Clive Cussler's "Black Wind" is the eighteenth "Dirk Pitt" adventure, and a masterclass in adventure writing. In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. But neither boat was heard of again...Present day: NUMA Special Projects Director Dirk Pitt rescues a team of ...
Clive Cussler's "Black Wind" is the eighteenth "Dirk Pitt" adventure, and a masterclass in adventure writing. In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. But neither boat was heard of again...Present day: NUMA Special Projects Director Dirk Pitt rescues a team of scientists from a deadly cloud of poison gas in the North West Pacific. Discovering that this was no natural phenomenon, Pitt is quickly on the hunt for a pair of lost WWII submarines and their deadly cargo. But he soon learns that he's not the only one searching for the virus: a sinister group of very able terrorists are aiming to relaunch the attack on the US some sixty years later. With time running out, only Dirk Pitt and the NUMA team stand between evil forces and a terrifying assault on America's west coast...With pulse-pounding suspense and jaw-dropping action on almost every page, Black Wind is a Clive Cussler story that no adventure junkie dare miss. "Black Wind" is the eighteenth of Clive Cussler's bestselling "Dirk Pitt" novels - the series that also includes "Sahara" and, his first novel, "Mayday" - co-authored with his son Dirk Cussler, in which our hero races against a terrorist organisation to prevent a biological attack on the US. Praise for Clive Cussler: "No holds barred adventure ...a souped-up treat". ("Daily Mirror"). "Frightening and full of suspense ...unquestionably entertaining". ("Daily Express"). Bestselling author Clive Cussler has thrilled readers for four decades with his classic adventure novels filled with intrigue and plot twists. As well as the "Dirk Pitt" series there are also the "NUMA" and "Oregon Files", the "Isaac Bell" adventures and the "Fargo" series. Other "Dirk Pitt" titles available in Penguin paperback are "Atlantis Found", "Valhalla Rising", "Trojan Odyssey", "Treasure of Khan", "Arctic Drift", "Crescent Dawn" and "The Kingdom".
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I always enjoy a good Cussler novel. This one didn't disappoint. Might have been a bit out of his usual storytelling expertise, but overall I really enjoyed it! Good read!
Jul 12, 2007
i have read many of clive cussler's books and they are all good. this book was pretty much in a similar vein to his other books except that he is bringing in new characters, dirk pitt's children. i would recommend it as good reading.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-10-11 About halfway through this rip-snorting adventure thriller, a "white-haired man" rescues heroes Dirk Pitt Jr. and his sister, Summer, from death by drowning. That man is revealed to be author Cussler (Trojan Odyssey, etc.), reminding Dirk of "an older version of his own father," legendary oceanographer Dirk Pitt, hero of Cussler's previous novels. Just as the primary action baton is passed in this tale from Pitt Sr. to Jr., readers may note that Cussler's coauthor is his own son. But even if Cussler is beginning to pass on his writing baton, he's doing so with panache: thriller fans will revel in this action-packed yarn of land- and sea-based derring-do stuffed with technical details on matters from biochemical weapons "chimeras" to rocket launches. The villain is a South Korean industrialist working for the North Koreans with an eye toward unifying Korea by ridding the country of American troops, allowing for an invasion of the South. His plan is to aim a sea-borne rocket filled with a combo of deadly viruses at Los Angeles, with clues laying blame on Japanese terrorists, thus distracting America while the North makes its move. But villain and modus operandi matter less than the series of exciting hairbreadth escapes wrought by Dirks Jr. and Sr. and Summer-including Dirk Sr.'s escape from being poached alive in a minisub trapped underneath massive rocket boosters spewing an inferno of flames. There's a slight, nasty gloss of "yellow peril" on the villain and his actions, and it's only the Americans who greet likely death with a grin and a quip, but that's a minor knock on some major entertainment that's bound toward the top of the charts. Agent, Peter Lampack. 750,000 first printing. (Dec.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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