Special early reviews of Clive Cussler-page 1 (Dirk Pitt)

Pacific Vortex from May 1997

In the first installment of the NUMA series that started it all with Dirk Pitt from Clive Cussler, Pacific Vortex, that launched the phenomenal series. For Dirk Pitt, a deep-sea expert, had taken him to the Pacific Vortex, where a bunch of ships have disappeared to. The latest victim was the supersub Starbuck. Dirk's mission was find it and retrieve it, before the sea explodes. He also encountered a beautiful woman named Summer Moran who trapped him and encountered a bunch of underwater assassins who wanted to stop him as well.

These earlier and classic action-adventures featuring Dirk Pitt had gotten me hooked in all of his series in later year. I loved how we were introduced to NUMA and Dirk and how he became a heroic young man in his early years. I loved how it took us above and below the water, while this sent him to the Pacific Ocean as well. I loved the marine theme and anything that had to do with water and boats. You would be hooked as well, too. Great drama, plenty of intense suspense and action, with lots of adventure and a hint of romance.

Ready to explore the Pacific Vortex? Get ready to go diving today!

The Mediterranean Caper from April 2003

In the 2nd installment of the Dirk Pitt NUMA series from Clive Cussler, the Mediterranean Caper, Dirk Pitt returned for his next adventure on the water. This time, he was teamed up with his partner and latest best friend, Al Giordano, when they were sent to Greece. He dealt with an elusive saboteur of an international smuggling ring with a dangerous experiment, when a WWI fighter plane attacked a modern US Air Force base. It was up to them to stop him in the act.

I loved the location of the Greek island for this novel. I also loved the introduction of Dirk's aerial piloting skills and Al's entrance to the series. Although the Greek isle was ideal and remote,  it did make it more awesome for this storyline. I loved the pairing of Al and Dirk, too. You would hooked and drawn in to the fast-paced action scenes, taken for an adventurous ride in air and down below on the water, and feel exhilarated in the end.

Ready for your next adventure?  Come aboard with a new book today!

Iceberg from September 1999

In the third installment of Clive Cussler's NUMA Dirk Pitt series, Iceberg, Dirk Pitt returned in another excellent action-adventure than never before. This time, it was up to Dirk and Al to recover the frozen remains of a luxury yacht, which had vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clue that Dirk and Al have found was the cargo of the burnt bodies of the crew and ornately craved rings. Can they find it in time?

This was another fantastic Dirk Pitt action-adventure. I loved how it took us to the coldest part of the earth to find this "iceberg" of a ship. I did care about Dirk and Al and wondered how it became frozen in time with hidden clues of its own. This took me an adventure all over the place in a fantastic ride. I held my breath a couple of times and sighed in the end. I love the catchy titles of each book in the series as well. Great drama, plenty of non-stop page-turning action, and lots of adventure throughout the novel with a hint of mystery.

Ready to uncover the iceberg? Hold on tight with a copy today!

Raise the Titanic from April 1993

In the 4th installment of Clive Cussler's NUMA Dirk Pitt action-adventure series, Raise the Titanic, Dirk Pitt returned to tackle his latest adventure. This time, we've found Dirk and Al tracking down the president's rare radioactive element for their defensive weapon. Their trail had lead them to find the secret cache of the element and race against the ticking clock and battling against Soviets and storms to track down the Titanic.

This was another fantastic action-adventure in the Dirk Pitt NUMA series. I loved how Dirk and Al battled all sorts of bad guys and weather elements for a rare element. I love the connection to the Titanic as well. I did worry about them and care about them, when it'd gotten too close to the end, too. This one would make you hold onto your hats for this thrill ride to give you an adventure.  Great drama, plenty of non-stop action and surprising twists and turns along the way.

Ready to help raise the Titanic? Join forces with a copy today.

Vixen 03 from September 1998

In the 5th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Vixen 03, Dirk returned with Al Giordano in another thrilling action-adventure novel. In 1954, Vixen 03 was a historic airplane that carried DoomsDay bombs and vanished into thin air.... crashed into a Colorado lake. Fast forward to 1988, when Dirk and Al uncover the missing plane when two canisters were stolen by terrorists. Now, they were up in a race against time to stop them,, before they would blow up Washington D.C.

