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Pacific Vortex! files Pacific Vortex!, read online Pacific Vortex!, free Pacific Vortex!, free Pacific Vortex!, Pacific Vortex! 3e3303448 Dirk Pitt, Death Defying Adventurer And Deep Sea Expert, Is Out To The Ultimate Test As He Plunges Into The Perilous Waters Of The Pacific Vortex A Fog Shrouded Sea Zone Where Dozens Of Ships Have Vanished Without A Trace The Latest Victim Is The Awesome Superb Starbuck, America S Deep Diving Nuclear Arsenal Its Loss Poses An Unthinkable Threat To National Defense Pitt S Job Is To Find It, Salvage It, Before The Sea Explodes In A Furious Race Against Time, Pitt S Mission Swirls Him Into A Battle With Underwater Assassins And Traps Him In The Arms Of Summer Moran, The Most Stunningly Exotic And Dangerous Toward Disaster, Clive Cussler Plummets His Hero Onto An Ancient Sunken Island The Astonishing Setting For The Explosive Climax Of Pacific Vortex


10 thoughts on “Pacific Vortex!

  1. says:

    In the foreword, Clive Cussler mentioned that he created Dirk Pitt to be a character in the vein of James Bond, and he certainly brings that to mind Not in the most flattering way for me though He reminds of the aspects of the Bond films from the 60s 80s I did not like The casual disregard for women their relevance mainly relegated to their use as pawns or sex objects , with a little bit of violence thrown in Before anyone gets angry, you know what they say about opinions This is mine I just have a button with this type of character, and it was pushed with this book Having said that, if I disregard Pitt s womanizing, woman dismissing ways, this is a pretty good book I liked the maritime adventure a lot I also enjoyed Cussler s highly visual portrait of the Pacific Ocean The Pacific isn t a static, inanimate setting in this novel In fact, it is personified in ways that I found very affecting The Pacific in this novel, is not just a place of awe inspiring natural beauty, but also a place of violence and hidden menace As far as plotting, Cussler draws out the mystery of the Pacific Vortex very well Initially, I was prepared to be believe in the otherworldly phenomena as evidenced It was pretty creepy, in fact That ghosts could menace and attack the living Pitt is a lot cynical than I am though He doesn t believe it for a minute Good thing, because the Navy has tasked him with finding the lost submarine This novel progresses in waves, point A moving naturally to point Z, and as it goes the storyline changes Eventually, it arrives to a slightly different destination that I expected, but it s fitting in the context of what Cussler s overall goals were in writing this book and creating the character of Dirk Pitt.I m glad I decided to keep reading this, even after being turned off by Pitt s behavior towards women The adventure drew me in I found the maritime ship components of the storyline interesting Although there was a fair amount of jargon, it did not hinder my ability to understand what was going on Instead, it immersed me deeper into the story The adventure scenes were good, with many on the edge, hold your breath moments Not just man versus man, but also nature versus man Going back to the overall personification of the deep, infinite Pacific Ocean and all that it holds There are infinite ways the Ocean can kill you, besides bad guys in the water, and Cussler just scratches the surface in this novel My rating takes into consideration the following factors Plotting Good Overall, but I give it an F for romance totally unbelievable All of a sudden, love blooms between getting hit in the groin and socking a woman on the jaw, and meeting twice Sorry, but I can t buy that any woman would fall in love with Pitt that fast, especially after being knocked out with a punch to the jaw Point deduction for unbelievable romance Characters Fair Pitt is sometimes unlikable arrogant and dismissive , and other characters are less developed He was hard to relate to, which made me judgmental of his flaws I wasn t allowed to get to know the other characters very well since they were like ways to progress the storyline than three dimensional characters Point taken off for underdeveloped and marginalized female characters and the manner in which the male lead treats females Action Adventure Scenes Very good Good emphasis on the dangers of the Pacific Ocean and the use of maritime setting.Honorable Mentions Nice twists in the storyline Cool evolution in the identity of the villain and what that person wanted Nice blast to the past This book me back to the 80s where most of us kiddos wondered who would push the button first.End Verdict Pacific Vortex as my introduction to Clive Cussler didn t blow me away I ve had it on good authority that he has some excellent books and Dirk s caveman personality isn t representative across the board of typical characterization in his body of work It had some good points and some bad points Overall a good adventure novel and an entertaining read Glad my library had a copy because this isn t a book I feel the need to add to my personal library I may have an ongoing love hate relationship with Dirk Pitt that has nothing to do with my dislike of Matthew McConaughey, since I haven t even seen Sahara.Ultimately, I am thankful that members of the Action Adventure Aficionados selected this book for our August Group Read, warts and all.


