In the 1980s and 90s I waited with bated breath for another Dirk Pitt Novel. Although they always fitted a similar format the historical, geographical research and the 'teams relationships' was well done and made the adventure exciting.
Things changed when Dirk jnr and Summer came along, they had the effect of watering it down.
His recent novels, this one included just remind me of the constant flow of US movies following the same old format purely to get bums on seats. Yes I am sorry Mr Cussler I feel you are doing the same. As a writer myself I know how hard it is to 'keep ones name out there' but I am sure I speak for many when I say surely ONE good book is worth 10 mediocre ones!
What topped it for me this time round was the vision of Buckingham palace as seen from Lambeth Palace; just like a US movie when in a car chase or even a taxi ride around London out the window one sees every notable landmark in the space of 2 minutes. There was no excuse because his other location while in the UK around Dover was spot on.
I hope Dirk jnr and Summer get more integrated into the stories in the future. This time round I found their part of the story very disjointed. Both Summer and Dirk Jnr got into serious trouble in the UK and Turkey, Dirk Snr being their boss and father knew nothing about it until there chance meeting in Turkey!!
Lets go back to the quality of the one or two books a year, early adventures in some way. Either that or have a catastrophe and wipe the family out once and for all...False Accusations: Guilty Until Proven Innocent