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Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt Adventure) A typical Cussler story. Bloody… (original 2010; edition 2011)

by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

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Title:Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt Adventure) A typical Cussler story. Bloody marvellous! Plenty of action going on with history thrown in, Two adventures happening at once with two teams. Dirk Pitt Sr, Giordino and wife Loren, and Dirk Pitt Jnr with sister Summer all make amazing discoveries. Once again; well done Mr Cussler.
Authors:Clive Cussler
Other authors:Dirk Cussler
Info:Berkley (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 640 pages
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This is the 21st Dirk Pitt Adventure written by Clive Cussler and (in this case) his son Dirk. Since I was a wee tot, I've probably read about half of them. These books are a literary version of a bag of Doritos or Oreos. They're very tasty and enjoyable while you're consuming them, but lacking in substance when you're done.

This one was about a plot to create a new Ottoman empire that was uncovered by and can only be stopped by Dirk Pitt, the Director of NUMA (the National Underwater Marine Agency). I listened to this one on audio and only discovered that it was abridged after I was done. Even in a formula thriller, there's a lot that can be cut out. It did feel a little lite. Oh well, there's plenty more where that came from.

6/10 ( )
  mahsdad | Mar 24, 2017 |
Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler with Dirk Cussler (21st in Dirk Pitt Series)
4 stars

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An ancient cargo long thought lost is found. With terrible consequences . . .
Dirk Pitt is surveying in the Middle East when a stroke of luck reveals an Ottoman wreck with a very curious cargo. While investigating the find, he foils a night raid on Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum. This puts Pitt at the centre of a race to acquire a series of legendary artefacts.
Meanwhile, the region is being pushed to the brink of war by a series of explosions across Turkey and Egypt. Finding that his search for the artefacts is linked to the attacks, Pitt must prevent a deranged brother and sister's fanatical plans succeeding...

Another Cussler book in which my attention was grabbed right from the very start. I think that it must be something to do with the historical introductions that the Cusslers use to create an interest. However that may be, it certainly worked.
On this occasion we have a distinctly Turkish interest with the Celik and Maria trying to reassert their “inheritance” to the Ottoman Empire. Additionally there are others who are seeking the wreck for financial rather than political purposes. Include in the developing plot the death of Lord Kitchener on the HMS Hampshire in 1916m something in which the Church of England may or may not have had a hand, and his apparent ownership of a mysterious document called The Manifest, the revelation of which could have great repercussions throughout the religious world, and you have a Cussler plot that can hardly go wrong. The pace is almost frenetic, but I am beginning to lose count of how many times Dirk saves the world, although not tiring of reading about him doing so. Al Giordino and Dirk’s twins, Dirk and Summer, also have their parts to play with the characters of the twins developing with each story.
Now looking forward to the next one – Poseidon’s Arrow. ( )
  Alan1946 | Feb 14, 2017 |
dirk cussler brings a little darker plot mechanism to the dirk pitt stories, and seems to inject emotion into the storyline. ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
There are the typical bad guys, a brother and sister, who want to reverse history and are going to extreme measures to collect all of the antiquities necessary to restore a previous culture. They bring acts of terrorism to play in trying to get one particular political figure elected whom they feel will help achieve their goals. To do this they will even attack their own people to try and sway public opinion. Dirk and his team are kept to put together the pieces of the puzzle and once again save the world.

So it seems like we have some of the same scenarios as in the past, but don't we all love to have our indestructible hero who always saves the day? If you love a good Dirk Pitt adventure you are going to love this book. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Another rip roaring page turner from the pen of Clive Cussler. Sometimes the plots are far fetched and the characters bordering on super human with the skills they possess! However, with over the top plots, a story needs characters to match. At the risk of sounding prudish I also like the fact that Clive can write a 500 page book with little, or no, inappropriate language. I look forward to reading Devil's Gate. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
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In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it.
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NUMA director Dirk Pitt searches for the connections among newly discovered Roman artifacts, the rise of a fundamentalist movement, and the existence of a mysterious long-lost "manifest," which, if discovered again, may change the history of the world.… (more)

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