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The #1 New York Times bestselling author once again brings to life the heroism and guts that have made Dirk Pitt a legend in the world of adventure...A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming...a series of unexplained deaths in British Columbia...a rash of international incidents between the United States and a longtime ally that threatens to erupt into a shooting war. NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, know there's a connection--but they also know they have very little time to find it. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission. And if Pitt and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them...and the world.
A foundered Victorian ship looking for the fabled Northwest Passage holds a secret in its icy grave... When Dirk Pitt of NUMA is almost blown to pieces in a lab explosion, he suspects sabotage. The lab in question belongs to a scientist hoping to use a rare mineral to combat greenhouse gases - but who would want to destroy our one chance to save the planet?However, there are those who will do anything to control such a valuable prize. Pitt's investigations take him to the Arctic in search of a clue to the origins of this precious mineral. There he and NUMAr colleague Al Giordino must battle for survival against the hostile elements and evil megalomaniac who is about to plunge the North American continent into war... Artic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put it down.
In the waning days of World War II, unbeknownst to all but a handful of people, the Japanese tried a last, desperate measure. Two submarines were sent to the West Coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus, their mission to unleash hell. Neither sub made it to the designated target. But that does not mean they were lost. Someone knows about the subs and what they carried, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in mind for the prize inside-- a plan that could reshape America, and the world, as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk ... and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA. Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed up with his children to track them down. But never has he encountered such pure evil-- until now.
Durante unas vacaciones en Estambul, Dirk Pitt y su esposa presencian un robo en el museo Topkapi. Poco después su equipo de investigación vuelve a ser objeto de un robo, y Pitt decide perseguir a los culpables. Descubrirá un muelle clandestino con toneladas de explosivos, y una banda liderada por una escurridiza mujer, Maria, la misma que robó en el Topkapi. Entretanto, el hijo de Pitt, Dirk, coquetea con una atractiva agente de Israel y la acompaña a una batida contra unos ladrones de tumbas. Pero topan con Maria y sus secuaces, que han excavado uno de los acueductos romanos que pasan bajo la Cúpula de la Roca. Mientras, Summer Pitt, su hermana gemela, conoce a la biógrafa de lord Kitchener, cuyo buque se hundió en 1916 con un tesoro a bordo. Se trataba de un misterioso Manifiesto cuyo contenido pone en duda la resurrección de Jesús# Dirk Pitt y su equipo tendrán que luchar contra un grupo de fanáticos dispuestos a cambiar la historia del mundo tal y como la conocemos.
Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. In A. D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions. Does anything tie them together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again. . . just may change the history of the world as we know it.
Dirk Pitt returns, in the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and #1 New York Times-bestselling author. <P><P>While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous--a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.From the Hardcover edition.
"Dirk Pitt is oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones," praises the Associated Press. "Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes--Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers. " And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt's most dangerous adventure of all. It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades--an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation's naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing--and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard... burned to a crisp. What is going on? And what does it have to do with an Italian submarine that itself disappeared in 1943, lost at sea? Or was she? It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth, from Washington to Mexico, Idaho to Panama. What they discover at the end of it is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined. If they don't succeed in their mission, the world as they know it might end up a very different place--and not a pleasant one. Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination,Poseidon's Arrow is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades--an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing--and the man who developed it is dead.<P><P>At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard...burned to a crisp. What is going on? And what does it have to do with an Italian submarine that vanished in 1943? Or did it?It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt's children, Dirk, Jr., and Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth. But what they discover is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined...
1848. Los dos buques del Servicio de Descubrimientos Árticos que partieron en busca del Paso del Noroeste llevan dos años aprisionados en el hielo. Su enigmático líder, Sir John Franklin, pereció hace un año y la situación es cada vez más desesperada. La tripulación de las naves, formada por hombres intrépidos y aguerridos, está preparada para pasar hambre, frío, epidemias y todo tipo de adversidades. Sin embargo, no sabrán enfrentarse a lo que los habitantes de los hielos llaman "el aliento del diablo", una leyenda espeluznante que poco a poco irá cobrando visos de realidad.En la actualidad. Una bioquímica llamada Lisa Lane descubre la manera de reducir los gases que provocan el calentamiento global mediante una recreación artificial a gran escala de la fotosíntesis. Para este proceso, es necesario un raro y peligroso metal llamado rutenio, que puede resultar letal para quien lo manipule. Al mismo tiempo, un magnate canadiense está dispuesto a todo para silenciar a la científicaUn nuevo reto para Clive Cussler, el maestro de la aventura: un tema de máxima actualidad, el calentamiento global, se funde con una leyenda sobrecogedora. Solo el intrépido Dirk Pitt puede enfrentarse a un peligro de semejante envergadura.
Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.
Genghis Khan-- the greatest conqueror of all time, who at his peak ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests are the stuff of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery. Until now. When Dirk Pitt is nearly killed rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia's Lake Baikal, it appears a simple act of nature. But when the survey team is abducted and Pitt's research vessel nearly sinks, it's obvious there's something more sinister involved. <P> All trails lead to Mongolia, and a mysterious mogul who is conducting covert deals for supplying oil to the Chinese, while wreaking havoc on global oil markets with deadly acts of sabotage. The Mongolian harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan that just might give him the wealth and power to make the dream come true. <P> From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot sands of the Gobi Desert, Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue, adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the mysterious treasure of Xanadu. But first, they must stop the tycoon from spreading his killing spree-- one that is about to strike very, very close to home. <P> Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, his new novel is yet further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
Se han producido varias muertes misteriosas en una isla de Alaska, así como un ataque por sorpresa a Dirk Pitt durante el reconocimi ento de un submarino japonés hundido durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Se trata de hechos inconexos, pero que ponen a Pitt en el ra stro de una vasta conspiración. A finales de la guerra, los japoneses habían protagonizado un último y desesperado intento de atacar Estados Unidos con el envío de dos submarinos a la costa Oeste con una peligrosa carga: un virus letal. Los submarinos se hundieron . Sin embargo, las armas bacteriológicas no perdieron su mortífera capacidad. Y no falta gente sin escrúpulos dispuesta a aprovechar se de ello. Por eso Dirk Pitt, junto con sus hijos gemelos Summer, bióloga marina, y Dirk, ingeniero marino, se dispone a localizar y aniquilar la amenaza mediante una arriesgada operación. Y ello a pesar de que nunca se había enfrentado a un enemigo tan despiadad o y con tanto poder de destrucción. «Un thriller de padree hijo protagonizado por un equipo de padre e hijo que sabe explotar aún más la acción y los peligros marca de la casa.» Kirkus Review
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