Night Probe! (Dirk Pitt #5)
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In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. The President believes that the treaty of
“Night Probe!” is the third Cussler novel I have ever read, and it’s the sixth to feature his beloved action hero, Dirk Pitt. It’s clear to me now why so many people love the Pitt series.
Strange name aside, Dirk Pitt is a pretty lovable hero. Tough but funny, charismatic but serious when he needs to be, Pitt is basically an American James Bond minus a ...more
For me, Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series is like that restaurant (except that Clive Cussler doesn’t know me—at least, I don’t think he does). I have read all but the last two Pitt books—and am rereading them ...more
I have a ...more
In my opinion, Night Probe (pub. 1981) is the best of Dirk Pitt's earlier novel and byy earlier, I mean before books set before Treasure... for no particular reason except I feel that by Treasure, the tone and style of the novels has shifted more to his contemporary style.
I re-read Night Probe! because of my love of the deep water recovery scenes and the exciting locomot ...more
"Dirk Pitt series - May, 1914. Two undercover couriers plummet to watery deaths in twin disasters, taking with them the only two copies of the North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. On both sides of the Atlantic, stunned heads of state immediately order all mention of the treaty obliterated… forever.
1914 - 2 top diplomats hurrying home by sea and rail each carrying a document of world changing importance - a north american treaty. however, both the train and the ship are sunk and they die, together with their documents
fast forward 3/4 of a century and with energy a top priority these documents could make a huge difference. enemies and allies alike fight to find them first and in the process many people - good and bad - die. ...more
I did love the conspiracy and how Dirk figured it all out. A thrilling read once Numa and Pitt entered the story. I did have issues with the "heroines" sleeping habits but that's on me and not the story itself (without it things wouldn't have gone as planned).
I think later books in the series are better written and more enjoyable.
Although Raise the Titanic broke Cussler into superstardom, this book was, to this reader, his best.
Nowadays with his co-written books on the best seller list monthly, its a good idea to go back and read the books that got him there.
Sin embargo, este es una decepción total. Intenta repetir la fórmula del anterior, pero añadiendo misterios de calibre Scooby Doo (el tren fantasma), junto con una trama verdaderamente estúpida y larga, larga, larga.
Hasta la mitad, todo iba bien, tres historias aparentemente inconexas, un ...more
Nuova avventura e nuovi nemici per Dirk Pitt. Il nostro protagonista stavolta dovrà affrontare complotti politici tra due nazioni confinanti e immergersi in due località diverse: nel fiume Hudson e nel bacino di San Lorenzo. Entrambi i luoghi presentano incognite e bisognerà tenere gli occhi ben aperti per le possibili intromissioni di chi trama dalla superficie.
Dirk Pitt dovrà sfoderare tutto il suo ingegno per riuscire a trovare il modo di tirarsi ...more
Nella stessa notte del 1914 accadono due disastri: la locomotiva Manhattan Limited, diretta a New York, precipita da un ponte appena crollato; nello stesso momento l'Empress of Ireland, nave da crociera canadese, dopo una collisione con un altro mezzo, affonda nella Baia di San Lorenzo. Su entrambi i veicoli viaggiano segretamente dei funzionari del governo. Si tratta di una pura coincidenza o di meditati attentati? I due casi vengono ...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
I liked Night Probe and will continue to read his stuff. All the same Dirk Pitt acrobatics are there. Giordino is in tow as well. Good stuff. Fun stuff. As can be expected.
On the down side, I thought some of the literary elements were a bit lacking. Not to give too mu ...more
The book was a real page turner. Before the first chapter was out, a train had gone off the rails and a ship had sunk to the bottom of the sea. The action continued throughout. Cussler has an in depth knowledge of underwater exploration and a real appreciation for the importance of archival research in recovering lost documents.
Although the book is part of the Dirk ...more
In this book we see Dirk Pitt searching for the North American Treaty, now I do feel like as the series went on that it isn't really centered on Dirk Pitt any longer. As it switches from one view point to another I felt like I kind of lost the Dirk Pitt I loved in the very first book. This one seemed more centered on the Treaty, which didn't make for a bad read, I liked ...more
I started off reading adventure storeys spy's and espionage alternate history's and political thrillers a while ago I was probably about 9 when i read my first Biggles book, after getting bored of harry potter and other such fantasies I decided grampa was right all these years and only just recently running out of authors ...more