This action-adventure was another thrilling one to read. I cared about Dirk and Al and our entire country. I loved how Colorado and Washington D.C. were the dual central locations for this novel. I didn't like the terrorist and their evil plot one bit, either. This would take you on a dangerous thrill ride from start to finish with an adrenalin rush.  Great action, plenty of non-stop drama through and through with tons of adventure and mystery along the way.

Ready to uncover the Vixen 03's wreckage? Check it out today!

Night Probe from December 1998

In the 6th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Night Probe, Dirk and Al were back in another exciting action-adventure. This time around, Heidi Milligan accidentally discovered the North American treaty, a secret pact between UK and the USA. The President believed that it might help them out economically. And he needed Dirk Pitt to find it. But when the UK sent out a master spy named Brian Spy, he would do anything to stop him, before Dirk could raise the treaty like a white flag.

This was another hair-raising and exciting action-adventure NUMA novel. I loved how it dealt with espionage and historical documents for this storyline. I did feel bad for Heidi, who ended up stuck in the middle of the international crisis between both countries. I loved how both the USA and the United Kingdom were the central dual locations for this plot. I was also worried for Dirk and Pitt and hated Shaw's maneuvers, every step of the way. This would definitely place you at the edge of your seat. Excellent drama, great suspense, and lots of intense action and adventure with a hint of mystery along the way.

Ready to go out on a night probe? Sign up with a copy today!

Deep Six from October 2004

In the 7th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA action-adventure series, Deep Six, Dirk Pitt returned in this thrilling novel. A deadly tide of poison flowed into the ocean, a ghost ship drifted across an empty ocean, while a Soviet liner went on fire, and the Presidential yacht cruised across the Potomac while the President disappeared without a trace. Dirk and Al took on a sinister Asian shipping empire and fought to save the country, while seizing one moment for revenge.

This was another action-adventure novel that would leave you speechless. I cared about the President, our country, and Dirk and Al. I didn't like the Asian shipping empire one bit. I loved the high-tension action on the ocean and abroad on land in Asia for the central locations for this novel. This was so gripping, it would make you feel numb. Great action, plenty of suspense and drama, and lots of tension and intrigue to the shocking climax.

Don't deep six this novel! Give it a try today!

Cyclops from March 1995

In the 8th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA action-adventure series, Cyclops, Dirk and Al returned to another shocking action-adventure. When a wealthy American financier disappeared in his blimp and drifted towards Florida, it carried a crew of dead Russian cosmonauts. Dirk discovered a shocking scheme involving a covert group of US industrialists had placed a colony on the moon--they would defend the secret base at every cost, and now they were  threatened in space. Only Dirk and Al can stop them, before Russia can strike a devastating blow to Russia, in a race against time of international conspiracy before it would shatter the earth.

This was another mind-blowing action-adventure. I cared about Dirk and Al and about the war with Russia and Cuba. I also was concerned about the people on the moon. I loved the space connection to this storyline, which really made it out of this world. This made my hairs stand on edge on my goosebumped skin. I loved the trio of locations from USA to Cuba and Russia, even to the moon! Great drama, excellent action and adventure, plenty of intrigue and suspense to the climax.

Are you ready for Cyclops? Come on and buy a copy today!

Treasure from April 1996

In the 9th installment in Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Treasure, Dirk and Al return to save our world another day in another crazy adventure. This time, we've found them heading to Alexandria, Egypt, to discover a trail of hidden treasures and a conspiracy of world domination on the globe. Zealots wanted to unseat Egypt and Mexico, throwing America into the crossfire of invasion and economic collapse. It was now up to Dirk and Al were up against a band of terrorists and the worst kind of assassin known to man and to stop them before it would be too late!

This was another fantastic novel from Clive Cussler. I love the concept of hidden treasures found in Egypt. Therefore, I love the location of Egypt for the location as well. It made it exotic and thrilling at the same time. I did care for Dirk and Al and about the Egyptians a tiny bit. I didn't like the terrorists plotting world domination. This would make you feel breathless and exhausted at the same time! Great drama, excellent action in this non-stop adventure, and plenty of intrigue and suspense with a hint of mystery to spice things up all around.

Ready to look for lost treasure? Get started with a purchase of this novel today!

Sahara from July 2001

In the 11th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Sahara, Dirk and Al return in another gripping action-adventure novel. We find them in the Sahara Desert in Egypt in 1996. They were on the trail for lost treasure, they thwarted an assassin attempt on an US scientist who were investigating a maddening disease in Mali. In a race against time, they run the gamut from a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the desert, they find a slave-manned gold mine, when they discover the lost secrets of Amelia Earhart's last flight and Lincoln's assassination, and make their last stand to solve this world from going into another battle.

