Celtic Empire

Celtic Empire Clive Cussler The Grand Master of Adventure sends his intrepid heroes Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino on their wildest boldest mission into the ancient world unlocking extraordinary secrets and solving

  • Title: Celtic Empire
  • Author: Clive Cussler
  • ISBN: Celtic Empire
  • ASIN
    B079R3KT4X
    Edition Language
    English
    Series
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Clive Cussler, The Grand Master of Adventure, sends his intrepid heroes Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino on their wildest, boldest mission into the ancient world, unlocking extraordinary secrets and solving hideous crimes Another fabulous read from the most beloved series from the 1 New York Times bestselling author.The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Sal Clive Cussler, The Grand Master of Adventure, sends his intrepid heroes Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino on their wildest, boldest mission into the ancient world, unlocking extraordinary secrets and solving hideous crimes Another fabulous read from the most beloved series from the 1 New York Times bestselling author.The murders of a team of United Nations scientists in El Salvador A deadly collision in the waterways off the city of Detroit An attack by tomb raiders on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile Is there a link between these violent events The answer may lie in the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows most importantly, his own family Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the shadowy bioremediation company that may be behind it Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail These seemingly unrelated riddles come together in a stunning showdown on the rocky isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Kindle Edition, 416 pages Published March 19th 2019 by G.P Putnam s Sons More Details Original Title Celtic Empire ASIN B079R3KT4X Edition Language English Series Dirk Pitt 25 Other Editions 14 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Celtic Empire, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I pre ordered this book, but wont deliver until tomorrow Not happy, this is the second Clive book that has been delayed The first one is Robin Burcells newest, and I am very upset that there have been these delays.what gives like 5 months ago Add your answer Chris A one day delay Really flag See 2 questions about Celtic Empire Lists with This Book 2018 Mystery Thriller Horror 271 books 284 voters Can t wait for the next one series books for 2018 130 books 89 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.19 Rating details 3,762 ratings 274 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 268 More filters Sort order May 02, 2019 Skip rated it liked it Shelves series in progress, thriller Yes, OK, the Cusslers write formulaic books exotic locales and cars, murderous villians, ancient history impacting the modern world, action on or under the high seas In this one, a waterborne bacteria is being systematically released into sources in several countries around the world Dirk Pitt Sr and Al rescue a scientist in El Salvador, where children are dying and Dirk Jr and Summer rescue an archaeologist in Egypt when they are attacked by tomb raiders, who steal a mummy Of course, the Yes, OK, the Cusslers write formulaic books exotic locales and cars, murderous villians, ancient history impacting the modern world, action on or under the high seas In this one, a waterborne bacteria is being systematically released into sources in several countries around the world Dirk Pitt Sr and Al rescue a scientist in El Salvador, where children are dying and Dirk Jr and Summer rescue an archaeologist in Egypt when they are attacked by tomb raiders, who steal a mummy Of course, the two stories run together, and it takes Hiram s supercomputer to tie together death of male heirs to the Pharoah in 1350 B.C to El Salvador and a marine accident in Detroit where a firm with bioengineered bacteria is hired to clean the oil spill Readers quickly lose track of how many vehicles Dirk Jr destroys and how many times our heroes narrowly escape death flag 15 likesLike see review May 23, 2019 Glen rated it liked it Shelves men s adventure, martial arts thriller The latest Dirk Pitt novel There s shenanigans in Scotland, and tomb raiders try to raid an archaeological dig The Pitts are around, though, and put the kibosh on the scheme Eventually father and progeny reunite, and put the final nail in the coffin.Not bad, but going through the motions, mainly flag 12 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2019 Leslie Ray rated it really liked it This is classified as a thriller and fully meets that description I was entertained and enjoyed the link established between ancient Egypt and Celtic Ireland Dirk Pitt and Giordino, and Dirk s son and daughter, Dirk and Summer, respectively, are working in concentric circles and ultimately end up together to fight a common foe.It is fast paced and the plot interesting throughout flag 15 likesLike see review Mar 25, 2019 Chris Wood rated it it was ok Hmmm Clive and his son Dirk collaborate on another novel and i m wondering how much of it Clive actually wrote In my opinion the book has Clive s name on it to attract the readers, having read all of the Dirk Pitt, Issac Bell