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Dirk Pitt answers a distress call and rips open a 50-year-old conspiracy. His adventure begins with Teri, a modern Greek goddess in a red bikini, who is the key to a vast drug-smuggling ring and who holds back the truth about a Nazi war criminal now ruling over a corrupt empire. Pitt follows a trial of intrigue into an undersea labyrinth, where the action explodes as he confronts his nemesis.
The President's secret task force has developed an unprecedented defensive weapon that relies on an extremely rare radioactive element--and Dirk Pitt has followed a twisted trail to a secret cache of the substance. Now, racing against brutal storms, Soviet spies, and a ticking clock, Pitt begins his most thrilling mission--to raise from its watery grave the shipwreck of the century...
Dirk Pitt, el intrépido experto en rescates submarinos, afronta un nuevo y peligroso desafío. En esta ocasión, debe recuperar un antiguo documento vital para la buena marcha de las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Gran Bretaña. Las dos únicas copias existentes de dicho documento se encuentran bajo el agua: una en el mar, a bordo de un transatlántico hundido; otra en el fondo del río Hudson, dentro de un tren descarrilado. Pero son muchos los intereses en juego, y Dirk deberá lidiar con un rival difícil de batir.
In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. The President believes that the treaty offers the single shot at salvation for an energy-starved, economically devastated nation, but the only two copies plummeted into the watery depths of the Atlantic in twin disasters long ago. The original document must be found--and the one American who can do the job is Dirk Pitt.<P> But in London, a daring counterplot is being orchestrated to see that the treaty is never implemented. Brian Shaw, a master spy who has often worked hand in hand with American agents, now confronts his most challenging command. Pitt's mission: Raise the North American Treaty. Shaw's mission: Stop Pitt.
Dirk Pitt's first, most terrific adventure! <P> Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex -- a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America's deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt's job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt's mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax.
A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters. A ghost ship drifts across the empty northern Pacific. A luxury Soviet liner blazes into a funeral pyre. The Presidential yacht cruises the Potomac night and the President disappears without a trace. DIRK PITT, the swashbuckling hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers Sahara and Inca Gold, takes on a sinister Asian shipping empire in an intercontinental duel of nerves. In his most dangerous, fast-paced adventure, he fights to save the U.S. government-- and to seize one desperate moment of revenge!
A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an antique blimp. From Cuban waters, the blimp drifts toward Florida with a crew of dead men-- Soviet cosmonauts. DIRK PITT discovers a shocking scheme: a covert group of U.S. industrialists has put a colony on the moon, a secret base they will defend at any cost. Threatened in space, the Russians are about to strike a savage blow in Cuba-- and only DIRK PITT can stop them. From a Cuban torture chamber to the cold ocean depths, Pitt is racing to defuse an international conspiracy that threatens to shatter the earth!
Charts of lost gold... breathtaking art and rare volumes... maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the world's balance of power. Now Dirk Pitt discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria-- a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the governments of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. Suddenly, from East to West, anarchists reach their deadly tentacles into the heart of the United States. And Dirk Pitt, the hard-hitting hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers "Sahara" and "Inca Gold", is up against the most feared assassin known to man.
Japan, 1945: Two U.S. bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through. The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of a cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from a secret island control center. And Dirk Pitt, the dauntless hero of Treasure and Cyclops, is taking on death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt alone controls the West's secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave of destruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!
Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice -- the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clues to the ships priceless -- and missing -- cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew. DIRK PITT, intrepid hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers Dragon, Sahara, and Inca Gold, confronts the most lethal network of intrigue and murder in his war against international crime. Only his strength, skill and daring can thwart a supercharged scheme that could blow every fuse on earth!
1931: Una famosa aviadora australiana desaparece misteriosamente mientras sobrevuela el Sáhara. 1995: Dirk Pitt salva la vida a una atractiva joven científica cuya misión es investigar una enfermedad desconocida que conduce a miles de personas a la locura, el canibalismo y la muerte. Todo indica que la epidemia ha sido provocada por una contaminación química sin precedentes. En su empeño por averiguar la verdad, los protagonistas remontan el río Níger y, a riesgo de su propia vida, descubren un terrible proyecto urdido en lo más profundo del continente africano, enfrentándose así al pavoroso misterio de las desapariciones ocurridas en el pasado. ¿Qué inquietante relación existe entre estos hechos? ¿Quié n está detrás de ese proyecto maquiavélico que puede significar el fin de la humanidad?
