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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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Dirk Pitt, with a little help from Al Giordino and his twin children, Summer and Dirk, is out to save the world again, this time from a businessman intent on controlling all the world’s rare earth materials. As usual the book cracks on at great pace, and involves many tense scenarios.
I would like to report that the master of this genre is not losing his touch, but sadly I feel that this book is not up to the rating level that I give to most of its predecessors – I did not find it holding my attention in quite the same way as previous books have done.
Once having the bit between his teeth, there is very little that Pitt will not do to defeat his protagonist, including endangering the whole of the Panama Canal with his antics. There are one or two too many coincidences or acts of timing that stretch the incredulity a little bit, and without which the successful out come would never have been achieved. Cussler himself makes his usual appearance, and yet again is not recognised by Pitt who has met him in so many adventures before!
Not a bad read by any means, but not quite up to the usual Cussler standard.

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  Alan1946 | Jun 25, 2016 |
glad to see dirk pitt & the crew again, great read, went from cover-to-cover ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
I have read Clive Cussler's books for years and always liked the Dirk Pitt series. This one is no exception. Pitt has been behind a desk through serveral of the other books so you would think he would be a bit rusty in the field. Maybe having you sailboat run over by a freighter and your every move thwarted by a higher up in your own government gives you more incentive. The books usually rely heavily on history but this time it's more about the future of technology. It's no "Inca Gold" but a very good addition to the Dirk Pitt series. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
I have read Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series as well as several others for years and have always found Dirk Pitt and admirable hero. This one is no different. You would think that the time he has spent behind the desk would have made him rusty in the field but that does not seem to be the case. Maybe having your sailboat run over my a freighter and your every move impeded by your own government gives you that extra bit of incentive. This effort is no "Inca Gold" but it is a very good addition to the Dirk Pitt series. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Pretty good, the beginning was a bit slow, but it got better as the story progressed. You notice quickly that Cussler follows the same pattern in every book if you have read some of his books, but it works often even if one rarely gets surprised. But I do enjoy reading a Cussler book now and then. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Feb 9, 2016 |
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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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