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Pacific Vortex!

by Clive Cussler

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Meh.. It was okay. Enjoyable enough to continue reading until the end. I have read that it's considered his least well written book, though. So perhaps the others are much better. I will see eventually. ( )
  hazeydaes | Jun 18, 2017 |
Weet niet eens echt wat te zeggen over dit boek. Zeker niet een van Cusslers' beste boeken.

Dirk Pitt zou een James Bond-achtig figuur moeten worden, volgens Cussler in het voorwoord, maar dat is hem zeker niet gelukt.

Al meer dan 30 jaar verdwijnen er schepen bij Hawaii, en wat een soort Bermuda-driehoek is. De Amerikaanse onderzeeër Starbuck (is dat een referentie naar de 'koffie'-keten) is het jongste slachtoffer. Van het schip wordt taal nog teken vernomen. Tot Dirk Pitt tijdens zijn vakantie op Hawaii iets in het water ziet drijven. Ondanks dat het een gevaarlijke kust is, probeert hij het object te redden.
Dit is het begin van een avontuur waarin Dirk Pitt te maken krijgt met een moordaanslag, mooie vrouwen en een man met goudkleurige ogen.

Het idee van een verloren gegane onderzeeër is een goede, en was zeker een heel eigen boek waard. Ook het idee van een soort Bermuda-driehoek bij Hawaii is goed.

De hoofdkarakter Pitt is redelijk ontwikkeld, soms arrogant en afwijzend. Maar de andere personages zijn minder ontwikkeld. Zeker zijn vriend Al Giordino komt naar mijn idee te weinig uit de verf. ( )
  EdwinKort | Mar 23, 2017 |
I struggled with the star rating with this one. I didn't actually dislike it but I didn't really like it either. This series shows how a character grows and matures through out the series. This was not the first Dirk Pitt book that I read. I had read several of the later ones and was really impressed by the characters and NUMA, the organization that Pitt works for. When I started this book I actually looked at the cover to be sure it was the same Dirk Pitt. He was not a very likable person in this story. I think if this was my first experience with the character, I would have never read another one. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Dirk Pitt thriller of sub caught in a sea mount - Ber. triangle of the Pacific

Dirk Pitt's first, most terrific adventure! Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex -- a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America's deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt's job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt's mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax of Pacific Vortex!
  christinejoseph | Sep 5, 2015 |
This is a pop corn novel. nothing spectacular but nothing boring as well . fast paced fast food fiction. ( )
  Shivam_Singh | Sep 5, 2015 |
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Vortex: tourbillon creux qui prend naissance dans un fluide en écoulement (Définition extraite de l’Encyclopédie Larousse)
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Every ocean takes its toll of men and ships, yet none devours them with the voracious appetite of the Pacific.
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Aussi longtemps qu’il existera des mers, des navires et des hommes, il y aura aussi des mystères étranges et sans solution.
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Dirk Pitt's first, most terrific adventure! Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex -- a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America's deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt's job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt's mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax of Pacific Vortex!

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Undersea adventurer Dirk Pitt faces the toughest challenge of his life when he plunges into a deadly sea zone to rescue the gigantic Starbuck, America's nuclear arsenal, while battling deep-sea assassins.

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