Pacific Vortex!

Pacific Vortex!

Book - 1983
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Random House, Inc.
DIRK PITT’S FIRST, MOST TERRIFYING ADVENTURE!
 
Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is put to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex—a fog-shrouded area where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome supersub Starbuck, bearing America’s deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt’s job is to find it and salvage it before international forces beat him to the prize or the sea explodes in a nuclear blast—whichever comes first. Pitt’s mission also leads him into the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous woman ever to enter his life. As the countdown heads toward disaster, Pitt has no choice but to descend through the shark-infested depths to an ancient sunken island, from which he may never again emerge to see the light of day.


Baker & Taylor
Undersea adventurer Dirk Pitt faces the toughest challenge of his life when he plunges into a deadly sea zone to rescue the gigantic Starbuck, America's nuclear arsenal, while battling deep-sea assassins.

Baker
& Taylor

Undersea adventurer Dirk Pitt faces the toughest challenge of his life when he plunges into a deadly sea zone to rescue the gigantic Starbuck, America's nuclear arsenal, while battling deep-sea assassins. Reissue.

Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam, 1983, c1982
ISBN: 9780553228663
0553228668
9780553593457
Characteristics: 270 p. ; 18 cm

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1860Colt
Nov 10, 2018

Very simple pretex, simple execution, but very powerful in how it all comes together. When I read this, I got a vintage Dr. No vibe in tone. going in with that kind of tone really helps with reading. doesn't reciprocate with a later book like how it should, like not at all, but overall well worth the read.

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tenet
Aug 17, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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maurajk
Feb 22, 2012

read this first

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rahmmie
Feb 10, 2012

Cussler writes in the intro that he published this manuscript after he had a few books under his belt. I can see why he wasn't too keen on releasing this one, it's not very good

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thesysdude
Feb 07, 2012

This is the second Dirk Pitt adventure (after The Mediterranean Caper).
WARNING......!!!!!
(SPOILER ALERT - don't read unless you can't wait!)

What is exciting is that 20 -something years later after the events in this novel, Dirk finds he has a son & daughter from his relationship with Summer - whom he thought had died. Kind of schmaltzy, but nice.

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RichardPaul
Feb 19, 2011

Pacific Vortex ---- by Clive Cussler c -1985 ---- Read reg print c - ? ---- Excellent! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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Mercius
Feb 07, 2011

The plot isn't as complex as the later Dirk Pitt adventures, but it's a great bit of fun (and it felt like a much quicker read).

teacupfaerie May 25, 2010

Ok, not the best author, but he is just starting out. Guys may enjoy this author's sense of humor more than I. I found the book to lack plot for the first 2/3rd's then suddenly pick up in the last few chapters. An OK sea story if you are looking.

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