and Fargo novels I don t recognise any of Clive s writing in this book The story itself is Ok, the writing is Ok in fact everything is Ok, this reads like Dirk Pitt lite There is no substance to it, the characters immediately solve every problem put in front of them with Hmmm Clive and his son Dirk collaborate on another novel and i m wondering how much of it Clive actually wrote In my opinion the book has Clive s name on it to attract the readers, having read all of the Dirk Pitt, Issac Bell and Fargo novels I don t recognise any of Clive s writing in this book The story itself is Ok, the writing is Ok in fact everything is Ok, this reads like Dirk Pitt lite There is no substance to it, the characters immediately solve every problem put in front of them within moments, even though the secrets have been lost for millennia and searched for by countless people, along come Dirk and Summer Pitt who surely have the most uncomfortable almost incest like relationship I have ever read and find the clue, tomb or artefact without breaking a sweat There s no emotion in the book, no heart stopping moments and even in the fight or baddie stages there is never any real peril The book simply ticks along, tick, tick, tick , tick the end.Enough of this now Clive, you have too many fingers in too many pies and by allowing other authors, even your son, to write your characters in their style, you are ruining the legacy of the characters you have created flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 31, 2019 Kate rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favourites read in 2019, out in 2019 and read I m a huge fan of the Dirk Pitt series and have read them all over the years, reading each new one as they come out I really enjoyed Celtic Empire It has everything I enjoy the most about these thrillers, including an archaeological mystery, audacious evil masterminds and beautiful settings, above and below the water I especially enjoyed the chapters set in Scotland Dirk shares the action with his son and daughter these days but he s still got fight left in him and, considering what happens I m a huge fan of the Dirk Pitt series and have read them all over the years, reading each new one as they come out I really enjoyed Celtic Empire It has everything I enjoy the most about these thrillers, including an archaeological mystery, audacious evil masterminds and beautiful settings, above and below the water I especially enjoyed the chapters set in Scotland Dirk shares the action with his son and daughter these days but he s still got fight left in him and, considering what happens here, it s just as well Thoroughly entertaining, action packed, humorous, with a good plot and enjoyable baddies flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2019 Wendy rated it liked it review of another edition 3.5 I like to listen to Clive Cussler audiobooks Maybe it s because he writes his books like a movie So I can listen as if to an old fashioned radio play If you re a fan of Dirk Pitt books, you would like this Sure, he and his sidekick, Al Giordino, are older However, that does not stop them stumbling into these adventures We have a parallel story involving Dirk s children The 2 storylines inevitably connect One does not read these books expecting deep philosophical discussions There 3.5 I like to listen to Clive Cussler audiobooks Maybe it s because he writes his books like a movie So I can listen as if to an old fashioned radio play If you re a fan of Dirk Pitt books, you would like this Sure, he and his sidekick, Al Giordino, are older However, that does not stop them stumbling into these adventures We have a parallel story involving Dirk s children The 2 storylines inevitably connect One does not read these books expecting deep philosophical discussions There is no in depth psychological examination of the villain s motives This is pure, action packed fun flag 6 likesLike see review Apr 20, 2019 Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 19 season Clive throws darts at map Egypt andScotland Clive randomly scrolls for both locations Tutankhamen and Loch Ness Clive rolls dice and picks a page from the newspaper Plant based medicine Clive buys another vintage car flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2019 Bob rated it really liked it review of another edition Typical Cussler, a quick read, fast paced put an Egyptian royal from the time of he Pharaohs in to Ireland, and then the woman head of a company producing Bio based oil spill cleanup with a hidden desire to eliminate the male population The Pit family are all involved in this one flag 5 likesLike see review Apr 17, 2019 Pygment rated it did not like it So, I have concerns about this book It is a book that brings up very real issues of gender imbalance while being misogynistic portrayals of its characters It also makes the person who is bringing up the gender imbalances into the evil unhinged villain who has turned evil because of a nervous breakdown after a series of abuses by men of her and one of her daughters As I write this I keep dropping the number of stars on this review I had started at three and the I write the worse I feel a So, I have concerns about this book It is a book that brings up very real issues of gender imbalance while being misogynistic portrayals of its characters It also makes the person who is bringing up the gender imbalances into