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In this Japan-bashing adventure, Cussler's ninth book to feature Dirk Pitt, Japanese nationalists plant nuclear devices in international cities as they plot to create a new empire through blackmail. "A page-turning romp that achieves a level of fast-paced action and derring-do that Robert Ludlum and other practitioners of modern pulp fiction might well envy . . . perfect beach reading," said PW .
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Japanese businessmen have created a diabolical plot to control world economy, and all is going well until a radiation leak occurs on board the auto carrier Divine Star . Dirk Pitt is almost killed in the tremors from the explosion aboard the carrier, and the plot weaves suspensefully as he begins to solve the puzzles around him. Nuclear holocaust, secret underwater stations, Japanese art discovered in an old Nazi underground vault, and the kidnapping of two U. S. Congressmen carry readers through an exciting story of power and insatiable greed. Humor pervades the story; Cussler places himself in one scene, suggests in another that the yen become the currency of the United States, and dresses Pitt's Uncle Percy in a lavender sport coat and lizard-skin boots. An attention-holding novel set in 1993. --Linda Vretos, West Springfield High School, VA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Another good book by Clive Cussler for the Dirk Pitt series. I've enjoyed all books from the series and look forward to more.Published on Sept. 9 2013 by Kevin G Carleton
Dragon is absolute classic Cussler. Imaginative, action packed and a little bit sexy. Dirk Pitt plays the super hero minus the tights and the fate of America once again falls... Read morePublished on July 15 2011 by J Reader
This is one of those books that looks like it was written to be made into a movie, which is more or less how all the Dirk Pitt novels are. Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2003 by Yu-Jin Chia
Maybe it was the excitement of finding a great new author in Treasure but this book just missed the level of enjoyment of Treasure. Read morePublished on March 31 2003 by D. Newstead
This novel finds action hero Dirk Pitt battling a sinister conspiracy that threatens to establish Japanese commercial dominance over the US and the rest of the world. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2003 by AntiochAndy
First off, let me say that I owe a lot to this book. It got me started on Clive Cussler, but, more importantly, it is the book that really got me on the path to being a writer. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2003 by John Misak
i am yet to be dissapointed with clive's books, this one may very well be the best one yet. the book is packed with action which is very well detailed, its like wachting a movie... Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2002 by D. sanchez
Another Dirk Pitt novel under Cussler's belt. Not a bad read if you're looking for international espionage mixed with underwater marine thriller. Read morePublished on April 19 2002 by Nat Nunthapiwat