Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt Series Collection 16 Books Set – Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt Series Collection 16 Books Set – Clive Cussler

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DEEP SIX For the President of the United States the crisis point is approaching fast. With his new Soviet initiative entering its most crucial phase the President suddenly finds himself faced with a pollution disaster of potentially cataclysmic proportions. And then – incredibly – he vanishes into thin air leaving his country poised on the brink of chaos. It’s left to trouble shooter extraordinaire Dirk Pitt to hotwire the connections between these two shattering events. From the icy Alaskan waters to a Korean ship breaker’s yard from a Caribbean shipwreck to a blazing inferno in the Mississippi Delta he tracks down a conspiracy so fiendish and sophisticated that even the superpowers are helpless in its grip . ICEBREG The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship – sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded. Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt top trouble shooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close – and too often – to violent death. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century . . . MAYDAY The first in the iconic Dirk Pitt series Mayday! is published in hardback to celebrate 40 years of thrills from Clive Cussler the world’s favourite adventure writer Brady Air Force Base Crete. A small yellow aeroplane swoops down out of the calm Mediterranean skies its guns blazing. On the ground rows of the latest hi-tech jet fighters are reduced to no more than burning wrecks in seconds. Their unlikely destroyer appears to be a World War One German biplane. Patrolling nearby is an old flying boat belonging to the National Underwater and Maritime Agency. In the cockpit NUMA trouble shooter Major Dirk Pitt picks up the panicked distress call from Brady and seizes the chance to fight back. In the desperate aerial dogfight that follows Pitt eventually gains the upper hand. But while the battle is won the mysterious plane and its pilot escape leaving just destruction and unanswered questions in their wake. The mystery soon deepens when Pitt encounters a seductive double agent and starts to uncover evidence of a deadly plot with at its head a evil mastermind who is hiding a dangerous and chilling past. And who will now stop at nothing to achieve his twisted ambitions. With all the page-turning pace and stunning hair-raising invention and heart-stopping thrills that have won millions of dedicated fans Mayday! is the book that introduced Dirk Pitt to the world. Published in an exclusive new hardback edition to celebrate forty years of adventure from Clive Cussler and his enduringly popular hero Mayday! is where it all begins. SAHARA Classic Dirk Pitt adventure where the adventurer is drawn to the burning African desert and a secret that could destroy all life in the worlds seas. Deep in the African desert Pitt discovers that a top-scientific installation is leaking a lethal chemical into the rivers threatening to kill thousands of people and to destroy all life in the worlds seas. To warn the world of catastrophe Pitt must escape capture and death at the hands of a ruthless West African dictator and French industrialist and undertake a long perilous journey across the merciless Sahara NIGHT PROBE May 1914. Two top diplomats hurry home by sea and rail each carrying a document of world-changing importance. Then the liner Empress of India is sunk in a collision and the Manhattan-Line express plunges from a shattered bridge – both dragging their VIP passengers to watery oblivion. Tragic coincidence – or conspiracy? Seventy-five years later a chance revelation reopens the question. In the energy-starved fear-torn 1980s those long-lost papers could destroy whole nations and Dirk Pitt confronts his biggest challenge yet. Racing against time against hired killers – and the horrors of the sea bed – he launches his deep-sea search craft in the hunt for the documents. ‘Night Probe’ has begun . . . PACIFIC VORTEX Fully armed and with all hands on board the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials – and vanished. No wreckage no signals no survivors: nothing . . . until ace maritime trouble shooter Dirk Pitt finds a single chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii – the log of the Starbuck. ‘Do not search for us it can only end in vain . . . ‘ A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains. And the Captain’s final scrawled fear-crazed note locates the Starbuck’s grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! The search for the Starbuck plunges Dirk Pitt into his most shattering assignment to date – a whirlpool of deep-sea mystery and terror – the Pacific Vortex! DRAGON Buried in the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan lies one of the greatest drowned secrets of World Wart Two a crashed B29 Bomber that was carrying a third atomic