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Summary

A Sunday Times best seller

The amazing second Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.

Major Dirk Pitt picked up the frantic distress call as he cruised his lumbering amphibious plane over the islands of the Aegean. Brady Air Force base was under fire, its entire force of jets destroyed on the ground...by just one First World War biplane!

A psychotic ex-Nazi, a bloodthirsty Greek strongman and a beautiful double agent set Pitt on the trail of the warped mastermind behind a devastating sabotage plot. And on that trail, danger and death are never far behind....

©2017 Clive Cussler (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

Critic reviews

"Clive Cussler is the guy I read." (Tom Clancy)
"Cussler is hard to beat." ( Daily Mail)
"The Adventure King." ( Daily Express)

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Heavily dated

Almost uncomfortable with his chauvinism and descriptions of women. Not that exciting, and whilst I still finished it, I lost interest well before the end.

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The book is definitely showing its age at 50yrs

I am a Cussler fan but like 60/70s attitudes I think this book is definitely showing its age. Some less desirable traits by Mr. Pitt.

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A great story to listen to 👍

Intriguing and believable storyline, characters and narrator. I looked forward to continuing the story whenever possible, many thanks.

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Brilliantly told by Scott Brick

Another fantastic Dirk Pitt novel (I have listened to them in random order), and so well told by the amazing Scott Brick.

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terrible sexist claptrap

this is the worst I've heard in a long time, buy at your own risk

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Boys toys

James bond lookalike story. A good listen nevertheless. Would love to visit the location s

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Fun but dated

Fun book, though with an overload of adjectives making it a little slow. Also quite dated in its description of women. Absolutely a product of the 70s. You'd better like clichés!

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Very dated and misogynist

I guess there are some books which don't stand the test of time and this is one. Pitt is arrogant and sexist, not at all the debonair adventurer of later books. It also ends very abruptly with Pitt telling us the solution. No idea how he worked it out!

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2nd Pit Adventure

2 down , bring on the rest, good pace, well read, laced with historical facts on to the next.

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A return to an old friend

Loved it in the written form adored it in the Audio well written. well narrated