the evil unhinged villain who has turned evil because of a nervous breakdown after a series of abuses by men of her and one of her daughters As I write this I keep dropping the number of stars on this review I had started at three and the I write the worse I feel about this book It even ends with a giant middle finger at the person who actually solved this puzzle who is the daughter of the person credited with the solution.I ve been reading these books since high school and they used to be misogynystic and then got better This one, however, elevates very real problems of women s rights to the point of being a hysterical evil female, I feel caters to the men who feel that feminism is a dirty word and that people who support it want to emasculate men This is just obscene flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 01, 2019 Darryl S Rich rated it did not like it Although this is a typically good Clive Cussler read, I think the writers Clive and Dirk both males are culturally and socially insensitive to the times I say this as a male myself As women strive for financial equality in the real world, they make women who promote women in leadership roles, the villains in this tale The writers need to be culturally sensitive, and for this reason alone, I recommend boycotting this book Hopefully, they will do better in their choice of villains in Although this is a typically good Clive Cussler read, I think the writers Clive and Dirk both males are culturally and socially insensitive to the times I say this as a male myself As women strive for financial equality in the real world, they make women who promote women in leadership roles, the villains in this tale The writers need to be culturally sensitive, and for this reason alone, I recommend boycotting this book Hopefully, they will do better in their choice of villains in the future, as I have always enjoyed their books flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 17, 2019 Minx rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves action, 2019, fiction, adventure, thriller I enjoyed Celtic Empire very much I thought that the link between Celtic Ireland and ancient Egypt was interesting and nicely done They even did a good job differentiating between Dirk Sr and Jr even though they were each referred to as Dirk, you just have to pay close attention to the scenes Overall, another thrilling action adventure in a series that just keeps giving great books flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 31, 2019 Kay rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fiction, thriller, adventure What a fascinating archeological connection between Egypt and Ireland When genetically engineered waterborne bacteria was released into water sources in several countries, it s up to Dirk Pitt, his family, and NUMA to find the cure to save the other half of mankind I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure.I was confused who s who in some parts when Dirk meets Dirk Also at the end, I think the villains went down a bit too easy flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 20, 2019 Steve rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book felt a bit like the old school Pitt adventure The primary characters were represented and they were the focus of the story The Celtic plot thread was solid and I enjoyed it flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2019 Christian D Orr rated it really liked it Alba Gu Brath and Erin Go Bragh, Mr Pitt Another fun filled Dirk Pitt adventure, this time involving plot elements of ancient Egypt and present day Scotland and Ireland my beloved ancestral countries from whence my clan name originates p 225 His Georgetown house outside of Washington Um, Georgetown is actually in Washington p 230 Drumnadrochit and the ruins of Urquhart Castle, och aye, laddie, Albu Gu Brath p 232 Loren had already eyed a European prime minister, hmmm, a Alba Gu Brath and Erin Go Bragh, Mr Pitt Another fun filled Dirk Pitt adventure, this time involving plot elements of ancient Egypt and present day Scotland and Ireland my beloved ancestral countries from whence my clan name originates p 225 His Georgetown house outside of Washington Um, Georgetown is actually in Washington p 230 Drumnadrochit and the ruins of Urquhart Castle, och aye, laddie, Albu Gu Brath p 232 Loren had already eyed a European prime minister, hmmm, a thinly veiled reference to Frau Angela Merkel p 246 Lookup Bow s Scottish whiskey p 254 It just so happens I have a thing for women in tartan berets, haha, way to go, Al Giordino, och aye, laddie p 290 Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus, aye, the memories of my 2011 Loch Ness vacay p 358 Pitt took off at a dead run He raised the SIG Sauer and squeezed off four rounds at the boat The slide locked open on the last shot Um, that s a total of six shots counting the two Pitt had fired earlier , and the SIG P320 holds a 15 round magazine p 422 buggers, wow, strong language for a post 1988 Cussler novel CENTRAL CASTING CALL Helen Mirren as Evanna McKee, Heather Graham as Congresswoman Loren Smith Pitt flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 03, 2019 Rick rated it liked it When you read a Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt series novel, you really already know what you are going to get An ancient mystery that somehow impacts current events, usually because