A MAGNIFICENT CACHE OF ANCIENT GOLD BURIED IN MYSTERY...<P> A POWERFUL CRIME FAMILY TAKES BLOODY AIM...<P> DIRK PITT VOWS TO STOP THEM, PLUNGING INTO A PIT OF EVIL! <P> Nearly five centuries ago a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea. There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history -- until now. <P> 1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru. DIRK PITT dives into an ancient sacrificial pool, saving two American archaeologists from certain drowning. But his death-defying rescue is only the beginning, as it draws the intrepid Pitt into a vortex of darkness and danger, corruption and betrayal. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure -- worth almost a billion dollars -- from the Andes to the banks of a hidden undergound river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Driven by burning greed and a ruthless bloodlust, the syndicate is racing to seize the golden prize...and to terminate the one man who can stop them: <P> DIRK PITT!
En 1859, se produce el naufragio de un barco británico que transporta condenados a Australia. Dos de los supervivientes consiguen llegar a una isla desierta donde descubren una mina de diamantes. Este hecho dará lugar a la fundación de un imperio familiar dirigido por Arthur Dorsett y sus tres hijas. Una de éstas, Maeve, se ha apartado de su familia y alterna su profesión de bióloga con trabajos como guía científica de cruceros por la Antártida. Durante uno de estos viajes, un grupo de turistas muere repentinamente por causas misteriosas y la propia Maeve, junto a unos pocos, es rescatada por Dirk Pitt. A partir de entonces, las investigaciones de Pitt pondrán al descubierto una monstruosa trama de ambición y codicia cuyo epicentro se halla, precisamente, en las minas de diamantesde la familia Dorsett...
A nonfiction work by the creator of Dirk Pitt, this book tells thirteen tales of searches for shipwrecks. The circumstances surrounding each are described in detail along with the searches. This book reads like a novel. Among the shipwrecks are the C.S.S. Hunley, a confederate submarine-- the first to sink a ship in battle, The Leopoldville, a troop transport torpedoed by a German U-boat on Christmas eve, 1944 and the discovery of U-20, the German sub that sank the Lusitania in 1915.
Arthur Dorsett: An ugly, hulking giant of a man, head of the world's second largest diamond empire, he has the personality of a pit bull and a sneering disdain for any human weakness. His master plan will destroy the global diamond market-and net him billions... Maeve Fletcher: Dorsett's lithe and lovely blond daughter rebelled against laboring in her father's mines, changing her name and earning her master's degree in zoology without a penny of his fortune. But now her father has ordered her to spy on Dirk Pitts and NUMA, seizing the ultimate motivators-- her twin six-year-old sons ... Mason Broadmoor: A revered totem-pole carver of Canada's Haida Indian tribe, he smuggled Pitt into the Dorsett mine on Kunghit Island where Pitt unlocked the key to the murderous blasting operations-- and was captured by Dorsett's thugs. But Broadmoor's daring rescue gave him the ride of his life ... Paudicca Dorsett: A towering Amazon beauty with the impenous poise of a tigress, she is in charge of security operations for Dorsett Consolidated Mining Limited. Her physical strength far surpasses that of most men, and her sadistic streak is rivaled only by her father's ... Deirdre Dorsett: A glamorous woman with copper hair and the flair of a fashion model, she is vividly attractive to Dirk Pitt&, until he perceives that her sensuality and sophistication conceal a heart as cold as polar ice... Hiram Yaeger: The iconoclastic chief of NUMA's computer network is filled with horror when a magnificent new graphics program targets the next area to be rocked by Dorsett's revolutionary mining technique ...
Dirk Pitt, marine engineer for the National Underwater Marine Agency, desperately needs a vacation and jumps at the offer of an old friend to stay at his lake cabin and get in some fishing. His friend's cabin is the only cabin left on the lake that has not been bought by a reclusive Chinese millionaire. Immediately upon Pitt's arrival strange things begin to happen. Then one night on an exploratory dive bodies begin pouring out of a boat, only these people are not dead, just tied and chained to weights. They soon will be dead if Pitt cannot rescue them, joining hundreds of other bodies on the cold bottom of the lake. It's Dirk Pitt and Al Giordina and their crew to the rescue once more in a spine tingling and hair raising adventure. And of course, there is underwater treasure somewhere in the mystery too!
Dirk Pitt se enfrenta a una monstruosa red de tráfico de inmigrantes ilegales chinos que pone en peligro la estabilidad de la sociedad norteamericana. Los inmigrantes, esperanzados en una vida mejor, son engañados desde el principio y padecen humillantes vejaciones y tratos inhumanos. Sin embargo, la desarticulación de la siniestra red no será nada fácil, ya que sus ramificaciones llegan hasta las más altas esferas gubernamentales...
