The Mediterranean Caper (Dirk Pitt, #1)

Dirk Pitt rides a tidal wave of intrigue in this classic Cussler.On an isolated Greek island, a World War I fighter plane attacks a modern U.S Air Force base a mysterious saboteur preys on an American scientific expedition and Dirk Pitt plays a deadly game of hunter and hunted with the elusive head of an international smuggling ring Dirk Pitt rides a tidal wave of intrigue in this classic Cussler On an isolated Greek island, a World War I fighter plane attacks a modern U.S Air Force base a mysterious saboteur preys on an American scientific expedition and Dirk Pitt plays a deadly game of hunter and hunted with the elusive head of an international smuggling ring

  

Clive Cussler

Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973 His first non fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996 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, 1997 It was the first time Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, ...

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  • Posted by Edward Lorn

    Fuck this book with a spiked baseball bat soaked in concentrated lime juice.Our hero Dirk Pitt slaps a crying woman because she s still sad over the death of her husband He then proceeds to tell this thirty year old woman that someone should have bent her over their knee and spanked the grief out of her long ago And then they have sex To recap the order of events Slaps her Says she deserves to be treated like a child Fucks her.All this within six minutes of meeting this woman.34 pages in an Fuck

  • Posted by Allison

    This was my first foray into this adventure kind of novel At least I think that s what it was It was ok, but pretty mindless entertainment I feel like I just ate an entire bag of chips or something completely empty of nutritional value It had its exciting, action filled moments, but the characters I had some problems with their lack of depth and the outright sexism really bothered me I suppose I ve been lucky not to read anything before that this blatantly objectifies females, and even m This wa

  • Posted by Michael

    A cover blurb on another Dirk Pitt novel compares the hero of Clive Cussler s novels to James Bond The comparison is an apt one, especially when it comes to the first two novels in the series The The Mediterranean Caper Dirk Pitt 2 and Iceberg Dirk Pitt 3.In the same way that Fleming used Bond as a way to comment on the ways in which masculinity could and should be defined, Cussler defines what is masculine through the opinions, actions and attitudes of one Dirk Pitt For example, in Caper

  • Posted by William

    I don t mind some objectionable items but mistreatment of women is one thing I can t abide Thankfully there was only a small amount of this at the beginning I am at a loss as to why authors feel that a misogynistic attitude is a must in action books Dirk Pitt is a dick This shows in his cavalier and demeaning attitude toward women and in his over the top arrogance The book was long on action and short on believable plot Needless to say, Dirk Pitt rises up and saves the day I am not sure I I don

  • Posted by Bob O&

    I am openly admitting that I am violating some rule by reviewing this book because I did not finish it I read 150 pages of this nonsense before giving up I purchased it because Clive Cussler is on every bookshelf of every book retailer in the country and I guess I was curious Here s a few reasons why I could not stand this drivel This book contains a recurring character in Cussler s work named Dirk Pitt, which is a name so contrived I can t believe a human being let it escape his thought ban I a

  • Posted by Maxi Bransdale

    I was having a conversation with my dad the other day about the first serious book I read You know, that moment when you graduate from The Famous Five into adult fiction I racked my brains and came to the conclusion that it was Mr Cussler that first welcomed me, at the tender age of eleven, into the wonderful, and often mystical, world of adult fiction So coming back to this book is sentimental for me I have a lot of fond memories of the Dirk Pitt novels, not in the least because they I was hav

  • Posted by Amanda

    I did not read this entire book I wanted to like it because I love the concept of Dirk Pitt, but I can t get past his view of women As early as page 27 of the book, Dirk gets angry because a woman has had the audacity to still be in mourning over a husband that died 9 years previously For this crime, he slaps her When she asks him why he hit her, he responds with the following Because you needed it, needed it badly, he snapped That torch you carry around is as worn out as an overcoat I I did not