a bad guy is going to try take over the world However, Dirk and NUMA save the day, usually collecting or trashing or both an unusual rare vehicle of some sort By the first quarter of the book, you already have it mapped out in your mind how it is going to go All that being said, I love to read them because I don t ha When you read a Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt series novel, you really already know what you are going to get An ancient mystery that somehow impacts current events, usually because a bad guy is going to try take over the world However, Dirk and NUMA save the day, usually collecting or trashing or both an unusual rare vehicle of some sort By the first quarter of the book, you already have it mapped out in your mind how it is going to go All that being said, I love to read them because I don t have to worry about finer plot points, but can instead sit back and enjoy the ride There will be obstacles that Dirk has to overcome, or plot twists that he has to figure out The interaction between Dirk and Al are some of the best that I always look forward to reading SPOILERS MAY BE AHEAD Unfortunately, the latest installment was weak Ever since the Pitt children have been introduced, it seems like the novels have become watered down I wish they had just broken the siblings off into their own series, and return the focus of the Pitt series to Pitt and Al and the rest of the NUMA team Al was barely in this novel, and really just piloted the boat or submersible, or run for help that of course shows up too late to do anything but mop up Much of the action was centered around the Dirk Jr and Summer, who seemed to effortlessly escape each predicament with no lasting effects Summer was even hospitalized after their car fell off a bridge into a river, but was quickly recovered to continue the adventure by the next day Their apparent stupidity Gee, the same artifact thieves keep showing up in different countries, trying to kill us They really want those artifacts got a little unbelievable after the third time The overall nefarious plot to kill off all males was amusing, however Wasn t that the goal of Casino Royale s 1967 Dr Noah Well, ok, all males over 4 6 At least Casino Royale had a killer soundtrack It s the timesup movement on steroids Overall, the writing was well done, and the pacing was typical for a Cussler novel The antagonists were over the top, and mostly two dimensional which was disappointing I never really took them serious as the bad guys, or gals in this case, and in the end were not all that dramatic to stop Mostly, it felt like Cussler was phoning this novel in, although I suspect most of the writing is from his son, Dirk Cussler They didn t even get into a chase with a classic car, trashing it by the end of the chase However it was amusing that Dirk Jr basically had to keep compensating bystanders for their vehicles a Vespa, a Fiat 500, and a rental car, although that was at least insured flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 15, 2019 Roger rated it liked it Wow The latest Dirk Pitt adventure authored by father and son Clive and Dirk Cussler is not so good, to put it mildly Celtic Empire follows the formula established in earlier novels Pitt rescues a good looking female scientist from certain death, a global conspiracy that is somehow tied in with the ancient past is uncovered and smashed This is the twenty fifth book in the series Constant Reader so if you ve followed along this far you know how things go Typically I like this formula, so I Wow The latest Dirk Pitt adventure authored by father and son Clive and Dirk Cussler is not so good, to put it mildly Celtic Empire follows the formula established in earlier novels Pitt rescues a good looking female scientist from certain death, a global conspiracy that is somehow tied in with the ancient past is uncovered and smashed This is the twenty fifth book in the series Constant Reader so if you ve followed along this far you know how things go Typically I like this formula, so I rarely have complaints after all I read Dirk Pitt novels to be entertained However two things about Celtic Empire really rubbed me the wrong way One Summer Pitt is useless Can we please teach Summer to shoot a gun or give her some martial arts classes She essentially is a ghost, the semi effectual doppelganger of her twin brother Do something with this character or kill her Two The Evil Goal of the Big Bad in this book is utterly ridiculous and boneheaded Really It is comic book level stupid, and it so glaringly obvious that it is stupid it overshadows everything else The Cussler s phoned this one in Three stars as the book still has some entertainment value flag 3 likesLike see review May 11, 2019 Dan Curnutt rated it it was amazing A very typical Clive Cussler adventure The variation this time is that Dirk Pitt comes alongside Dirk, Jr and Summer to help solve the mystery What s the mystery Well young children seem to be dying due to a cholera outbreak The problem, it seems only the male children are dying That seems a bit odd.Add to that a U.S Agricultural team being wiped out in El Salvador, as well as a dam being partially destroyed and then a U.S Archeological team being left for dead after a grave robbery gone A very typical Clive Cussler adventure The variation this time is that Dirk Pitt comes alongside Dirk, Jr and Summer to help solve the