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FLOOD TIDE.

Cussler, Clive.

ISBN 10: 0684802988 / ISBN 13: 9780684802985
Published by SIMON & SCHUSTER., NY, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. INSCRIBED by Clive Cussler on title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Slight hint of foxing at top edge. ) Dirk Pitt. Bookseller Inventory # 9852

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Title: FLOOD TIDE.

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER., NY

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

Dirk Pitt matches wits with a nefarious Chinese smuggler who specializes in secretly transporting illegal Chinese immigrants into countries around the world, as he tracks his quarry to a remote port in Louisiana and searches for a treasure ship that sank at the beginning of World War II. 750,000 first printing. Tour.

Review:

From the moment you begin Clive Cussler's latest undersea thriller, you know that you're in the hands of a old pro; thus any lingering crotchetiness over the book's stereotypical villains is offset by deft plotting and taut action. Flood Tide details the exploits of Dirk Pitt, Special Projects Director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, whom Cussler fans already know and love. Judging by this book, "Special Projects" seems to be a euphemism for blowing stuff up. Pitt's worthy adversary is Qin Shang, a Chinese shipping tycoon who is definitely from the Fu Manchu school of management. As part of a nefarious plot to bring the United States to its knees with a flood of illegal immigrants, Qin Shang operates a secluded gulag in rural Washington, which the vacationing (ha!) Pitt stumbles upon. A lot of entertaining mayhem ensues, both on the water and under it. Flood Tide's enthusiastic xenophobia can stick in the throat, and may get in the way for some. But that flaw aside, it delivers the speed and shocks necessary.

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