Trojan Odyssey : Dirk Pitt #17 Paperback
In "Trojan Odyssey" Clive Cussler's great hero Dirk Pitt is on the frontline, fighting an international conspiracy.
A daring rescuer sends Dirk Pitt on an adventure that will determine the future of the planet...When a hurricane unexpectedly blows up off the coast of Nicaragua, a giant floating hotel lies in its path.
With no escape for the helpless passengers and crew, it's left to Dirk Pitt and NUMA to launch a rescue and save the day.
But in the storm's wake. Pitt and his team discover clues that point to an ancient mystery, with shocking implications for today.
As Pitt investigates further, he uncovers a plot by a mysterious billionaire called Specter to dramatically alter the Earth's climate, leaving him in control of the only solution.
With foes attempting to stop him on every side, Pitt is in a race against time to prevent global catastrophe...With heart-racing action and nerve-shredding tension, "Trojan Odyssey" proves that Clive Cussler is a master storyteller. "Trojan Odyssey" is the seventeenth of the bestselling "Dirk Pitt" novels - the series that also includes "Atlantis Found" and, his first novel, "Mayday" - and hero Dirk Pitt finds himself on the frontline of a battle against not only the elements, but also international conspiracy.
Praise for Clive Cussler: "The guy I read". (Tom Clancy). "Cussler is hard to beat". ("Daily Mail"). Bestselling author Clive Cussler has thrilled readers for four decades with his classic adventure novels filled with intrigue and plot twists.
As well as the "Dirk Pitt" series there are also the "NUMA" and "Oregon Files", the "Isaac Bell" adventures and the "Fargo" series.
Other "Dirk Pitt" titles available in Penguin paperback are "Atlantis Found", "Valhalla Rising", "Black Wind", "Treasure of Khan", "Arctic Drift', "Crescent Dawn" and "The Kingdom".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 656 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/09/2004
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780141016948
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Review by SonicQuack
Firstly, open your skull and remove your brain. Cussler's adventures on the high seas have slowly ventured in to unrealistic waters over the years and Trojan Odyssey continues the trend. Readers prepared to suspend their disbelief will be propelled through a tale of Dirk Pitt's daring yarn spun out in Nicaragua as he fights the forces of Spectre - the uber-villain created for this novel.Odyssey opens with a magnificent and thrilling action sequence, in which Pitt's children are the placed in to danger. This opener showcases great narrative skills from Cussler and the rest of the story doesn't live up to it, although it never stops trying. The cast is more diverse too, creating a wider opportunity for adventures, although there are some incredible coincidences to be pushed aside. It's standard adventure territory for the most and is somewhat predictable, although it maintains its sense of fun throughout.