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When an oil survey team is abducted after a suspicious accident, Dirk Pitt follows leads to Mongolia, where he learns about a megalomaniacs plot to supply oil to China and to undermine global oil markets. By the author of Black Wind. Simultaneous. *Author: Cussler, Clive/ Cussler, Dirk/ Brick, Scott (NRT) *Series Title: Dirk Pitt Adventure *Publication Date: 2006/11/28 *Binding Type: CD/Spoken Word *Language: English *Depth: 2.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 5.75
Born in Aurora, Illinois, Cussler grew up mainly in California where he attended Pasadena City College before joining the Air Force during the Korean War. Serving as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer, Cussler eventually left the service to work in advertising as a copywriter, moving on to become creative director of some of the country's most prestigious agencies. Cussler didn't begin writing novels until he was 34, and it wasn't until eight years later in 1973 that he published a novel featuring Dirk Pitt, the hero he is most famous for creating. Since then, Cussler has gone on to write a long list of best-selling adventure novels, which have been translated into 40 languages and have been sold in over 135 countries. He has served as chairman of the National Underwater & Marine Agency, and as a fellow in the Explorers Club of New York, the Royal Geographic Society in London, and the American Society of Oceanographers. Cussler is married to Barbara Knight, with whom he has had three children. He spends much of his time on his favorite hobby, tending to his sizable collection of rare and classic cars.
"The exploits of Pitt and company, particularly their narrow escapes, tend toward the larger-than-life, but these are nicely balanced by down-to-earth explanations of such phenomena as seiche waves and oil seeps."
From the Publisher
Father and son team Clive and Dirk Cussler team up for another action thriller featuring their hero Dirk Pitt. The National Underwater and Marine Agency is thrust into the middle of a bizarre political plot when they help to rescue the passengers of a scientific survey vessel. When earthquakes begin to threaten major oil supply pipelines, Pitt and his team must contend with the pipe damage, all the while sussing out the villainous plot of their rescuees. Readers can revel in the Cusslers' high octane adventure, while simultaneously soaking up a fascinating lesson in oceanography.
When an oil survey team is abducted after a suspicious accident, Dirk Pitt follows leads to Mongolia, where he learns about a megalomaniac's plot to supply oil to China and to undermine global oil markets. By the author of Black Wind. Simultaneous.
Editors Note 2
When an oil survey team is abducted after a suspicious accident, Dirk Pitt follows leads to Mongolia, where he learns about a megalomaniac's plot to supply oil to China and to undermine global oil markets.
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