Book Series: The Dirk Pitt Adventures
Book Format: Hardcover, ISBN: 086188423X, Publisher: Random House Publishing
Publication Date: 1983, Co-Author: Dirk Cussler

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Pacific Vortex

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Dirk Pitt, death-defying adventurer and deep-sea expert, is put 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 super-sub 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 a Summer Moran, the most stunningly exotic and dangerous woman ever to enter Pitt’s life. As the countdown heads toward disaster, Clive Cussler plummets his hero onto an ancient sunken island – the astonishing setting for the explosive climax of Pacific Vortex !
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…