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Iceberg [Hardcover]

Clive Cussler
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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June 1998 Dirk Pitt Adventure
Dirk Pitt hunts down--with the help of a beautiful Icelandic woman--an elusive, God-playing multibillionaire and a priceless cargo that could annihilate nations. Read by Bruce Greenwood. Book available.
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For Raise the Titanic!: 'A great adventure thriller which spins from one dizzying climax to another ... Riveting ... simply super and very cleverly done' Publishers Weekly ** --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A BIZARRE OCEAN VESSEL WITH A CREW OF CORPSES...
A DEADLY ARCTIC CONFRONTATION...
A VICIOUS INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY TO
HIJACK A CONTINENT!

Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice -- the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clues to the ship's priceless -- and missing -- cargo: ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew.

DIRK PITT, intrepid hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellsers Dragon, Sahara, and Inca Gold, confronts the most lethal network of intrigue and murder in his war against international crime. Only his strength, skill and daring can thwart a supercharged scheme that could blow every fuse on earth! --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Wooden Pitt May 14 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
One of Clive Cussler's earlier adventure novels featuring the intrepid marine enginner Dirk Pitt, Iceberg is perhaps one of the least interesting. Why? Simply because this novel is one of the few in the Dirk Pitt series that sports a curiously improbable plot and a fairly disappointing ending. Compounding this is the exclusion and loss of a considerable source of humor in the form of Al Giordino, a regular appearance in the series.
The plot begins with an interesting premise- the mystery of a trawler encased in ice, its interior charred beyond recognition. Who is behind the creation of this ghastly scene? However, with the absence of the sarcastic Al Giordino, the storyline fast degenerates into a stereotyped, dry outing in which Dirk Pitt narrowly survives attempts on his life in his quest to identify the cause of the tragedy.
In fact, Iceberg is one of the few Clive Cussler books in which Dirk Pitt is severely beaten...and exacts revenge (perhaps a tad sadistically) by breaking the antagonist's arms and legs. Compounding this is a set of improbable action pieces that fast become repetitive unlike other of Dirk Pitt adventures.
If for nothing else, Iceberg will be of interest only to fans who wish to experience one of Dirk Pitt's lesser, earlier adventures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Iceberg March 14 2004
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
The title of this book is call Iceberg. The setting of the story takes place near Iceland and Alaska. This story is full of suspense which will always keep you wondering what will come next.
The first reason I liked this book is because it is full of mystery. The story starts off that a ship named the Lax got trapped inside of an iceberg. The ship was carrying very important people. A passing plane spotted the ship in the iceberg. The plane marked the spot and said they would come back. They did, in a helicopter. When they took a closer look they relized that there was a hole that looked like it had been drilled in the ship. When they got closer they saw ashes. They could'nt believe that the pile of ashe could actually be the people on the ship. Someone or something had vaporized everyone where they stood. The captain on the bridge. The cook in the gally. And the scientist in his room. As the helicopter left the iceberg, a black airplane attacked them. As they tried to get away the plane fired upon them. In return, they rammed the helicopter into the airplane. Sending the plane and the helicoper plunging into the ocean. The helicoper pilot and a man washed up on the shore. A farmer saw them and loaded them into his pickup truck. On the way to the farmer's house the man who was riding in the helicoper with the pilot died. When they got to the farmers house the pilot called the police. When the police came the pilot realized the men who came were imposters. They were Russian spies who had connections with the black airplane. The pilot and the farmer stopped the spies from killing them. They called the real police.
The second reason I liked this book was that you never know what will happen next. It is full of suspense.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This iceberg doesn't float July 12 2003
