Flood Tide

Flood Tide

A Novel

Book - 1997
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Following the runaway success of his first nonfiction book, "The Sea Hunters," Clive Cussler returns with his legendary fictional hero Dirk Pitt(R) -- in a masterfully crafted tale of villainy on the high seas and the Mississippi River that can only enhance his status as the grand master of adventure fiction.

The coin of the realm for the wealthy, insatiably greedy Chinese smuggler who is Dirk Pitt's adversary in "Flood Tide" is human lives: much of his vast fortune has been made smuggling Chinese immigrants into countries around the globe, including the United States.

Tracking the smuggler's nefarious activities leads Pitt from Washington State to Louisiana, where his quarry is mysteriously constructing a huge shipping port in the middle of nowhere. Why has he chosen this unlikely location?

The trail then leads to the race to find the site of the mysterious sinking of the ship that Chiang Kai-shek filled with treasure when he fled China in 1949, including the legendary boxes containing the bones of Peking Man that had vanished at the beginning of World War I. As Pitt prepares for a final dramatic showdown, he is faced with t

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1997], ©1997
ISBN: 9780684802985
0684802988
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cus
Description: 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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zipread
Sep 22, 2012

Flood Tide by Clive Cussler. Cussler in his Dirk Pitt adventure novel series is downright predictable: predictable to find traction within the first three pages. Predictably someone or something gets blown up, sunk, or just plain shot, usually within the first two or three chapters, if not a whole lot sooner. As much ueber stories as the tales of Fleming 007, Cussler doesn’t fail to deliver a high octane tale that makes it virtually impossible to put the book down or to not come back for another serving of more Cussler. Read on: this is adventure.

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rahmmie
Apr 14, 2012

I think this is my favourite book in the series so far. As always, credibility is thrown aside, an interesting mix since Cussler delivers some things with incredible detail and obvious research and then overlooks other things in order for the plot to make sense. Still, quite entertaining

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RichardPaul
Feb 19, 2011

Flood Tide ---- by Clive Clussler c - 1997 ---- A good read. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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