- Author Clive Cussler
Another Clive Cussler book that begins with a seemingly random event (this time it’s a hurricane), that leads to Dirk Pitt getting involved, and that, of course, leads to a ridiculously evil plot either to destroy or take over the world. Pitt and his buddy Giordino get into all sorts of mischief and usually manage to save the situation. It may be formulaic, but it’s still pretty awesome.
This time round, a corporation is intent on changing the weather for their own gain. It’s somewhat unbelievable, a little James Bondish in style, and it’s always amazing that Pitt can survive time after time. There’s lots of water action, both above and below, but Pitt is a dab hand at staying alive amongst the waves.
The relationship between Pitt and Giordino continues to be excellent, but there are signs that the main characters are starting to get older, and more world weary. I was particularly annoyed that a son and daughter appeared at the end of the book, neatly brought in to continue the franchise when it is no longer believable that Pitt can keep up such an adventurous existence.
There were a few plot holes, but the writing is clear and descriptive and hustles you along to an interesting, if not the most satisfying, conclusion.