mystery What s the mystery Well young children seem to be dying due to a cholera outbreak The problem, it seems only the male children are dying That seems a bit odd.Add to that a U.S Agricultural team being wiped out in El Salvador, as well as a dam being partially destroyed and then a U.S Archeological team being left for dead after a grave robbery gone bad and you have a strange mix of events.What with Pitt, Sr rescuing a young woman at dam collapse in El Salvador and Dirk, Jr and Summer rescuing the team and another young woman in Egypt from the deadly tomb robbers and you get two plots that seem on a path to merge together.All this is to hide the actual issue of a mad group of women trying to take over the world and eliminate it of the male gender and you see how we can get a fast paced ride of adventure.Again the Pitt family is called on to save the world, and they take their usual path of greatest resistance to achieve their goal.Enjoy flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Jun 11, 2019 Jim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves action, thriller, mystery Ahhhback to a truly entertaining guilty pleasure Clive, Dirk and Dirk combine for an international and inter temporal romp around the world The plot, somewhat implausible as always in Cussler novels , is an interesting twist on the current me too culture that has blossomed recently But the bad guys are seriously bad and the good guyswell, there s the Pitts for you.This was a particularly interesting book for me since a few years back I had the somewhat queasy pleasure of visiting S Ahhhback to a truly entertaining guilty pleasure Clive, Dirk and Dirk combine for an international and inter temporal romp around the world The plot, somewhat implausible as always in Cussler novels , is an interesting twist on the current me too culture that has blossomed recently But the bad guys are seriously bad and the good guyswell, there s the Pitts for you.This was a particularly interesting book for me since a few years back I had the somewhat queasy pleasure of visiting Skellig Michael The action on that remarkable Irish island was easy for me to picture.Very entertaining and highly recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 25, 2019 Mark rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves historical mystery, political thriller, tech thriller, spy thriller From El Salvador, Egypt, Scotland to Ireland, Dirk Pitt and his NUMA cronies again save the World from a murderous feminist plot to rule to worldYeah, I know this sounds like the basic Clive Cussler formula, fighting some person group using some archeological myth relic being for domination but, like great chemistry, it worksGood Summer read flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 31, 2019 Roy rated it liked it Ive pretty much read all the dirk Pitt novels Not much has changed Ancient backstory, boats, explosions, food and cars However its enjoyable The writing isnt as good as the earlier ones but I guess that could be down to the son taking over You know what youre in for if youre reading this Id reccomend this for people wanting a light action read or an easy holiday plane trip flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 19, 2019 Dave Turner rated it liked it Dirk Pitt novels are always a quick and easy read and this one was no different Entertaining and mindless just what I was looking for flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 02, 2019 Ron rated it really liked it review of another edition A lot of over the top escapes, fights, etc by the main characters, but a lot of imagination in the plot and setting.Been a Cussler fan for years, maybe a little biased in the rating flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 14, 2019 Wenzel Roessler rated it really liked it Pretty much what you would expect from book 25 in the series Good plot and nice work of main characters although not enough Al A bit darker than most of the Dirk Pitt books flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 30, 2019 Kyle Rankins rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves cussler dirk pitt I began reading CC over 40 years ago, and instantly fell in love with his history based adventures The 25th in the original Dirk Pitt series is another winner While the plotlines remain doomsdayesque, this one is oddly plausible and is dare I say fun Dirk Pitt Sr has aged like a fine wine and while the younger Pitts, Dirk, Jr and Summer, carry much of the action, Pitt and Al are ever present The way the multiple plot devices and locations are interwoven is masterful flag 1 likeLike see review May 15, 2019 Scott Warner rated it really liked it Great book.It was fast paced flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 15, 2019 Paul rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves clive cussler dirk pitt adventures, clive cussler Interesting concept for a storyline I think the storyline was interesting As for the actual events and characters, it was predictable Thought the ending was somewhat weak in that the bad guy just killed herself Nevertheless, an interesting read flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 15, 2019 Michelle rated it liked it I love a good dirk pitt novel and liked the Egyptian history into Scotland and Ireland While the history was great, some of the events were even over the top than usual