Pacific Vortex!

Pacific Vortex!

A Novel

Book - 2010 | Bantam Book mass market ed
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Undersea adventurer Dirk Pitt faces the toughest challenge of his life when he plunges into a deadly sea zone to rescue the gigantic Starbuck, America's nuclear arsenal, while battling deep-sea assassins.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2010, c1982
Edition: Bantam Book mass market ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION CUS PBK
Characteristics: xiii, 266 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780553593457


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SkokieStaff_Pat Apr 14, 2017

The Dirk Pitt series chronicles the death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert. Pacific Vortex is an entertaining, fast-paced, and suspenseful thriller on the sea. Dirk Pitt is not always lovable, but is true to his friends and ideals. Clive Cussler is an accomplished marine archaeologist.

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Nov 10, 2018

Very simple pretex, simple execution, but very powerful in how it all comes together. When I read this, I got a vintage Dr. No vibe in tone. going in with that kind of tone really helps with reading. doesn't reciprocate with a later book like how it should, like not at all, but overall well worth the read.

Aug 17, 2016

Rated 7/10.

Feb 22, 2012

read this first

Feb 10, 2012

Cussler writes in the intro that he published this manuscript after he had a few books under his belt. I can see why he wasn't too keen on releasing this one, it's not very good

Feb 07, 2012

This is the second Dirk Pitt adventure (after The Mediterranean Caper).
(SPOILER ALERT - don't read unless you can't wait!)

What is exciting is that 20 -something years later after the events in this novel, Dirk finds he has a son & daughter from his relationship with Summer - whom he thought had died. Kind of schmaltzy, but nice.

Feb 19, 2011

Pacific Vortex ---- by Clive Cussler c -1985 ---- Read reg print c - ? ---- Excellent! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Feb 07, 2011

The plot isn't as complex as the later Dirk Pitt adventures, but it's a great bit of fun (and it felt like a much quicker read).

teacupfaerie May 25, 2010

Ok, not the best author, but he is just starting out. Guys may enjoy this author's sense of humor more than I. I found the book to lack plot for the first 2/3rd's then suddenly pick up in the last few chapters. An OK sea story if you are looking.


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