Monday, May 04, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Sunday, 11/18/2012

Dirk Pitt fans will enjoy his latest adventure


Dirk Pitt and the NUMA crew are back to save the world in the Cus­sler (Clive and son Dirk) fam­ily’s lat­est ad­ven­ture, Po­sei­don’s Ar­row.

The gov­ern­ment has se­cretly cre­ated a sub­ma­rine ca­pa­ble of mov­ing through the wa­ter at more than 100 miles an hour. Stocked with ad­vanced weap­onry and al­most stealth­like abil­i­ties, this new sub­ma­rine will dom­i­nate the seas.

Then the pro­to­type is sto­len and the in­ven­tor is found dead.

Pitt and his wife are en­joy­ing a sail­boat cruise when a freighter crashes into them.

 They barely es­cape, and soon dis­cover the crew of the freighter that slammed into them is no­where to be found. Pitt and his team have to once again save the day be­cause it ap­pears that a trai­tor high up in gov­ern­ment wants to thwart their ev­ery move.

Cus­sler fans know what to ex­pect when they pick up one of his nov­els — a rol­lick­ing ad­ven­ture with much ban­ter and der­ring-do.

The Dirk Pitt nov­els are the main­stay of Cus­sler’s vast em­pire. The last few nov­els have been writ­ten with his son, and the sto­ries have be­come more of a fam­ily af­fair with Dirk Pitt, Sr., tak­ing over NUMA and his son and daugh­ter tack­ling the field in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Since he now has a desk job, it has be­come a bit of a stretch to keep him op­er­at­ing in the field.

The nov­els usu­ally rely heav­ily on his­tory, and this time it’s more about the fu­ture of ma­rine tech­nol­ogy rather than a quest for a past ar­ti­fact.

 The pre­vi­ous nov­els also had so much ma­terial it felt like read­ing three books in one pack­age. Now the for­mula has be­come a bit bloated and pad­ded.

How­ever, Cus­sler fans will still grab this one. It’s no Inca Gold, but it’s one of the bet­ter ones in the se­ries writ­ten with Dirk Cus­sler.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.