Arctic Drift

Arctic Drift

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A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming . . . a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia . . . a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war . . . 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 in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man--and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
ISBN: 9780425231456
9780399155291
0399155295
Characteristics: 515 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cussler, Dirk

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Sep 10, 2014

Sept 7, 2014....just starting this book.....I picked it up from the discard pile at the library, to give to my brother-in-law, but he had already read it, and recommended that I do so as well. I haven't read a Clive Cussler book before, but I found from reading the cover, that although it is fiction, much of the story could be based on fact, so this makes it interesting to me......Sept 10, 2014, I am finding this a very easy read, something that is a bit refreshing at the moment, it bounces around, which can be frustrating, but it's just the beginning (I'm on page 110 or so) and I must say that keeps it from being boring, which I can't say for other authors! (I am surprised at how much Canadian content is in this book.....I must say I have never experienced that from authors that were not Canadian before.).....oh, the book starts out with a little story about the Franklin expedition abandoning their ships.....and then what do I hear on the news a day later?.....they have found one of the ships from the Franklin expedition under the water!.....a funny coincidence?......Sept 18, well I am still enjoying this, but finding it just a little far fetched. Perhaps I have been reading too many non-fictions lately and it has soured me for fiction?....Am I starting to be like my hubby, who refuses to read (well listen really.....he is into audio books) any fiction whatsoever? (I have to read the new Diana Gabaldon book, then I will know whether I am soured on fiction or not!).....finished it Sept 22. All in all not a bad book, but...Dirk Pitt is just a little bit too much of a superhero for me.

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