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Adesso in Shang è disposto a ualsiasi cosa pur d'impadronirsi del relitto di una misteriosa nave carica di capolavori dell'antica arte cinese razziati da Chiang Kaishek durante la sua fuga dalla Cina e comprendente i resti preziosissimi del cosiddetto uomo di Pechino La formidabile suadra della NUMA comandata da Dirk Pitt non ha però alcuna intenzione di stare a g Another fun and thrilling Dirk Pitt adventure Flood Tide has Pitt coming up against a Chinese tyrant who is selling illegal immigrants into slavery and who is also in search of a long lost shipwreck And we are introduced to Juan Cabrillo who is the protagonist of the Oregon Files series which is also written by Cussler Cabrillo makes a cameo appearance which I thought was pretty coolI realize that since I ve been reading the Dirk Pitt series in order I realize he s getting up there in age but he just gets better with age

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Flood Tide

Uardare Seguendo le tracce di in Shang ha costruito un'enorme installazione portuale in una zona lontana dalle comuni rotte commerciali Perchè ha scelto un luogo così improbabile Che cosa si nasconde dietro uell'impresa Mentre si prepara la drammatica resa dei conti finale una sola cosa è sicura Pitt ha di fronte il più pericoloso nemico che abbia mai incontrato A ship goes down in unknown waters leaving only two survivors that know where a vast amount of Chinese heritage is located a ship that a human trafficking Chinese businessman would do anything to find Flood Tide is the fourteenth book of Clive Cussler s Dirk Pitt with the titular character attempting to stop a human trafficking ring to the US and preventing a massive economic and human disaster in LouisianaA ship taken by the retreating Nationalist government is loaded the national treasures of China before Mao s Communists can get them in 1948 but before it reaches it s destination it sinks in a violent storm with only the ship s engineer and his girlfriend surviving on a freezing shore In 2000 Dirk Pitt is vacationing and recovering from his injuries in Australia at Orion Lake when he realizes the cabin he borrowed has been search by the security of a Chinese businessman s estate at the other end of the lake Intrigued Pitt investigates only to find the mansion is a holding prison for illegal Chinese immigrants while the bottom of the lake is littered with dead bodies Pitt saves new victims from drowning including an undercover INS agent and wrecks to the estate s docking area before escaping down the Orion River to the Pacific from the security force The INS raid the estate and the businessman in Shang begins damage control including sending feelers to the White House and the President who he has given money to for his reelection campaign Pitt teams up with Al Giordino to investigate a cruise ship in Hong Kong that Shang had bought and was refitting believing it s to continue his illegal human trafficking ring but find it empty except for automated guidance euipment that then navigates the ship across the Pacific without a crew The pair return to the US and Pitt along with the INS agent survive a car chase against Shang s henchmen but NUMA and the INS have a spat leading to them not working together any Pitt and Giordino head to the Louisiana to investigate Shang s shipping port that is in the middle of no where from the Mississippi when the duo figure out how his human trafficking network works in the area and again save the INS agent that Pitt keeps running into Shang s automated cruise ship arrives on the Mississippi River but Pitt figured out Shang s plan to redirect the flow of the Mississippi bypassing New Orleans and going to his out of the way port by blowing a levee and scuttling the cruise ship across the river Pitt and Giordino takeover the ship and guide it into the levee s breech to prevent a massive disaster Shang flees to China where the Communist government will protect him while as there is battle in the US between those he bribed against those who want him charged with terrorism After learning everything to know about Shang including his search for the ship carrying his nation s treasures Pitt and NUMA discover the location of the wreck in Lake Michigan after talking with the survivor of the ship and his wife NUMA the Navy and a Canadian salvage vessel recover everything before they leak the location into Shang s channels His massive ego leads Shang to arrive in Canada to border his own salvage vessel and goes down first only to find the ship empty with Pitt and Giordino springing a trap that send Shang to the bottom to die like all those at the bottom of Orion Lake Admiral Sandecker and the head of the INS threaten the President to keep their own jobs with his own political future in the balanceHaving previously listened to the audiobook edition I had completely forgotten about the Chinese treasure ship or Shang bribing of US politicians but do remember the human trafficking and diverting the Mississippi plot points That was because the human trafficking and Mississippi diversion plots were the good parts of the book while the other two were forgettable Pitt comes off as superhuman given what he went through in Shock Wave while the INS agent Julia Marie Lee could have been a good character if not for becoming a multiple time damsel in distress character in Shang could have been an interesting antagonist if not for some the trope material that Cussler saddled him especially at the end of the book In fact Cussler s politics are heavy handed throughout the book and his not Clinton but totally Clinton President were a little too much for my tastes Shock Wave is a okay book at best and felt a like downgrade in uality from Clive Cussler s previous installments of his bestselling series While not as bad as some of the early books in the series this book was a disappointment given the good elements that were undermined by the bad

