Missione Eagle (Dirk Pitt #7)
Its the last of the Pitt episodes which has any kind of credibility or plausibility whatsoever.
Clive Cussler (the author) unfortunately, does not know when to stop with this goofy series. He is dazzled by his name on movie posters and on supermarket check-out aisle paperback racks.
An author of grossly immodest self-appraisal, overweening a ...more
While Cussler's fans, who number in the legions, faithfully purchase each new novel as it comes out, there has been a change in the novels as they have become longer in length, with more exotic locales and more fantastic in their stories.
Deep Six is one of the older n ...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.)
This is an interesting cross between the late Tom Clancy and David Baldacci. Crazy good is one way to describe the story. It’s got your typical mix of Russians, Koreans, terrorist plot and corporate intrigue.
Give it a shot. It takes a moment for it to c ...more
The book starts out with a scene from the mid-60s where a young woman steals $128,000 from her bank, takes on a new identi ...more
However, I loved some of the more simpler, James Bond style bits. From cars exploding, boat fires to uneven fights on water. It was good stuff, but perhaps not Cussler’s best work. ...more
All in all I thought it was a suspenseful (though rather gruesome) s ...more
While Cussler's fans, who number in the legions, faithfully purchase each new novel as it comes out, there has been a change in the novels as they have become longer in length, with more exotic locales and more fantastic in their stori...more
This transitional quality is apparent in Cussler's handling of the book's two main plot threads – the first, an investigation of a marine disaster in the northern Pacific, and the second, the mystery following the disappearance of th ...more
Dirk Pitt is an all American Jacques Cousteau and James Bond hybrid, a collector of classic cars, connoisseur of classy women and expert in all things oceanic. In Deep Six, Pitt faces the destruction of ...more
Deep six, which I still don't understand the name unlike the others where I figured it out in the book, is about ...more
Having said that, I must note the one obvious exception that occurs at the climax of Deep Six . The bad guys are using an old, decrepit l ...more
I have read a few and it feels like some parts are just lifted from one to another so here is my count.
Van Dyke Beard 1
Main Character or Sidekick Shot 1 "Al"
Main Character Supposedly dead 1
Love Interest dead 1
Clive Cussler Guest Spot 0
The book is also very chauvinistic.
If a female does manage to do something well a character will quip that it' is unusual for a girl or something like that.
This successful author has created another impressive Maritime book. The main character Dirk Pitt is the leader of NUMA.
Dirk is the leader of NUMA which is part of the United States Government. There is some strange toxin killing people and fish. The president was kidnapped. The reason all of this is done is unknown . Can Dirk find out how all of this is connected?
Anyone who likes water or is concerned for the quality of the oceans will like this book. There ...more
Overall it was a good book I thoroughly enjoyed, and as always makes me yearn for more action from Mr Pitt. The action was exciting, the relationships interesting and the plot intriguing, at several moments you know more than the characters because you've read about things they don't know, but as ever it doesn't ...more