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Night Probe

by Clive Cussler

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In May 1914 two couriers disappear in twin disasters taking the only two copies of the North American Treaty with them. The governments of the United States and Great Britain order a cover up so it is as if the treaty never existed. In February 1989 Heidi Milligan, a stunningly beautiful (of course) naval commander discovers an obscure reference to the long-lost document which is now worth billions of dollars. The race is on to rescue one copy of the treaty from the bottom of the ocean.

I have a soft spot for Dirk Pitt even though these books can get really over the top sometimes. This book is my favorite of the series because part of it is set in the village where I was living at the time. The physical description of the area was so detailed and so correct that I was convinced that a few of the other background details were based on fact. When I tried to hunt down the story at the local public library the story looked so plausible that the local history librarian was puzzled that she hadn't come across it before. We wrote to Clive Cussler and he replied "Don't believe everything you read" saying that he had made up every single bit of historical background in the book. ( )
1 vote R0BIN | Apr 27, 2013 |
In May 1914 two couriers disappear in twin disasters taking the only two copies of the North American Treaty with them. The governments of the United States and Great Britain order a cover up so it is as if the treaty never existed. In February 1989 Heidi Milligan, a stunningly beautiful (of course) naval commander discovers an obscure reference to the long-lost document which is now worth billions of dollars. The race is on to rescue one copy of the treaty from the bottom of the ocean.

I have a soft spot for Dirk Pitt even though these books can get really over the top sometimes. This book is my favorite of the series because part of it is set in the village where I was living at the time. The physical description of the area was so detailed and so correct that I was convinced that a few of the other background details were based on fact. When I tried to hunt down the story at the local public library the story looked so plausible that the local history librarian was puzzled that she hadn't come across it before. We wrote to Clive Cussler and he replied "Don't believe everything you read" saying that he had made up every single bit of historical background in the book. ( )
  R0BIN | Apr 27, 2013 |
Dirk Pitt once more manages to find himself in the midst of aquatic adventure. As usual, this Cussler yarn is a standalone book, so can be read at any point. The tale itself weaves political upheaval around the search for two sunken treasures. Unfortunately, the plot requires a rather large leap of faith and this is compounded by stereotypical characters. That said, if you are prepared to suspend your disbelief, Night Probe has all the boxes checked that make an adventure book interesting. Although you'll want to see this one through once you've started it, there are plenty of better Cussler books you could read instead, most of which are smarter and more intriguing. ( )
1 vote SonicQuack | Jan 15, 2009 |
See Pacific Vortex!. ( )
  TadAD | Jun 19, 2008 |
Worth reading once… Can be made into a movie… ( )
  xavierroy | Apr 9, 2007 |
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In gratitude to Jerry Brown, Teresa Burkert, Charles Davis, Derek & Susan Goodwin, Clyde Jones, Don Mercier, Valerie Pallai-Petty, Bill Shea and Ed Wardwell, who kept me on the track.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553277405, Mass Market Paperback)

Cussler's most dazzling bestseller.
Dirk Pitt's most dangerous adventure.

Dirk Pitt proved invincible in Raise the Titanic! Now, with the future of virtually every person in the world at stake, he is enlisted to spearhead his most daring mission yet—the rescue of a vital document for the United States. To an energy-starved, economically devastated America, possession of this document is worth billions. But to Great Britain, it’s worth a war. Pitt’s quest plunges him into a head-to-head confrontation with Britian’s most cunning secret agent—and into the throes of a torrid love triangle. As time runs out for a desperate America, Dirk Pitt races toward an underwater clash more terrifying than anything Clive Cussler has ever created—the breathtaking climax of Night Probe!

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In May 1914, two couriers died in a watery grave taking with them the only copies of the the top-secret North American Treaty that gives Canada to the United States. No record of it exists. But in 1989 an international crisis prompts research that uncovers the treaty's existence. Dirk Pitt gets the call to rescue the document, a treaty between the United States and Britain.… (more)

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