Dirk Pitt-"oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones" -responds to a Mayday signal from a deserted ship and gets drawn towards a deadly Cold War secret in this thriller in Clive Cussler's #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Dirk Pitt, the director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, is on the Black Sea, helping to locate a lost Ottoman shipwreck, when he responds to an urgent Mayday-"Under attack!"-from a nearby freighter. But when he and his colleague Al Giordino arrive, there is nobody there. Just dead bodies and a smell of sulfur in the air. As Pitt and Giordino explore, a blast from the stern scuttles the ship swiftly, almost taking them with it. The more the two of them search for the secret of the death ship, the deeper they descend into an extraordinary series of discoveries. A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. A brilliant developer of advanced drone technology on an unknown mission. Modern-day nuclear smugglers, determined Ukrainian rebels, a beautiful anti-terrorism agent from Europol-all will combine to present Pitt with the most dangerous challenge of his career. And not only Pitt. His two children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are exploring a mysterious shipwreck of their own, when they are catapulted into his orbit. The three of them are used to perilous situations-but this time, they may have found their match.
PRAISE FOR ODESSA SEA "The pages whip by as the characters, at least the good guys, survive one deadly encounter after another, and the bad guys get their comeuppances. Readers will anxiously await Dirk's next adventure."-Publishers Weekly "Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed."-Kirkus Reviews PRAISE FOR THE DIRK PITT ADVENTURES "Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes and derring-do. Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers."- Associated Press "Another super Cussler fun read. Pitt and company are the stuff of heroic dreams."-Kirkus Reviews "Teems with violence, derring-do, and perilous situations. The action runs non-stop and wham-bam, with the authors finding clever ways to spare their good guys from bad ends."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Clive Cussler, geb. 1931, konnte bereits achtundzwanzig aufeinander folgende 'New-York-Times'-Bestseller landen seit er 1973 seinen ersten Helden Dirk Pitt erfand, und ist auch auf der deutschen Spiegel-Bestsellerliste ein Dauergast. 1979 gründete er die reale NUMA, um das maritime Erbe durch die Entdeckung, Erforschung und Konservierung von Schiffswracks zu bewahren. Er lebt in der Wüste von Arizona und in den Bergen Colorados. Dirk Cussler arbeitete nach seinem Studium in Berkeley viele Jahre lang in der Finanzwelt, bevor er sich hauptberuflich dem Schreiben widmete. Darüber hinaus nahm er an mehreren der über achtzig Expeditionen der NUMA teil.