Arctic Drift

Arctic Drift

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Penguin Putnam
A foundered Victorian ship looking for the fabled Northwest Passage holds a secret in its icy grave ...When Dirk Pitt of NUMA is almost blown to pieces in a lab explosion, he suspects sabotage. The lab in question belongs to a scientist hoping to use a rare mineral to combat greenhouse gases - but who would want to destroy our one chance to save the planet? But there are those who will do anything to control such a valuable prize. Pitt's investigations take him to the Arctic in search of a clue to the origins of this precious mineral. There, he and NUMA colleague Al Giordino must battle for survival against the hostile elements and an evil megalomaniac who is about to plunge the North American continent into war.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author once again brings to life the heroism and guts that have made Dirk Pitt a legend in the world of adventure

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warminga series of unexplained deaths in British Columbiaa rash of international incidents between the United States and a longtime ally that threatens to erupt into a shooting war. NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, know there's a connectionbut they also know they have very little time to find it.

Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission. And if Pitt and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await themand the world.


Random House, Inc.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author once again brings to life the heroism and guts that have made Dirk Pitt a legend in the world of adventure…

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming…a series of unexplained deaths in British Columbia…a rash of international incidents between the United States and a longtime ally that threatens to erupt into a shooting war. NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, know there's a connection—but they also know they have very little time to find it.

Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission. And if Pitt and his buddy Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them…and the world.

Baker & Taylor
When a series of unexplained deaths and international hostilities occurs in the wake of a breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children investigate a mysterious silvery mineral with links to a fabled northwest passage expedition. 1,250,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming ... a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia ... a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war ... NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man - and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.

Baker
& Taylor

When a series of unexplained deaths and international hostilities occurs in the wake of a breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children investigate a mysterious silvery mineral with links to a fabled northwest passage expedition. Reprint. A best-selling novel.
In the wake of a breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming and a series of unexplained deaths, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children investigate a mysterious mineral with links to a fabled Northwest Passage expedition.
When a series of unexplained deaths and international hostilities occur in the wake of a breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming, NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children investigate a mysterious silvery mineral with links to a fabled Northwest Passage expedition.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008
ISBN: 9781440654329
1440654328
9781440654282
144065428X
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Cussler, Dirk

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erinsnest
Sep 10, 2014

Sept 7, 2014....just starting this book.....I picked it up from the discard pile at the library, to give to my brother-in-law, but he had already read it, and recommended that I do so as well. I haven't read a Clive Cussler book before, but I found from reading the cover, that although it is fiction, much of the story could be based on fact, so this makes it interesting to me......Sept 10, 2014, I am finding this a very easy read, something that is a bit refreshing at the moment, it bounces around, which can be frustrating, but it's just the beginning (I'm on page 110 or so) and I must say that keeps it from being boring, which I can't say for other authors! (I am surprised at how much Canadian content is in this book.....I must say I have never experienced that from authors that were not Canadian before.).....oh, the book starts out with a little story about the Franklin expedition abandoning their ships.....and then what do I hear on the news a day later?.....they have found one of the ships from the Franklin expedition under the water!.....a funny coincidence?......Sept 18, well I am still enjoying this, but finding it just a little far fetched. Perhaps I have been reading too many non-fictions lately and it has soured me for fiction?....Am I starting to be like my hubby, who refuses to read (well listen really.....he is into audio books) any fiction whatsoever? (I have to read the new Diana Gabaldon book, then I will know whether I am soured on fiction or not!).....finished it Sept 22. All in all not a bad book, but...Dirk Pitt is just a little bit too much of a superhero for me.

abkeller Nov 21, 2012

Our story begins in the nineteenth century, as two sailing ships, the Erebus and Terror, battle frigid temperatures, starvation, scurvy and a strange madness that besets the men as they struggle to breach the cold Northwest Passage. Eventually, the two vessels separate with the pack ice and open water, and the doomed men stand silent vigil as the arctic slowly freezes all of their hopes and dreams of riches.

Over one hundred fifty years in the future, the Earth stands poised on the brink of global disaster. A shortage of oil and accumulation of greenhouse gases has brought the world to a turning point. An evil opportunist takes advantage of this predicament, cloaking himself in a pristine image while dumping carbon dioxide beneath the cold waters of the north. The “Devil’s Breath”, as it is called, brings death to all within its chilly grasp.

Dirk Pitt, Jr. and Summer are innocently taking water samples when they run across a series of strange events, including a boat upon which all hands mysteriously died of asphyxiation and strange temperature readings from the surrounding water. Meanwhile, a Canadian outpost is rammed and destroyed by a U.S. Navy ship bearing the number 54 on its bow and someone keeps trying to kill Ms. Lane, the researcher who may have just discovered the solution to global warming - ruthenium.

With ruthless determination, a hired assassin stalks the men stationed aboard the research vessel, Narwhal, a killer who will trail Dirk Pitt and his companions across miles of frigid landscape to the wrecks of the Erebus and Terror in a frantic search for the valuable mineral ruthenium. Fast-paced and bursting with suspense, this novel captured me from the first few pages. In my humble opinion, Clive Cussler has just become the new Ian Fleming.

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Sep 29, 2012

The Arctic Drift --- by Clive Cussler --- Cussler applies his award winning formula to conflict in the high arctic. Global warming challenges the world; the US president has been promised access to Canadian high arctic natural gas as a short term solution. The long term solution depends of the sequestration of the atmosphere’s CO2. And that’s when the skullduggery begins. It involves (as per formula) a historical figure, this time noted British explorer Benjamin Franklin. The real raqce starts when the good guys and the bad buys are in a race for a rare ore that will solve the world’s climatic problems. As usual a real turned. As usual, too, Cussler writes himself into the novel as a briefly appearing cameo figure. As usual: super.

BakerStreetIrregular Mar 03, 2011

Rather slow. I liked that the book flipped between the different characters but I kept hoping they would meet up sooner than they did.

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A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming . . . a series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia . . . a rash of international incidents between the United States and one of its closest allies that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war . . . NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there’s a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man—and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren’t careful, the very same fate may await them.

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