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So I was really excited to see this new title in Target when I was shopping this week! Cussler gave me a page turner - but...I have read enough of these to be able to anticipate most of the twists and turns!
Just a little background...Dirk Pitt has done to Marine Biologists what Indiana Jones did to Archeologists! Picture Dirk as a mixture of Indie + McGyver and with the looks of Matthew Mcconaughey! He is smart and honest and witty and strong and and and...you get the picture!!
I knew before I started reading that in this book there would be a looming oceanographic disaster that only Dirk and colleagues notice, it will include a shady figure from a foreign land and some sort of diving exploration that will go bad. There will be explosions and gun fire and close scrapes with death. And in the end - against all odds - Dirk will save the world with a self-deprecating flair!
And as I began reading - I was not disappointed. There is something comforting in a formula that works! The villians were current and rather cold-blooded. And everything was tied up in a neat bow before the rest of us mere mortals even knew there was a problem! Just the way heroes are supposed to work!
A fast and enjoyable read!