2007: #35 – Iceberg (Clive Cussler)

Book #35 was Iceberg, the 3rd book in Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series. The back of the book reads:

Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice–the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clue to the ship’s priceless–and missing–cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew.

Worst Dirk Pitt novel ever. Instead of the charming, rakish Pitt of the later novels we get this really offensive version. I don’t know if it was just a sign of the times (the book was published in 1975) or what, but I didn’t like it. His usual sidekicks are conspicuously missing, and the mystery just wasn’t as interesting as I’m used to from Cussler.

Page count: 352 | Word count: 56,492

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