The Mediterranean Caper
The adventure that started it all, introducing readers to Dirk Pitt, "oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones" (Associated Press), and a #1 New York Times-bestselling series. On a quiet Greek island, a U.S. air force base has come under attack--by a World War I fighter plane . . . a famous yellow Albatros supposedly lost at sea in 1918. Now it is up to Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA team to root out the elusive truth behind the incident--and find out how it's connected to mysterious acts of sabotage against a scientific expedition, an international smuggling ring, and a dark-haired beauty with some dangerous secrets. The search for answers will lead Pitt from a lavish island villa, to a moving freighter eerily empty of crew, to a massive underwater cavern housing the heart of a criminal operation that is larger and more elaborate than he ever could have imagined . . . a lucrative operation that its mastermind would kill to protect. With its fearless and dashing hero, high-stakes action, and non-stop excitement, The Mediterranean Caper is classic Dirk Pitt . . . and classic Cussler.
- Hardback | 364 pages
- 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 599.99g
- 16 Jul 2013
- Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
- United States
- 40th Anniversary ed.
Praise for Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt "Dirk Pitt is oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes--Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers." --Associated Press
About Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.