This was another gripping action-adventure novel from Clive Cussler. I continue to care about Dirk and Al, when they were in Africa. What a perfect location for this novel, especially from Mali to Egypt. I didn't like the slaves manning the mine, which was a bit like human trafficking these days.  This made me cringe and shake my head in disbelief. I loved the historical connection to Lincoln and Earhart for this action-thriller, when it linked to treasure and gold. Great non-stop action, plenty of drama and intrigue with plenty of adventure on a dangerous and mystical journey.

Ready to brave the Sahara? Give this one a try today!

Inca Gold from August 1998

In the 12th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Inca Gold, Dirk and Al have found themselves in another tricky spot to save the world. Nearly 5 centuries ago, a fleet of boats have landed mysteriously on an island from an inland sea. The Andeans had hidden a golden hoard of treasure that's worth millions until it disappeared. Now, in 1998, Dirk and Al with his team dove into the waters to save two American archeologists from sudden death by drowning. But that was the tip of the iceberg for both of them, when they entered a dark vortex of danger to defeat a certain sinister criminal syndicate who had traced the long-lost golden treasure. They were now up against them to stop them with their maddening bloodlust and greed to take what's not theirs in the end.

This was another fantastic action-adventure from Clive Cussler. I continued to care for Dirk and Al, when they saved those two American archeologists from drowning.  I did feel worried for the Andeans in Peru. I loved the concept of hidden golden treasure and the location of Peru for this novel as well. I didn't like that crime syndicate one bit, either. This would make you want to hold onto your hat and buckle up for a crazy and wild ride.

Ready to search for Inca gold? Pick up a copy today!

Shock Wave from September 2003

In the 13th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Shock Wave, Dirk and Al return to save the day in another wild and crazy action-adventure. When Dirk investigated the baffling deaths of marine animals in Antartica, he stumbled on sonething more chilling. The passengers and crew of the cruise ship died, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station, a small party of tourist led by Maeve Fletcher. And it lead him to her estranged father and sisters of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From an escape of a Canadian mine to shark infested waters, it was up to Dirk to thwart Dorsett's plans before an unthinkable disaster happened.

This was another terrific action-adventure in the NUMA Dirk Pitt series. I continued to care about Dirk and Al, and felt saddened when everyone died on the cruise ship. I became intrigued by Maeve and hated her estranged family. I do love the dual locations of Canada and Antartica. This would make your head spin and leave you breathless at the same time. Great drama, plenty of non-stop action and adventure to keep you on a wild ride, and lots of intrigue all around.

Ready for a cold shock wave? Stay warm and duck for cover with a copy today!

Flood Tide from April 2001

In the 14th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Flood Tide, Dirk and Al were back on a wild and dangerous adventure. They were up against a Chinese smuggler, who made tons of money by smuggling Chinese immigrants across the country, even from the USA.  They tracked his activities across the USA to his shipping port in a middle of nowhere in Louisiana and a race to a sunken Chinese ship from 1949 that was filled from treasure and boxes from the Peking Man from the start of World War II. Now he was ready to meet his newest opponent in the final showdown to bring him down.

This was another wild and crazy action-adventure. I continued to care about Dirk Pitt, Al Giordano, and the NUMA crew. I loved how this is focused all over the USA for the setting in this novel. I didn't like the smuggler who made money that way by smuggling immigrants. He gave me a sick feeling in my stomach. This made me hold my breath and sigh in the end. Great drama, real good action and adventure with non-stop mind-blowing suspense from start to finish.

Watch out for the flood tide? Catch the wave with a copy today!

Atlantis Found from February 2005

In the 15th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Atlantis Found, Dirk and Al return in another crazy adventure to save the world. In September 1858, an Antartic whaler stumbled on an aged wreck with a frozen crew and an obsidian skull. In March 2001, a team of archeologists gazed at a strange wall of inscriptions, before they were blasted away into the Colorado River. A month later, Dirk Pitt and his crew was nearly sunk by a vessel that should've died 58 years ago. Now Dirk knew that these incidents were all connected, when he began an investigation of an ancient mystery. It was now up to him to stop a mad man to save his life and the whole world, too, before we would have our own Armageddon.

