when released in the UK the title was "Mayday")
Pyramid Books, New York, NY
ISBN # 0-515-03179-8
Price on cover $1.25
50,000 copies printed
From the rear cover: "May Day May Day
We Are Under Attack
It was impossible to believe that a World War 1 Albatross
bi-plane could wreak such havoc and destruction. But
as Pitt banked his lumbering World War II amphibious
plane and Giordino braced himself, rifle in hand,
at the open waist-hatch, the vintage marauder reappeared.
Flying out of the sun, Pitt had caught his quarry
unaware. But the wily pilot of the Albatross recovered
quickly, luring Pitt into a bizarre and lethal dog-fight.
Then the Albatross dipped in the traditional flyer's
acknowledgment of defeat and vanished as suddenly
and mysteriously as it had appeared.
In his efforts to uncover the source behind the sabotage
of a scientific expedition, Pitt finds himself in
the company of a psychopathic ex-Nazi; an unrelenting
narcotics agent; a savage, bloodthirsty Greek strongman;
a beautiful double-agent; and an amateur egg-head
is the very first book ever published by Clive Cussler.
A mint copy of this paperback of The Mediterranean
Caper by Clive Cussler is very difficult to find.
Original cost was $1.25, and a copy in new condition
recently sold for over $600.00 US!
Pitt®, in the "Sahara" movie, released
April 8th 2005 was played by Matthew McConaughey.
Jordan played Dirk Pitt® in movie "Raise
you have any other pictures from the books that depict
an artist conception of Dirk's appearance, please
let me know. email
Pitt, artist conceptions of what he looks like: