantis Found. An ancient cargo long thought lost is found. With terrible consequences...Dirk Pitt is surveying in the Middle East when a stroke of luck reveals an Ottoman wreck with a very curious cargo. While investigating the find, he foils a night raid on Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum. This puts Pitt at the centre of a race to acquire a series of legendary artefacts. Meanwhile, the region is being pushed to the brink of war by a series of explosions across Turkey and Egypt. Finding that his search for the artefacts is linked to the attacks, Pitt must prevent a deranged brother and sister's fanatical plans succeeding...Packed with breathtaking suspense and fired by an extraordinary imagination, Crescent Dawn is a barnstorming read for all fans of action, suspense and intrigue. Crescent Dawn is the twenty-first of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt novels - the series that also includes Inca Gold and, his first novel, Mayday - co-authored with his son Dirk Cussler, in which hero Dirk Pitt finds himself caught between artefacts and fanatics. Praise for Clive Cussler: "No holds barred adventure...a souped-up treat. " (Daily Mirror). "Frightening and full of suspense...unquestionably entertaining." (Daily Express).
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a little more depth than usual, more story development. a welcome addition.
Jan 5, 2012
There is always some great history lesson and things you never knew about the past, but the characters are a bit stale and they are always being one upped by the bad guys/gals, as well as our hero's lose to many love interests to tragically before they even build a relationship. Story lines are becoming a bit transparent and lazy.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-09-27 In the bloated fourth Dirk Pitt novel from Cussler and son Dirk (after Arctic Drift), evildoers Ozden Aktan Celik and Ozden's sister, Maria, who are bent on Muslim domination of the Middle East, plot to blow up sacred Muslim sites like Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock and pin the blame on the CIA in particular and the West in general. Dirk, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, and the Celiks are both searching for lost religious artifacts related to Jesus, artifacts whose rediscovery could embarrass certain powerful members of the British establishment. The authors keep the action moving with plenty of wreck diving, running sea battles, and ships laden with explosives. Fans of the indefatigable Pitt will enjoy watching their hero as he joins the battle on land, in the air, and at sea, but others might wish the Cusslers had picked less familiar terrorist targets. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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