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Clive Cussler



Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt® in 1973.

Clive is the founder of the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA) a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history, and a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He also collects classic automobiles. Clive divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

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Night Probe!

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe page-turning Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.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. Racing against hired killers, he launches his revolutionary deep-sea search craft and faces the horrors of the sea bed to hunt for the documents. 'Night Probe' has begun . . .'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Flood Tide

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Shock Wave

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe thirteenth adrenaline-filled Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt's struggle to foil Dorsett's ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Treasure

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Dragon

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe tenth action-packed thriller in the classic Dirk Pitt series, where the adventurer must foil the deadly conspiracy of a group of Japanese nationalist fanatics.Buried in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Japan, lies one of the greatest drowned secrets of World Wart Two - a crashed B-29 Bomber that was carrying a third atomic bomb to Japan in 1945.Its deadly cargo, lost in the sea for nearly fifty years, is at the heart of this classic Dirk Pitt thriller, in which a small group of Japanese nationalist fanatics, dreaming of a new Nipponese Empire, set out to neutralise and blackmail the USA - with nuclear weapons planted strategically in the country's major cities...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Inca Gold

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe twelfth hair-raising Dirk Pitt thriller, which sees the adventurer hunt for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold, before the richest prize known to man is lost forever.A call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well, high in the Andes. There he confronts a band of ruthless art thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts.But soon Dirk Pitt faces even graver danger, as he searches for a lost Spanish galleon and hunts for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. And in a desperate race against time, Pitt must track down a sacred site - before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Sahara

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Deep Six

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe gripping Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.For the President of the United States, the crisis point is approaching fast. With his new Soviet initiative entering its most crucial phase, the President suddenly finds himself faced with a pollution disaster of potentially cataclysmic proportions. And then - incredibly - he vanishes into thin air, leaving his country poised on the brink of chaos.It's left to troubleshooter extraordinaire Dirk Pitt to hotwire the connections between these two shattering events. From the icy Alaskan waters to a Korean shipbreaker's yard; from a Caribbean shipwreck to a blazing inferno in the Mississippi Delta, he tracks down a conspiracy so fiendish and sophisticated that even the superpowers are helpless in its grip . . .'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Vixen 03

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe brilliant fifth Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.Over thirty 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.'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Pacific Vortex!

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe thrilling first Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.Fully armed and with all hands on board, 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!'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express

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Mayday!

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Raise the Titanic

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Cyclops

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Iceberg

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe superb third Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.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 troubleshooter 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. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century . . . ICEBERG.'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express