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Book Title: Shock Wave|
ISBN 13: 9780743449670
The author of the book: Clive Cussler
Edition: Downtown Press
Date of issue: January 1st 1996
Format files: PDF
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A funny story about Dirk Pitt, #13. I headed down to Hermosa Beach last weekend for some debauchery at a friend's condo, and took my bike along so I could do some riding along the sea down the Palos Verdes loop on Sunday Morning. I took along also a backpack, with my jersey and shorts, a change of clothes, some bike tools, a spare tube, an MP3 player, that sort of thing. I also throw in Shock Wave and The Culture of Narcissism American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations in case boredom struck.
When I got to the condo, I took the bike inside and left the backpack inside my truck.
Now, a word about my truck. I drive a beige, 1988 Mitsubishi MIGHTY MAX. Yes, that is the actual name of the truck: MIGHTY MAX. It has a cracked windshield, no AC or power steering, 206,521 miles on, and either door can be opened with a well-placed side-kick, irrespective of how I have attempted to lock it. It's not much for safekeeping, so I try not to leave valuables in it.
Anyway, sure enough, I wake up on Sunday morning and go out to my truck to find it has been jimmied open and rifled through. There was very little to steal, except the bag with all my biking gear which was indeed gone.
However, apparently this criminal fuckin' mastermind, before making off with my bag, opened it up to see what was inside. He must have been interested in a couple tire wrenches and a pair of spandex shorts that stink of testicle sweat and that could have value only to me, but he actually removed the books and left them inside the truck.
That's right, apparently Dirk Pitt, #13 is not worth stealing.
No. More than that. Apparently it is worth taking special effort out of your day, in the very middle of an act of criminal larceny, to specifically AVOID stealing Dirk Pitt, #13.
Arguably the best book I've ever read. Before 10 pages have passed, over 130 convicts have cannibalized each other on a raft, and a great white shark affectionately named THE EXECUTIONER has been eaten by -- I shit you not -- A GIANT SEA-SERPENT. I'm not yet 100 pages in, and 2 buxomous babes have been rescued from certain death by our protagonist, DIRK PITT. One from an out-of-control cruise ship, and one from an abandoned antarctic island.
He's got a craggy face, and I'm pretty sure he's gonna get to porking before part II. At least I hope so.
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Read information about the authorCussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.
In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization. (www.numa.net).
In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.
Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey and Black Wind (this last with his son, Dirk Cussler); the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt r Revealed; the NUMA® Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death and Lost City (written with Paul Kemprecos); and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha (written with Craig Dirgo) and Dark Watch (written with Jack Du Brul).
Clive Cussler lives in Arizona.
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