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Shock Wave by Clive Cussler
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Mar 16, 09

bookshelves: mystery-thriller, read-2009, x-set-in-oceania-australia, x-set-in-antarctica
Read in March, 2009

OMG what a fabulous installment in the adventures of Dirk Pitt and Albert Giordino. This is non-stop action from page 1 all the way through page 537. At no point does this story drag. There is absolutely no filler. This is 500+ pages of pure adrenalin filled, life threatening adventure.

Dirk Pitt rescues a cruise ship (and 20+ passengers) circling an island in the Antarctic Ocean after an horrific plague has killed nearly everyone onboard plus all the animal-life surrounding the island. Two of the passengers (Maeve and Deirdre) are related to Arthur Dorsett a diamond mining kingpin with grand designs of ruling the diamond world regardless of who is killed in the taking.

Dirk is tasked with solving the riddle of this plague that kills indiscriminately. Somehow through determination and great research it comes back to the kingpin and his deranged family. His daughters - Maeve, Deirdre and Boudicca all play a role in this spectacular saga. Maeve, the good girl/blacksheet of the family. Deirdre and Boudicca both firmly under Daddy's thumb and clearly having the familial gene of insanity.

Clive Cussler is my new favorite author!
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03/15/2009 page 51
9.5% "Holy crap what a great premise and a terrific start to this book."
03/15/2009 page 170
31.66% "This is an amazing book." 12 comments
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