Shock Wave

Shock Wave

Book - 1996
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While studying a deadly plague in the Pacific, Dirk Pitt rescues a band of rich castaways who had been deserted by their cruise ship and learns that the plague had been caused by a passenger's father, who uses ultrasound to mine diamonds. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster

A Mysterious Plague in the Antarctic...
A Diamond Empire Run by an Evil Genius...
A Devastating New Technology...

NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of thousands of Antarctic marine animals when he stumbles on something even more chilling. The passengers and crew of a cruise ship all died simultaneously and instantly, leaving stranded on a remote island whaling station a small party of tourists led by the beautiful Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is just beginning, as Pitt's investigation leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, owners of the global diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans -- before an unthinkable disaster claims millions of innocent lives!

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9781416587101
Branch Call Number: FIC Cussler, C 100.13 1996
Characteristics: 537 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.3 30.0 20633


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Jun 28, 2016

The story was good but a little long. There is some coarse language in the book.

Mar 30, 2012

I think this is one of my favourites by Cussler. Entertaining if lacking credibility, fast-paced even if repetitious at times, overall it was a good example of Cussler's style. Not the best writing but certainly not the worst

Feb 19, 2011

Shock Wave ---- by Clive Cussler c - 1996. ---- A good read, slow in coming . . . Enjoy ---- RichardPaul


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