Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois, USA on July 15th, 1931 and passed away at the age of 88 on February 24th, 2020.

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Clive Cussler Stats: The highest rated book by Clive Cussler on Book Notification is Sea of Greed, the 16th novel in the NUMA Files series. The second-highest rated book is Journey of the Pharaohs (NUMA Files #17).

The most read book by Clive Cussler on Book Notification is Sahara, the 11th novel in the Dirk Pitt series. The second most read book is The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday! (Dirk Pitt #1).

Below is a complete list of Clive Cussler books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Clive Cussler is the Dirk Pitt Series.

List of Dirk Pitt Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.8
The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday!
1973
2
8.4
Iceberg
1974
3
8.9
Raise the Titanic!
1976
4
8.1
Vixen 03
1978
5
8.3
Night Probe!
1981
6
8.4
Pacific Vortex
1983
7
8.8
Deep Six
1984
8
9.2
Cyclops
1986
9
7.9
Treasure
1988
10
9.2
Dragon
1990
11
8.9
Sahara
1992
12
9.1
Inca Gold
1994
13
8.6
Shock Wave
1996
14
8
Flood Tide
1997
15
9.1
Atlantis Found
1999
16
8.6
Valhalla Rising
2001
17
8.6
Trojan Odyssey
2003
18
8.3
Black Wind (With: Dirk Cussler)
2004
19
8.8
Treasure of Khan (With: Dirk Cussler)
2006
20
8.5
Arctic Drift (With: Dirk Cussler)
2008
21
8.4
Crescent Dawn (With: Dirk Cussler)
2010
22
8.2
Poseidon's Arrow (With: Dirk Cussler)
2012
23
8.2
Havana Storm (With: Dirk Cussler)
2014
24
7.9
Odessa Sea (With: Dirk Cussler)
2016
25
8
Celtic Empire (With: Dirk Cussler)
2018
26
9.3
The Devil's Sea (By: Dirk Cussler)
2021
27
6.8
The Corsican Shadow (By: Dirk Cussler)
2023
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In chronological order, Pacific Vortex comes first then it follows the publication order.

List of NUMA Files Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
Serpent (With: Paul Kemprecos)
1999
2
8.8
Blue Gold (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2000
3
8.2
Fire Ice (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2002
4
7.2
White Death (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2003
5
7
Lost City (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2004
6
8.8
Polar Shift (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2005
7
7.2
The Navigator (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2007
8
8.5
Medusa (With: Paul Kemprecos)
2009
9
8.8
Devil's Gate (With: Graham Brown)
2011
10
7
The Storm (With: Graham Brown)
2012
11
8.3
Zero Hour (With: Graham Brown)
2013
12
8
Ghost Ship (With: Graham Brown)
2014
13
8.7
The Pharaoh's Secret (With: Graham Brown)
2015
14
9.2
Nighthawk (With: Graham Brown)
2017
15
9.5
The Rising Sea (With: Graham Brown)
2018
16
10
Sea of Greed (With: Graham Brown)
2019
17
10
Journey of the Pharaohs (With: Graham Brown)
2020
18
9
Fast Ice (With: Graham Brown)
2021
19
9.3
Dark Vector (With: Graham Brown)
Dark Vector (With: Graham Brown)
2022
20
8
Condor's Fury (With: Graham Brown)
2023

