'Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt Adventure)' by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler ---- Dirk Pitt returns, in the extraordinary new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. In A.D. 327, a Roman galley barely...
This is all just how the adventure begins. The story continues with more excitement and attacks as Dirk Pitt is forced to content with the evil Bruno Von Till, who turns out to be the mastermind behind the drug smuggling organization that is causing all of the trouble. It is a long and complex tale with plenty of twists and turns that will surprise readers, as is typical of all of the Dirk Pitt adventure stories.
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationallybestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMAFILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.
He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena CityCollege for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during theKorean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineerin the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became acopywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. Atthat time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials thatwon numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes FilmFestival.
Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuringDirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, wasreleased in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of theMaritime College, State University of New York considered The SeaHunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor ofLetters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the Collegewas founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency,(NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to Americanmaritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA,Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and theRoyal Geographic Society in London.
A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finestexamples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be foundanywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cusslerdivides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts ofArizona.