Poseidon's Arrow

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

byClive Cussler

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“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes—Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.”

And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all.

It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decades—an attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. Nothing else in any other nation’s naval arsenal even comes close. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missing—and the man who developed it is dead.

At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard . . . burned to a crisp.What is going on? And what does it have to do with an Italian submarine that itself disappeared in 1943, lost at sea? Or was she?

It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth, from Washington to Mexico, Idaho to Panama. What they discover at the end of it is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined.

If they don’t succeed in their mission, the world as they know it might end up a very different place—and not a pleasant one.

Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Poseidon’s Arrow is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.

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“Dirk Pitt is oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones,” praises the Associated Press. “Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes—Cussler’s fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.”And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt’s most dangerous adventure of all.It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in deca...

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, OregonFiles, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His most recent New York Times–bestselling novels are The Race, The Storm,and The Tombs. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles o...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.29 × 6.36 × 1.57 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Putnam AdultLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0399162925

ISBN - 13:9780399162923

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Customer Reviews of Poseidon's Arrow


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poseidon's Arrow is a fast paced action adventure. The story flows at pace that keeps the reader interested. You do not want to put the book down. You have to know what will happen next or how does the hero get out of the tight spot.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poeidon's arrow Due to cusslers adventures as in previous books has maintained hismystery-adventure . Dirk seems to have taken after his dad very well.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poeidon's arrow Great, one of the best!
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Clive Cussler Not the best dirk pitt novel. Story line somewhat confusing.....disappointing.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clive Cussler Great book
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dirk Pitt still has it Though the end of the book seems a little far fetched, it is still a great Dirk Pitt novel. Seems that the kids are getting more of the spot light. Hope to read more adventures soon.
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cusslers Poseidon's Arrow I have read and thoroughly enjoyed every book Clive Cussler has written, unfortunately, this would be the first book of his that has failed to provide me with reading pleasure from cover to cover. My enjoyment of his books stems from the fact, that unlike so many other authors, his novels do not follow a formulae as predictable as the sun rising in the morning, but, aside from the good triumphing over evil theme, Mr. Cusslers books manage fresh ideas and themes and somewhat believable scenarios to have his various characters puzzle through the difficulties and come through their ordeals in triumph. In the case of the Poseidon's Arrow, he has all of a sudden had his characters go deaf,dumb,blind and stupid together with the government failing to take the most basic steps to protect vital secrets and materials. I defy anybody reading this book, not to know that Mr Fowler is as crooked as the day is long from the first instance of inside knowledge being used to achieve evil goals and that it should have been obvious to anyone involved. Also, the complete lack of security on vital secret assets, despite them having already been stolen or compromised at least twice before is just way to much to accept. For the first time in my experience of reading Mr Cusslers books, I found myself getting aggravated over the stupidity of the "Good Guys" and their continual failure to follow the simplest of measures to ensure security of vital secrets. Unlike any other Cussler book I have read, this is the first one I have ever put down and walked away from because I was to annoyed to read anymore of it for awhile. Please Mr. Cussler, give me back my swashbuckling heroes that don't have to be hit over the head with a sledgehammer five or six times before they figure out something is wrong. Everybody, gets a little off their game every once in a while, I hope this is your one venture into poor writing and future books will once again shine in bringing reading pleasure to us all. Peter Horne Ottawa
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poseidon,s arrow It was very good read
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating Book # 22 in the Dirk Pitt series The plot detail is from Wikipedia, short and precise I couldn’t have said it better, although I did take the time and liberty to complement it with my own thoughts. “This book is about a secret prototype attack submarine the United States is developing and the efforts of a ruthless multimillionaire who wants to seize it by any means and sell it for a hefty profit. This millionaire antagonist also is bent on monopolizing most of the world’s rare earth mineral mining operations and sells these minerals for a huge profit. This novel has many subplots and is set in a variety setting throughout the world. These subplots involve many characters, as well. This adventure takes the NUMA group on a wild trip and opens in the usual format with a prologue setting the stage this time in the Indian Ocean in October 1943. Then the setting shifts to the present day near a mining facility in the Majave Desert where we meet the villains and the succeeding chapters could only leave us breathless as the many characters drifts in and out of the story, each time with abysmal intensity.” This thriller is an action packed tale of international intrigue, old fashion adventure, is very intense and hard to put down. Once again the father and son team bring their fictional duo and the NUMA team in a rip-roaring, globe-spanning adventure I enjoyed quite a bit.
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peterson's Arrow As usual a rousing romp with the Pitt clan.
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lengthy... Interesting story about Panama Canal and shipping, but main character has gone through so much it just do not seem possible to make it through another day.
Date published: 2012-12-28