Round up to 3.5 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 30, 2019 Anima Miejska rated it liked it review of another edition Schematic the bad guys try to kill Pitt, but he manages to escape each time yet a perfect pastime listen, definitely for fans flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 26, 2019 Sheldon rated it really liked it Cussler is so much fun When he returns to Pitt and Giordano are the main characters The women taking over the world theme reminds me of a 1960 s movie starring James Coburn, yes, I am dating myself Anyway the younger Pitts show up and the cliffhangers come one after another Fun Fun Fun flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 24, 2019 Neil rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves end of the world, finished in 2019, fiction, historical fiction, clive cussler shelf, alternate history, mystery This was a fun book to read it went pretty fast for me It is hard to say how much character development occurs in these books, at times, as the books are about action, adventure, mystery, alternate history, saving the world, and fun all rolled into one That being said, the general plot has changed with the times, it would seem, as Dirk Pitt, Sr has toned down some of his masculine markers that were in force in his earlier novels The level of excitement seems toned d This was a fun book to read it went pretty fast for me It is hard to say how much character development occurs in these books, at times, as the books are about action, adventure, mystery, alternate history, saving the world, and fun all rolled into one That being said, the general plot has changed with the times, it would seem, as Dirk Pitt, Sr has toned down some of his masculine markers that were in force in his earlier novels The level of excitement seems toned down quite a bit I cannot quite decide if that is because the novels seem so much tamer than his earlier stories His early stories were crazy, at times, where you never knew quite what was going to happen Now, Dirk seems prone to making stupid mistakes he would not have made in the past, and the enemies seem omniscient than before right up to the point when they and their nefarious scheme s are foiled, seemingly by accident, at times view spoiler It is very odd to read these books without Dirk, Sr having his trusty.45 along with him for the ride I realize he is now in charge of NUMA, which might prevent him from bringing along his old friend on subsequent adventures like those that used to occur At the same time, it gets really frustrating, the number of times Dirk is taken unawares or is without a weapon and has to face down an opponent with a gun I cannot quite decide if the authors are trying to make Dirk of a MacGuyver in his old er age or not, but Dirk being weaponless just seems wrong, somehow.Also, the number of times people are ambushed by thieves with guns is ridiculous, especially in the wilder parts of the world Why would these teams of scientists and whatnot have hired guards Have some form of security detail with them Also, it seems odd to have one or two person teams digging at archaeological sites you would think people would be involved The bad guys seemed both omniscient and omnipresent in this book and the good guys seemed inept than usual, which always makes it hard to believe the good guys can win in the end, other than by dumb luck hide spoiler view spoiler I was somewhat proud of myself for figuring out right away, after the prologue, that the authors were referencing the story of Moses and the final Plague of Egypt Except, in this case, the authors changed the name of the two brothers and expanded the Plague so that it was striking all Egyptian male children as well as the male children of the Habiru slaves It removed the divine intervention protecting the Hebrew male children and made an Egyptian princess their savior, which was neither here nor there for me it is a work of fiction, as the author s did a nice job of tying her into saving future generations of mankind hide spoiler view spoiler The beginning of the book was amusing to me well, after the prologue as it has Dirk, Sr immediately meeting two beautiful, attractive younger women within a very short time span, and these two women are described as taking a bit of a shine to Dirk, Sr too, despite his age He should be near sixty or so at this point, but I think the authors have kept him around late forties or maybe early fifties since he is the Director of NUMA I am not sure of his age in this book Still, though how he meets these two women is very reminiscent of how he tended to meet women in his earlier books He usually met at least one of them by saving them if there was a second woman, she was usually introduced later, although some times he might have saved her as well That being the case, I do like and appreciate that he only has eyes for his lovely wife, Loren, which almost makes it a sad waste of these women falling for Dirk, Sr His son seems to have finally gotten over the loss of the woman he fell in love with a few books or so ago, as he takes a shine to a beautiful young woman himself Sadly, she turns out to be in cahoots with the villainous of this piece being the older daughter and is not meant to survive I half found myself wishing she would have turned from the dark side and been redeemed, but that was not to be the case hide spoiler view spoiler