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I've read most of Cussler's books and in general enjoyed them. Iceberg is clearly one of his lesser works. This is a vanilla novel that any one of a hundred nondescript writers could have authored. There was nothing of note here and some of the plot devices were past the borders of the absurd. Many authors rely on the "amazing coincidence" when they can't come up with a believable way to advance the plot. Iceberg doesn't fall prey to that device but instead goes along other equally absurd paths. A dying man identifies his killer by saying the first three words of a poem before succumbing. If he could think of a poem and say three words, why didn't he just say the name of the killer and saved Pitt the trouble of identifying the poem and having to ferret out the hidden meaning? Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated incident nor probably the most egregious. In this book we also get to see Pitt torture a helpless prisoner. When I read that, "What was Cussler thinking" immediately came to mind.
Cussler isn't my favorite author but at his best, he is thoroughly enjoyable and Pitt displays wit and daring do. I don't know what went wrong here but if you haven't read a Pitt novel before, I'd chose one at random (with an early copyright date) and you'll undoubtedly have a higher probability of reading a second one than if you start with Iceberg.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad first impressions April 10 2003
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This was my first Clive Cussler book, so I was not influenced by anything else he has written.
Cussler is competent with regard to descriptions and basic narrative skills. However, key elements in his storytelling and his characterizations are seriously flawed.
For example, I must confess I quite easily guessed the nature of a key character in this book which was suppose to be only understood in the final pages. It may as well have been written in 72 point bold type in Chapter two or three, in fact! Such predictabilty is a huge strike against a story that depends on surprises to be succcessful.
It also seems to me the main hero in a story of this genre needs to be respected and believable in order for the reader to want to sympathize with, and root for, him. See the novels of Len Deighton, John LeCarre, or even Ian Fleming (novels I emphasize, not movies). While the Dirk Pitt character has some qualities that present him as sympathetic and capable, he is much too smarmy to be likeable. Not only that, but masquerading him as a flamboyant gay in Austin Powers garb, or as the Big Bad Wolf in the novel's climactic showdown with the main baddie in Disneyland, present him more as a clown than a hero. By the way, I am not making that last bit up! We are suppose to take this seriously, Clive? Sorry, but imagining the main hero smugly traipsing about in such ridiculous trappings, or as a person that would allow himself to be so degraded, makes the reader actually enjoy it when Pitt gets the snot thoroughly beat out of him. With such irksome personality traits, this reader was hoping that Pitt's antagonists would win in the end!
Further, one can perhaps cut Cussler a slight bit of slack for the time period in which he wrote this book (mid seventies).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it could have been
I enjoyed this book, the plot was good, characters were alright, but I jus think it could have been much better... First, where was Dirk's friend Giordino from the first book? Read more
Published on March 20 2005 by Michael Beveridge
5.0 out of 5 stars classic cussler
i had a fever when i read this, and it got worse cause i could feel the wind chill factor while reading this. Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by rashid
1.0 out of 5 stars gimme a break
First off, change that one star I had to give to the no stars this atrocious crapfest deserves. This is truly one of the four or five worst novels I've ever tortured myself with. Read more
Published on May 17 2004 by bob
1.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring, predictable, drone drone drone...
There's not much to say about this novel, other than that the author displayed a complete lack of inspiration, the main twist of the book revolving around a sex change. Read more
Published on April 7 2004 by S. Roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars A hilarious read
I thought this book was hilarious...whenever would you imagine Dirk Pitt, international man of style, in a wool turtleneck and plaid pants? Read more
Published on April 23 2003 by J. Peterson
4.0 out of 5 stars This Iceberg won't leave you cold
Although this is an earlier Dirk Pitt adventure, with some of the beloved characters from later works (Rudi Gunn, Hiram Yeager, and of course Al Giordino), Iceberg is still a... Read more
Published on March 14 2003 by Mark Wagenschutz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, though not Cussler's best.
The book Iceberg is written by Clive Cussler. The story starts out when Major Dirk Pitt, Special Forces Director for NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency), finds a ship... Read more
Published on Dec 11 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars Not The Best But Still Fun If You're Bored
Not much to say about this one. It's weak but will still do if you're bored and don't have anything else laying around.
Published on Aug. 28 2002 by "mnlaustin"
3.0 out of 5 stars Dirk Pitt - Man of Action (and fashion sense).
I started reading Cussler beginning with "Atlantis Found" and I have gone back to the begining and have been reading the earlier Pitt novels. Read more
Published on July 2 2002 by Christopher Leber
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