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Shock Wave by Clive Cussler

Shock Wave (1985)

by Clive Cussler

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This wasn't the greatest book ever, but it was a fun one. You know, a gung-ho hero always escaping from impossible situations. I enjoyed it as a bit of light reading. ( )
  jennannej | Jul 13, 2017 |
This book was recommended to me by a friend. The "star" of the story is Dirk Pitt, a recurring character in Clive Cussler novels. Dirk Pitt is like a combination between James Bond and Macgyver with a little Environmentalist thrown in for kicks. The only way to read the book is to surrender to the "yeah right!" element and go with the flow. The story starts out promisingly, but get boring in places before an ending that I found unsatisfactory. Obviously, this was NOT one of my favorite books-- but, to be fair, it was well worth the read. ( )
  HSContino | May 20, 2016 |
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  Ceiteag | Nov 23, 2014 |
SUMMARY: A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic...A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius...A Devastating New Technology...NUMA agent DIRK PITT« is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt's investigation leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans -- before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives! ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
If you like detective books Dirk Pitt's adventures are for you. I really couldn't get into it. ( )
  BackyardHorse | Feb 16, 2012 |
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In this explosive Dirk Pitt novel by the author of Inca Gold, Pitt meets the most intriguing and sinister villain of his adventurous and legendary career--a billionaire Australian diamond king with whom he must wage conflict above and below the sea for the survival of vast numbers of sea creatures and more than a million human beings. Only Clive Cussler--the Grandmaster of Adventure--could have written a story this suspenseful.

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Dirk Pitt of the National Underwater and Marine Agency leads a team to the Antarctic to find out why dolphins and seals are disappearing from around Seymour Island. This brings him in conflict with a mining company which is using deadly sound waves to drill for diamonds. But it also brings romance with the villain's beautiful daughter. By the author of Sahara.… (more)

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