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Per Dirk Pitt semplicemente una vita senza avventura non è degna di essere vissuta uesta volta l'avventura si chiama in Shang un abietto cinese privo di scrupoli e avido di ricchezze che ha fondato il proprio impero sul contrabbando di droga di armi e soprattutto di vite umane la sua merce di scambio preferita al centro di loschi traffici d'immigrazione illegale E This is the second Dirk Pitt adventure I have read from Clive Cussler The first Raise The Titanic didn t impress me but it intrigued me enough to pick up another offering from the authorWell after this I doubt I ll pick up a third Cussler s writing is downright bad the plot of the story was so obvious I had it figured out hundreds of pages ahead of time and the combination of invincibility luck wit and charm of Dirk Pitt was laughable All in all it was just too much for me The series of coincidences that took place along with the number of deus ex machina moments made me grind my teeth Reading this I actually felt as if my intelligence were being insulted by Clive Cussler


10 thoughts on “Flood Tide

  1. says:

    I keep reading Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt stories even though they drive me up the wall This one had ALL my Cussler pet pee

  2. says:

    This is the second Dirk Pitt adventure I have read from Clive Cussler The first Raise The Titanic didn't impress me but it intrigued me enough to pick up another offering from the authorWell after this I doubt I'll pick up a third Cussler's writing is downright bad the plot of the story was so obvious I had it figured out hundreds of pages ahead of time and the combination of invincibility luck wit and charm

  3. says:

    Dirk Pitt takes a vacation in rustic Washington state His neighbor is a seemingly paranoid Chinese tycoon who bought up the whole rest of the lake where Pitt is staying Pitt starts poking around and finds that the bottom

  4. says:

    1948 The Dou Wan is on its final voyage carrying a secret cargo for Chang Kai shek It sinks en route Three people get off on a lifeboat Present time Pitt is on vacation and gets curious when someone snoops around his cabin He finds some bodies in the lake and uncovers an immigrant smuggling operation The head

  5. says:

    Another fun and thrilling Dirk Pitt adventure Flood Tide has Pitt coming up against a Chinese tyrant who is selling illegal immigrants into slavery and who is also in search of a long lost shipwreck And we are introduced to Juan Cabrillo who

  6. says:

    Good Guys WinFull of thrills Great characters even the bad ones Unlikely tough guy is hit Easy to read hard to put down The love in

  7. says:

    A ship goes down in unknown waters leaving only two survivors that know where a vast amount of Chinese heritage is located a ship that a human trafficking Chinese businessman would do anything to find Flood Tide is the fourteenth book of Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt with the titular character attempting to stop a human trafficking ri

  8. says:

    35 stars A kind of weird story

  9. says:

    This book has Chinese stereotypes that make Fu Manchu look like a Nobel laureate Read if you need something brain dead or if you en

  10. says:

    I enjoyed this read Reality has to be suspended and once you have overcome that this turns into a ripping yarn involving a mad financial megalomaniac Dirk is almost an American 007 licenced to kill