• List Price: $9.99
  • Save: $1.00 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping, 24/7 Customer Service, and package tracking. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventure) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2006

See all 34 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
$3.11 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Deep Six (Dirk Pitt Adventure) + Cyclops (Dirk Pitt Adventures) + Night Probe!
Price for all three: $25.17

Buy the selected items together
  • Cyclops (Dirk Pitt Adventures) $8.99
  • Night Probe! $7.19

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell's hypnotic new novel crackles with invention and sheer storytelling pleasure. Learn more

Product Details

  • Series: Dirk Pitt Adventure
  • Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Reprint edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416516859
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416516859
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 4.2 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews



-- Houston Chronicle


-- People


-- United Press International

From the Publisher

A deadly tide poisons ocean waters... a ghost ship drifts empty in the calm open sea... a Soviet luxury liner explodes into flames. The ocean's secrets hide a sinister conspiracy -- and the tide of terror comes crashing home when the U.S. President disappears from his yacht. As the fate of the U.S. government hangs in the balance, Dirk Pitt must face down a vicious Asian shipping cartel -- and seize one desperate moment of revenge! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Clive Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt(R), in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.
In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization.
In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.
Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey, Black Wind, Treasure of Kahn and Arctic Drift (the last three with his son, Dirk Cussler) as well as The Chase; the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (R) Revealed; the NUMA(R) Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death, Lost City, Polar Shift, The Navigator and Medusa (written with Paul Kemprecos); and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha (written with Craig Dirgo) and Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship and Corsair (written with Jack Du Brul).
Clive Cussler lives in Arizona.

Customer Reviews

Have yet to take more than two days to finish them!
B. Free
Great action adventure story that can keep you guessing and entertained.
Dirk Pitt is in this one and one of best characters of Clive Cussler.
Frank L. Hicks Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Edwards VINE VOICE on October 25, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Cussler does it again!! What can I say. I purchased this book the day it was released (what was it now, 12 or 15 years ago?) and I was captured into the plot from page 1 all the way through the VERY satisfying conclusion. From a ship oozing poison into the ocean to the kidnapping of the Presidential Yacht, right under the noses of the Secret Service ON the Patomac...and an unusual nasty lead character that is a woman...Clive has given one of his earlier novels plenty of flair and like I said, as you may already know, Pitt usually wins (okay ALWAYS) and the bad guys usually get what's coming to them (okay ALWAYS) but THIS one was a bit more satisfying than in novels past (at least for me). The action (as usual) is non-stop and no matter how unbelievable the story is (let's face it, ALL of Cussler's books are difficult to believe...) but let's also remember just how fun they are, too. The MOST successful movie series of all-time are about a secret agent named Bond...and are they any more believable than a Dirk Pitt novel? But we keep going back for more...why? I'll tell you why: Because THEY ARE FUN! And so is 'Deep Six'. If you (for some strange reason) do NOT know Dirk Pitt yet, get to know him here in this fantastic adventure by Clive Cussler. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Dobrenis on May 28, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Clive Cussler has made a very successful career at producing fast paced, entertaining adventures which provide us with a clean cut hero in the form of Dirk Pitt as he finds himself battling yet another villain out to ruin the world.
While Cussler's fans, who number in the legions, faithfully purchase each new novel as it comes out, there has been a change in the novels as they have become longer in length, with more exotic locales and more fantastic in their stories.
Deep Six is one of the older novels, written in the 1980s, and does not suffer from some of the far fetched coincidences that plague the latest stories. The novel concerns itself with the machinations of the Bougainville Shipping corporation. This Korean based company has used hijacking, bribery and murder to grow to its influential status and has become involved in a plot, with the Soviet Union, to kidnap and brainwash the President of the United States.
Into this steps our hero, Dirk Pitt, of the National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) who loses a friend to one of Bougainville's old crimes. While investigating this crime, he stumbles across the Presidential kidnapping plot.
Like most of the Pitt novels, this one motors along at breakneck speed as we are introduced to a surprisingly large cast of characters and spend our time moving between US government figures trying to hide knowledge of the kidnapping plot, Soviet agents aiding and trying to block the success of the kidnapping/brainwashing scheme, a private investigator seeking revenge, and a host of myriad characters. The novel nevers spends long at any one location and there is a refreshing lack of multi-dimensionality. The good guys are always good. They are willing to risk their lives for the cause of truth and justice.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pat W Jusuf on February 9, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Deep Six is an apt title for this Cussler's action novel, for I have lost count of the number of vessels deliberately and accidentally deep-sixed in the plot. Ship sinking were only parts of the story, this novel is 50% action, another 50% political issues stuffs.

This action packed novel told a story of human greed, power hungry and revenge mixed with the explosiveness of Clive Cussler writing wit. The main plot is organized along the political issues in Washington and beyond. A number of the highest US officials, including the president, were having a rendezvous in a yacht. The supposedly regular meeting turned disaster when a bunch of assassins came overboard to take over these officials. These assassins were operated by an entity whose boss had a deep hatred and revenge in her mind. Lots of old non-fictitious shipwrecks were also involved in this novel, making it better for reading since it had a historical weigh in it.

If you like Dan Brown's Deception Point or John Grisham novels, this novel has those qualities + lots of Robert Ludlum in it. A recommended four-star nov
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
My husband handed me a copy of Deep Six about 5 years ago to read the preface, and I never gave it back. I've been hooked on Dirk Pitt ever since. Deep Six is my first and favorite Cussler novel, he knows how to keep the reader interested. Great adventures, you won't want to put them down!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 28, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I hadn't read a Clive Cussler book for a few years and picked up "Deep Six". I ended up tearing through it in a few days. It reminded me why I like his writing so much. Sometimes Cussler's stories are a bit implausable, but they are a lot of fun. Dirk & Giordiano are a great pair of super agents and their exploits are always thrilling. Dirk always comes through with a way of saving the world at the last minute and gets the girl at the end, a la James Bond. I look forward to reading some more of Cussler's stuff. One last note, it's always neat (although sometimes hard to believe) the way Cussler has Pitt use some object of historical significance to help him out at the end; in this book he uses a Civil War steamboat in a battle in the Gulf of Mexico. These imaginative ideas are what puts Cussler above the rest.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?