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  • ISBN 0718147804
  • ISBN13 978-0718147808
  • Language English
  • Author Clive Cussler
  • Publisher PENGUIN; Export Ed edition (2004)
  • Pages 496
  • Formats txt lrf lit mbr
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1424 kb
  • Size Fb2 1280 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 240

A father and son team wrote this book, and a father and son team serve as the protagonists of this undersea thriller, part of the Dirk Pitt series. A World War II plan by the Japanese to depopulate the U.S. with a Chinese biological weapon launched via submarine is linked to a 2007 scheme by a South Korean to detonate a roc

By: Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler. Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-seven other books, including the Dirk Pitt' adventure Trojan Odyssey, the Kurt Austin novel Lost City, and the new Oregon series novels Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone

By: Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler. Clive Cussler's dazzling new Dirk Pitt adventure. Hurricane Clive at his most tumultuous. Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-seven other books, including the Dirk Pitt' adventure Trojan Odyssey, the Kurt Austin novel Lost City, and the new Oregon series novels Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone.

Black Wind takes us thru the story with fast pace, great twists and with the humorous quotes from Dirk Pitt. My first Clive Cussler book, and it didn't disappoint! As a die-hard Clancy reader, I was impressed!

Black Wind takes us thru the story with fast pace, great twists and with the humorous quotes from Dirk Pitt. Also Dirk Pitt Sr and Al Giordano makes their appearance in this novel, and gives it the touch for topping it all. Clive Cussler tense to incorporates history into his stories.

Black Wind is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. This book centers on a relatively new character to the book series, Dirk Pitt, Jr. The novel centers around a terrorist plot to launch a biological warfare attack on the United States; Dirk Pitt J. his father, and his sister Summer must foil the plot and expose and stop the antagonists before a deadly toxin can be spread in released over Los Angeles, California.

Black Wind is the 18th Dirk Pitt adventure by Clive Cussler and later co-authored by Clive Cussler and his son Dirk Cussler. The twins were unknown to Pitt the Elder until they journeyed to . to meet him. The younger Pitts are working on s survey of the Aleutian Islands basin when the NUMA ship interrupts it work to rescue I think I read this years ago.

Black Wind Электронная библиотека e-libra. ru Читать онлайн Black Wind. DIRK PITT 18: BLACK Imperial submarine I-403 and Seiran float plane December 12, 1944 Kure Naval Base, Japan Lieutenant Commander Takeo Ogawa glanced at his wristwatch and shook his head in irritation. Half past midnight already, he muttered anxiously. Читать онлайн Black Wind. Dirk pitt 18: black wind.

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Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo.

Legendary oceanographer Dirk Pitt must work with his children to unravel old battle plans from WWII to prevent a present-day massacre in this novel in the New York Times-bestselling adventure series. In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure. Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler an. ore about Clive Cussler.

Clive Cussler’s dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure

Author: Clive Cussler. Clive Cussler’s dazzling new Dirk Pitt(r) adventure. Nobody has been able to match Cussler yet for the intricate plotting and sheer audacity of his work, and Black Wind sets the bar even higher. In the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure-a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the West Coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus.

Tempers flared across the Cabinet Room, situated in the West Wing of the White House. It’s a breakdown of intelligence, clear and simple. Our consulates are not getting the intelligence support. they need and two of my people are dead as a result, the secretary of state complained harshly. We had no advance knowledge of an increase in terrorist activity in Japan. Diplomatic feeds from State reported that Japanese security forces were in the dark as well, the deputy CIA director fired back.

We can check the colony on the west coast of the island this afternoon, since our pilot won't be back to pick us up until morning. That will be a bit of a hike. But we can stop for a chat at the Coast Guard station, which I recall our pilot saying was manned this time of year.

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I enjoyed "Black Wind" more on this go-around than I did the first time I read it (circa 2005), partially because the plot line seems more timely than ever now with North Korea being such a major news item,
but there are still some technical gaffes (explained below) and the lack of edginess so prevalent in the classic Cussler novels of the 1970s and 80s that prevent me from giving the novel a full 5 stars.

p. 8: the Bungo Strait--shades of "Run Silent, Run Deep!"

