Odessa Sea

Odessa Sea

A Dirk Pitt Adventure

Book - 2016
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"Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday - "Under attack!" - from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague Al Giordino arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies, a smell of sulfur in the air, and, as Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern that scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it. The more the two of them search for the secret of the death ship, the deeper they descend into an extraordinary series of discoveries. A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. A brilliant developer of advanced drone technology on an unknown mission. Modern-day nuclear smugglers, determined Ukrainian rebels, a beautiful anti-terrorism agent from Europol - all will combine to present Pitt with the most dangerous challenge of his career. And not only Pitt. His two children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are exploring a mysterious shipwreck of their own, when they are catapulted into his orbit. The three of them are used to perilous situations - but this time, they may have found their match"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
Characteristics: 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780399575518 (hardback)


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May 03, 2019

If this was my first Clive Cussler book it would probably be my last. A lot of description, a lot of history, and a lot of discussion. On top of that there are two adversaries and if you are not paying attention you may have difficulty figuring out what is going on. I agree with another comment that this book could be a lot shorter. I've found all of his books to be page turners until now. I had to force myself to read this one.

Apr 26, 2019

i love to read,I love his books there a lot better than watching TV. chevyrich57

Oct 23, 2017

Dirk and Summer are too old to be going on adventures together. They need their own love interests. The story was 2 stories in one and did not relate to each other or have any interaction

Aug 08, 2017

My first Clive Cussler book and likely my last. It's like a Nicholas Cage movie, goes on for far too long. One impossible disaster after another and the good guys always come out on top. Confusing mix of characters. Seems like he's trying to bring five stories under one roof. Would have helped a lot if maps would have been included to aid the story line. Pass me another beer.

May 16, 2017

Usual Clive Cussler fare. Lost of action, constant and creative challenges, improbable rescues and solution, and just fun reading. I wish he would have a short blurb at the end of each book that describes the degree of historical fact in the stories that he always starts with. I assume there is some in most of them. In this case, I will say that two, modern US Navy warships are mentioned in this book are actual ships. If you like pure, not overly challenging, thriller writing for entertainment, this is a good one.

Nov 30, 2016

This would have been better if it were a hundred pages shorter.


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