Clive Cussler, "The Grand Master of Adventure," sends his intrepid heroes Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino on their wildest, boldest mission into the ancient world, unlocking extraordinary secrets and solving hideous crimes. Another fabulous read from the most beloved series from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador. . . A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit. . . An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile. . . Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie in the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.
During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows--most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the shadowy bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together in a stunning showdown on the rocky isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Ecological disasters, ancient plagues, a sinister conspiracy—all these ingredients come together for a first-class adventure. In the 25th book featuring Clive and Dirk Cussler’s intrepid hero, Dirk Pitt, the oceanographer and his equally fearless twin children, Dirk Jr. and Summer, investigate a mysterious corporation whose evil plans could wipe out half the world’s population. Along the way, the trio tackles emergencies ranging from dam collapses in Central America to tomb raiders in Egypt. Celtic Empire features all the daring escapes, quippy dialogue, and high-speed chases we’ve come to expect from the Cusslers’ lighthearted thrillers—and that’s just how we like it.
In bestseller Cussler and son Dirk's rousing 25th Dirk Pitt adventure (after 2016's Odessa Sea), a series of maritime disasters catch the attention of Pitt and other members of the National Underwater and Marine Agency. Where these attacks have occurred, a deadly outbreak of a cholera-like illness has followed. BioRem Global Limited, a bioremediation company ostensibly using bioengineered bacteria to clean up these so-called accidents, has instead orchestrated them to revive an ancient disease, genetically enhanced to cause an evolutionary genocide, for which there is no modern cure. Pitt's son and daughter, Dirk Jr. and Summer, discover the source: an ancient Egyptian plague still viable in the DNA of royal mummies. Fortunately, there's hope for a treatment. In 1334 BCE, Maritaten, an Egyptian princess, fled her homeland across the seas to Ireland, bringing along an extinct herbal curative. The authors overly rely on convenience to get Pitt and company out of jams, but then again, that does keep the plot barreling along toward its satisfying finish. This series remains as fresh as ever.
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Another Engaging Adventure from Mr. Cussler
If you are a Clive Cussler and Dirk Pit fan you’ll enjoy this adventure. I spend a lot of time on airplanes and since working in “cattle class” is impossible good reads like this one are indispensable for easing the otherwise unpleasant experience that is air travel.
Not Clive Culler
I’ve read all the original Cussler books and this clearly is not one of them. The dialogues do not match and they are not smooth. The mixing of the two Pitts is annoying. The behavior of the characters not developed in a refined way. The core storyline is similar though. Avoid this one.
Excellent read. I could not stop reading. The plot is complex.