- Black Wind -
by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
G.P. Putnam & Sons a member of Penguin Group (USA)
Nov 30, 2004
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the Mighty!" hailed Kirkus Reviews about Cussler's
last Dirk Pitt novel, Trojan Odyssey. "Hurricane
Clive at his most tumultuous." Nobody has been
able to match Cussler yet for the intricate plotting
and sheer audacity of his work, and Black Wind sets
the bar even higher.
the waning days of World War II, unbeknownst to all
but a handful of people, the Japanese tried a last,
desperate measure - a different kind of kamikaze mission,
this one carried out by two submarines bound for the
west coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary
new strain of biological virus. Neither sub made it
to the designated target. But that does not mean they
knows about the subs and what they carried, knows
too where they might be, and has an extraordinary
plan in for the prize inside - a plan that could reshape
the world as we know it. All that stands in the way
are three people: a marine biologist named Summer,
a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk
Pitt, the new head of NUMA.
has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed
up with his children to track them down. But never
has he looked upon the face of pure evil - until now.
with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination,
Black Wind is yet further proof that when it comes
to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
Cussler is the author or co-author of twenty-seven
other books, including the Dirk Pitt® adventure
Trojan Odyssey, the Kurt Austin novel Lost City, and
the Oregon series novels Golden Buddha and Sacred
Stone. He is also the author of the nonfiction Sea
Hunters and Sea Hunters II; these describe the true
adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler
searches for lost ships of historic significance.
With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered
more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate
submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
Cussler, an MBA from Berkeley, work for many years
in the financial arena, and now devotes himself full-time
to writing. For the last several years, he has been
an active participant and partner in his father's
NUMA expeditions and served as president of the NUMA
advisory board of trustees. He lives in Arizona.