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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dirk Pitt Adventures Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9781101154380
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In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure—a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of deadly virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target.

But that does not mean they were lost.

Someone knows about the subs and what they carried, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside—a plan that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA.

Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed up with his children to track them down and end their menace, but never has he looked upon the face of pure evil—until now.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff Walden | 2/19/2014

    " Typical Dirk Pitt book, follows the formula, provides action and technical commentary. Nothing special within that universe, nothing special outside it. Read it while on a backpacking trip when I ran out of my primary reading material, discarded portions as I went -- don't miss having the copy of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 2/12/2014

    " This book went on for way too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 2/3/2014

    " My blog post about this book is at this link . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/29/2014

    " Very interesting book along the lines of nautical history/adventure with a look back at WWII Japanese Submarine technology that I had never heard of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elesa Labanz | 1/25/2014

    " I know - undoubtedly predictable and formulaic - but still, I'm a sucker for a good "hero saves the day and makes it out alive" story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 1/24/2014

    " I had no idea that the Japanese had launch the .......... at America and that they actually landed causing deaths on our own shores during WW2. Good story Cussler at his best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/13/2014

    " Another exciting adventure with Dirk Pitt! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Halloran | 1/1/2014

    " Another great Clive. This one included his son and daughter which I have not read before - enjoyed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/7/2013

    " Cussler's a great adventure writer and you just can't go wrong with Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino. Greatest pair ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Mason | 11/23/2013

    " I usually love Cussler's books but I had a really hard time getting into this one. It seemed hampered by too much technical detail. There were still some good suspense scenes though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Hames | 11/4/2013

    " I was disappointed in how predictable anc corny this book was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 10/18/2013

    " In contrast to my usual reading, there was nothing particularly mysterious about this. It's adventure all the way. Basically it's James Bond as a civilian. Some aspects were rather silly, including some technology that doesn't exist. Like Bond, it's fun as long as you just accept the story as it is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 8/13/2013

    " Poor writing, full of cliches and unnecessarily repeated words. Reading level about 4th grade. No character development. It was exciting, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 7/8/2013

    " Thank goodness that Clive Cussler is a prolific writer. Every once in a while I get stressed at the thought that I'm close to having read all his books. Thankfully, I have a way to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 1/2/2013

    " I really enjoy reading Cussler's books. I like Dirk Pitt much better than James Bond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra Meyer | 11/2/2012

    " the continual rescue of a character named Clive Cussler always makes me shake my head and roll my eyes every time it shows up in each of his books.... dumb. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 5/16/2012

    " The history and geography kept my attention, but the characters were shallow and the dialogue stilted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Davd Neu | 5/12/2012

    " a great book, incredibly outlandish plot but so interesting and well written with a slick sense of humor that it's five stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 9/8/2011

    " I truly enjoy all Clive Cussler books but especially those pertaining to Dirk Pitt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise M. | 8/17/2011

    " Dirk Pitt #18 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delilah Trenaman | 8/16/2011

    " Another great book by Clive Cussler. This one has Dirk and both of his children in it. I like that his stories could actually happen although in some cases I hope that the evil doers will always be stopped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calamus Library | 7/25/2011

    " Another amazing Dirk Pitt novel!! This is the Chuck Norris of adventure novels. Suspenseful, thrilling and a page turner. A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 1/28/2011

    " Clive Cussler is a fun, adventurous read. I liked this book because Dirk Pitt, the main character, had his children involved in the caper. His real-life son helped him write the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 1/5/2011

    " This plot is scary stuff! Lot's of technical babble and impossible situations..James Bond and his sister escape the Korean bad guys! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 5/20/2010

    " Total escapism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/13/2009

    " Makes you wonder "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Blaine | 4/16/2007

    " Great book will keep you hanging for the whole book best Clive cussler yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 3/29/2006

    " Dirk Pitt teams up with his children to find two WWII Japanese subs that went down armed with a devastating payload: a new biological virus. "

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About the Author
Author Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, began writing novels in 1965. He published his first work featuring continuous series hero Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first nonfiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the State University of New York Maritime College considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a doctor of letters degree in May 1997. It was the first time since the college was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed. His books, many of which are New York Times bestsellers, have been published in more than forty languages in more than one hundred countries. He splits his time between Arizona and Colorado.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.