Odessa Sea

Odessa Sea The new Dirk Pitt adventure from the New York Times bestselling author A desperate attempt in to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo M

  • Title: Odessa Sea
  • Author: Clive Cussler Dirk Cussler
  • ISBN: 9780399575518
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new Dirk Pitt adventure from the 1 New York Times bestselling author A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern day smugglers of nuclear materials At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA As the danger escThe new Dirk Pitt adventure from the 1 New York Times bestselling author A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern day smugglers of nuclear materials At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA As the danger escalates, there s only one man who can avert catastrophe From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.

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    1. The first Clive Cussler novel I read was Raise the Titanic! when I was much younger. I have read a couple of his other books in years since then and I saw this book had a good rating (4+ stars on both and ) as well as some good reviews so I put a hold request in at my local library. I wanted to like this book. I really did. However, the further I got into the book the harder it got to give this a positive rating. As I was reading it reminded me of a Indiana Jones wannabe, a little bit of MacGyv [...]

    2. Sigh. I don't know. I love Pitt and Giordano, but I am not sure how much longer I can tolerate the lazy writing behind them. This book read like a giant circle-jerk between Cussler and and his son, Dirk. I think, in fact, that Dirk must have written separate chapters and as a result it was repetitious in plot. To top it off it was unnecessarily long with needless characters and a sad trombone of an ending. The banter between Dirk and Al was non-existent. And, what was the deal with Perlmutter ga [...]

    3. Twenty-fourth in the Dirk Pitt action thriller series and revolving around Dirk, the director of NUMA, an oceanographic research organization.My TakeThere's plenty of action what with all the diving the Pitts and Giordano do looking for shipwrecks (of all kinds), the hijackings, the terrorist acts that make use of the seas, chase scenes that are mostly on the water with the occasional step onto shore (or boat!). And it's certainly thrilling with all the planned bombings of cities throughout the [...]

    4. Afraid the narration and the comfortable predictability of a Dirk Pitt novel caused me to drift away from the plot on occaision. a Bit of a twist for the villains at the end, though.Submitted as Seasonal Reading Challenge Winter 2017 (-slash-2018) Task 30.6A: 25 or more distinct () works; 954: 06 JAN

    5. I have read a lot of Mr. Cusslers books but this just didn't provide the spark. You have two story lines going on and neither of them have to do with the other. Plus all the jumping back and forth is tough to follow. I didn't really like that The action don't start till the end either. Hopefully his next us better.

    6. This latest book in the Dirk Pitt series starts off with not one, but two short historical vignettes related to Russia and the Black Sea.Dirk Pitt and crew are minding their own business when they become involved with a pair of Europol police on the hunt for arms smugglers, which leads to a conspiracy to nuke Russia.Concurrently, Dirk Jr. and Summer are minding their own business, when they get sucked into a Russian efforts to salvage gold and destroy all copies of a treaty the Romanovs signed w [...]

    7. #24 in a very enjoyable and entertaining series! If like Dirk Pitt and the characters of NUMA, you will enjoy this book!

    8. A weaker entry in the Dirk Pitt series. The biggest problem was the main villain was under-developed and uninteresting. The villain in the Dirk, Jr. & Summer story line was much more fun, but their plot didn't really seem to have a point. The action scenes were good, though.

    9. Like many Cussler readers, I'm one who has ready most of them. And everyone involving the original hero, Dirk Pitt. It was Cussler's Pitt who drew many of us into reading the adventure/suspense genre. But I feel this one is a let down to those that have gone before. The dynamic duo of Pitt and Al Giordino have stood still and Dirk Cussler, the new writer, hasn't really developed them anymore. Certainly, Pitt is now the Director of NUMA, but he's still fundamentally the same. But I can live with [...]

    10. It is February 1917, Black Sea as Russian Imperial Navy ship Kerch is under attack in Odessa by Ottoman warships. The ship is overwhelmed soon and obliterated Kerch sinks. The story then jumps to April 1955, as Tupolev Tu-4 carrying deadly cargo crashes on the Black Sea killing all. Present time and now our hero Dirk Pitt receives a mysterious Mayday signal from Crimean Star. When Pitt and Al reaches the spot they find all the crew except one dead with a foul odor in the air. Trouble finds Pitt, [...]