Lookup: Seiran floatplane

--p. 11: "Naval authority on submarines was notably relaxed, even in the Japanese Navy." Time-Life Books' "War Under the Pacific" noted the same thing.

So, even back then and in non-U.S. countries, sub crews got better chow than the rest of the Navy, eh?

--p. 17: Lookup Farragut-class destroyer USS Theodore Knight

--p. 29: Lookup Steller's sea lions.

Lookup "Laissez le bons temps rouler?" = "Leave well enough alone?"

--p. 38: "'We've notified the Coast Guard *and* the Department of Homeland Security" [emphasis added] Um, the Coast Guard IS a part of DHS.

--p. 41: Basil named for the sea serpent from "Shock Wave?"

--p. 45: Um, although the AK-74 rifle may have full-auto capability, it's not technically considered a "machine gun."

Lucky for Jack Dahlgren that the round didn't tumble upon impact!

--p. 48: "'Well,' Dirk said, tearing a steaming leg off the big crustacean, 'we could use some lemon and butter.'" Heh heh, glad to see that the NUMA peeps, their love for the sea and the environment in general notwithstanding, are not vegetarians!

--p. 54: "'It just makes sense for everyone involved to ease trade restrictions. Our own steel tariffs may still get in the way of an agreement.'" Wow, what coincidental timing (reading this passage and quoting it on 26 April 2018).

"'It’s a damn mystery how they can think that way, given the past aggressiveness of the North.'" Again, how timely.

--p. 69: "'I think a dinosaur crapped in my mouth during the night,' Dahlgren said
with a belch." Haha, appetising anal-ogy!

--p. 89: "Shining his light on one set of valves, he made out BARASUTO TANKU in white lettering, which he presumed operated the ballast tanks." Um, would it be in actual "lettering" per se, or Japanese (Kanji) script? Or does Dirk actually know how to read Kanji?

--p. 91: "Type 95 torpedoes, large and deadly fish that were both more reliable and more explosive than the American counterpart during the war." Hmmm, really? I'll have to look that one up....

--p. 97: "An ex–Marine Corps MP, Finch still sported a crew cut and spoke with the blunt voice of a basic training drill sergeant." Ahem, the Corps calls 'em "drill instructors (DIs)," not "drill sergeants."

--p. 99: "'there has been no real radical Islamic presence visible in Japan.'" Hell, there's very little Islamic presence in Japan, moderate OR radical.

p. 101: "The twenty-three-year-old master sergeant was an avionics specialist at the air base," AHEM, no way would a mere 23 year-old be a Master Sergeant in ANY branch of the U.S. military in this day & age! Promotions to that level of seniority just don't happen that fast nowadays, not even battlefield promotions (especially not within the senior NCO ranks)!

--p. 110: "William Beebe, Sylvia Earle, and Don Walsh." Some historically iconic oceanographic names there!

--p. 116: "'Just like the Titanic,' he marveled." Hmmm, an allusion by Al to his (and Dirk's) "Raise the Titanic!" adventure?

--p. 125: "communist entrepreneur" a deliberately ironic oxymoron on the authors' part, I presume? Wow, Dae-jong Kang is the ultimate Cadillac communist!

p. 148: Referring to an Ingram Mac-10 as a "burp gun?" Um, no, that nickname belongs to the M3 submachine gun AKA the "grease gun."

--p: 188: "The aristocratic club was appropriately housed on the hundredth floor of the world’s tallest building, the recently completed International Business Center Tower located in western Seoul." Really, taller than the Burj Khalifa?

--p. 205: "Starfish," an homage to the "Raise the Titanic" film adaptation (even though Clive hated it)??

p. 259: Pararescue Jumpers (PJs), HOOYAH!

--p. 338: G8 meeting, how timely!

--p. 347: Ahem, in the Air Force, "First Sergeant" is a job title like "Commander," not an actual rank.

