Flood Tide, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Dirk Pitt faces his most formidable foe yet. . . Tracking a notorious Chinese smuggler's activities leads Dirk Pitt to Seattle where he finds a mass grave containing hundreds of Chinese immigrants.

Discovering some of the trafficked captives still alive, Pitt is determined to track down his prey. The trail continues with a race to find the site of the mysterious treasure-filled shipwreck from 1949, which included the legendary boxes containing the bones of Peking Man that had vanished at the beginning of the First World War.

As Pitt prepares for a final showdown, he is in a race against time to prevent an enormous ecological catastrophe. . . `Speedy storytelling and great fun' Kirkus


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780743449779



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Cussler has produced some preposterous storylines in the Dirk Pitt series and thankfully Flood Tide is not one of them. Dirk remains as indestructible as ever, this time up against a chinese megalomaniac whose plans are indeed very crafty. The well thought out plot continues to escalate until its grand finale and provides plenty of thrills and spills, a few unlikely coincidences, a little romance, a few villains and lots of spent ammo. A little wordy in places, Flood Tide for the most part is a very compentent action thriller and should keep Cussler fans and new readers happy until the end.

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