Built for Adventure

The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399158100

Category: Transportation

Page: 226

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A gorgeous tour through Clive Cussler's outstanding collection of rare, classic, and antique automobiles. Featuring stunning color photographs by Ronnie Bramhall. Fans of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt series know that his hero has a soft spot for classic automobiles . . . and that the vehicles that appear in the novels are actually part of Cussler's own vast collection. Through beautiful color photographs and warm, informative commentary, fans of Cussler and Pitt can see fifty-six of them, crafted from 1906 to 1948, in all their glory, and learn about the history and acquisition of each car. The collection began with Cussler's purchase of a 1946 Ford Coupé for $400, and has since expanded to more than a hundred vehicles, many of which are rare and striking examples of their model, design, or coach-work. There's the 1918 Cadillac V-8 Sport Phaeton with early coachwork by Harley earl, before he became an automotive designer for General Motors; the 1937 Cord 812 SC Berline, one of only four known to exist today; and the 1913 Marmon Model 32 Touring that in the 1950s was used to chauffeur such stars as Grace Kelly and Agnes Moorehead. The beauty and elegance of these classic automobiles, combined with the astonishing functionality that allows many of them to cruise the highways with ease alongside modern cars, give proof to Cussler's belief that they are no less than 'masterworks of mechanical art.'
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Medusa

Author: Clive Cussler,Paul Kemprecos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101057315

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4005

Deep-sea explorer and government operative Kurt Austin must save the world from a deliberate viral outbreak in this thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author In the Micronesian islands, a top-secret U.S. government-sponsored undersea lab conducting vital biomedical research on a rare jellyfish known as the Blue Medusa suddenly disappears. At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is attacked by an underwater vehicle and left helpless a half-mile below the surface, its passengers—including Zavala—left to die. Only Kurt Austin’s heroic measures save them from a watery grave, but suspecting a connection, Austin puts the NUMA team on the case. Austin's team has no way to prepare for what comes next: a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic. Austin and Zavala have been in tight spots before, but this time it’s not just their own skins they’re trying to save—it’s the lives of millions. Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention that are unique to Cussler, Medusa is the most thrilling novel yet from the grand master of adventure. From the Paperback edition.
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Das Alexandria-Komplott

Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641152100

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 1768

Auf der Suche nach einem gesunkenem russischen Atom-U-Boot machen Major Dirk Pitt von der amerikanischen Meeresbehörde NUMA und seine Mannschaft vor der Küste Grönlands eine sensationelle Entdeckung: ein im Eis eingeschlossenes byzantinisches Handelsschiff. Alle Papiere weisen daraufhin, dass sich im Bauch des alten Schiffes die wertvollsten Stücke der verloren geglaubten Bibliothek von Alexandria befinden. Diese Bibliothek – sie galt in der Antike als eines der sieben Weltwunder – enthielt nicht nur bedeutende literarische und kulturgeschichtliche Werke, sondern auch Landkarten von unschätzbarem Wert, verzeichnen sie doch die Lage vergessener Erdölfelder, Gold- und Edelsteinminen. Major Pitt weiß eines ganz genau: Die Kenntnis dieser Fundstätten könnte das weltpolitische Machtgefüge aus den Angeln heben, wenn sie in die falschen Hände geriete. Doch noch bevor er alle Vorkehrungen treffen kann, beginnt bereits ein gnadenloser Kampf - zu Wasser, zu Lande und in der Luft -, der alles Leben auf der Erde zerstören kann...
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Inca Gold

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416525726

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 1834

Saving the lives of two American archaeologists who nearly drown in a sacrificial pool in the Andes Mountains, Dirk Pitt becomes unwittingly involved in a sinister crime organization that has discovered an ancient treasure.
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Poseidon's Arrow

Author: Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101607009

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 9991

In this adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, oceanographer Dirk Pitt is back to find a crucial piece of marine tech that could reshape the United States’ defense program... It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades—an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing—and the man who developed it is dead. At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, and when a few reappear, bodies are found aboard burned to a crisp. Could these mysterious events be connected to an Italian submarine that itself disappeared in 1943? It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth, from Washington to Mexico, Idaho to Panama. What they discover at the end of it is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined. Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Poseidon’s Arrow is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
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Dragon

