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Paperback Trojan Odyssey Book

ISBN: 0141016949

ISBN13: 9780141016948

Trojan Odyssey

(Book #17 in the Dirk Pitt Series)

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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.

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Dirk Pitt...end of an era

This book was a lot of fun to read. I've been a Cussler fan since I bought Inca Gold at a yard sale for 25 cents. Once again he provides a great story. There are a few editing glitches which will hopefully be taken care of in the paperback edition, but all in all highly recommended. The Trojan plotline was very intriguing, so much so that I've been trying to track down Where Troy Once Stood.... the inspiration behind the novel. Pitt fans won't be disappointed!!

Dirk Pitt saves the world...again

Dirk Pitt, special projects director of NUMA, is constantly running around the world, discovering spectacular shipwrecks, solving unusual riddles of the sea, and saving the unsuspecting people of the world from total devastation. He is the James Bond of North America, and like his British counterpart, the books about him are very lightweight, but fun to read. There's always an interesting reversal of world history or literature, this time being the "real" location of Troy, and the "true" route of Odysseus home. It's quite intriguing, and I actually found it fascinating, but it was a mere sideshow to the deadly menace of a group of latter-day female Celtic druids. The action is non-stop, and as long as you don't spend a lot of time thinking about the absurdities of the plot, you'll enjoy the book. Also, like Alfred Hitchcock in his movies, Mr. Cussler insists upon inserting himself in his books. I find it fun to wait for his appearance.

Dirk Pitts Back!

Having read Golden Buddha recently (which I was very disappointed with), I wasn't sure I wanted to read Trojan Odyssey, so I let my father-in-law read it first. When he told me he thought it was Clive's best Dirk Pitt book yet, I was intrigued. I began reading and was soon so entranced with it, I couldn't put it down. Every spare moment I had, I picked this up to continue reading. I have to say that Clive is truly back in form, his writing is superfluous, his research impeccable. He breathes life into every one of his characters, no matter how short a 'life' they have. Although fiction, Clive has a knack for making the implausible possible. The story begins with a hurricane of unheard magnitude that devastates the shores off Nicaragua and almost kills hundreds of people in a luxury floating hotel, not to mention Pitt's twin children, Summer and Dirk, who are conducting research in an underwater enclosure in the hurricane's path. And this is just the beginning. There are evil red-headed women to contend with, a link to the story Homer made famous in The Odyssey, the opposite of global warming (brrr) and a little bit of romance thrown in (but not too much for you diehard Dirk Pitt fans). I have a soft spot for Night Probe, but Trojan Odyssey is easily the next best Dirk Pitt adventure yet. Thank you, Clive, for making up for the abysmal Golden Buddha. Dirk Pitt fans unite and buy this book!

exciting action thriller

It's been two years since Dirk Pitt discovered that he had two grown fraternal twin children Dirk and Summer who he loves dearly. They, like their father, love the ocean and work for NUMA where they investigate toxic contamination that is destroying the fragile sea life in the Caribbean ecosystem. While taking samples underwater, they discover a man made palace that sunk to the bottom of the sea millennia ago. While NUMA scientists analyze the find, the twins head to an island off of Guadeloupe to see if a sailing expedition lies beneath the waters and if so is it from the same era that was found in the Caribbean.Their father is saving a floating hotel from a force five hurricane before going to Nicaragua where the toxic contamination seems to be originating from. He finds a company owned by a mysterious four hundred pound man is working with the Chinese to construct underground tunnels that will connect one ocean to another. When he learns what the tunnels will be used for, he and the U.S. government try to stop them without creating an international incident.Clive Cussler always writes an exciting action thriller that appeals to readers of both genders. Pitt is a modern day James Bond who hooks the readers into hoping that his heroic acts won't get him killed. The hero realizes with a family to care for he can't take so many chances and is prepared to change his lifestyle. In the last part of the book, the protagonist feels he will cross paths with his enemy once more implying hopefully that there will be more Dirk Pitt novels in the future.Harriet Klausner

Dirk Pitt's Swan Song???

At the end of 'Valhalla Rising' we found out quite by surprise that Dirk Pitt, hero and world-class adventurer has not just one, but TWO children (fraternal twins Dirk Jr. & Summer). This came as quite a shocker, especially for those of us who have known Dirk to be quite the ladies man -- but also a confirmed bachelor. His relationship with Congresswoman Loren Smith has come CLOSE to wedding bells once before, but I personally figured that if it didn't happen THEN, it was probably NOT going to happen at ALL. However, I've learned long ago to NEVER say NEVER. As usual, 'Trojan Odyssey' begins with an interesting re-telling of Homer's Odyssey, a version that is apparently gaining in popularity. How does it tie-in with events from today? As is always the case, finding out is half the fun. Summer & Dirk Jr. are busy attempting to examine a tide of brown crud that has infested waters in the Carribbean when they stumble upon something extraordinary (well Summmer does, at first). Suddenly things take a nasty turn as the Mother of ALL Hurricanes begins to form and head directly towards Summer & Dirk Jr. and also towards the most unique floating Hotel ever designed. Can they all safely escape before the Hurricane arrives? Maybe, maybe not. Along the way Dirk Sr. and Al make an appearance and suddenly as a direct result, their plans for the next few weeks are set in motion. Are massive tunnels being excavated underneath Central America, and if so, for what purpose? Once Dirk & Al figure it out, an all-out race is on to avert an incredible disaster of amazing proportions. Along the way, Dirk Sr. and Al discover one of lifes more unfair absolute rules: we cannot remain young forever. Getting shot at and risking your life can only remain fun for so long. Dirk realizes that with the sudden appearance of two grown children his death defying exploits are no longer a challenge, and more of a major hindrance to his ultimate goals. Dirk does a LOT of soul searching, and along the way it wasn't hard to figure out where it would eventually end up. Is 'Trojan Odyssey' the last outing for Dirk Sr. as a souped up version of James Bond? Maybe. I can't answer that for certain, but with a son named Dirk Jr. it can safely be assumed that Dirk Pitt adventures WILL continue. Along the way I found a few genuine surprises (Admiral Sandecker's New appointment for one) and a few genuine sad moments for us die-hard Dirk Sr. fans. Unlike James Bond who will forever remain youthful, Clive has treated us fans to one simple reality: we ALL grow older, and so did Dirk. He no longer can do all the stunts he used to without serious repercussions. Healing from wounds no longer are as quick as they used to be, and the thought of leaving his two children without a Father begins to seriously force Dirk to re-think his life. I finished 'Trojan Odyssey' with mixed emotions. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely. Did it make me excited about what was on the horizon for
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