--p. 348: Air Force generally doesn't use the acronym/abbreviation "S.O." for Special Operations teams. They use "STT" for "Special Tactics Teams" instead.

--p. 358: Ahem, the Navy doesn't use the term "Special Forces" for its SEALs/UDT types. Special Warfare or SpecWar, but not "Special Forces."

--p. 389: Ahem, it's not the "Customs Department," it's the Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security.

--p. 510: Ahem, a SEAL is a SAILOR, not a "soldier!"

--p. 513: A SIG-Sauer P226 holds a 15-round magazine, not 13, and moreover, it's supposed to go to slide-lock when out ammo, therefore no "firing pin beat down on an empty chamber."
Shaktiktilar
This story is a contemporary struggle of a power hungry nation to use any means to cause destruction and suffering to US citizens, and the people behind this take pleasure in causing pain. In this novel, the evil permeates from North Korea, disguised at originating with the Japanese to throw off the US intelligence forces. In the meantime, without government authority, a group of Americans work to ferret out the bad guys. Dirk Pitt is the Arnold Schwarzenneger of Cussler's books. He can do anything under any circumstances and still pop up in one piece. Cussler introduces cutting edge technology in underwater equipment and his characters use it and other equipment in interesting ways to trick or stop the enemy. The enemy's threat in this book is unique and readers will be holding their breath to see if it can be stopped, and how, in time to avert catastrophy.
Celen
I enjoyed the book but feel Cussler is getting too nefarious with his plots. His villains are taking on a very dastardly nature and I am not always enjoying the books anymore, especially the number of times his heroes and heroins get caught by the bad guys and then have to escape. Just once I'd like to see them do some reconnoitering, get in and get out, and all without being caught, tortured, etc. I love action but continuously contrived action gets boring after awhile. I feel it's time for a Cussler break and decided to begin reading other authors.
Xurad
The Pitt father, son and daughter trio teamed up to combat a Korean madman. The NUMA cast along with Navy SEALS were successful in destroying a rocket and a madman.
Dodo
I had a hard time at first making sense of the first chapters. So I reread them . Very good read. Dirk Pitt SR and Junior were excellent.
Arakus
Being an long time fan of Mr. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordano I must say I was a bit sceptic when Mr. Clive Cussler introdused Dirk Pitt (jr) and Summer in Valhalla Rising.
Though, that book with also Trojan Odyssey and Treasure of Khan beeing great stories, this one also falls for my pleasure.

Black Wind takes us thru the story with fast pace, great twists and with the humorous quotes from Dirk Pitt.
Also Dirk Pitt Sr and Al Giordano makes their appearance in this novel, and gives it the touch for topping it all.

Clive Cussler tense to incorporates history into his stories. This is what I like about his novels.
As Rebecca Graf says[...]:
"For me, after reading his books I want to explore the true history of what he brings in and learn more about it."
That quote is saying it all for me.
I love this "what if" scenarios. It's a novel, it's not non-fiction, but i takes real history and starts it all with "what if".

Plot introduction:
The novel centers around a North Korean plot to launch a biological warfare attack on the United States, creating an opportunity for the invasion and annexation of South Korea. Dirk Pitt Jr., his father, and his sister Summer must foil the plot and expose and stop the antagonists before a deadly toxin can be spread in released over Los Angeles.

The story's historical prologue takes place in December 1944. The commanding officer of the I-403, a Japanese I-400 class submarine, is given orders to launch a mysterious attack on the United States, a mission involving Japan's notorious biological warfare group, Unit 731. The I-403 reaches America's northwest coast, but is sunk before the mission can be carried out.
[...]

I would say this is a must-read for Cussler fans. It has it all.
PanshyR
Actually one of my favorite Dirk Pitt books. Though I missed having the action focused on Dirk Sr., his kids and their characterizations were entertaining. Although the plots of these books are always fraught with improbability, this plot was one that seemed more realistic than some others. Lots of fun, lots of action, good villian, and great good guys.