An Antarctic whaler stumbles across an aged wreck--her frozen crew guarding a priceless treasure. <P> A team of anthropologists is buried under a mountain by a deliberate explosion. <P> A ship that should have died fifty-six years ago reappears, and almost sinks a National Underwater and Marine Agency ship. <P> Dirk Pitt knows that somehow these events are connected. His investigations lead to an ancient mystery with devastating modern consequences, and a diabolical enemy unlike any he has ever known. Now, he is racing to save not only his life--but the world. The trap is set. The clock is ticking. And only one man stands between the earth and Armageddon...<P>
An Antarctic whaler stumbles across an aged wreck--her frozen crew guarding a priceless treasure. A team of anthropologists is buried under a mountain by a deliberate explosion. A ship that should have died fifty-six years ago reappears, and almost sinks a National Underwater and Marine Agency ship. Dirk Pitt knows that somehow these events are connected. His investigations lead to an ancient mystery with devastating modern consequences, and a diabolical enemy unlike any he has ever known. Now, he is racing to save not only his life--but the world. The trap is set. The clock is ticking. And only one man stands between the earth and Armageddon...A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
Septiembre de 1858: un grupo de balleneros atrapados entre los hielos antárticos topa con un viejo barco que se encuentra en su misma situación. A bordo les espera una escena terrorífica: los congelados cadáveres que todavía parecen vigilar la carga, guardada en cajas de madera. Al lado de ella, como una amenaza, hay una calavera de obsidiana. Marzo de 2001: un grupo de antropólogos contempla maravillado las extrañas inscripciones en la pared de una cueva en las montañas de Colorado. De repente, una inexplicable explosión tapona su única salida. Abril de 2001: el barco de investigación de Dirk Pitt y sus compañeros resulta casi destruido por una nave misteriosa. Pitt intuye una conexión entre estos tres acontecimientos, y se lanza a aclarar un misterio muy antiguo pero que amenaza el presente. Porque Pitt es el único ser capaz de frenar a un enemigo cuyos planes pasan, necesariamente, por el fin de nuestro mundo. «Los numerosos seguidores de Pitt, un Indiana Jones del mar, disfrutarán con esta nueva entrega donde se encuentran todos los ingredientes de una buena novela de aventuras.» La Razón
A POD OF WHALES, DEAD WITHOUT REASON IN SAN DIEGO BAY . . . A PRIMITIVE BRAZILIAN TRIBE WHOSE SECRETS COULD SAVE LIVES . . . A BILLIONAIRE TYCOON SET ON WORLD DOMINATION . . . An investigation into the sudden deaths of a pod of gray whales leads National Underwater & Marine Agency leader Kurt Austin to the Mexican coast, where someone tries to put him and his mini-sub permanently out of commission. Meanwhile, in South America's lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA® team discovers a murdered body--a member of a mysterious local tribe who live like ghosts beyond a five-part waterfall the locals call the Hand of God, and are rumored to be led by a mythical white goddess. Now they are in danger from a vicious cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal discoveries worth millions. Soon, Austin and his crew realize that they're working opposite ends of the same grand scheme, and must race against time to save the world's freshwater supply from a twisted eco-extortionist. But every step toward salvation takes them deeper into a dense jungle of treachery, blackmail, and death. A NOVEL FROM THE NUMA FILES
"Clive Cussler has no equal," writes Publishers Weekly, and he proved it again with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his number-one bestselling Atlantis Found. Fans wanted to know how he could possibly top it--and the answer is Valhalla Rising.<P> It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him.<P> Before the next few weeks are over, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinary series of monsters, both human and mechanical, modern and ancient. He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. And, at the end of it all, though many lives will be lost, and many saved, it is Pitt's own life that will be changed forever...<P> Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, Valhalla Rising is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.
In his novels Serpent and Blue Gold, #1 bestselling author Clive Cussler introduced a hero for the new millennium: Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignment Team, and an instant hit with critics and fans. Tulsa World said, "As always, Cussler twists fact and fiction into a rope of tension that will leave you dangling until the last page."<P> Now Kurt Austin returns to tackle his most dangerous mission to date... In the heart of the old Soviet Union, a mining tycoon is determined to overthrow the Russian government-distracting the U. S. with a man-made natural disaster using a notoriously unstable compound known as "fire ice." Detonation of this compound could create a tidal wave big enough to destroy a major city. But Kurt Austin and his Special Assignment Team are about to make a few waves of their own....
Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon-a state of the art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler-takes him and his crew into dangerous waters, as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.<P> Cabrillo's gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate-and steal-the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail...
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