List of Oregon Files Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.8
Golden Buddha (With: Craig Dirgo)
2003
2
8.8
Sacred Stone (With: Craig Dirgo)
2004
3
8.5
Dark Watch (With: Jack Du Brul)
2005
4
8.8
Skeleton Coast (With: Jack Du Brul)
2006
5
9.4
Plague Ship (With: Jack Du Brul)
2008
6
8.8
Corsair (With: Jack Du Brul)
2009
7
9
The Silent Sea (With: Jack Du Brul)
2010
8
8.3
The Jungle (With: Jack Du Brul)
2011
9
7.5
Mirage (With: Jack Du Brul)
2013
10
7.6
Piranha (With: Boyd Morrison)
2015
11
8.5
The Emperor's Revenge (With: Boyd Morrison)
2017
12
9.2
Typhoon Fury (With: Boyd Morrison)
2017
13
8.8
Shadow Tyrants (With: Boyd Morrison)
2018
14
8.8
Final Option (With: Boyd Morrison)
2019
15
9.3
Marauder (With: Boyd Morrison)
2020
16
9.5
Hellburner (With: Mike Maden)
2022
17
7
Fire Strike (With: Mike Maden)
2023
18
Ghost Soldier (By: Mike Maden)
2024
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List of Isaac Bell Adventures Books in Publication Order (with Jack Du Brul, with Justin Scott)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.6
The Chase
2007
2
8.1
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott)
2009
3
7.7
The Spy (With: Justin Scott)
2010
4
9.8
The Race (With: Justin Scott)
2011
5
8.3
The Thief (With: Justin Scott)
2012
6
8.2
The Striker (With: Justin Scott)
2013
7
8.5
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott)
2014
8
8
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott)
2015
9
8.4
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott)
2016
10
8
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott)
2017
11
9.3
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul)
2019
12
9
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul)
2021
13
10
The Sea Wolves (By: Jack Du Brul)
2022
14
The Heist (By: Jack Du Brul)
2024
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List of Isaac Bell Adventures Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.2
The Striker (With: Justin Scott)
2013
2
8
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott)
2015
3
7.6
The Chase
2007
4
8.4
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott)
2016
5
8.1
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott)
2009
6
7.7
The Spy (With: Justin Scott)
2010
7
9.8
The Race (With: Justin Scott)
2011
8
8.3
The Thief (With: Justin Scott)
2012
9
8
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott)
2017
10
9.3
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul)
2019
11
8.5
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott)
2014
13
9
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul)
2021
14
10
The Sea Wolves (By: Jack Du Brul)
2022
15
The Heist (By: Jack Du Brul)
2024
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List of Children's Books in Publication Order

List of Fargo Adventures Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
Spartan Gold (With: Grant Blackwood)
2009
2
9
Lost Empire (With: Grant Blackwood)
2010
3
8.2
The Kingdom (With: Grant Blackwood)
2011
4
8.8
The Tombs (With: Thomas Perry)
2012
5
8.4
The Mayan Secrets (With: Thomas Perry)
2013
6
5.5
The Eye of Heaven (With: Russell Blake)
2014
7
8
The Solomon Curse (With: Russell Blake)
2015
8
8.5
Pirate (With: Robin Burcell)
2016
9
9.5
The Romanov Ransom (With: Robin Burcell)
2017
10
8.8
The Gray Ghost (With: Robin Burcell)
2018
11
9.2
The Oracle (With: Robin Burcell)
2019
12
9
Wrath of Poseidon (With: Robin Burcell)
2020
13
The Serpent's Eye (With: Robin Burcell)
2025

List of The Sea Hunters Books in Publication Order (with Craig Dirgo)

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of General Military Books in Publication Order

