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by Dirk Cussler,Clive Cussler

  • Author: Dirk Cussler,Clive Cussler
  • ISBN: 0143057405
  • ISBN13: 978-0143057406
  • ePub: 1751 kb | FB2: 1101 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio; Unabridged edition (November 30, 2004)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 776
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Black Wind: A Dirk Pitt Novel (Dirk Pitt Adventure) ePub download

Dirk Pitt is the larger-than-life hero reminiscent of Doc Savage and the main protagonist of a series of a bestselling adventure novels written by Clive Cussler from 1976 to 2019.

Dirk Pitt is the larger-than-life hero reminiscent of Doc Savage and the main protagonist of a series of a bestselling adventure novels written by Clive Cussler from 1976 to 2019. Pitt is a citizen of the United States, on loan from the United States Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, after serving in Vietnam as a pilot.

The Dirk Pitt Adventures. Books in Series (26) . E. ven though Pacific Vortex was published later in 1983, it is considered the 1st to be read chronologically in the series; though not required. We believe you will find the novels a great summer reading escape and an everyday, any day adventure. Dirk Pitt is the ultimate man of action: always ready for any challenge, always prepared to pit quick wits and brawn against an intractable problem. Ex-US Air force, he is cool, courageous and resourceful, which is why he works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) – the undersea counterpart to NASA.

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Being an long time fan of Mr. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordano I must say I was a bit sceptic when Mr. Clive Cussler introdused Dirk Pitt (jr) and Summer in Valhalla Rising.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Being an long time fan of Mr. Though, that book with also Trojan Odyssey and Treasure of Khan beeing great stories, this one also falls for my pleasure.

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Clive Cussler's Black Wind is the eighteenth Dirk Pitt adventure, and a masterclass in adventure writing. In the dark, final days of World War Two, two submarines set out from Japan bearing a deadly virus destined for US cities. Present day: NUMA Special Projects Director Dirk Pitt rescues a team of scientists from a deadly cloud of poison gas in the North West Pacific. Discovering that this was no natural phenomenon, Pitt is quickly on the hunt for a pair of lost WWII submarines and their deadly cargo.

Black Wind is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. This book centers on a relatively new character to the book series, Dirk Pitt, Jr. The novel centers around a terrorist plot to launch a biological warfare attack on the United States; Dirk Pitt J. his father, and his sister Summer must foil the plot and expose and stop the antagonists before a deadly toxin can be spread in released over Los Angeles, California.

Читать онлайн - Cussler Clive. Dark Watch Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн Dark Watch. Plot introduction. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Dirk Pitt senior (hereinafter referred to simply as Dirk) and his friend and colleague Al Giordino are also discovering forgotten Japanese ordnance that is poisoning marine life.

In the waning days of World War II, 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 deadly virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target.

But that does not mean they were lost.

Someone knows about the subs and what they carried, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store 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.

Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, has even teamed up with his children to track them down and end their menace, but never has he looked upon the face of pure evil…until now.

Early Waffle
I enjoyed "Black Wind" more on this go-around than I did the first time I read it (circa 2005), partially because the plot line seems more timely than ever now with North Korea being such a major news item,
but there are still some technical gaffes (explained below) and the lack of edginess so prevalent in the classic Cussler novels of the 1970s and 80s that prevent me from giving the novel a full 5 stars.

p. 8: the Bungo Strait--shades of "Run Silent, Run Deep!"

Lookup: Seiran floatplane

--p. 11: "Naval authority on submarines was notably relaxed, even in the Japanese Navy." Time-Life Books' "War Under the Pacific" noted the same thing.

So, even back then and in non-U.S. countries, sub crews got better chow than the rest of the Navy, eh?

--p. 17: Lookup Farragut-class destroyer USS Theodore Knight

--p. 29: Lookup Steller's sea lions.

Lookup "Laissez le bons temps rouler?" = "Leave well enough alone?"

--p. 38: "'We've notified the Coast Guard *and* the Department of Homeland Security" [emphasis added] Um, the Coast Guard IS a part of DHS.

--p. 41: Basil named for the sea serpent from "Shock Wave?"

--p. 45: Um, although the AK-74 rifle may have full-auto capability, it's not technically considered a "machine gun."

Lucky for Jack Dahlgren that the round didn't tumble upon impact!

--p. 48: "'Well,' Dirk said, tearing a steaming leg off the big crustacean, 'we could use some lemon and butter.'" Heh heh, glad to see that the NUMA peeps, their love for the sea and the environment in general notwithstanding, are not vegetarians!

--p. 54: "'It just makes sense for everyone involved to ease trade restrictions. Our own steel tariffs may still get in the way of an agreement.'" Wow, what coincidental timing (reading this passage and quoting it on 26 April 2018).

"'It’s a damn mystery how they can think that way, given the past aggressiveness of the North.'" Again, how timely.

--p. 69: "'I think a dinosaur crapped in my mouth during the night,' Dahlgren said
with a belch." Haha, appetising anal-ogy!

--p. 89: "Shining his light on one set of valves, he made out BARASUTO TANKU in white lettering, which he presumed operated the ballast tanks." Um, would it be in actual "lettering" per se, or Japanese (Kanji) script? Or does Dirk actually know how to read Kanji?

--p. 91: "Type 95 torpedoes, large and deadly fish that were both more reliable and more explosive than the American counterpart during the war." Hmmm, really? I'll have to look that one up....

--p. 97: "An ex–Marine Corps MP, Finch still sported a crew cut and spoke with the blunt voice of a basic training drill sergeant." Ahem, the Corps calls 'em "drill instructors (DIs)," not "drill sergeants."

