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Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure) (edition 2012)

by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

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Title:Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure)
Authors:Clive Cussler
Other authors:Dirk Cussler
Info:Putnam Adult (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 528 pages
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A much more entertaining story and better developed characters grace this title than the previous entry by father/son Cussler. These Pitt novels are nowhere near as good as when Clive alone penned them, but the joint efforts between the two seem to be trending in the right direction. I was especially impressed with how the two Pitt children were developed in this one, and the implications of stolen technology from the U.S. really set up the background plot well. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 15, 2014 |
There is no build up of suspense and action in Cussler's books. They hit the ground running and never stop until the end. In this Dirk Pitt episode, the NUMA group gets involved in a plot to corner the world market in rare earth minerals needed to create super magnets such as those needed for a new top secret submarine. The climax takes place in the Panama Canal which is always a fascinating place to visit. ( )
  mamzel | Dec 7, 2014 |
So-so. Hard to get excited about the Panama Canal, and there are no great escapes or action scenes. Glad to see Dirk and Al are still in business. ( )
  hukkleberri | Nov 11, 2013 |
The latest installment in the Dirk Pitt series certainly doesn't disappoint. Whilst it follows the same formula as previous novels all the ingredients are new leaving you glued to the pages making excuses to procrastinate on chores and keep reading just a little more.

The only real negative I have in regards to this book is the guest appearances/cameo appearances of Clive Cussler himself in the books, it strikes me as odd that Dirk Pitt rarely if ever recognises the Clive Cussler character when they bump into each other throughout the series. Yes, it's a novel little gimmick but the manner in which its implemented seems to break the story flow for me.

Otherwise, no complaints. Great book, I eagerly await the next Cussler book. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Nov 1, 2013 |
Book # 22 in the Dirk Pitt series

The plot detail is from Wikipedia, short and precise I couldn’t have said it better, although I did take the time and liberty to complement it with my own thoughts.

“This book is about a secret prototype attack submarine the United States is developing and the efforts of a ruthless multimillionaire who wants to seize it by any means and sell it for a hefty profit. This millionaire antagonist also is bent on monopolizing most of the world’s rare earth mineral mining operations and sells these minerals for a huge profit. This novel has many subplots and is set in a variety setting throughout the world. These subplots involve many characters, as well.

This adventure takes the NUMA group on a wild trip and opens in the usual format with a prologue setting the stage this time in the Indian Ocean in October 1943. Then the setting shifts to the present day near a mining facility in the Majave Desert where we meet the villains and the succeeding chapters could only leave us breathless as the many characters drifts in and out of the story, each time with abysmal intensity.”

This thriller is an action packed tale of international intrigue, old fashion adventure, is very intense and hard to put down. Once again the father and son team bring their fictional duo and the NUMA team in a rip-roaring, globe-spanning adventure I enjoyed quite a bit. ( )
  Tigerpaw70 | May 4, 2013 |
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Ruthless Austrian entrepreneur Edward Bolcke has managed to steal a crucial component of the U.S. Navy's latest submarine technology--and he has found a way to hijack the world's supply of rare earth minerals. The three Pitts, along with longstanding sidekick Al Giordino, use their usual mix of brains and brawn to see that justice is served.… (more)

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