Explores famous battles, leaders, and general details in military history, offering informed insights in a well-researched and engaging manner.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The British Home Guard Pocketbook (By: A.F.U. Green)
0
2
Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple (By: Stuart Smith)
1950
3
The Forgotten Dead: Why 946 American Servicemen Died Off The Coast of Devon in 1944 (By: Mark Rogerson, Ken Small)
1988
4
Jackspeak: A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage (By: Rick Jolly)
1989
5
Joshua L. Chamberlain: The Life in Letters of a Great Leader of the American Civil War (By: Thomas A. Desjardin)
1999
6
Hunt the Bismarck: The Pursuit of Germany's Most Famous Battleship (By: Angus Konstam)
2003
7
Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan (By: Martin Pegler)
2004
8
Rome at War (By: Adrian Goldsworthy)
2005
9
Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (By: Aaron Sheehan-Dean)
2006
10
Rolling Thunder In A Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited (By: Andrew Wiest)
2006
11
FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II (By: Gordon L. Rottman)
2007
12
An Officer's Manual of the Western Front: 1914-1918 (By: Stephen Bull)
2008
13
Warship 2008 ( By: John Jordan)
Warship 2008 ( By: John Jordan)
2008
14
Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II (By: Terry Crowdy)
2008
15
Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (By: Brian Lavery)
2009
16
The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 (By: Blair Worden)
2009
17
No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II (General Mi (By: Kenneth K. Koskodan)
2009
18
Battleground Prussia (By: Prit Buttar)
2010
19
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa (By: Dale A. Dye, Robert J. O'Neill)
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa (By: Dale A. Dye, Robert J. O'Neill)
2011
20
The Spitfire Pocket Manual: 1939-1945 (By: Martin Robson)
2011
21
Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare (With: James P. Delgado)
2011
22
Warship 2011 ( By: John Jordan)
Warship 2011 ( By: John Jordan)
2011
23
Quick Training for War (By: Robert Baden-Powell, Martin Robson)
2011
24
Panther: Germany's quest for combat dominance (By: Michael; Green Gladys Green)
Panther: Germany's quest for combat dominance (By: Michael; Green Gladys Green)
2012
25
The Para Fitness Guide (By: Sam McGrath)
The Para Fitness Guide (By: Sam McGrath)
2012
26
The Rice Paddy Navy: U.S. Sailors Undercover in China (By: Linda Kush)
2012
27
The Commando Pocket Manual: 1940-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp)
The Commando Pocket Manual: 1940-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp)
2012
28
Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq (By: Lou DiMarco)
2012
29
America's Elite: U.S. Special Forces From The American Revolution To The Present Day (By: Chris McNab)
2014
30
American Tanks & AFVs of World War II (By: Michael Green)
2014
31
Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne (By: Ian Senior)
2014
32
No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden (By: Ian Gardner)
2014
33
The SAS Pocket Manual: 1941-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp)
The SAS Pocket Manual: 1941-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp)
2014
34
Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s War in Vietnam (By: Eric Poole)
2015
35
Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 (By: Prit Buttar)
2015
36
The History of the Panzerwaffe: Volume I: 1939–42 (By: Thomas Anderson)
2015
37
Finland at War: the Winter War 1939-40 (By: Vesa Nenye)
2015
38
American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion (By: Victor Failmezger)
2015
39
Finland at War: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45 (By: Chris Birks, Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen)
Finland at War: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45 (By: Chris Birks, Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen)
2016
40
Liberty or Death: The French Revolution (By: Peter McPhee)
2016
41
Samurai Armour: Volume I: The Japanese Cuirass (By: Trevor Absolon)
2016
42
Maps of War: Mapping conflict through the centuries (By: Jeremy Black)
2016
43
We March Against England: Operation Sea Lion, 1940-41 (By: Robert Forczyk)
2016
44
Instrument of War: The German Army 1914–18 (By: Dennis E. Showalter)
2016
45
With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the battle for Montfaucon (By: Gene Fax)
2017
46
Loco Spotter’s Guide (By: Stuart Black)
Loco Spotter’s Guide (By: Stuart Black)
2017
47
The Long Range Desert Group in World War II (By: Gavin Mortimer)
2017
48
Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin (By: Mungo Melvin)
2017
49
Bloodstained Sands: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II (By: Michael G. Walling)
2017
50
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear)
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear)
2017
51
Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943–45 (By: Jim Laurier, Robert Forsyth)
2017
52
Shot Down and in the Drink: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Saved from the Sea in WWII (By: Graham Pitchfork)
2017
53
The Splintered Empires (By: Prit Buttar)
2017
54
Panther (By: Thomas Anderson)
Panther (By: Thomas Anderson)
2017
55
The Second World Wars (By: Victor Davis Hanson)
2017
56
Concorde Pocket Manual (By: Richard Johnstone-Bryden)
Concorde Pocket Manual (By: Richard Johnstone-Bryden)
2017
57
Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver)
2017
58
Case Red: The Collapse of France (By: Robert Forczyk)
2017
59
Legion versus Phalanx (By: Myke Cole)
2018
60
The Mosquito Pocket Manual: All Marks in Service 1941–1945 (By: Martin Robson)
2018
61
Morning Star, Midnight Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Naval Campaign of World War II (By: Jeffrey R. Cox)
2018
62
Cutty Sark Pocket Manual (By: Arron Hewett, Louise MacFarlane)
Cutty Sark Pocket Manual (By: Arron Hewett, Louise MacFarlane)
2018
63
Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern (By: Liesl Bradner, Phil Stern)
2018
64
Tidal Wave: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver)
Tidal Wave: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver)
2018
65
HMS Belfast Pocket Manual (By: John Blake)
HMS Belfast Pocket Manual (By: John Blake)
2018
66
The German Soldier's Pocket Manual: 1914–18 (By: Stephen Bull)
2018
67
Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat: Naval slang and its everyday usage (By: Martin Robson)
2018
68
Valley Of The Shadow: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu (By: Kevin M. Boylan, Luc Olivier)
Valley Of The Shadow: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu (By: Kevin M. Boylan, Luc Olivier)
2018
69
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On (By: Leigh Neville)
2018
70
Forts: An illustrated history of building for defence (By: Jeremy Black, National Archives)
2018
71
6
The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German codebreaking 1939–45 (By: Christian Jennings)
2018
72
Charlie Company Journeys Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans (By: Andrew Wiest)
2018
73
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq (By: Nicholas Moore, Mir Bahmanyar)
2018
74
Soviet T-54 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov)
Soviet T-54 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov)
2018
75
Hitler's Death (By: Luke Daly-Groves)
Hitler's Death (By: Luke Daly-Groves)
2019
76
The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917–Present (By: Chris McNab, Mark Galeotti)
2019
77
The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers (By: Angus Konstam)
2019
78
How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: A Sailor's Guide (By: National Archives)
2019
79
An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby’s Italian Missions, 1943–45 (By: Gianluca Barneschi)
2019
80
War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi (By: Mike Loades)
2019
81
Pilgrim Days: A Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS (By: Alastair MacKenzie)
2019
82
Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions (By: Thomas Anderson)
2019
83
Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver)
2019
84
World War II Battle by Battle (By: Nikolai Bogdanovic)
World War II Battle by Battle (By: Nikolai Bogdanovic)
2019
85
Doctor for Friend and Foe: Britain's Frontline Medic in the Fight for the Falklands (By: Rick Jolly)
2019
86
Warship 2019 ( By: John Jordan)
Warship 2019 ( By: John Jordan)
2019
87
Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet (By: Innes McCartney)
2019
88
Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway (By: David Rigby)
2019
89
German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther': The naval archaeology of a U-boat (By: Aaron Stephan Hamilton)
2019
90
Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov)
Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov)
2019
91
The Hurricane Pocket Manual: All marks in service 1939–45 (By: Martin Robson)
2019
92
On a Knife's Edge (By: Prit Buttar)
2019
93
Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939 (By: Robert Forczyk)
2019
94
Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II (By: Ian Gardner)
2019
95
The Persian War: In Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices (By: William Shepherd)
2019
96
Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942–March 1943 (By: Jeffrey R. Cox)
2020
97
Audacious Missions of World War II: Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time (By: National Archives)
2020
98
Be PARA Fit: The 4-Week Formula for Elite Physical Fitness (By: Sam McGrath)
2020
99
Hitler's Tanks: German Panzers of World War II (By: Chris McNab)
2020
100
The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy (By: Richard Endsor)
2020
101
Lawrence of Arabia on War: The Campaign in the Desert 1916–18 (By: Rob Johnson)
2020
102
The Devil's Bridge: The German Victory at Arnhem, 1944 (By: Anthony Tucker-Jones)
2020
103
Rome - City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44 (By: Victor Failmezger)
2020
104
I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver)
2020
105
The Reckoning (By: Prit Buttar)
2020
106
Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge (By: Angus Konstam)
2020
107
Blood, Metal and Dust: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–14 (By: Ben Barry)
2020
108
The Churchill Quiz Book: How much do you know about Britain's wartime leader? (By: Kieran Whitworth)
2021
109
Warship 2021 (By: John Jordan)
Warship 2021 (By: John Jordan)
2021
110
Soviet T-62 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov)
Soviet T-62 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell, James Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov)
2021
111
Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield (By: Innes McCartney)
2021
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List of Clive Cussler Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Thriller 2
2009
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Clive Cussler: Biography

