Iceberg (Dirk Pitt #2)
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.)
But as I said - I can tell in these early Clive Cussler books that he was developing his story telling skills and his main characters - both are a bit rough and sometimes the plot twists and the way they figure out the clues are hard to follow - a bit more rough than in the later books - but definately can tell he is finding his place with his trademark way of se ...more
The story starts out when a coast guard finds a ship stuck inside an iceberg so they report it back to base and they mark it by red dye. Admiral Sandecker gives Pitt and dr Hunnwell the job to research the ship. On the way th ...more
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So, I came into this book with every intention to receive a twist heavy thriller, that would leave me breathless and thinking by the end. After completing this book, there are some very, shall we say, opinionated views presented by Cussler, that makes the recommendation list short and, definitely not sweet.
What I alluded to is that this book is written in the prejudiced seventies mindset. From a prejudiced seventies man, for a prejudiced seventies men mindset. But, honestly, when I have to rea...more
So far, it appears Clive Cussler novels fit into the latter category.
Iceberg appears to be no exception.
Dirk Pitt is back, this time racing against time to find a ship frozen inside an iceberg. Before you know it, there's a far reaching conspiracy and Pitt is firmly at the center of unraveling it.
I've heard the first two Pitt books are to t ...more
Plucked from the dusty depths this weekend was Iceberg, a very early Dirk Pi ...more
Twee leden van de Amerikaanse luchtmacht zien in een ijsberg de contouren van een schip. Als men dit uiteindelijk meldt, brengt dit een stroom van acties in gang dat niemand voor mogelijk hield.
Dit is het begin van een avontuur voor Dirk Pitt. Hij wordt ingezet om als bodyguard en als piloot te fungeren voor dr. Hunniwell. Samen gaan ze opzoek naar deze mysterieuze schip in de ijsberg. Als ze het schip hebben gevonden, blijkt deze volledig van binnenuit te zijn verbrandt. Dit roept vragen ...more
As he searches for, and discovers the subterfuge with the mysterious boat inside the iceberg, he travels to Iceland and exposes a sinister international plot. But, he also takes a rollercoaster ride of emotions as he deals with the person behind the operation, a man who is ruthless and cruel.
A dark side of Pitt is revealed as he witnesses, first hand Rondheim's sadistic pun ...more
Dirk Pitt deve affrontare una nuova avventura, che questa volta nasconde una serie di inganni e colpi di scena che potrebbero costargli la vita. Senza il suo fidato amico Al Giordino, deve affrontare immersioni nei mari gelati e diverse esplosioni, contando solo sula sua prontezza di riflessi e la sua tenacia. Dirk svela un nuovo lato del suo carattere, dimostrandosi vendicativo verso chi minaccia le persone cui vuole bene. È disposto a soffrire e a ...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
Just perfect for any grown up fan of the Hardy Boys, with a hero that's a hint of James Bond (action, adventure, exotic locations, good food and drinks and women) and with a lot of science all over. While this book isn't my most favorite of the series, it was still fun.
This one was first published in 1975. Everyone not having a mobile phone around them all the time is one thing that was different, and another - that seems to generate ...more
I found it handy to keep a map nearby as I read through Cussler’s Iceberg. The story moves around as Pitt chases leads to various locals. Pitt’s ‘ ...more
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