Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Havana Storm; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently The Pharaoh's Secret; the Oregon Files, such as The Emperor's Revenge; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Solomon Curse. He lives in Arizona.
In this Japan-bashing adventure, Cussler's ninth book to feature Dirk Pitt, Japanese nationalists plant nuclear devices in international cities as they plot to create a new empire through blackmail. ``A page-turning romp that achieves a level of fast-paced action and derring-do that Robert Ludlum and other practitioners of modern pulp fiction might well envy . . . perfect beach reading,'' said PW . (July)
Japanese businessmen have created a diabolical plot to control world economy, and all is going well until a radiation leak occurs on board the auto carrier Divine Star . Dirk Pitt is almost killed in the tremors from the explosion aboard the carrier, and the plot weaves suspensefully as he begins to solve the puzzles around him. Nuclear holocaust, secret underwater stations, Japanese art discovered in an old Nazi underground vault, and the kidnapping of two U. S. Congressmen carry readers through an exciting story of power and insatiable greed. Humor pervades the story; Cussler places himself in one scene, suggests in another that the yen become the currency of the United States, and dresses Pitt's Uncle Percy in a lavender sport coat and lizard-skin boots. An attention-holding novel set in 1993. --Linda Vretos, West Springfield High School, VA
Praise for Clive Cussler:
`Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post
`Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
`The Adventure King' Sunday Express
`Frightening and full of suspense ... unquestionably entertaining' Daily Express
`Much fun, crisply told, with exciting special effects'
`Clive Cussler is the guy I read'
'No holds barred adventure ... a souped-up treat' Daily Mirror
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