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Die Troja-Mission (Dirk Pitt #17)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  12,245 ratings  ·  270 reviews
A daring rescue sends Dirk Pitt on an adventure that will determine the future of the planet ...When a hurricane unexpectedly blows up off the coast of Nicaragua, a giant floating hotel lies in its path. With no escape for the helpless passengers and crew, it's left to Dirk Pitt and NUMA to launch a rescue and save the day. But in the storm's wake, Pitt and his team discov ...more
Gebundene Ausgabe, 520 pages
Published August 28th 2004 by Blanvalet (first published 2003)
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A friend loaned me this book to read. I hadn’t read any other Cussler books, and this is the 17th book in the series, so perhaps I would have rated it higher if I had a better understanding of the main characters.

The book begins with a new theory of the Trojan War - that it actually involved the Celts. This was the first 31 pages of the book, and I had a hard time getting through this. I wanted to get on with the book, so more or less skimming through this introduction, I finally did get to the
Dirk Pitt and the gang remain one of my favorite guilty pleasures, even though I've fallen a few books behind in the series. The plots are far-fetched, the plot holes are sometimes gaping, and the dialogue is often stilted. (Someone in this day and age referring to something as "heavenly"? Or a 24-year-old woman saying "I shall"?) But there is always some interesting science and speculative fiction behind the main plot, and this one is no exception. This time around, the historical question cent ...more
E.C. Ayres
This potboiler is the sort of bad writing that comes of too much, or too easy success that leads one to think he or she can just knock out a book over a weekend or two and a bottle of Scotch. Just in the first part, there is a hurricane barreling towards the Caribbean heading "due east." This is repeated several times. Hurricanes do not and cannot barrel due east. Especially from Africa. Hello? Then there is the scene in which intrepid hero Dirk Pitt arrives to rescue a battered floating hotel i ...more
Dirk Pitt is at it again! The catagory 5 hurricane Lizzie is tearing its way through the ocean, leaving death and destruction in it wake. A giant floating hotel is left to the mercy of the storm and the only hope for the over one thousand crew and passengers is (the as always amazing) Dirk Pitt. Dirk and his totally funny "sidekick" Al save the day and the storm leaves mysterious clues to an awe inspiring mystery including, a Celtic woman who is convinced she will take over the world and is fond ...more
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Chris Wolfgang
I have read the Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler. It is a fiction and historical fiction book. The main characters of the book are, Pitt, Giordino, Dirk, Summer, Admiral Sandecker and Rudi Gunn. The book is about a big man named Specter who controls a big operation that tunnels underneath Nicaragua to the Pacific to the Atlantic. the catch is he has made a new renewable energy to power cars and are replacing batteries and oil. So when Specter opes up the tunnels the Ocean will flow through and wi ...more
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 ...more
#17 in the Dirk Pitt series. Final solo entry in the series before author Cussler started sharing the writing duties with his son Dirk.

#17 Dirk Pitt series - Concerns foiling a dastardly plot by outlandish villains to launch a new ice age, and at the same time demonstrating that the Achaeans were not Greeks but Celts, and that Troy was a town in what's now England. After a prelude set during the Trojan War, a monstrous hurricane sweeps toward the Caribbean, endangering not only Pitt's twin son a
Judd Exley
I first read a Clive Cussler novel about 18 years ago. I took it for what it was, a fun and fast-paced action movie in the form of a book. I suspended my belief long enough to enjoy a bit of a daring hero romp, and that was fine. I looked to this book for more of the same and could not have been more disappointed.

Whoever edited this book needs reprimanded, or even fired. Some of the setting description repetition was jarring and the misuse of phrases and continuity errors were quite bad as well.
Very good locations and creative storyline. Somewhat predictable plot.
After reading several Cussler novels, I find I am tiring of several common features:
- arrogant, egotistical, and always wisecracking characters who take unnecessary and sometimes ill-timed and not well planned actions
- self serving author ego. He always has to tell us repeatedly about his car collection, probably for tax write off purposes. He often inserts himself into his own books, as if he cannot stand to not be in the spo
Another exciting adventure with Dirk Pitt. This one was different from the others in that, Pitt's children, Dirk and Summer are now part of the adventure. This is a really clever way to keep the Dirk Pitt books alive and have the actual character age. Now Pitt Jr can take over for the original Pitt and more and more adventures can follow. I also like how there is now a female character that is in the action, although she doesn't do much but get captured and almost killed. I would really like to ...more
Vicki Elia
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Having missed "Odyssey" several years ago, it was worth the somewhat predictable revisionist history fantasy woven by Cussler. Dirk Pitt and offspring stumble on another earth-threatening catastrophe in the making. Through modern-day swashbuckling and some probable and some improbable technology and sleuthing, they manage to save the day. I'll leave the plot & details to you readers. Otherwise, where's the fun?

Note: Having firmly seated myself at the #E
Christine Blachford
Another Clive Cussler book that begins with a seemingly random event (this time it’s a hurricane), that leads to Dirk Pitt getting involved, and that, of course, leads to a ridiculously evil plot either to destroy or take over the world. Pitt and his buddy Giordino get into all sorts of mischief and usually manage to save the situation. It may be formulaic, but it’s still pretty awesome.

