The Mediterranean Caper
Dirk Pitt rides a tidal wave of intrigue in this classic Cussler. On an isolated Greek island, a World War I fighter plane attacks a modern U.S. Air Force base--a mysterious saboteur preys on an American scientific expedition--and Dirk Pitt plays a deadly game of hunter and hunted with the... show more
Dirk Pitt rides a tidal wave of intrigue in this classic Cussler. On an isolated Greek island, a World War I fighter plane attacks a modern U.S. Air Force base--a mysterious saboteur preys on an American scientific expedition--and Dirk Pitt plays a deadly game of hunter and hunted with the elusive head of an international smuggling ring.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 6th 2004
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Dirk Pitt (#2)
A lazy Sunday afternoon at a U.S Air Force base on a quiet Greek island is shattered when a WWI-era German fighter attacks and then finds itself in a dogfight with a WWII-era seaplane. The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler was the first published book featuring Dirk Pitt and started off a four d...
This was the first published book in the best-selling Dirk Pitt series. Lots of adventure, romance, and evildoers to overcome though perhaps a bit dated. Listened the audio version reliably read by Michael Prichard.
Three stars, if I consider it a period piece. :-) Otherwise I would have to slap Mr. Cussler for his portrayal of the woman. Very 1970s.It's short and clearly "early." But it was fun to "see" Dirk in uniform with his gold oakleaves. And as always, Al is a critical element to my enjoyment.
Not nearly as involving and well thought out as Cussler's later books... And the sexism is incredibly obvious! Not one I would reread.
Damn I just love Dirk Pitt! He's not a hottie, heck according to Cussler, he's not even handsome; regardless, he always gets the girl. He's just like MacGiver, from that old TV show. Give him a toothpick and a high heeled shoe and he can get out of any death-defying scrape imaginable. Dirk is qu...