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Pacific Vortex!: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – February 23, 2010
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For six months the US government has been trying to find the Starbuck, a submarine lost in the Hawaiian (Pacific) vortex. This is an area similar to the well-known Bermuda Triangle. The submarine was lost on its maiden trial and possesses the most advanced equipment, in terms of nuclear capabilities, that the US has developed so far. The last known communication from the nuclear submarine came from captain Dupree, establishing that they were lost without possibilities of recovering themselves and giving the coordinates of their location. While in his holidays in the coast of Hawaii, Dirk finds a communications capsule from the Starbuck addressed to Admiral Hunter in Pearl Harbor. Thus, he is directly involved in the search for the submarine and starts a dangerous journey in which he will face different enemies, conspiracies and uncertainty about who to trust. He also meets a mysterious woman, Summer, who will rock his world and complicate matters further.
Cussler has created a very entertaining series, with a character that has an arrogant and pedantic side, but whom also shows his pure emotions and is true to his friends and ideals.Read more ›
Pacific Vortex! is a quick read since its a rather short book, but that's not a bad thing. A lot of popular novels contain the author's preaching to the reader or cramming pages upon pages full of verbose meandering. Not so with Cussler. Pacific Vortex is the perfect book for anyone who wants to have fun reading. Its difficult to make a novel fun (is Dan Brown a "fun" read? is Sydney Sheldon a "fun" read? are the classics "fun" reads?), but Cussler writes really fun books. I enjoyed Pacific Vortex because it moves quick - Cussler doesn't bore me by telling me every single detail about every room characters are in, what they are wearing, what they are thinking, what they ate for breakfast etc. There's a mysterious "vortex" in the Pacific? A capsule from a missing ship has been awash? Add Dirk Pitt and the story comes to life and there's not much of a pause. The ending is a bit silly (as is the villian), but good triumphs over evil, there were sexy women (but no filthy sex-scenes) involved in the storyline, and there were guns! I'm a happy reader!
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This review is for Clive Cussler's book Pacific Vortex.
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Tells how the hero met the love of his life. Cussler fans who have read all the Dirk Pitt novels need to read this one.Published 1 month ago by Mikelle H. Fraizer
Dirk Pitt's first adventure. I have been hooked on Clive Cussler for a very long time.Published 1 month ago by Judith Pomeroy
Cussler’s 1983 adventure “Pacific Vortex” is an interesting read for many reasons. Written at an earlier point in his career, this nautical romp provides us with an important... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Justin Oldham
In the past I’ve really enjoyed the Bond-esque adventures of Dirk Pitt, and having been away from his action packed crusades for many, many years, I decided to catch up from the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Casey Carlisle
Clive Cussler is the best! I can't even count all I've read of his!Published 3 months ago by Harry E. Sager III
Reasonable, but not up to his usual standard. Still worth the read though.Published 4 months ago by William D Smith