I did like how Rudi and Hiram were working together in this book even if only mentioned described briefly Usually they are described as working together only in conjunction with Dirk, and usually if they are on the same team, for some reason as Hiram rarely leaves his computer for much of anything or anyone So, it was an interesting break from the norm as the two compare notes and decide they had better work together to dig out information on this new plague that had suddenly, inexplicably cropped up hide spoiler view spoiler As much as I enjoyed the book, which I did, the most frustrating thing for me is and has been how smart or omniscient the villains are and how incompetent or stupid the heroes are I guess I can see why Dirk, Jr would be stupid in some respects, as he does not have the smarts or experiences of his father, but he still makes some boneheaded mistakes in this book Maybe that makes him real or realistic as a character I just know it got a little frustrating at the numerous mistakes the heroes kept making that kept allowing the villains to being a step or two ahead I kind of miss the stories where Dirk figured things out and set up an elaborate trap to catch the bad guys at the end those were always fun stories I guess the tables have been turned, so to speak, but it still makes it frustrating to read, at times, cuz so much seems to depend on luck and chance as opposed to skill and experience hide spoiler view spoiler I LOVED how Loren saved Dirk s life in this story It was pretty awesome I mean, it was somewhat anticlimactic, as I knew there was no way she was going to murder her own husband Not like the authors were trying to imply They sure went at great lengths to set it up to appear that was going to happen, though It was a lengthy set up, but I figured out that Loren would shoot the villain in that scene instead of Dirk, and I turned out to be right I knew it would be because of one of two reason, but was unsure which reason it would be, so that did surprise me when it was revealed how she had broken through the brainwashing It was definitely one of the better parts of the book, if not the best part Loren getting involved in some of the action hide spoiler view spoiler The plot of introducing a plague to wipe out the male part of the population was pretty crazy The villainous is made into a bit of a tragic character, as is her second daughter The main villain, Evelyn McKee, had been married twice Her first husband died while in combat, and her second husband was a cheater, philanderer, and adulterer She already had various emotional issues, including deep depression, and his multiple betrayals apparently pushed her over the edge into seeking revenge against all of mankind Which was kind of funny, considering how many men she had in her employ Also, her second husband had come home drunk one night and apparently raped his daughter, Audrey it is not directly stated, but it is implied Both Evelyn and Audrey hate men, now, because of the various offenses against them and agree the world would be better off without men So, both are a bit tragic, as characters, because of what has happened to them, but it still does not justify killing off half the population well, the future population by ensuring male children can no longer be born The story did remind me of a science fiction short story I cannot remember the name about a planet inhabited by women There was some kind of agent on the planet that killed off all of the men and prevented any male childbirths, so the women had to figure out how to genetically continue their population via science and mechanical means Obviously, they used genetics and a from of birth control to have only female children, but the planet was populated by women only The story describes how the women are affected when a space ship filled with Russian cosmonauts land and begin to try to throw their weight and perceived authority around Evelyn is coming from the standpoint that modern medicine, genetics, and science has reached the point that men are no longer needed for babies to be born women can use modern science and technology to give birth to female children only It was pretty crazy hide spoiler view spoiler There was talk at the end of trying to get an extinct plant to no longer be extinct As it would take too much time, the talk switched to how they were trying to synthesize the compounds necessary to stop the Plague in its tracks and to cure the infected women I have to admit, I did find myself wondering if the nanomite incubators from the story about Atlantis being found could have been used to speed up the process of creating the necessary compounds hide spoiler It as a fun story to read, as it had hints of the original Dirk Pitt stories in it It was also a fast read for me, and it held my attention all the way through until the end That, and the cover is beautiful I am glad I read this book flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Sexism Spoilers within post 1 1 Aug 20, 2019 12 12PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed In September, 1998, NUMA which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities launched its own web site for those wishing information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization numa In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration Cussler 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