The Mediterranean Caper

The Mediterranean Caper

[the First Dirk Pitt Novel]

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2013, c1973
Edition: 40th Anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780399166815
Branch Call Number: CUS
Characteristics: xviii, 364 p. :,map ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cussler, Clive

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Aug 22, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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Patron3563
Apr 09, 2015

Always enjoyed Cussler's Dirk Pitt adventures. A rival for Fleming's Bond, or Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm. The mixture of adventure, sex and exotic cars and planes made them an excellent read.

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zipread
Apr 07, 2015

The Mediterranean Caper --- by --- Clive Cussler.
“Caper” treats us to another of Cusslers macho novels featuring the improbable adventures of Pitt and Giordino, this time, as they are in quest of a Teaser, a fish long thought to be extinct. The locale for this story is among the Greek islands. The props include remote controlled submarines; mountains of illicit drugs; Greek cops; one labyrinth; one WW I biplane; prerequisite under-clad irresistible damsel; an exotic Maybach-Zeppelin, a vintage car not a vintage dirigible; and a terribly nasty, loathable WW II nazi: the usual ingredients for an opus Cusslerus. Tremendously enjoyable even though the plot verges on the presumptuously outrageous. Of the same cut as 007. Enjoy.

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red_hawk_850
Jul 01, 2014

I like the beginning and how dirk shoots down the other plane, and in the end how this huge gang gets token down this book kept me flipping the pages for a long time, this book was awesome!

mrsgail5756 Dec 30, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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