    11. I never ever thought that I would ever give such a low rating or have such a low opinion of a book as this one. This book was not written by Clive at all, but must have been totally written by his son; "Dirk". The writing was poorly written, the story line did not flow well, and the total lack of missing the usual banter between the characters is appalling as those bits of comedic comradery is what made the stories so good to read. I use to buy a Clive Cussler novel and read through it in the ve [...]

    12. I wanted to give this more stars, I really did. I've been a Dirk Pitt fan for decades but this one was wearing thin for me. It's been years since I've read a Pitt novel due to the sameness of them. Since I've been gone, everyone seems to have produced a son named Dirk :)There was plenty of action and some Bondish scenes of high improbability but I think this all suffered in the long run for going on way too long. I think I'm good for a few more years with this series, just felt like checking in [...]

    13. I guess it's good if you like this type of thing, but it's like watching reruns of a schlocky TV serial character finds self in impossible position, MacGuyers / toughs his way out of it. Wash, rinse, repeat. Characters like sufficient individuality / depth for me to care about them. Gave up after three CD disks.

    14. Lately, I have been disappointed in the Dirk Pitt series. Maybe it's time to move on to another author. This book was very predictable. Makes me wonder why I finished it.

    15. I realized there was a Dirk Pitt I hadn't read, can't let that continue. Done! But maybe I'm done with old Dirk. There were so many bad guys in this one that I needed a score sheet. Not that I'm looking for an intellectual challenge when I read these but really? I sure hope there's no more old atomic bombs sitting at the bottom of the sea for all and sundry to discover. Not the worst book I've ever read but definitely not the best.

    16. In general, I love these books. It was nice to catch up with the characters, but it was too all over the place with them - to many stories in one small book.

    17. My first Clive Cussler. Not something I would generally pick up, but I was in Arizona and thought it about time that I get to know one of the State’s own authors. And also, I’ve been wanting to meet Dirk Pitt for years. I had a friend who used to be terribly in love with Dirk. She would tell me about him all the time, and we would laugh at her shameless admiration of his manliness. In the past year, I have read some amazing literary characters, but it was time for an over-the-top/adventurous [...]

    18. Pitt the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency is in the Black Sea helpingto locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck when he responds to an urgent "Under Attack" mayday.When he and his colleague Al Giordino arrive there is nobody there just dead bodies and a sulfur smell. As they explore a blast from the stern scuttles the ship and almost takes them with it. The more they search for the secret of the death ship the more they descend into anextraordinary series of discoveries. A desperate [...]

    19. As usual, a great read by a remarkable author. If you don't know him, might take a few minutes. NUMA, recovered shipwrecks, etc. he's done it and writes about such matters with modest authority.

    20. One of the better booksI'm a long time fan of Cussler's books. I read them all and some of them more than once. This book reminds me of his older first books. Great action and adventure.

    21. Reading the reviews for this book, I don’t know how it has a four-star rating. It seems like the consensus is two stars, and that’s what I’m giving it. I thought the last two or three books in the series, Poseidon’s Arrow and Crescent Dawn and Havana Storm, were let-downs, sharp drop offs for what I was used to from Cussler, and I attributed it to Cussler probably having written very little of them himself.This is why I hate authors co-writing books. They may just sit down with the other [...]

    22. Gave up halfway when I realized I had no idea what was going on nor did I care. And I'm a big fan of Cussler and his publishing empire. Maybe it's just getting a bit tired as a formula?

    23. Ive always loved Dirk Pitt as a character. I enjoyed this read. Got what I was expecting. Probably not as good as some of the earlier Pitt novels. Looking forward to the future adventures.

    24. Odessa Sea, Clive Cussler, author; Scott Brick, narratorThis book will keep you guessing until the last few pages. Numerous characters will enter and exit at will, sometimes confusing the listener. The narrator is excellent with accents and expression, but it was often difficult to discern the individual characters because the only thing separating each was the accent, which rarely varied, and not the modulation or the tone. Still, Scott Brick captured the tension and the mood at all times. In 1 [...]

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