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Grab Your Passport - You Are About to Experience a Fun Journey
March 24, 2019
449 pages of non-stop reading excitement in the just released “Celtic Empire”, a Dirk Pitt novel by Clive Cussler and his son Dirk Cussler. When one reads a Dirk Pitt novel, you are initially brought back to an early period of history, and then to the present with a wealth of scientific information, danger and excitement.
In various parts of the world there are a number of violent events in areas where young boys are dying from an unknown reason or source. While doing work for NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) in Copapayo, El Salvador, the Cerron Grande Dam suddenly explodes and NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino race to save some people on boats, before they get swept over the damaged dam. And yes, young boys in the area have been dying.
Around the same time, Dirk’s son and daughter, Dirk Pitt Jr. and Summer, both Special Projects Directors of NUMA, are working on a dig in Egypt when violence occurs. Soon the NUMA team is focused on areas of violence and young boy’s deaths from Karachi, to Mumbai, to Detroit and finally the clues take them to Scotland and Ireland where the mystery is finally solved.
As in previous Dirk Pitt novels, the three Pitt’s are in constant danger and in situations where there does not seem to be away out. Still, they always find a way, as they did in the final chapter on Skellig Michael Island off the coast of Ireland. And, like usual they seem to destroy a lot of cars, scooters, boats and more, before solving the mystery. Many thanks Clive & Dirk, you have once again hit the ball out of the ballpark!