Cyclops Hardcover – Apr 7 1986
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From Publishers Weekly
Written in the bestselling style of Pacific Vortex! and Deep Six, and with the indestructible Dirk Pitt as its hero, this latest Cussler suspense caper features, and ingeniously connects, a maverick American colony on the Moon, a fabulous sunken treasure sought by an unscrupulous, blimp-owning financier, and two cunningly devised Soviet schemes, one to steal U.S. space secrets, the other to replace Fidel Castro with a Kremlin puppet, no matter what the cost in human lives. The nonstop action involves murder and torture as well as superpower politicking, and Pitt extricates himself from one desperate situation after another, even finding time for a little romance. The writing is brittle, but the reader is not likely to worry about that in a story whose plot resembles a box of exploding fireworks and poses some interesting questions regarding both Cuba and the militarization of space. Paperback rights to Pocket Books. February 7
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
New York Daily News"Get-to-the-next-page excitement... Dirk Pitt isa combination James Bond and Jacques Cousteau...." --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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A pretty good Pitt adventure. Lots of impossible escapes for Dirk. Jessie LeBaron made a good female interest for Pitt. She starts off as your typical stuck-up rich woman, but later shows she's not afraid to get her hands dirty and can endure a lot of suffering. And I LOVED their first scene together where Pitt puts her in her place. That was legend! I was dissapointed there wasn't as much interaction between Pitt and his best friend, Al Giordino, as in most Cussler novels. Really liked Ira Hagen, the President's man trying to get to the bottom of the moonbase conspiracy. Comes off as an average looking guy, but has a first-rate investigative mind and a tenacious attitude. Some good action scenes at the Russian base and with the battle on the moon, though I did question some of the technical accuracy, like people only coming away wounded when their spacesuit is ripped open.
All in all, a good Dirk Pitt adventure.
It's explosive, comical at times, yet always exciting and impossibel to put down. Put this one on your "beach reading" list.
In short, do NOT pass this one by. Cussler tosses in just about everything but the bathroom tub--no, wait-a-minute, yes he does. Okay, at least you can be assured that absolutely NOTHING was left out in the pursuit of a tale that is as fun to read as any book you can find in print today. Simply put, 'Cyclops' is easily one of Clive's best Pitt stories and over the years has remained one of MY personal favorites as well. HIGHLY Recommended.
The uncontestable lone wolf, Dirk Pitt finds himself mixed up in a search mission to locate the missing mega-zillionaire Raymond LeBaron when LeBaron's antique zeppelin mysteriously shows up on the Florida coast with a host of dead crew members! Wouldn't you know that Pitt's search leads him to explore something sunken in the ocean that leads to bigger and better mysteries with an unusual collection of twists and multiple plots?
This is one of Cussler's better creations. And I urge dear reader to enjoy it. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino still seem to operate at a distance from each other, but this story begins to bring the two heroes a little closer together. Where Pitt usually finds himself saving the young fair maiden in distress, he seems to have adopted the notion of capturing the heart of an older woman in peril! Dirk! What were thinking?! Stick to young babes!!!
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I have read more than ten of Cussler's books and can honestly say that this is one of his finest reads. Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by Travis Teel
clive takes you thru twists and turns, both natural and man made and the danger is really page turning. a GREAT BOOK TO READ DURING A THUNDER STORM.Published on June 28 2003 by Amazon Customer
Clive Cussler is one of my favourite writers.
I would like to thank my friend who introduced me to this author. Read more
What makes Cyclops different from the rest of Dr. Cussler's Dirk Pitt adventures is that the locations are absolutely marvelous, the action is nail-biting, the escapes are... Read morePublished on Oct. 19 2002 by Ian K.
Cussler has definetily become one of my favorite authors. And Cyclops only seconds that. It's a great adventure with a wondrous plot and a wise yet adventurous hero - Dirk Pitt. Read morePublished on July 31 2000