bomb to Japan in 1945. Its deadly cargo lost in the sea for nearly fifty years is at the heart of this classic Dirk Pitt thriller in which a small group of Japanese nationalist fanatics dreaming of a new Nipponese Empire set out to neutralise and blackmail the USA with nuclear weapons planted strategically in the countrys major cities INCA GOLD A desperate call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well high in the Andes. What he discovers as he attempts to rescue two divers lost in the perilous depths leads him into deadly confrontation with a band of ruthless art-thieves who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts. Dirk Pitt’s extraordinary adventures take him to the fabled Lost City of the Dead lead him in search of a Spanish galleon washed miles inland by a giant tidal wave centuries before and eventually set him on the trail of a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. But Pitt will need all his skills and tenacity simply to survive as he races to track down the sacred site — before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world TREASURE On behalf of a grateful nation I wish to thank you for this astonishing gift’ The President of the United States had reason to be grateful. Dirk Pitt had unearthed the greatest storehouse of knowledge in the ancient world: the Alexandria Library. The trail began in a lonely fjord in Greenland. It ended on the banks of the Rio Grande. In between Pitt had frustrated an assassination rescued a hijacked liner survived a deadly gun battle and halted an invasion. A gripping action-packed story by a master of the craft. CYCLOPS Dirk Pitt doesn’t go looking for adventure: it finds him easily enough. His chance witnessing of an airship disaster – which nearly kills him – and subsequent discovery of the gruesome fate of the crew sets in motion the most nail-biting chain of events of his career. The hijacking on a golf course of one of the world’s most powerful leaders an exotic but outrageous undercover operation in the Caribbean the sinister intrigue of a secret power base on the moon . . . Pitt’s considerable resources and guile are about to be tested to the limit. But when he finds a trail leading towards a fabulous treasure hidden fathoms deep in the ocean Pitt realises he is on to something very special indeed. For somewhere in the raging waters lies the legendary lost lady of El Dorado the golden prize that had already lured thousands to their graves . . . VIXEN 03 Over thirty years ago on an ultra-secret flight to the South Pacific the transport plane Vixen 03 vanished. It was believed to be lost at sea. And carrying canisters of the most lethal substance known to man. Now Vixen 03 has returned to haunt the world. Dirk Pitt the ace maritime trouble shooter who raised the Titanic is the only man who can overcome the nightmarish problems involved in retrieving her cargo. And the price of failure is terrifying. RAISE THE TITANIC A tidal wave of pounding excitement from the first page to the last . . . Two and a half miles beneath the icy North Atlantic the mighty Titanic holds the key to the safety of the free world. The Americans want it. So do the Russians. Ace maritime trouble shooter Dirk Pitt faces one of the most stupendous tests of courage and ingenuity ever. Raise the Titanic is a spellbinding blockbuster of action and suspense. SHOCK WAVE A mysterious plague in the Antarctic. A diamond empire run by an evil genius. A devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions. Tasman Sea 1856. A British clipper ship bound for Australia’s penal colony is crushed in a raging typhoon. A few pitiful survivors wash up on a deserted island. Among them are Betsy Fletcher and Jess Dorsett who discover an immense supply of exquisite diamonds…Seymour Island Antarctica 2000. Dirk Pitt rescues Maeve Fletcher a descendant of Betsy and Jess SERPENT When Kurt Austin the leader of a courageous National Underwater Marine Agency exploration team rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico Halcon’s scheme hinges on Nina’s recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria. FLOODTIDE A fabulously wealthy Chinese businessman is making a fortune smuggling Chinese immigrants. Dirk Pitt becomes suspicious and begins to track him. The trail leads him from Washington to Louisiana where the villain is building a huge shipping port – apparently in the middle of nowhere. Pitt’s continuing investigation reveals that his instincts were right – he is on the tail of a master villain and not only lives are at stake. Dirk Pitt must stop him at all costs. BLUE GOLD Planet Earth is a paradox – a lush fertile world three-quarters-covered by water yet in danger of running dry. Fresh water is disappearing from overuse and pollution and the only hope lies in desalination a process to convert salt water into fresh. Francesca Carval is a brilliant scientist whose newest discovery will save the human race. She has perfected the process of desalination and is flying to a conference in Rio to announce it to the world