Dirk Pitt

26 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266 ratings

Pacific Vortex! Summary

A Sunday Times best seller

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

Fully armed and with all hands onboard, the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. No wreckage, no signals, no survivors: nothing...until ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii - the log of the Starbuck.

'Do not search for us, it can only end in vain....'

A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains. And the captain's final scrawled, fear-crazed note locates the Starbuck's grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! The search for the Starbuck plunges Dirk Pitt into his most shattering assignment to date - a whirlpool of deep-sea mystery and terror - the Pacific Vortex!

©2017 Clive Cussler (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
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  • Book 1

    • Pacific Vortex!

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Fully armed and with all hands onboard, the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. No wreckage, no signals, no survivors: nothing...until ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii - the log of the Starbuck. 'Do not search for us, it can only end in vain....' A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting but flawed.

    • By Mike T. on 05-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Mayday!

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great start to the series

    • By noel on 11-01-18

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  • Book 3

    • Iceberg

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded. Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top trouble-shooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but of its time

    • By C on 26-07-18

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  • Book 4

    • Raise the Titanic

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Two and a half miles beneath the icy North Atlantic, the mighty Titanic holds the key to the safety of the free world. The Americans want it. So do the Russians. Ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt faces one of the most stupendous tests of courage and ingenuity ever. Raise the Titanic is a spellbinding blockbuster of action and suspense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Raise the titanic (Dirk |Piit )

    • By noel on 06-03-18

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  • Book 5

    • Vixen 03

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Over 30 years ago, on an ultra-secret flight to the South Pacific, the transport plane Vixen 03 vanished. It was believed to be lost at sea. And carrying canisters of the most lethal substance known to man. Now Vixen 03 has returned to haunt the world. Dirk Pitt, the ace maritime troubleshooter who raised the Titanic, is the only man who can overcome the nightmarish problems involved in retrieving her cargo. And the price of failure is terrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vixen03 an odd title for an odd story

    • By Dibodiddly on 17-07-18

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  • Book 6

    • Night Probe!

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    May 1914. Two diplomats hurry home by sea and rail, each carrying a document of world-changing importance. Then the liner Empress of India is sunk in a collision, and the Manhattan-Line express plunges from a bridge - both dragging their VIP passengers to watery oblivion. Tragic coincidence or conspiracy? In the energy-starved, fear-torn 1980s, Dirk Pitt discovers that those long-lost papers could destroy whole nations, throwing him into his biggest challenge yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece!

    • By mike on 28-07-18

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 17

    • Trojan Odyssey

    • Dirk Pitts, Book 17
    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Dirk Pitt battles his most dangerous foe ever - with help from a very unexpected source. There is a black tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. Whilst trying to determine its origin, startling things begin to occur and the inhabitants of a floating resort find themselves directly in the path of a violent storm. Dirk and the NUMA crew rush to their rescue, but they discover that there is an all-too-human evil at work and the black tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon its work will be complete - and the world will be a very different place....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping Pitt adventure

    • By Bill Stretton on 27-11-15

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  • Book 18

    • Black Wind

    • Dirk Pitt, Book 18
    • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure - a different kind of kamikaze mission. This one was carried out by two submarines bound for the west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological 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 for the prize inside - a plan that could reshape the world as we know it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT LISTEN

    • By TONYW456 on 07-04-13

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  • Book 19

    • Treasure of Khan

    • Dirk Pitt, Book 19
    • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Genghis Khan - the greatest conqueror of all time, who at his peak ruled an empire four times the size of Alexander the Great's, a vast expanse which stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea.And now somebody wants it back.Dirk Pitt and the NUMA crew are about to come head to head with their most dangerous enemy ever. A mysterious Mongolian mogul harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of ancient Mongolia. He holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan, his grandson Kublai Khan and the treasures of Xanadu - treasures of gold and also much, much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Except story...Shame about the reader

    • By Mary on 18-01-18

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  • Book 20

    • Arctic Drift

    • Dirk Pitt, Book 20
    • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-10-17

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