>> Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Series: #18 in the Dirk Pitt Series
Publication Date: 2004
Challenges: A-Z Reading #26 (B title), What’s in a Name Challenge #6 (Weather), TBR 2008 #8, Chunkster Challenge 2008 #3
Typical Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, but the series is moving on to the second generation from both sides. This installment focuses much more on the children of Dirk Pitt. He’s still around, but in more of a secondary character role until called in to be the hero, of course. His adult children, Dirk Jr., and Summer take on the major roles. On the author side, Clive Cussler’s son Dirk (yes, that’s Dirk #3 in one paragraph) joins his dad in writing this one.
Despite the differences, the storyline remains much the same. See any other review of a Cussler book and you’ll get the basic plot. Same formula, but it’s still fun escapist reading. I enjoy these for the adventurous brain candy that they are. Being able to use this book for 4 challenges just added to the fun.