Treasure (Dirk Pitt #9)
Anyhoo. The basic gist of the story i...more
I won’t deny that the story was entertaining but it could have been so much better. If Cussler had made the characters believable and if...more
I have a read a couple of Clive Cussler's earlier, but never liked them too much, found them too Filmy, if thats the word i want, for my taste. However, this, one of the earlier Dirk Pitt's is def much better.
As usual, the story revolves/evolves around underwater exploits of Dirk Pitt and team, how thru their holmes-like deduction they are able to get where no official body can ever get! Di...more
Dirk Pitt was once again thrust into the action, he saves the day, gets the woman (or more like the woman gets him), finds the treasure and disposes of the one of the baddies. How...more
A NOTE TO THE READER
Please forgive the inconvenience of converting measurements from what most Americans are used to. But in 1991 the United States finally became the last nation on earth to convert to the metric system.
As a rule, as you can see from my Goodreads list, I enjoy a Dirk Pitt novel but this one felt tedious. The subplots had subplots and the twists and turns left me exhausted.
And slightly confused. I put the book down over the Christmas period and when I...more
The plot is bring in these two stories to a climax. Fel...more
Treasure is the 9th installment of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novel, and this time it's about hunting down the remaining yet astoundingly large collections that have been saved from the Library of Alexandria.It contains knowledge that may turn the World into chaos, holding the lost map of oil deposits and ancient civilization considered to be a myth. recipes of medicines that may heal those diseases that were thought to be incurable. and new insights to the lost parts of Bible's Old Testament or
"Or we can try plan three."
Giordino peered at Pitt curiously. "Can't be any worse than the first two." Then his eyes widened and he groaned. "You're not-oh, God, no!
May have some spoilers!!
This book started out confusing for me, all of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels start off in the past, but this one started July 15, 391 A.D. That threw me for a moment. Though after my initial confusion things started to make more since.
In this ninth book we see Dirk Pitt looking for the tomb of Alexander t
Treasure has all the usual adventure story stuff: buried treasure, sunken treasure, espionage, kidnappings, car chases, and so forth. In the Dirk Pitt novels there are typically two different plots: the A plot being whatever word crisis NUMA somehow has to fix and the B plot where NUMA is actually...more
His stories are addictive. His writing is not very good, but his characters are entertaining and his plots are absurdly fun. It's pretty much the ultimate brain candy for summer reading, which is exactly what my brain is telling me it needs right now.
Lo si legge nello stesso modo in cui si guarda un telefilm d'azione americano, senza grandi attese, ben consapevoli che i colpi di scena saranno sempre di portata limitata, spesso prevedibili, aspettando il momento del trionfo del nostro eroe.
the terrorist plot took up the 7/8ths of the book and a lot of it didnt even feature dirk pitt. It was a cool idea finding a hidden sstore of treasures of the library of alexandrea b...more
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.)
Story got a bit long-winded in the middle, some complicated foreign political situations to get your head round which made it a bit heavy going and too many characters to keep track of at times.
Treasure's protagonist is again the indestructible, larger-than-life, and incurable Casanova, Dirk Pitt. This time he is on the search for treasures from the ancient Library of Alexandra. And these treasures are to be found in a place where nobody would expect them to be! While searching for the treasure, Dirk has to contend with hardened international criminals, terrorists and other unsavory characters. Dirk's own father is taken hostage in a conspiracy to take control...more