--p. 99: "'there has been no real radical Islamic presence visible in Japan.'" Hell, there's very little Islamic presence in Japan, moderate OR radical.

p. 101: "The twenty-three-year-old master sergeant was an avionics specialist at the air base," AHEM, no way would a mere 23 year-old be a Master Sergeant in ANY branch of the U.S. military in this day & age! Promotions to that level of seniority just don't happen that fast nowadays, not even battlefield promotions (especially not within the senior NCO ranks)!

--p. 110: "William Beebe, Sylvia Earle, and Don Walsh." Some historically iconic oceanographic names there!

--p. 116: "'Just like the Titanic,' he marveled." Hmmm, an allusion by Al to his (and Dirk's) "Raise the Titanic!" adventure?

--p. 125: "communist entrepreneur" a deliberately ironic oxymoron on the authors' part, I presume? Wow, Dae-jong Kang is the ultimate Cadillac communist!

p. 148: Referring to an Ingram Mac-10 as a "burp gun?" Um, no, that nickname belongs to the M3 submachine gun AKA the "grease gun."

--p: 188: "The aristocratic club was appropriately housed on the hundredth floor of the world’s tallest building, the recently completed International Business Center Tower located in western Seoul." Really, taller than the Burj Khalifa?

--p. 205: "Starfish," an homage to the "Raise the Titanic" film adaptation (even though Clive hated it)??

p. 259: Pararescue Jumpers (PJs), HOOYAH!

--p. 338: G8 meeting, how timely!

--p. 347: Ahem, in the Air Force, "First Sergeant" is a job title like "Commander," not an actual rank.

--p. 348: Air Force generally doesn't use the acronym/abbreviation "S.O." for Special Operations teams. They use "STT" for "Special Tactics Teams" instead.

--p. 358: Ahem, the Navy doesn't use the term "Special Forces" for its SEALs/UDT types. Special Warfare or SpecWar, but not "Special Forces."

--p. 389: Ahem, it's not the "Customs Department," it's the Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security.

--p. 510: Ahem, a SEAL is a SAILOR, not a "soldier!"

--p. 513: A SIG-Sauer P226 holds a 15-round magazine, not 13, and moreover, it's supposed to go to slide-lock when out ammo, therefore no "firing pin beat down on an empty chamber."
Lbe
This story is a contemporary struggle of a power hungry nation to use any means to cause destruction and suffering to US citizens, and the people behind this take pleasure in causing pain. In this novel, the evil permeates from North Korea, disguised at originating with the Japanese to throw off the US intelligence forces. In the meantime, without government authority, a group of Americans work to ferret out the bad guys. Dirk Pitt is the Arnold Schwarzenneger of Cussler's books. He can do anything under any circumstances and still pop up in one piece. Cussler introduces cutting edge technology in underwater equipment and his characters use it and other equipment in interesting ways to trick or stop the enemy. The enemy's threat in this book is unique and readers will be holding their breath to see if it can be stopped, and how, in time to avert catastrophy.
Gashakar
I enjoyed the book but feel Cussler is getting too nefarious with his plots. His villains are taking on a very dastardly nature and I am not always enjoying the books anymore, especially the number of times his heroes and heroins get caught by the bad guys and then have to escape. Just once I'd like to see them do some reconnoitering, get in and get out, and all without being caught, tortured, etc. I love action but continuously contrived action gets boring after awhile. I feel it's time for a Cussler break and decided to begin reading other authors.
Wetiwavas
The Pitt father, son and daughter trio teamed up to combat a Korean madman. The NUMA cast along with Navy SEALS were successful in destroying a rocket and a madman.
Detenta
I had a hard time at first making sense of the first chapters. So I reread them . Very good read. Dirk Pitt SR and Junior were excellent.
Winotterin
Being an long time fan of Mr. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordano I must say I was a bit sceptic when Mr. Clive Cussler introdused Dirk Pitt (jr) and Summer in Valhalla Rising.
Though, that book with also Trojan Odyssey and Treasure of Khan beeing great stories, this one also falls for my pleasure.

Black Wind takes us thru the story with fast pace, great twists and with the humorous quotes from Dirk Pitt.
Also Dirk Pitt Sr and Al Giordano makes their appearance in this novel, and gives it the touch for topping it all.

Clive Cussler tense to incorporates history into his stories. This is what I like about his novels.
As Rebecca Graf says[...]:
"For me, after reading his books I want to explore the true history of what he brings in and learn more about it."
That quote is saying it all for me.
I love this "what if" scenarios. It's a novel, it's not non-fiction, but i takes real history and starts it all with "what if".

Plot introduction:
The novel centers around a North Korean plot to launch a biological warfare attack on the United States, creating an opportunity for the invasion and annexation of South Korea. Dirk Pitt Jr., his father, and his sister Summer must foil the plot and expose and stop the antagonists before a deadly toxin can be spread in released over Los Angeles.

The story's historical prologue takes place in December 1944. The commanding officer of the I-403, a Japanese I-400 class submarine, is given orders to launch a mysterious attack on the United States, a mission involving Japan's notorious biological warfare group, Unit 731. The I-403 reaches America's northwest coast, but is sunk before the mission can be carried out.
[...]

I would say this is a must-read for Cussler fans. It has it all.
virus
Actually one of my favorite Dirk Pitt books. Though I missed having the action focused on Dirk Sr., his kids and their characterizations were entertaining. Although the plots of these books are always fraught with improbability, this plot was one that seemed more realistic than some others. Lots of fun, lots of action, good villian, and great good guys.
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