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Sahara (1992)

by Clive Cussler

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Series: Dirk Pitt (11)

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I listened to this book and it was another Dirk Pitt adventure with all that entails. This is one of the longer ones, which only means it gives Dirk and Al a lot more time to get into more trouble only to find their way back out again. The science was pretty bad in this one and it was a rather overt attempt at persuasion for going green. While I try to be green myself, this was a bit of a club over the head.

Dirk and Al are sent up the Niger river to try and locate the source of chemical pollutants that are creating a red tide of epic proportions and could threaten the health of the entire planet. Eva a doc with WHO is going to Mali to look for what is making thousands ill. A billionaire and a corrupt general have secrets to hide one has the money the other the forces to try and keep the secrets. ( )
  readafew | Oct 10, 2013 |
SUMMARY: 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 to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries -- the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot....Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, DIRK PITT will make a desperate stand -- in a battle the world cannot afford to lose! ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Dirk and Al get a special job from Sandecker. Cruise up the Niger river and find out where a toxic pollutant is coming from. The problem? Theere is not direct path found, and the country it seems to be coming from is run by a corrupt general, and a corrupt French businessman. From boats to dessert trains and vehicles, subterrainian slave mining camps, historical crashes, and toxic waste dumps, drick finds himself wondering if he will come out of this assignment alive, or if he will fail the world. ( )
  dbhutch | Sep 27, 2011 |
Awesome book!! Movie was crap!!! ( )
  mmitchell262 | Aug 17, 2011 |
A typical Clive Cussler potboiler. Either you like his stories or you don't.

I will say though, that he does cook up some really outlandish stories from the past and manages to find a way to connect them to the present day. Who would really think of finding a Civil War era ironclad in the Sahara desert? ( )
  macjest | Mar 3, 2011 |
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Cussler, Cliveprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Middelhauve, DörteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prichard, MichaelNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
White, CraigCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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 to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries -- the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot....Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, DIRK PITT will make a desperate stand -- in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!

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A deadly toxic compound in the African desert is killing thousands of people and threatens to extinguish marine life in the world's seas. As Dirk Pitt crosses the Sahara, he uncovers the truth about an Australian pilot missing since 1931, and a secret held in a Confederate ironclad.… (more)

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