This time round, a corporation is intent on changing the weather for their own gain. It’s somewhat unbelievabl
Jeff Brateman
I've decided that this is my last Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt book. I'm not one to judge quickly (ok, that's a lie), but someone had to have been on drugs when reading this book and thinking it is/was printworthy. There is no suspense, no drama, no anything. In the words of Joe, "A cookie-cutter book." Oh yea, I was so damn confused about the kids, one who's name is Dirk Jr. Oh wow, do I hear more books coming? I sure as hell ain't going to be reading anymore of them, that's for sure.
If I give a book 5 stars, it is because I love it enough to read it more than once. I have read this one 3 times. It is a Dirk Pitt novel and a good one. You have to watch Cussler, he tends to take a little history and throw in a LOT of fiction. In this case he does base a lot of the story on a scholarly book "Where Troy Once Stood". it is a fast paced story full of twists and turns and daring do.
Annette McIntyre
The usual implausible plot told with verve and flair, with the heroes extricating themselves in a believable fashion.

My only quibble is that so far the new characters of Dirk Jr and his twin sister Summer have yet to show their father's flair for getting out of the situations they end up in. Once they start doing this, they will be as much fun as their dad Dirk Sr, and his pal Al Gordiano.
I haven't read a Clive Cussler In years. I picked up this with a heap of others being sold for next to nothing in a charity shop. I have to say the writing doesn't improve with age. It has the besetting sin of so many pulp American writers of littering the pages with quite unnecessary plugs for all kinds of things, in this book from the precise name of a camcorder to that of a diving suit. The story is interesting in that it posits that the original Homer Odyssey was a Celtic rather than a Greek ...more
Bev Taylor
a dirk pitt adventure - and he looks as though he is winding down ....

a daring rescue sends dirk pitt on an adventure that will determine the future of the planet

a hurricane unexpectedly blows up off the coast of nicaragua and a giant floating hotel lies in it's path. this is the most ferocious one seen for centuries and only numa and dirk pitt can launch a rescue

his children r also looking into a strange brown crud that is threatening the life of the ocean

so an investigation mounts and histo
John Parabellum
I rated this book a 4 because while it is an engrossing page turner and a joy to read, I find it harder and harder to believe that a person can keep pushing her/his body as much as Pitt does.

The story starts off with a pre-story featuring the tale of Homer's Odyssey with a new twist. Then the book moves to the present where there is a brown crud threatening the ocean's ecosystem. As Dirk and Al investigate the Crud's origin, they butt heads with a company named Odyssey whose owner, The Spectre
Peter Thornton
The Pitt and Giordino characters are great and have some lovely comic moments, and I am sure that screen-writers could improve some of the more painful one-liners. I enjoyed the moment when the German scientists discover they have been rescued by a pair of marine engineers rather than CIA agents, or when the marine commander sees Pitt and Giordino blow away some guards, "I thought you guys were marine engineers", Pitt replies, "We do that to". We get a little background on the Giordino character ...more
Peter Carlisle
Ahh Clive Cussler... Guilty pleasures. His plots are far-fetched, and his heroes are just a little too perfect, but his books are fun to read. This one was especially entertaining, and if you are interested in the Trojan War, it is worth a read.
Josh Hession
This book is a well written adventure. It was full of excitement and made me want to keep reading. It is a mix of the modern world, and tales of Odysseus' travels. It is a great novel and I would recommend it to anyone that likes action.
Another great read, although having two Dirk Pitts in one book takes a little getting used to and can at times be confusing and I found myself wanting to skip over the parts involving Dirk Pitt Jnr and his twin sister mainly because it had been so long since I read the book with their arrival on the scene.

SPOILER - This book marks the end of Dirk Pitts days in the field and as a bachelor, and the beginning of his days behind a desk. We meet up with Kurt Austin outside the Admirals office in a sc
Jarem Nielsen
Clive Cussler's always great after reading something heavy, just to relax the brain and have some cranial fun.
Good story, but the execution is not even up to Cussler's standards.
Teo Hoppe
Every few years, Dirk Pitt saves the world from an ecological disaster. This daunting task is always achieved, but only after harrowing adventures, dastardly villans, and heroics that are beyond mere mortals, such as I.
This book is no exception. It IS a page-turner, a roller-coaster ride, and a lot of fun. It is NOT great literature or scholarly research. If that is what you want to read right now, then, as some other reviewers have suggested, go elsewhere for the moment. When you are ready for
The subplot, which gave the book its title, was completely pointless. The main storyline with the Druids bent on destroying the world and then using its resources to take over financially was completely fine on its own. I don't know why it was necessary to have the little side adventure that spits in the face of 3000 years of history and doesn't even involve the main character. It would have been much more action packed and entertaining if it only included Dirk Pitt's adventure. As it stands, it ...more
Good story I listened to in audio format.
My Rating Scale:
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
This was a fast read. It held my attention throughout the entire book. I think this might have been the only book in the 'modern line' where Clive does not show up to help Dirk and Al with some conundrum. It held together fairly well throughout the entire course of the book [even the discussion about where the Battle of Troy was fought].

This was almost the third book in which Dirk Pitt [now Sr.] does not have sex with a woman, but in the final chapter he is thinking fondly of an all-nighter with
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Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time ...more
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