Clive Cussler was born on July 15th, 1931. Clive passed away February 24th, 2020 at 88 years old. Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois, USA. Cussler attended Pasadena City College.

Clive Cussler was the author of the Dirk Pitt series which consists of 27 novels. The Dirk Pitt series started in 1973 with the novel The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday!. The most recently released novel in the Dirk Pitt series was The Corsican Shadow which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Dirk Pitt series.

Clive Cussler also wrote the NUMA Files series which has 20 books including Serpent and Blue Gold.

Clive Cussler: Awards & Accolades

Clive Cussler won the International Thriller Writers Award, Thrillermaster, in 2006.

Clive Cussler books have been nominated for multiple awards, The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday! was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Paperback Original, in 1974. Skeleton Coast was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award, Best Original Paperback Novel, in 2007.

Clive Cussler: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Flood Tide was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1997.
  • Valhalla Rising was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2001.
  • Polar Shift was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2005.
  • The Gangster was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2016.
  • The Rising Sea was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2018.

Clive Cussler: F.A.Q

When was Clive Cussler Born?

Clive Cussler was born on July 15th, 1931.

When did Clive Cussler die?

Clive Cussler died on February 24th, 2020 at 88 years old.

Where was Clive Cussler Born?

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois, USA.

What awards has Clive Cussler won?

Clive Cussler has won the following awards: Thrillermaster at the International Thriller Writers Award (2006).

What was the first book Clive Cussler wrote?

