Sahara by Clive Cussler

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Stranded on the Sahara desert, Dirk Pitt and his friends uncover the truth about the fate of 1930s aviator Kitty Mannock and the secret behind Lincoln's assassination. 400,000 first printing. Major ad/promo.
 

About Clive Cussler

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Clive Cussler is a collector of automobiles and, like his character Dirk Pitt, lives a life of adventure discovering and collecting things of historical significance. He has a record of finding over 60 shipwrecks and has lead expeditions to gold mines. Cussler is the author of many adventure novels which titles include "Mediterranean Caper" (1973), "Night Probe" (1981), "Treasure" (1988), "Shock Wave" (1996), and "Atlantis Found" (1999). Cussler is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he himself began. He is also a fellow of the Explorers Club, which awarded him the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration, the Royal Geographical Society and the American Society of Oceanographers.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Simon & Schuster. 544 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Not since Treasure (1988), when Dirk Pitt discovered Cleopatra's barge in Texas (or was it on the Mississippi Delta?), has Cussler come up with so far-fetched a story as this herein, the tenth Pitt novel.

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Publishers Weekly

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With this 14-week PW bestseller in cloth, Cussler delivers great fun, as his durable hero Dirk Pitt returns to save mankind from a greedy industrialist, solving some historical riddles along the way.

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Publishers Weekly

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Cussler's ( Raise the Titanic ) durable hero Dirk Pitt returns with Al Giordino, his amiable hulk of a sidekick, to save mankind from a greedy industrialist in cahoots with a despot and to solve a few historical riddles along the way.

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Publishers Weekly

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With this 14-week PW bestseller in cloth, Cussler delivers great fun, as his durable hero Dirk Pitt returns to save mankind from a greedy industrialist, solving some historical riddles along the way.

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During the fun, harmless scenes, we get a soundtack of US classic rock, while during the more serious chase scenes, we hear James Bond-like themes.

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Entertainment Weekly

Even a Clive Cussler newbie who wouldn't know prototypical Cussler adventurer Dirk Pitt from prototypical porno adventurer Dirk Diggler will know that something's odd about Dirk as played by Matthew McConaughey in the lunar tract of action geography called Sahara.

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Nights and Weekends

Right before Sahara was released, I read an article somewhere, saying that author Clive Cussler was threatening to sue.

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Jacksonville.com

I apologize in advance to each and every Dirk out there, but I have to say that it sounds funny every time Zahn, as Al the wacky sidekick, turns to him and says, "Dirk .

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CNN.com

(CNN) -- While "Sahara" doesn't even come close to living up to the gold standard of its action-adventure genre -- that is, the "Indiana Jones" franchise -- it's satisfying entertainment.

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Rolling Stone

Fans of novelist Clive Cussler — Sahara is the eleventh of his eighteen Pitt best sellers — are bound to be wary.

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Variety

Saddled with more industry/celebrity baggage than a high-class safari voyage, "Sahara" is a rousing and only occasionally ridiculous adventure yarn that craftily updates and condenses author Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt thriller to assume that auds actually know something about Africa and the global...

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