Cussler’s amassed (Built to Thrill, 2016, etc.) gives fans their money’s account with 500 pages chronicling Dirk Pitt’s Black Sea adventures while hopscotching aback to the Russian Revolution, again up to today’s Iranian quest for nuclear weapons, and throwing in a rogue alarm advance on the United States for acceptable measure.
Dirk and his longtime lieutenant, the asperous Al Giordino, are sailing the Black Sea because his National Underwater and Marine Agency has been apprenticed by Bulgaria to seek an Ottoman-era shipwreck. They acknowledgment a distress alarm from a address they acquisition abounding of asleep bodies and awful enriched uranium, which turns out to accept been purloined from ambiguous Ukraine by cohorts of Valentin Mankedo, a Bulgarian actionable smuggler, and destined for Iran. Meanwhile, Dirk inferior and accompanying sister Summer assignment the Baltic Sea, where they blunder on atramentous hints of a accession of 1917 Romanov gold bullion. The additional abominable Mankedo action adverse Pitt’s aggregation is the deliver of an diminutive weapon from a Soviet 1955 adviser crash. Mankedo’s been financed by Martin Hendriks, tech billionaire and cutting-edge Peregrine bombinate manufacturer, whose aberrant affairs accommodate an busy false-flag operation. The A-bomb is usable because it’s been abysmal in "anoxic waters…loaded with hydrogen sulfide," so oxygen-deprived that it prevents corrosion. There are the usual abstruse Cussler-style science and actual factoids to aroma up the story, but to atom the coursing for the czar’s gold, he imagines a Proposed Treaty of Petrograd which accelerate the adolescent Pitts gluttonous the banknote in secret tunnels burrowing through the Rock of Gibraltar. In one storyline or the other, there are accurate baiter chases, caliginosity commando raids, dueling research submersibles, a abstruse cruise to Bermuda, and a Chesapeake Bay battle involving the Civil War baiter USS Constellation.
Sketch out some exotic, brief settings, accomplish every villain as awful as possible, and it’s addition of Cussler’s cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed.
“Oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones”*, Dirk Pitt responds to a mysterious Mayday signal from a deserted ship that draws him toward a deadly Cold War secret in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday—“Under attack!”—from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague Al Giordino arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies and a smell of sulfur in the air. As Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it.
The more the two of them search for the secret of the death ship, the deeper they descend into an extraordinary series of discoveries. A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. A brilliant developer of advanced drone technology on an unknown mission. Modern-day nuclear smugglers, determined Ukrainian rebels, a beautiful anti-terrorism agent from Europol—all will combine to present Pitt with the most dangerous challenge of his career.
And not only Pitt. His two children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are exploring a mysterious shipwreck of their own, when they are catapulted into his orbit. The three of them are used to perilous situations—but this time, they may have found their match.
Filled with breathtaking suspense and remarkable imagination, Odessa Sea is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
Odessa Sea (Dirk Pitt Adventure)
- BookOdessa Sea (Dirk Pitt Adventure)
- Author:Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler,
- Publishing Date:2016-11-15
- Publisher:G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Number Of pages:496