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From the moment you begin Clive Cussler's latest undersea thriller, you know that you're in the hands of a old pro; thus any lingering crotchetiness over the book's stereotypical villains is offset by deft plotting and taut action. Flood Tide details the exploits of Dirk Pitt, Special Projects Director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, whom Cussler fans already know and love. Judging by this book, "Special Projects" seems to be a euphemism for blowing stuff up. Pitt's worthy adversary is Qin Shang, a Chinese shipping tycoon who is definitely from the Fu Manchu school of management. As part of a nefarious plot to bring the United States to its knees with a flood of illegal immigrants, Qin Shang operates a secluded gulag in rural Washington, which the vacationing (ha!) Pitt stumbles upon. A lot of entertaining mayhem ensues, both on the water and under it. Flood Tide's enthusiastic xenophobia can stick in the throat, and may get in the way for some. But that flaw aside, it delivers the speed and shocks necessary. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
YA. Once again, the indestructible Dirk Pitt saves the country from possible economic collapse, while at the same time destroying an evil villain, finding a lost treasure, and saving a woman's life. The vividly described action takes readers from the ports of Hong Kong to picturesque Washington State and to the final showdown on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. As each problem seems to be solved, larger and more dangerous events occur, such as the seemingly unexplainable smuggling of thousands of illegal Chinese immigrants. Our hero finds himself trapped with these poor, abused refugees who are about to be murdered. Each turn and twist continues to build anxiety and heighten suspense. The eye-catching cover of this novel should entice readers to open its pages, where they will soon find themselves engrossed in this enthralling adventure.?Anita Short, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great Book.Being a fan of the Oregon files series,I Now know how it all began.I can't wait for their next adventure.Published on May 19 2013 by Nicole Laliberte
I'm an Australian of Asian descent, and I've been a huge Clive Cussler (and Tom Clancy) fan since I was about 12 years old. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Amazon Customer
this was a wonderful cussler. it had great characters and an amazing plot. the action scenes were well thought out and exciting. Read morePublished on June 27 2004
Not my favorite - used to be a fan - i found clive cussler's writing to show how full of himself and dirk he really is very pompus - i now dislike reading him because of his style... Read morePublished on June 2 2004
I have been a CUSSLER fan for years and I will continue to read his novels, however, this is not one of Clive's strongest novels. The flow is lacking. Read morePublished on Dec 20 2003 by pmuehling
A good adventure and an enjoyable read. I am looking forward to reading the next Dirk Pitt adventure.Published on Oct. 22 2003 by R. H Porter
Blowing up the Mississippi River, finding sunken cruise ships, smuggling Chinese immigrants, and more treasure lost at sea, or IS it lost at sea? Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2003 by cherrylee14