This was another mind-blowing action-adventure from Clive Cussler. I continued to care about Dirk Pitt and his NUMA crew. I love the theme for the search of Atlantis that was featured into this novel. I loved the dual settings of Antartica and Colorado for this storyline's locations. This one would give you an adrenalin rush like nothing else. Great drama, plenty of intense and exciting action and adventure from every page turn, and lots of tension and mystery to the shocking climax.

Will you search for Atlantis, too? If so, grab a copy today!

Valhalla Rising from March 2005

In the 16th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA action-adventure series, Valhalla Rising, Dirk and Al returned in this novel to save the world another day. In July 2003, in the middle of a cruise ship's maiden voyage, it went on fire and sunk to the ground. Now it was up to Dirk Pitt to save the passengers and investigate the sinking, while he asked a thousand questions to himself. During the next couple of weeks, he would be confronted by all types of monsters in a series of disturbing events. While some lives may be lost or saved, when his life would be changed forever.

This was another great suspenseful action-adventure from Clive Cussler. I cared about Dirk and the passengers from the sunken ship. I became intrigued in the same mystery as Dirk did, too. I loved the location above and underwater for this treasure trove of this action-adventure novel, with no central setting. I love the concept and the storyline as well. This was so gripping, that it pulled me in, without me going under as well. Great drama, excellent non-stop action, plenty of tension in this wild adventure, and lots of intrigue as well.

Will you be there for Valhalla Rising? If so, grab a copy for your life preserver today!

Trojan Odyssey from April 2008

In the 17th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Trojan Odyssey, Dirk  and I return for another awesome and dangerous adventure. This time, Dirk met his grown twin children for the first time, Summer and Dirk, to embark on this journey. When they worked on an underwater enclosure, Summer discovered a strange and beautiful artifact and somehow unleashed a storm that was headed to them and others on the ocean. A too-human evil force was behind the brown tide, which was a by-product of his plan. It was up to them to stop it, before it was too late.

This was another great storyline from Clive Cussler. I loved how it brought Dirk Jr. and Summer Jr. into the next couple of Dirk Pitt adventures to make it a family affair. I also loved how they cared on the tradition of the love of sea and marine life as well.  I loved the location of Nicaragua for this novel's setting, too, especially right off the coast of the ocean. This would make your head spin a couple of times with bone-chilling vibes.  Great drama, excellent adventure with non-stop action, and lots of intriguing surprising twists, one after another.

Are you ready to go on a Trojan odyssey? Come aboard with a copy today!

Treasure of Khan from December 2009

In the 19th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series, Treasure of Khan, Dirk and his kids with Giordano return in another wild and crazy adventure. Genghis Khan was a legendary conqueror during his time, when his empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests were made out of legendary stuff, his tomb was a forgotten mystery. Until now, when Dirk and Al discover than someone wanted to finish his job, it was up to them to stop him. 

This was another fantastic Dirk Pitt action-adventure novel. Though I've skipped and haven't read the 18th book, Black Wind, I continued to care about Dirk Pitt and his kids and Al. I loved the dual locations of Mongolia and Hawaii, which brought us an exotic and intriguing twist to the settings. I didn't like the Khan-wanna be, when he wanted to follow his footsteps. Great drama, plenty of non-stop action and dangerous adventures with plenty of intrigue to the ending.

Will you find the Treasure of Khan? Join the hunt with a copy today!

Arctic Drift from December 2008

In the 20th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt NUMA series, Arctic Drift, Dirk, Al and Dirk's grown children take on another dangerous adventure. When there was a potential breakthrough to reverse global warming, a series of unexplained deaths happened in British Columbia, and a rash of international incidents between USA and its closest ally that threats to go into a shooting war,  Dirk believed there was a connection somewhere, when they ran out of time before things went out of control. And the only clue must be a silvery mineral traced to the Northwest Passage from the fabled doomed mission when no one survived it. And if they weren't careful, they were doomed to repeat the same fate, too.

This was another fantastic action-adventure in the NUMA series. I continued to care about Dirk and his children and Al, too. I became concerned about the global warming situation between USA and Canada. I loved the central Canadian location for the settings, too. This made me shake my head a few times and moaned and groaned as well. Great drama, great tension with non-stop action and plenty of adventure on every page turn with intrigue and suspense to the end.

Are you ready for an arctic drift? If so, take cover with a copy today!

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