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Cussler's Black Wind is Entertaining
on July 24, 2012
Cussler is up to his usual magic in writing this entertaining story. The gripping narrative holds the reader in the book which is action packed with adventure. From the snowy Alaskan shores to the topical south-seas, the hero fights off stereo-typed villains and always wins the day; anything less would not be a Cussler story.
The villains are North Koreans and their evil plan to force unification of the Korean peninsula is thwarted by the all American hero and his son and daughter. Family ties are only a side bar, but the typical Cussler technical descriptions and predictable dialogues are the order of the day. Cussler also offers up a review of maritime culture and technology that is attractive to those interested.
The purpose of this book is to entertain and Cussler does just that with his experienced skill. If I was to offer up a criticism it would be that Cussler is to predicable. But on the other hand if the heroes didn't escape from the all the near misses, I for one would be disappointed.