Oceanographer Dirk Pitt traces a lost ship’s mysterious cargo to a scientific discovery that could reverse the dangers of climate change in this novel in the #1 . Arctic Drift sees Clive Cussler’s greatest hero, Dirk Pitt, fighting his enemies in the cruel Arctic. A foundered Victorian ship looking for the fabled. Oceanographer Dirk Pitt traces a lost ship’s mysterious cargo to a scientific discovery that could reverse the dangers of climate change in this novel.

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Just be aware of the drawback of the abridged CDs. I liked that the tale was based on an alternate history of a real expedition by Sir John Franklin.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Almost the whole story takes place in the freezing sea off the coast of Canada, not a glamorous location by any means, but one that still brings out the great excitement that Cussler manages to generate in all his stories. Also irritating is the authors’ lazy use of technology details and facts of nature. It was bogged down with scientific impracticalities and focused too little on the most interesting aspect, which was the lost sailing exhibition from the ‘s.

Let me start by saying I’m proud of at least 20 Cussler books sitting on my bookshelves, this author rekindled an passion for reading for me half a dozen years ago. In September,NUMA – which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities – launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization.

Even creepier, their innuendos around each other cussled the past have come across as incestual. Usually Cussler’s story moves right along through the witty dialog of Dirk and sidekick Al, but in this book there’s lots of third person narrative where the action slows down.


Jun 15, Paul rated it it ractic ok. Showing of ractic. Global warming and unrestrained greed are addressed in this Dirk Pitt and kids book. The only problem is is that that mineral drfit in very short supply: Clive Cussler’s characters are so alive and I look forward to cjssler more of his books.

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The truth is that there are approximately 12 tons of it mined per year, in multiple locations. They board the ship and find two bodies along with a dog. Jan 07, Ellen added it. This book, thankfully, mostly ignores them.

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Toward the end things pick up again and there are some pretty sweet action scenes. Is this feature helpful? When an act of sabotage aims to slow down a technological breakthrough in American clean energy, it puts the United States on the brink of war with one of its closest allies.

Jun 28, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Cussler tells a tale about some ancient well known historical disaster, or made up disaster, then ties a modern day search to find something in connection with the past. The characters were a bit one dimensional, especially Goyette and Zak, evil greedy bastards who will stop at nothing in their cclive of wealth.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Just by chance, Dirt and Summer Pitt are taking water samples and come across the Steve Miller’s boat and soon NUMA and their father, Dirk Pitt, are embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring nations, such as the United States, to its knees. Already a billionaire, he seeks to increase his fortune by publically promoting his green energy ventures while surreptitiously cornering the Canadian oil sands market.

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It turns out this is no fault of the authors but of my own.

Overall, this plot just didn’t hold water pun also intended. Missing covers Dirk Pitt series 2 12 May 23, A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming The main characters are lcive and relatable. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. This novel starts with a long narative whose starting off point is the events surrounding the Franklin mission to find a way through the Northwest Passage, which ended in disaster. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Those complaints aside I like the main story. In the end it was still an entertaining book but not enough to read again.

Nov 24, Pages Buy. It is very action packed at the beginning. He lives in Colorado and Arizona. Dirk Pitt Senior and Junior are back for another adventure on the high seas. Works by Clive Cussler. Still, a good guilty pleasure. There is an ongoing quest to save the earth from Global Warming.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Could this dtift Dirk Cussler stepping in and cleaning up the more contrived plot points and stock bad guys? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Pitt is so awesome but Cabrillo rules in my opinion.