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- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 Sept. 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005LVZ486
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And that's why he sells so many. Great fun and ideal for that long haul flight or beach holiday.
The problem I had with this one is that much of the story is based around LNG ships and since I worked on them for a number of years as an engineer, I understand how they are made, work and can be used. And Cussler does't. I'm not giving anything away by saying that his basic premise of using an LNG ship to carry liquid CO2 is simply impossible. Once I'd read that bit pretty much everything else fell apart and the story was a but redundant to me.
If you know nothing of ships (or gases/liquids) then this is up to the same fun level as all the other Pitt books. However if you have any technical knowledge of this subject you'll find yourself grinding your teeth so much that you lose interest.
With regard to Clive Cussler's more recent books, I would say this is one of the better ones. This is suprising as there is probably less action in the first few hundred pages of this one, than any of his other novels. However, I found the plot a bit more realistic than some of his other stories, although you do have to suspend disbelief in parts of this one too!
The back story of the doomed Franklin Expedition of the 1840s really captured my attention, also. I was wondering throughout, how it would be resolved.
Negative? Very little. The story here starts a bit slower than normally, but once you've read through say 70 pages the plot thickens you can't any more put the book down. And the book ends on page 577 too soon...
I recommend reading this novel!
Was a little slow to get started but once things started to build it proved to be a hook to get it finished.
Yes all the banter is in there and the usual last minute twists and turns - even good ol' Clive Cussler makes his regular appearance as a prospector. Dirk and Summer (Pitt's kids) although playing a vital role, never really connect with Pitt and Giordino in the story. Even at the end they are a bit distanced. Other characters, although mentioned as usual, didn't play as wholesome a role as in previous novels. It would be great to see Austin and Zavala play a part as well - no mention of them even in passing in this novel. The absence of Pitt's repaired car at the end of the novel, along with a token item brought back from his adventures to put in his hangar collection were noticeable. All in all a great read and definately one for the dedicated like me - but it just lacked the sparkle that other previous novels had. Let's hope this is not the last we see of Pitt and Giordino as it wouldn't be the right book to end the series on.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A tense thriller and enjoyable read. I am happy to recommend.
If you like wartime thrillers then you will find this book very e
Great holiday read, well researched and upto date with today's issues.Published 1 month ago by glyn rawlingson
A typical clive cussler, total adventure from start to finishPublished 2 months ago by thegreatscotts
It's a Dirk Pitt book, what can I say?? The man is a legend. Love him and his side kick Al. A great read as alwaysPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not one of this author's best, I struggled to complete reading it and finally passed it on to my son-in-law, it is more to his taste in reading. Overall a disappointment.Published 4 months ago by james turner
A good read, classic Cussler plot, builds up to an exciting climax. Not my favourite, but still a thrilling read.Published 7 months ago by Mr D.W.Garwood