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  • Published: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405927659
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

Odessa Sea

Dirk Pitt #24




Dirk Pitt returns in this brand-new thriller from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler

The new Dirk Pitt adventure from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author

As Director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, Dirk Pitt has always had a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble has found him . . .

On a NUMA mission to the Black Sea to locate the wreck of a lost Ottoman Empire ship, Pitt and his friend Al Giordino respond to an urgent Mayday from a nearby freighter. But by the time they reach the area there's no one left alive - just dead bodies and the smell of sulphur in the air. When a massive blast from the stern suddenly scuttles the ship, Pitt and Giordino are lucky not to add to the death toll.

As they investigate the fate of the lost ship, they're plunged deep into an extraordinary series of discoveries.
And when connections emerge between a desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov empire, a Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo, modern-day nuclear smugglers and a brilliant engineer developing cutting-edge drone technology, Pitt is face with the most dangerous challenge of his career. One that will threaten the lives of his family and friends.

  • Published: 27 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405927659
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Clive Cussler

Date: 2002-10-18
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA Files novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.

He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

Dirk Cussler

Dirk Cussler, the son of Clive Cussler, has an MBA from Berkeley. He is the co-author of Crescent Dawn, Black Wind, Treasure of Khan, Arctic Drift, Poseidon's Arrow and Havana Storm.

Praise for Odessa Sea

Cussler is hard to beat

Daily Mail

Frightening and full of suspense . . . unquestionably entertaining'

Daily Express

The adventure king

Daily Express

Dirk Pitt is oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes and derring-do. Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers

Associated Press

Nobody does it better . . . nobody!

Stephen Coonts

Just about the best storyteller in the business

New York Post

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