Crescent Dawn

Crescent Dawn

[a Dirk Pitt Novel]

Large Print - 2010
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NUMA Director Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. 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. Does anything tie them together? Pitt is about to find out.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Wheeler Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9781410432780
Branch Call Number: LP CUSS
Characteristics: 731 p
Additional Contributors: Cussler, Dirk

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stacy62
Apr 24, 2017

Great read, many times during the book I couldn't read fast enough lol.

AuntJane Mar 04, 2013

Wasn't sure I would like an 'old' Dirk Pitt with grown children - but found this an excellent story with intersting characters and locations.

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ljhomes
Apr 26, 2012

hugely good...lots of reality history here and it's obvious that the researchers did their homework...a great tale!

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zipread
Apr 25, 2012

Crescent Dawn ----- by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cuassler. Clive Has always put a capital A in the word action. And the action in this novel starts before you even get settled in your favourite reading chair. Prologue: and Ottoman bireme is attacked and sunk by pirates in the Mediterranean. Chapter one, a British warship is sunk. Chapter two: terrorists use explosives to attack and, presumably, loot an Istanbul museum taking our protagonists wife hostage in the process. It’s enough to take your breath away, it moves so fast. There are high speed submersibles; high explosives destined to wreak havoc on Istanbul; marine excavators unleashed to grind up the bad guy’s yachts. All of this while searching for ancient relics dating back to the time of Constantine: relics purported to include the bones of Christ. As usual, a Cussler book is impossible to put down once it gets its claws into you: you’ll be saorry when you reach the book’s end. Fortunately Cussler is one prolific author: there are a lot more of his books to get lost in.

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GMorry
Nov 04, 2011

Another rousing adventure - great mindless fun!

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willjacomen
Jan 16, 2011

not as good as other Cussler books. confusing having dirk and dirk jr. in the same story

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roran
Dec 21, 2010

another great adventure with Dirk & Al

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pmoloney
Nov 23, 2010

All that I would expect in a Dirk Pitt novel. Living on the edge, with death around every corner. No surprises in that way.

Stayed up to 1:00 am to finish it.

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cpurvis
Jun 18, 2011

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cpurvis
Jun 18, 2011

In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely escapes a pirate attack with its extraordinary cargo. 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. Does anything tie them together?

NUMA director Dirk Pitt is 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, and to the existence of a mysterious "manifest," lost long ago, which if discovered again . . . just may change the history of the world as we know it.

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