Thursday, November 15, 2012

Poseidon's Arrow, by Clive & Dirk Cussler

Clive and Dirk Cussler do another excellent job of giving us a mystery / adventure that we can delve into and fall in love with. The writing is crisp and clean as always. It is fast paced and well balanced. You will find three main threads to the story line and be able to follow each well. Maybe the only downfall is that you want to know what is going to happen in one of the threads, but the writers go on to the next thread. But trust me they eventually get back to the part you want to find out about.

Dirk and Giordano are tasked with finding out who is pirating tankers that contain rare earth elements, i.e. rocks/minerals. These minerals are important to the production of almost all technology. China and others are trying to corner the market on these materials and if they are successful they will dominate the economy and put a real dent on the U.S. in it's ability to function well and at a reasonable cost. Yeah, that's right it's always about us in the U.S. and our needs. We are selfish, just face it and get over it.

Then Summer and Dirk, Jr. are out tracking the cracks in the ocean floor and trying to place sensors along a rift in the ocean floor that will help us to track and detect underwater earthquakes quicker so that any resulting tsunami's are caught quickly and the alarm sent out to all those in it's path. But low and behold, they stumble across an operation that will dove tail back into what their dad and Giordano are working on.

Then throw in a new character from NCIS and you have your third thread in the story that will give us all the adventure we could ever want.

I won't give any spoiler's but I will tell you this, the book will keep your attention and you won't want to put it down until you finish it. So, just prepare to loose some sleep.

Enjoy it completely.