Pacific Vortex!

Pacific Vortex!

Book - 1983
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Dirk Pitt's first, most terrific adventure! Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is out to the ultimate test as he plunges into the perilous waters of the Pacific Vortex -- a fog-shrouded sea zone where dozens of ships have vanished without a trace. The latest victim is the awesome superb Starbuck, America's deep-diving nuclear arsenal. Its loss poses an unthinkable threat to national defense. Pitt's job is to find it, salvage it, before the sea explodes. In a furious race against time, Pitt's mission swirls him into a battle with underwater assassins-and traps him in the arms of Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island-the astonishing setting for the explosive climax of Pacific Vortex!
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1983, c1982.
ISBN: 9780553228663
0553228668
9780553276329
0553276328
Branch Call Number: PS3553.U75 P32 1983
Characteristics: xiii, 270 p. ; 18 cm.

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tenet
Aug 17, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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maurajk
Feb 22, 2012

read this first

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rahmmie
Feb 10, 2012

Cussler writes in the intro that he published this manuscript after he had a few books under his belt. I can see why he wasn't too keen on releasing this one, it's not very good

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thesysdude
Feb 07, 2012

This is the second Dirk Pitt adventure (after The Mediterranean Caper).
WARNING......!!!!!
(SPOILER ALERT - don't read unless you can't wait!)

What is exciting is that 20 -something years later after the events in this novel, Dirk finds he has a son & daughter from his relationship with Summer - whom he thought had died. Kind of schmaltzy, but nice.

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RichardPaul
Feb 19, 2011

Pacific Vortex ---- by Clive Cussler c -1985 ---- Read reg print c - ? ---- Excellent! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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Mercius
Feb 07, 2011

The plot isn't as complex as the later Dirk Pitt adventures, but it's a great bit of fun (and it felt like a much quicker read).

teacupfaerie May 25, 2010

Ok, not the best author, but he is just starting out. Guys may enjoy this author's sense of humor more than I. I found the book to lack plot for the first 2/3rd's then suddenly pick up in the last few chapters. An OK sea story if you are looking.

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