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416537805

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4088

Adventurer Dirk Pitt matches wits with a group of Japanese nationalist extremists out to establish a new empire as he races against time to recover an atomic bomb lost in the Pacific aboard a B-29 during World War II.
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Blue Gold

A novel from the NUMA Files

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743423089

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2530

Clive Cussler’s New York Times bestselling Blue Gold, now available in ebook, is a heart-pounding thriller in the NUMA adventure series. Kurt Austin navigates the Amazon jungle in search of a legend that could change the path of science—but secretive powers will do anything to stop him. From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists—and even fewer suspect its deity may hold knowledge that can change the course of history. For National Underwater & Marine Agency crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast, where someone tries to put him and his mini-sub permanently out of commission. Meanwhile, in South America’s lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend—and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they’re working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A billionaire California tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth’s vastly depleted freshwater reserves and ultimately dominate the world. Austin has a hunch Venezuela’s mythical tribal goddess has some real roots in science, and may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn vast amounts of seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water—and must fight a deadly, twisting trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery, blackmail, and murder.
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Flood Tide

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148112

Category: Fiction

Page: 678

View: 5308

Dirk Pitt matches wits with a nefarious Chinese smuggler who specializes in secretly transporting illegal Chinese immigrants into countries around the world, as he tracks his quarry to a remote port in Louisiana and searches for a treasure ship that sankat the beginning of World War II
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Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781501162060

Category: Fiction

Page: 552

View: 6612

Complete with rare photos, dedications, the Clive Cussler car collection, a brief synopsis of every Dirk Pitt novel, an exclusive interview with Cussler, and Dirk Pitt trivia, this book contains a mother lode of information every fan will treasure.
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Arctic Drift

Author: Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151501

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Oceanographer Dirk Pitt traces a lost ship's mysterious cargo to a scientific discovery that could reverse the dangers of climate change in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling action adventure series. When an act of sabotage aims to slow down a technological breakthrough in American clean energy, it puts the United States on the brink of war with one of its closest allies. Tension boils on the homefront, too, as gas prices surge to an all-time high. To prevent global catastrophe, Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk Jr. and Summer, must piece together what little records remain of the initial experiment. They may not know how it was done, but they know what their scientists were trying to accomplish: a solution for global warming. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission. And if Pitt, his family, and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them…and the world.
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Havana Storm

A Dirk Pitt Adventure

Author: Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698183606

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6880

Renowned marine adventurer Dirk Pitt returns to stem a toxic outbreak in the thrilling novel from the grand master of adventure and #1 New York Times–bestselling author. While investigating an unexplained poisonous spill in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Dirk Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The whole Pitt familyhas been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Storm

Author: Clive Cussler,Graham Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101585005

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4265

When the incomplete invention of a genius environmentalist falls into the wrong hands, it’s the NUMA crew that will be the first casualties of war, and team leader Kurt Austin will stop at nothing to get justice for his fellow agents in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series. In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots the familiar sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames. A few hours later, Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and other members of the NUMA Special Assignments Team are dispatched to check on their colleagues. They find no survivors, but the remains of a new technological marvel on the smoldering hulk of the ship point them towards a new adversary. Knowing the victims makes this mission deeply personal for Austin and Zavala. They’ll uncover the scheme: an audacial plan to alter the weather on a global scale. They’ll find the technology that can make it happen: microrobots, originally designed to stave off polution. But what they may not learn in time is the face of their true enemy. And, on assignment this close to the hearts and minds of the NUMA crew, the danger is likely to hit close to home. Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless imagination that are unique to Cussler, The Storm is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.
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The Navigator

Author: Clive Cussler,Paul Kemprecos

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157848

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Assignments Team search for an ancient Middle Eastern relic with secret ties to an American founding father in the #1 bestselling New York Times-bestselling series. Years ago, an invaluable Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second target a UN investigator, only survives thanks to the timely assistance of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala. What’s so special about this statue? Austin wonders. The search for answers will take the NUMA team on an astonishing odyssey through time and space, one that encompasses no less than the lost treasures of King Solomon, a mysterious packet of documents personally encoded by Thomas Jefferson, and a top-secret scientific project that could change the world forever. And that’s before the surprises really begin. . . . Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless invention that have become Cussler’s hallmarks, The Navigator is the best yet from “Clive the Incredible”. From the Paperback edition.
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Piranha

