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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

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

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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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Of it's time, but excellent for the story

do not buy this if you are going to complain about the historical sexist language. You will not enjoy it.

However if you can place it in the timeline it is a rolling adventure with twists and turns. The bad guys are suitably bad and the goodies do their own thing.

I enjoy early Cussler like original James Bond or Carry on films. Great to visit but I don't wish to live there

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Loads of fun!

Loads of fun! I really like all the characters, I enjoy the writing. My brain isn't taxed but there's enough going on to keep me interested.

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Great story line. 5 stars! it was 8btriguing from beginning to end. I enjoyed it

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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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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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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!