Sahara (Dirk Pitt #11)
1996, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, DIRK PITT thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing...more
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Full on action right from the start. Evil industrialists, corrupt governments, an ecological disaster in the making that could
see the end of all life on earth. And of course there is a hot chick in distress ;)
The story has been broken into 3 ...more
I read this a few years after watching the movie, and after I'd read the other 10 books. It's a good read, and I'd pick it up in your used bookstore (do we really need another 90 million of these in print?)
Clive Cussler’s novel Sahara astounded me with its intense plot, diverse characters, and intriguing settings. As amazing as the Movie Sahara is, the book it’s based on threw it out of the water. Without a doubt, Sahara is one of the best books I have ever read.
One of the things that captured me in Sahara was all of the remarkable settings, one of which was the desert itself. The main characters Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino cross the Sahara many times, once my an old Avion Voiso ...more
Sahara starts with a scene just a week before the surrender of Confederate forces of Robert E. Lee in 1865. The plot then moves to 1931, when a lady, Kitty Mannock, is flying over the Sahara in quest of a new aviation record. And then it moves to 1996. A convoy of tourists are crossing the Sahara on a fleet of Land Rovers when they reach a scheduled stop at a village in the country ...more
I want to talk about the Movie that came out about this... it's a tangent, so bear with me... when I read a book, my imagination always supplies the face and mannerisms and perhaps the actor- of the characters in the text.
I just wanted to say that I was at first skeptical, then happy with the casting of Matthew McConagnahy as Dirk Pitt! Of course, although I love Steve Zahn- and he was hilarious in Sahara, ...more
Yes, a certain suspension of disbelief is required to enjoy this book, especially the part with Ab ...more
The general premise of the book is the same of the movie, but I admire the screenwriters for how well they c ...more
Critics of this series will be quick to point out that Dirk Pitt is just too hard to believe. He’s a myriad of super heroes all rolled into one flawless man. But my experience tells me that once in a while, it’s ok to give into flights of fancy and to believe unabashedly in flawless super hero types.
A nasty oxygen-devouring red tide has spawned off the coast of west Afric ...more
I'm only at the beginning and the backstory created interest and it appears to be developing into a pretty intriguing story. The reason I'm commenting so early is I have some gripes with the editing or, the lazy effort by the author.
In one scene, the heroine's car is being torched. The description of the arsonist says he ...more
Comienza con un capítulo diferente de lo que luego será la aventura principal, pero con el que acaba por conectar la historia. Si mal no recuerdo, la otra novela de Cussler que después leí (Muerte blanca) utilizaba ese mismo recurso. Por lo que parece, el autor estructu ...more
As is the usual start to a Dirk Pitt novel, there are two events that happened in the past that will somehow coincide with the current adventure. In 1865 during the Civil War, the Ironclad Texas disappears with a bellyful of gold and an unusual passenger, never to be seen again. In 1931 a female pilot flying solo from England to South Africa disappears without a trace somewhere in the Sahara desert. Dirk ...more
Why not to read a Pitt adventure? The concept is good, but the execution is weak. Pitt's concept, a former USAF officer and engineer, who works for an intelligence/scientific agency who gets into adventures sa ...more
"1995, Egypt. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the atempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented ...more
Dirk Pitt series - Egypt, 1996. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist who's investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all l ...more
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