Ein Juan-Cabrillo-Roman

Author: Clive Cussler,Boyd Morrison

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641184088

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8984

Der 10. Juan-Cabrillo-Roman – und die Spannung lässt nie nach! 1902: Der Mount Pelée bricht aus, tötet 30.000 Menschen und lässt das Schiff eines deutschen Wissenschaftlers sinken. Heute: Nach einem Angriff täuscht Juan Cabrillo die Vernichtung der Oregon vor. Doch beinahe zu spät erkennt er, dass sein Gegner ihm immer noch einen Schritt voraus ist. Ein verräterischer Waffenentwickler hat die Arbeit des vor dem Mount Pelée gestorbenen Wissenschaftlers vollendet. Durch eine unschlagbare Waffe bedroht, muss die Crew der Oregon alles daransetzen, ihren Gegner aufzuspüren – bevor er die vernichtende Wirkung der Waffe erneut entfesselt!
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Shock Wave

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416587101

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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While studying a deadly plague in the Pacific, Dirk Pitt rescues a band of rich castaways who had been deserted by their cruise ship and learns that the plague had been caused by a passenger's father, who uses ultrasound to mine diamonds. Reprint.
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Die Kuba-Verschwörung

Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman

Author: Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641169224

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 884

Dirk Pitt untersucht eine Umwelt-Katastrophe in der Karibik, da gerät er in einem Machtkampf auf Kuba zwischen die Fronten. Währenddessen forschen seine Kinder – Marine-Ingenieur Dirk und Ozeanografin Summer – nach einem Azteken-Artefakt, das den Fundort eines gigantischen Schatzes offenbaren soll. Doch es befand sich an Bord des Schlachtschiffs Maine, das 1898 im Hafen von Havanna zerstört wurde. Inmitten der größten Gefahr treffen die drei aufeinander. Sie haben sich bereits vorher in ausweglosen Situationen befunden – aber noch nie war es so eng wie dieses Mal ...
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The Assassin

Author: Clive Cussler,Justin Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698169670

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling historical series. As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell’s best witness. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to hunt down the mysterious killer. But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the “oil fever” regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons’ enclave of New York, to Russia’s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.
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The Gangster

Author: Clive Cussler,Justin Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698406427

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Turn-of-the-century Detective Isaac Bell takes on the upstart leader of a vicious crime organization in this novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series. It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face. The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life lost could be one of the most powerful men in the nation.
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The Eye of Heaven

Author: Clive Cussler,Russell Blake

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698140745

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7214

Treasure hunting husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo must protect a discovery that redefines Totlec history in this high-stakes adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Baffin Island: Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved—and filled with pre–Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl—and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven—begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery—or death.
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Treasure of Khan

Author: Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101206355

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 8539

Oceanic explorers Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue, adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the mysterious treasure of Xanadu, the famed capital of Kublai Khan’s empire. When Dirk Pitt is nearly killed rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia’s Lake Baikal, it appears a simple act of nature. But when the survey team is abducted and Pitt’s research vessel nearly sunk, it becomes clear this is no run of bad luck, but the influence of something, or someone, more sinister. In fact, Pitt and the NUMA crew have inadvertently stepped between a Mongolian tycoon and his plans to corner the global oil market, beginning with covert negotiations in China. To ensure the deal goes through, this mysterious businessman will encourage ever-escalating acts of sabotage and violence. Pitt and Giordino soon learn the magnate’s fury and his power both stem from the same source: a dark secret about Genghis Khan, the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. To Pitt and Giordino the famed Khan’s empire is nearly the stuff of legend and his tomb a forgotten mystery. But the Khan’s legacy is very real. And it’s the treasure of his grandson Kublai Khan that holds the key to stopping this modern-day oil baron from restoring the conquests of his ancestors. That is, if Pitt and Giordino get there first.... From the Paperback edition.
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