By Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler
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Deep sea explorer and NUMA director Dirk Pitt encounters the last direct descendants of the Ottoman dynasty as they prepair to incite a revolution in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
In a.d. 327, a Roman galley with an extraordinary cargo barely escapes a pirate attack. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions.
What ties them all together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire. From Washington to London to the treacherous shores of the Near East, dangerous men and desperate acts fill their path, and at the end of it, the most dangerous thing of all: the rumored existence of a mysterious “manifest,” lost long ago, which if discovered again could shed new light on early Christianity and just might change the history of the world as we know it.
Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Crescent Dawn is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
A fun book
I've read a lot of Cussler books. They're predictable. Evil person tries to take over all or part of the world, thwarted by the NUMA heroes. But the particulars are varied. You learn some geography, some history, politics and more. There is lots of action of course and that's why I buy them. This one is timely, it hits the ground running and has some twists with more characters than an English novel. Good job.
I brought this book on Thanksgiving holiday. It was so good that I awoke at 4 AM finish it so wouldn't have to steal time from family visits.
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- Category: Action & Adventure
- Updated: Nov 16, 2010
- Print Length: 640 Pages
- Language: English
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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