Mead & Company
New York, NY
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Price on jacket: $7.95
5,000 copies printed
Dimension: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
From the dust jacket: "The towering iceberg drifting
in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Imbedded
in the great gleaming mound was a ship, sealed so
solidly in the ice that not even its mast protruded.
The crew of the coast Guard Patrol plane had spotted
the blurred outline of the unknown vessel, dropping
a red dye marker for identification. As soon as their
aircraft disappeared, two men, camouflaged in white
snowsuits, rose from a hiding place on the iceberg
and started sending signals on their radio transmitter.
Later that week, official investigators Major Dirk
Pitt of the Air Force and world-famous ocenographer
Dr. Bill Hunnewell found that the red stains had been
chipped off the berg. Someone wanted to prevent the
discovery of the mystery ship and it macabre secret.
Realizing they had failed, the unknown enemies resorted
to brutal violence to prevent the major's helicopter
from reaching Iceland.
So Dirk Pitt set out on a mission that was to bring
him into conflict with conspirators who concealed
their aims as well as their identities. It would send
him, wounded and on foot, across the lonely tundras
of Iceland, and it would take him far beneath the
surface of the waters surrounding its shores. He would
become involved with a hauntingly beautiful woman,
with a few allies and with many enemies. His strength
and skills, his reckless disregard of danger had become
a legend, but would they be enough to end a cleverly
plotted campaign of terror and cold-blooded murder?
ICEBERG is a bold novel told with cinematic immediacy,
a superb blend of action and high drama with as many
surprises as an unexploded hand grenade."
collectors have nick-named this edition the "grail".
Clive Cussler novel that was first printed in hardback
is the Dodd Mead Iceberg. Most editions of Iceberg
by Clive Cussler went to libraries. A non-library
edition commonly sells for $1200 to $2500 depending
upon the conditon.