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High seas explorer Dirk Pitt must stop an American millionaire from using impoverished nations for his own personal experiments in this #1 New York Times -bestselling action adventure series.

A routine survey mission over the North Atlantic exposes a missing luxury yacht frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice. The ship had vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous, making it the responsibility of the National Underwater and Marine Agency to find out what happened. In other words, it's time for Dirk Pitt to cut his sunny, California vacation short and get back to work.

Of course, when Pitt arrives on the scene and discovers the charred remains of the entire crew, who burned alive but never left their posts, he begins to suspect the tragic loss of the ship to be only the first, deliberate step in a far more sinister plan.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, c1975
Copyright Date: ©1975
ISBN: 9780425197387
Branch Call Number: FIC CUSSL
Characteristics: 369 pages


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Nov 10, 2018

Since Clive Cussler is still discovering his style in this book, I give it a pass. Overall, the mystery is intriguing, the suspense is well done, but the villains are so ridiculous, they literally could be from a Saturday-morning cartoon and you wouldn't know the difference, and the climax, while highly creative, just so silly, you have to check you aren't smoking something. The final twist may be off setting to some people, like me, it isn't one you can see coming. Check it out, but do expect some improbable physics, even for a cartoon, and again, cartoony villains.

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