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Devils Gate (edition 2012)

by Clive Cussler

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Title:Devils Gate
Authors:Clive Cussler
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Anyone who read’s Cussler knows his action/adventure novels are for mass market, not as literary masterpieces. So, if you are reading for entertainment and not put off by less-than-stellar writing, you’ll enjoy his novels. He writes fun tales with loads of edge-of-your seat moments, even if many of them follow the Hollywood style of recovery-from-just-beyond-the-last-possible-second.
I enjoy Cussler because he writes unique and entertaining characters caught up in multiple story lines with cataclysmic climaxes. The main characters are mostly larger than life, capable of extraordinary achievements, connected to high places and beautiful. The perfect escape from a mundane life.
In Devil’s Gate, an enormously wealthy African dictator creates an awesome weapon to blackmail the industrialized world, but a happenstance with NUMA divers befuddles his plans as ever more clues lead to a startling conclusion so diabolical as to be beyond comprehension. But yet again the intrepid boys of NUMA ride to the rescue and save the world, as well as a beautiful Russian scientist/spy, from a catastrophe of monumental devastation.
This may all sound tongue-in-cheek, but it’s because I truly enjoy Cussler’s novels. I mix them with more literary works on my to-read list and thus have the opportunity to not only have fun, but to do my homework as a writer too.
Who would I recommend this to? People who love action, surprises, loads of technology and a little bit of somewhat modified history. Readers where the occasional misused word, grammar issues and add-on words are not speed bumps to an enjoyable read. ( )
  DavidLErickson | Dec 3, 2013 |
I've never read a bad Clive Cussler book. And, "Devil's Gate" certainly didn't disappoint. But, it wasn't as great as some of his other books either. In classic Cussler fashion there was a steady dose of action and suspense that keeps the reader engaged and interested. Basically, a story of a rogue African country led by a power-hungry dictator who gets a hold of some extraordinary technology that could decimate anything in its direct path. And, Washington D.C. is on its radar. Dirk Pitt, Kurt Austin, and others from the NUMA crew race against time and enemies to thwart the plans for destruction. But first, they must find who the culprit is, what exactly this technology is, and where to find its base of operations. Somewhat lengthy, but easy to read, another good and imaginative story written by one of the best authors of the adventure genre. ( )
  gdill | May 16, 2013 |
Now this is the Clive Cussler I fell in love with...outlandish plot; cartoonish heroes and villains; cliche-ridden dialogue; clunky, amateurish prose... another classic from the Ed Wood of thriller fiction. What's not to like? ( )
  hukkleberri | Jan 16, 2013 |
I liked the history that was introduced at various timed throughout the story line. ( )
  TomWheaton | Oct 26, 2012 |
This was better than most recent Cussler books. Kurt Austin is similar to Dirk Pitt with a similar sidekick. Good action; good pace; good plot. More intricate than recent works. ( )
  plunkinberry | Jan 10, 2012 |
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Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and members of the NUMA Special Assignments Team are called in to investigate after ships are destroyed near the Azores and they find themselves entangled in the ambitions of an African dictator who may have developed a weapon with extraordinary power.… (more)

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