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Iceberg by Clive Cussler


by Clive Cussler

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A Great read! ( )
  LeeMac | Sep 8, 2016 |
Iceberg - Clive Cussler ****

Dirk Pitts third adventure under the watchful eye of Clive Cussler. Anyone who has read the previous Pitt novels will know exactly what to expect from what can only be described as a boys own adventure. Take an empty box, throw in an improbable plot, fairly sexist and macho main character, plenty of explosions and just for good measure exotic locations, shake it up a bit and empty, Iceberg would be the resultant concoction.

What is it about?

This finds him investigating a ship that is embedded in the middle of an iceberg in the North Atlantic. However things are not as they seem and when an attempt is made on his life, Dirk must dig deeper into the layers of double agents and subterfuge to find the truth.

What did I like?

Jack Higgins is my favourite action author, and Clive Cussler seems a natural progression. Now and again we all need a book where the action speeds along and drags the reader with them. Iceberg is just that type of novel. The author is not afraid to over exaggerate things and this gives the reader the sense of escapism that they are looking for.

What didn’t I like?

Although I know the plot is never going to be watertight in these types of novels, there were one or two holes in this one that made me think twice, also the reliance merely on gut instinct to catch the bad guys was worn a little thin.

Would I recommend?

Of course I would, but only to people that promise not to get offended by books that were written mainly for men. Books that contain more than a fair share of sexism (If you thought Bond was bad then you haven’t seen Pitt), and occasionally a hint of homophobia, although never in a malicious way. ( )
  Bridgey | Dec 29, 2015 |
Fun to read but not special Brad Pitt adventure from Clive Cussler. ( )
  thksport | Sep 12, 2015 |
Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice--the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clue to the ship's priceless--and missing--cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 26, 2015 |
Highly sexist and homophobic (makes James Bond books look positively feminist) but, like the James Bond books, has to be read in the context if its time. Once you get over that you have an ok thriller. The writing is basic but serviceable and Mr Cussler can certainly tell a fast moving and cliff-hanging story. I've read a lot better but also a lot worse. Final judgement? It was ok. ( )
  nwdavies | Aug 21, 2014 |
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Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice-the charred remains of a long missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous.  The only clue to the ship's priceless-and missing-cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew.

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A mysterious ship sealed fast in a giant North Atlantic iceberg becomes the cause and focus of Air Force Major Dirk Pett's investigation into international conspiracy and terror.

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