Dragon (Dirk Pitt #10)
Two U.S. bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through.
The Pacific, 1993:
A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of cache of lost Nazi
Great set of books, I had to stagger these books into my reading rotation since they are so similar.
Dirk Series Book in less then 50 words.
(introduction to bad guy, introduction to hot chick, introduction to Dirk, Dirk gets in impossible dangerous situations to stop the bad guy, Dirk wins, Dirk gets the hot chick.)
Aboard the Japanese ship, the Norwegians find one man on the bridge, who looks as if he was boiled. In the engine room, doors have been propped open in order t ...more
What we have is an action adventure novel with an aloof superhero type guy by the name of Dirk Pitt and his comedic sidekick Al Giordino. The book involves some nukes, some evil Japanese businessmen, an explosion or two, a madman with a samuri sword, lots of underwater mining equipment, a kidnapping and quite a few chase scenes... oh and ro ...more
Dirk Pitt is de ultieme macho held. Hij kan niets fouts doen, ontsnapt uit allerlei moeilijke situaties en redt uiteindelijk de wereld. Het verhaal is loopt lekker door, is boeiend maar de verafgoding van Pitt en de neiging om zich zelf in het verhaal te schrijven vervelend.
Het verhaal is een beetje een mix van science-fiction en werkelijkheid. Zo blijkt dat Dirk Pitt al een paar maanden in een on ...more
But when the dialogue is so artificial and forced plus the plot is insulting reader's intelligence, I simply could not rate it higher. It actually ruined my planned "light reading" with these faults. No offense for the fans of the genre, fans of Cussler or of this particular novel. If you enjoy it, the ...more
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During that same war, the Japanese captured the Philippine Islands and looted the small nation of a treasure reputedly worth billions. Before the entire treasure could be transported back to Japan, Am ...more
It starts off with not one but two B-29s on the way to drop the A-bomb on Japan. Neither mission is aware of the other; this is General Groves' way of preparing for the worse [if ...more
In 'Dragon', Cussler is inspired by the widespread fear in the early 1990s that America is being taken over by Japan - not by tanks and troops, but by their purchasing of ...more
First, the bad: Clive Cussler has no ear for dialogue. His characters' talk is either stiff and stilted or it's movie-perfect. Dirk and his stereotypical wisecracking-Italian sidekick Al Giordino, in particular, always, always, seem to co ...more
It's 1945 and a third B-29 Superfortress takes off from Alaska with an atomic bomb called Mother's Breath, headed for a predetermined target in Ja ...more
Dirk Pitt, one of the best written ch ...more
Essere coinvolto in una missione di spionaggio non è una novità per Dirk Pitt, ma stavolta ha un interesse personale che lo spinge a dare il massimo. Si ritrova, infatti, coinvolto in un’azione pericolosa internazionale, che vede contrapposto il Giappone contro le maggiori potenze occidentali, dove alcuni personaggi politici sono stati rapiti per essere sfruttati come ostaggi. La senatrice Loren Smith, grande amica di Dirk e sua amante, è tra gli sf ...more
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However, while I realize that I'm speaking with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight about a book that was written 23 years ago, speaking as someone who majored in International Relations in college and specialized in East Asia, the author's Japan-bashing ...more
1 Star - Horrible book, It was so bad I stopped reading it. I have not read the whole book and wont
2 Star - Bad book, I forced myself to finish it and do NOT recommend. I can't believe I read it once
3 Star - Average book, Was entertaining but nothing special. No plans to ever re-read
4 Star - Good Book, Was a really good book and I would recommend. I am Likely to re-read this book
5 Star - GREAT book, A great story and well written. I can't wait for the next book. I Will Re-Read th ...more
Dalam novel ini sebuah gagasan yang orisinil mengemuka tentang bagaimana kemungkinan Jepang untuk menjadi bangsa superior - sa ...more