The first novel written by Clive Cussler was The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday!, published in 1973.

What was the most recent book Clive Cussler wrote?

His most recently released work was Condor's Fury on September 5th, 2023.

How many books has Clive Cussler written?

Clive Cussler has written 95 books across 10 series.
  • 25 books in the Dirk Pitt Series
  • 20 books in the NUMA Files Series
  • 17 books in the Oregon Files Series
  • 12 books in the Isaac Bell Adventures Series
  • 2 Children's Books
  • 13 books in the Fargo Adventures Series
  • 2 books in The Sea Hunters Series
  • 3 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the General Military Series

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    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    Techno thriller has always been one of my favorite novels and the blockbusters novels of Clive Cussler has only heightened my passion for the genre.
    I was first introduced to the author when I read Iceberg and The Mediterranean Caper which were pretty much traditional maritime thrillers. I feel that Cussler really came into his own with Raise the Titanic. The combination of high technology and high adventure that often involves sunken treasure, megalomaniacal villains, beautiful women and lost ships has made Clive one of those authors I can count on to deliver some thrilling stories.
    Like Michael Crichton Cussler writes techno thrillers that are not set in military settings or make use of military plots. But where Cussler shines is that he makes use of outlandish plot devices and fantastic spectacles rather than scrupulous realism.
    My favorite of his works are the Pitt novels which for their anything goes quality of an Indiana Jones or James Bond movie.

    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Dirk and Al are incredible and I’ve followed all of their adventures and am proud to say that they’re two tremendously fearless characters I’d follow anywhere. They have some great wit. For readers that like adventure, intrigue, and an almost blasé attitude toward danger, the Dirk Pitt series is for you.

    Clive is able to take an event from long ago hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, and weave it into a modern day story.

    It’s only too bad that the movie made based off this series, called Sahara, didn’t do the character or the story justice. But then the book is usually better than the movie.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    Clive Cussler’s debut novel in the Dirk Pitt series thrilled me with its intense plot, intriguing setting, and fascinating characters.
    What really hooked me in the book was the remarkable desert settings.
    The author has a way of mixing characters from the most cruel to the kindest ones.
    Dirk Pitt is the present-day Indiana Jones.
    If you are a lover of action-packed adventures, don’t miss out on the Dirk Pitt series. Clive Cussler’s work will leave you yearning for more.
    All thanks to this list of books, I can now read all the books by Cussler.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    I was familiar with Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series but hadn’t read any of the books until after seeing the movie adaptation of Sahara. It was an enjoyable movie so I thought I would give the book a try; I’m glad I did, because as fun as the movie was the books are so much better. The characters relationships are full and real, and the adventures they get in to are always thrilling. Also, after reading a few Pitt books I found out that Cussler has another series, this one about an investigator name Isaac Bell at the turn of the century. This series I enjoyed even more, as seeing plots from today worked out in an earlier time period makes for fun reading, always trying to figure out how the heroes will accomplish their goal without modern-day equipment. A series definitely worth checking out. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I don’t know how I failed to notice the connection between ‘Sahara,’ the 2005 action-adventure movie, and Clive Cussler. For some reason, the novel passed me by. People hate the movie. And from what I’ve heard, Cussler wasn’t a fan either. I remember loving it. But I was a preteen when I first watched it. I don’t know if it holds up.

    Every review I’ve seen thus far says that ‘Sahara,’ the movie, bastardized the novel. They also encourage Cussler fans who watched the movie to read the book. I’m still waiting for the book to arrive. I was tempted to read the eBook.

    But these days, I’m making more of an effort to read physical books. I have found that it makes the reading process more engaging.

    Helka
    Helka
    7 months ago

    The Fargo Adventures is by far my favourite series by Mr Cussler. The relationship those two have to each other is so welcoming and something I try to strive for in my own relationship.

    Edwrad Kaleta
    Edwrad Kaleta
    4 months ago

    I love Clive Cussler.I have read every book in every series except the Issac Bell series. Great author.

    The Little Man
    The Little Man
    3 months ago

    It doesn’t generally matter which Clive Cussler series you read, each of his books generally follows a similar formula (with few exceptions):

    • An evil villain or family threatens to take over the world
    • A hero and sidekick risk life and limb to stop them
    • A damsel (usually with a PhD) finds herself in distress
    • And history + technology clash

    I’ve long been a Cussler fan, but I think he really lost it when he started co-authoring books. His older, solo-authored books are the best, and the Dirk Pitt series outshines the others (though admittedly, The Oregon Files grew on me).

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