Book Series: The Dirk Pitt Adventures
Book Format: Hardcover, ISBN: 067150374X, Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: 1986, Co-Author: Dirk Cussler

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When it comes to sheer excitement, nobody can top Clive Cussler – except Clive Cussler himself! After his adventures in the best-selling Deep Six, the indomitable Dirk Pitt returns in a new, even more enthralling spellbinder. It begins when a noted financial publisher and adventurer, Raymond LeBaron, sets off in an antique blimp in search of the Cyclops, a U.S. Navy collier which vanished in mysterious circumstances in 1918 near Cuban waters – and which may have had on board a fabulous treasure …

LeBaron and his crew also vanish, in circumstances that are at once puzzling and alarming and which lead a reluctant Dirk Pitt into one of the most extraordinary adventures of this career – and adventure that leads him step by step, in constant danger, to the discovery of a secret base on the moon, a Soviet plot against Castro that endangers the peace of the world, and the unveiling of the treasure itself…
The bizarre chain of events that begins with LeBaron’s disappearance explodes into a battle between the Soviet Union and the United States for possession of the moon and ends with a blazing, cliff-hanging race against time to prevent an awesome tragedy. It almost defeats Dirk Pitt and takes him from the inner councils of the White House to a confrontation with Fidel Castro himself…
Dirk Pitt is the ultimate man of action: always ready for any challenge, always prepared to pit quick wits and brawn against an intractable problem.
Ex-US Air force, he is cool, courageous and resourceful, which is why he works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) – the undersea counterpart to NASA. In service of NUMA Pitt travels across the globe – and wherever he goes, action and adventure are sure to follow…