  2. says:

    When I was a teenager, I loved the Dirk Pitt adventure stories But once I went to college, got married, had kids, etc., I lost track of many series that I enjoyed Now that I m older and have time for reading, I m going back and revisiting many authors and series that I missed I ve read two James Bond books this year so far.and those stories reminded me of Dirk Pitt Dirk Pitt is like James Bondor what 007 would be if he was into underwater exploration and salvage missions Pacific Vortex is the first Dirk Pitt story, even though it was not the first book that was published Dirk is an underwater engineer for the North American Underwater and Marine Agency NUMA He investigates ship wrecks, salvages cargo and occasionally gets involved in political intrigue In Pacific Vortex, Pitt discovers a communications float from a US Navy submarine that went missing six months before The sub was never found, so he takes the information to the Navy NUMA loans Pitt to the Navy to assist in looking for the submarine It seems many vessels over the past 30 years or so have disappeared without a trace in that area of the Pacific When one of the lost vessels is a new, state of the art nuclear submarine, it s time to figure out what s going on Turns out the investigation is going to be much dangerous than anyone expected Just like James Bond, Dirk Pitt is very much a man s man He likes beautiful women, fast cars, adventure and excitement This story is very action oriented, a bit cheesy just like Bond and completely testosterone y Readers who don t enjoy man centric action stories might want to pass this one by Dirk does not pull any punches.literally In this book, a woman attempts to kill him with a hypodermic needle filled with poison..he punches her lights out The character is a very masculine stereotype He takes what he wants.goes after the bad guys.and attracts the most beautiful women It is what it is As for me, I love action stories If Dirk were a real person, I would probably dislike him, finding him a bit over the top and arrogant Buthe is a fictional action hero I m just interested in things blowing up, gun fire, the answer to the mystery they are investigating and the final fight where the good guys win I enjoyed re reading this book I m going to read the entire series I ve always enjoyed Clive Cussler s books.especially because he actually does underwater exploration and salvage in real life Great adventure stories


  3. says:

    This book is a mix of author fantasy fulfillment and James Bond While that can make an entertaining book it can also stretch the limits of believability Decently fun.


  4. says:

    I ve seldom read a book as bad as this Vraggies That s Afrikaans for Truly Mr Cussler clearly believes in the mystical power of adjectives His maxim why lay it on with a trowel when there s a bloody shovel handy I love mixing my exploration of classics and serious works with a rich sprinkling of thrillers and detective stories, but they must be well written, as fortunately most are This one fails the test Badly Cussler makes Dan Brown seem like Dostoevsky Nuff said.


  5. says:

    This book sucks I m sorry, it does Even Cussler says in the beginning notes that he never really intended for it to get published But if he did that he d get a shiny new car, soyeah, I read it, and it wasn t that good Do I regret it No, I ve moved on I m fine with it It doesn t bother me Now where s a pillow I can scream into Seriously, though, this book is best skipped, unless you re a hardcore fan I d start with the Mediterranean Caper and move on from there.


