In this adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, oceanographer Dirk Pitt is back to find a crucial piece of marine tech that could reshape the United States’ defense program...
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.
At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, and when a few reappear, bodies are found aboard burned to a crisp. Could these mysterious events be connected to an Italian submarine that itself disappeared in 1943?
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.
Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Poseidon’s Arrow is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
The fifth Dirk Pitt novel from bestseller Cussler and son Dirk (after 2010's Crescent Dawn) features expanded roles for Pitt's two grown kids. Both Summer and Dirk Jr. help their dad try to corral ruthless Austrian entrepreneur Edward Bolcke, who runs a slavery compound in Central America where kidnapped sailors are forced into servitude to assist in his many criminal enterprises. In particular, Bolcke has managed to steal a crucial component of the U.S. Navy's latest submarine technology and he has found a way to hijack the world's supply of rare earth minerals. The three Pitts, along with longstanding sidekick Al Giordino, use their usual mix of brains and brawn to see that justice is served. While some readers may have a problem with sluggish action sequences and a surfeit of story lines, ardent followers of the Pitt clan and their nautical escapades will appreciate the family dynamics and camaraderie.
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A boring story with an expected finish. I didn't read the last eighty pages because it was too boring. Perhaps, Cussler is running out of creative material.
Cussler always writes a great story but many of the main characters failing to watch their back in many instances lacked credulity and almost appeared to make them incredibly stupid at times. was this necessary or just laziness?
I can't finish this book. The characters are just too stupid. How many attempts to steal vital defense material does it take before you take precautions to protect what's left? Apparently at least 12 before I just couldn't stand one more stupid blunder. At this rate the good guys don't deserve to win. I hope Dirk goes down with the ship in which he's managed to get his entire "rescue crew" locked up. Time to find a new author to read.