  6. says:

    The Pacific Vortex an area in the pacific ocean very similar to the Bermuda Triangle 38 ships have disappeared completely off the radar in 30 years When a US nuclear submarine is 38, Dirk Pitt gets involved in the mystery The mystery itself is fascinating The adventures of recovering the submarine by the US Navy and Drk are amazing The storyline is not up to Cussler s usual twisty turny plot scenarios but well written except for the romance of Dirk and Summer He first meets her when she tries to kill him very little conversation The next time she rescues him from her father s treachery no talking at all Then they see each other again under extreme duress and declare their love gimme a break Everything else is believable in this outlandish tale except that What crap Dirk always gets the girl in later books only for a night so it seems like Cussler wanted him to get the girl in this one but he certainly went about it the wrong way.


  7. says:

    Removed this review was for The Mediterranean Caper.


  8. says:

    I will read any book that has the audacity to include an exclamation mark in its title, and Clive Cussler has written several with that distinction Pacific Vortex was, apparently, Cussler s first novel he ever wrote featuring his hero Dirk Pitt, but it was the sixth book published Cussler himself considers it one of his less stellar works, referring to it as a few hours of entertainment and, perhaps, even a historic artifact of sorts in his foreword.Having read several of the other Dirk Pitt novels, I can attest that Pacific Vortex is definitely not Cussler s best work, but as a pulpy action adventure that pays homage to such unbelievable pulp novel heroes like Allan Quatermain and Doc Savage, as well as nods to contemporary action heroes like James Bond and Indiana Jones, it is sheer silly good fun.The plot involves a nuclear sub that mysteriously disappears in what is called the Pacific Vortex, a section of the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of Oahu in which several dozen ships have disappeared over a 30 year period, much like the Atlantic s Bermuda Triangle Don t bother googling Pacific Vortex, by the way, as it is completely fictional Via a series of strange events, Dirk Pitt finds himself personally involved in the naval search for the sub and investigation of the Pacific Vortex The clock is ticking as the U.S must beat the Russians to the site.Upon arrival to the last known coordinates of the sub, Pitt and the Navy discover a long lost underwater island, which may hold the secret to the Pacific Vortex Of course, there is an evil villain, an underwater lair, scantily clad women, fisticuffs and shoot outs galore, and enough testosterone to fill three books.It s easy to gripe about the misogyny in this book women are either sluts, secretaries, or damsels in distress Sometimes they re all three But it s important to keep in mind the inherent misogyny of the entire genre and the fact that Cussler admits that this was his first novel and not up to par Not that that s an excuse, mind you, or in any way a condoning of it It s simply a fact If misogyny is a deal breaker for you, then early Cussler may not be the best choice To be fair, Cussler s portrayal of female characters eventually did evolve somewhat in later books.


  9. says:

    Clive Cussler s Pacific Vortex tells the tale of a strange area in the pacific where ships get lost The latest victim is a experimental US navy submarine When Dirk Pitt finds a message buoy from the submarine, he s drawn into a mystery hidden below the surface of the sea.The book starts out with an explanation by Clive Cussler that it s the first adventure of Dirk Pitt, but he hadn t released it until later because he did not quite like the quality Knowing that and not expecting too much, the book is a nice, quick read Dirk Pitt is a hero of the James Bond kind, always ready with a cool quip, and very much into seducing women The main irritation I had while reading this was an unnecessary repetition of how awesome Dirk Pitt is Not only does he do insane things for no other reason than to be a hero, but the author even repeats that he just did something incredibly stupid, er, brave after every other time.If you can enjoy an unbelievably heroic, womanizing protagonist, and want a book for easy reading, this is for you.


  10. says:

    If I could, I d give this book zero stars DO NOT waste your time The writing is so so so so bad It s bad enough that Clive Cussler appears to be both racist and wildly sexist based on use of ridiculous and offensive stereotypes, and horrible objectification of women It s quite unbelievable, even given the fact that he was writing in the 80s Add to that the fact that the writing is laughably awful tortured metaphors, saturation of over the top adjectives, inconsistent characterizations, and the unrelenting use of 10 words when 2 penny words would do It s like an advertisement for Roget s Thesaurus I say all this because I care about you, the potential reader Walk away from Dirk Pitt, and never look back You will not be sorry Seriously so awful.


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