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Clive Cussler


(Clive Eric Cussler)
USA flag (1931 - 2020)
Father of Dirk Cussler

Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California, and attended Pasadena City College before joining the Air Force. He went on to a successful advertising career, winning many national honours for his copywriting. He also explored the deserts of the American Southwest in search of lost gold mines, dived in isolated lakes in the Rocky Mountains looking for lost aircraft and hunted under the sea for shipwrecks of historic significance, discovering and identifying more than sixty. Like his hero, Dirk Pitt, he was also an avid enthusiast of classic cars.

Genres: Thriller, Children's Fiction
 
Series
Dirk Pitt Adventure
   1. Pacific Vortex! (1982)
   2. The Mediterranean Caper (1973)
     aka Mayday!
   3. Iceberg (1975)
   4. Raise the Titanic! (1976)
   5. Vixen 03 (1976)
   6. Night Probe! (1981)
   7. Deep Six (1984)
   8. Cyclops (1985)
   9. Treasure (1988)
   10. Dragon (1990)
   11. Sahara (1992)
   12. Inca Gold (1991)
   13. Shock Wave (1995)
   14. Flood Tide (1997)
   15. Atlantis Found (1999)
   16. Valhalla Rising (2001)
   17. Trojan Odyssey (2003)
   18. Black Wind (2004) (with Dirk Cussler)
   19. The Treasure of Khan (2006) (with Dirk Cussler)
   20. Arctic Drift (2008) (with Dirk Cussler)
   21. Crescent Dawn (2010) (with Dirk Cussler)
   22. Poseidon's Arrow (2012) (with Dirk Cussler)
   23. Havana Storm (2014) (with Dirk Cussler)
   24. Odessa Sea (2016) (with Dirk Cussler)
   25. Celtic Empire (2019) (with Dirk Cussler)
   Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998) (with Craig Dirgo)
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NUMA Files
   1. Serpent (1999) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   2. Blue Gold (2000) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   3. Fire Ice (2002) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   4. White Death (2003) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   5. Lost City (2004) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   6. Polar Shift (2005) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   7. The Navigator (2007) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   8. Medusa (2009) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   9. Devil's Gate (2011) (with Graham Brown)
   10. The Storm (2012) (with Graham Brown)
   11. Zero Hour (2013) (with Graham Brown)
   12. Ghost Ship (2014) (with Graham Brown)
   13. The Pharaoh's Secret (2015) (with Graham Brown)
   14. Nighthawk (2017) (with Graham Brown)
   15. The Rising Sea (2018) (with Graham Brown)
   16. Sea of Greed (2018) (with Graham Brown)
   17. Journey of the Pharaohs (2020) (with Graham Brown)
   18. Fast Ice (2021) (with Graham Brown)
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Oregon Files
   1. Golden Buddha (2003) (with Craig Dirgo)
   2. Sacred Stone (2004) (with Craig Dirgo)
   3. Dark Watch (2005) (with Jack Du Brul)
   4. Skeleton Coast (2006) (with Jack Du Brul)
   5. Plague Ship (2008) (with Jack Du Brul)
   6. Corsair (2009) (with Jack Du Brul)
   7. The Silent Sea (2010) (with Jack Du Brul)
   8. The Jungle (2011) (with Jack Du Brul)
   9. Mirage (2012) (with Jack Du Brul)
   10. Piranha (2015) (with Boyd Morrison)
   11. The Emperors Revenge (2016) (with Boyd Morrison)
   12. Typhoon Fury (2017) (with Boyd Morrison)
   13. Shadow Tyrants (2018) (with Boyd Morrison)
   14. Final Option (2019) (with Boyd Morrison)
   15. Marauder (2020) (with Boyd Morrison)
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Isaac Bell
   1. The Chase (2007)
   2. The Wrecker (2009) (with Justin Scott)
   3. The Spy (2010) (with Justin Scott)
   4. The Race (2011) (with Justin Scott)
   5. The Thief (2012) (with Justin Scott)
   6. The Striker (2013) (with Justin Scott)
   7. The Bootlegger (2014) (with Justin Scott)
   8. The Assassin (2015) (with Justin Scott)
   9. The Gangster (2016) (with Justin Scott)
   10. The Cutthroat (2017) (with Justin Scott)
   11. The Titanic Secret (2018) (with Jack Du Brul)
   12. The Saboteurs (2020) (with Jack Du Brul)
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False Prophets (1985)
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Peace on Earth (1987)
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The Warbirds (1989)
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The Black Sea (1991)
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"A spellbinder... Richard Setlowe has to be the finest adventure writer in the country today."
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Deep Gold (1991)
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"One of the finest underwater treasure tales published in recent years."
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Killer Instinct (1992)
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"Grips with psychological suspense... masterful."
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Pressure Point (1992)
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"Sure to keep you on the edge of your seat."
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Delta Green (1993)
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"Lovejoy has proven himself a master storyteller."
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Body of a Crime (1994)
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"Great suspense... no finer courtroom drama anywhere."
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Arc Light (1994)
Eric L Harry
"Incredibly spellbinding... One of the best reads of the decade."
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The Exchange Students (1995)
Marc Olden
"Olden has shown himself to be a master of intrigue and adventure."
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Dance on the Wind (1995)
(Titus Bass, book 1)
Terry C Johnston
"An epic that makes you wish it would never end."
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Down to a Sunless Sea (1996)
(Tiller Galloway, book 4)
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"There can be no better writer of modern sea adventure around today."
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Nimitz Class (1997)
(Arnold Morgan, book 1)
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"A stunner that irresistibly hurtles the reader to the exciting climax."
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Last Rights (1997)
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"Brilliantly handled intrigue... grand entertainment."
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Bluefin Blues (1997)
(Aristotle Socarides, book 6)
Paul Kemprecos
"There can be no better mystery writer in America today than Paul Kemprecos."
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Fire and Ice (1998)
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"A finely crafted thriller by a master storyteller."
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Revelation (1998)
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"A great read... intrigue, greed, and evil."
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Link (1998)
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"A read that blends romance, violence, technology, and history into a fast-paced odyssey that never lets up."
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Gideon (1999)
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"Pure reading entertainment as good as you'll ever find."
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Terminal Event (1999)
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Daughter of God (2000)
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"Daughter of God is the way thrillers are supposed to be written... A read you won't soon forget."
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Necessary Evil (2001)
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"Escapist fiction of the first order."
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"Brian Lysaght has proven himself to be a master of intrigue and suspense."
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Lightening Strike (2003)
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The Coil (2004)
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Whirlwind (2004)
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Blood Ties (2005)
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Thriller (2006)
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Unholy Grail (2007)
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Cat and Mouse (2007)
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High Wind in Java (2007)
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Sudden Death (2007)
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Rules of Deception (2008)
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Chimera (2011)
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Star Bright (2013)
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MirrorWorld (2015)
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"This is gut churning, edge-of-your-seat, roller-coaster entertainment. Strap in and hold on for the ride!."
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Overwatch (2016)
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"Matthew Betley has proven he's an accomplished writer. Overwatch is a brilliantly conceived thriller that surges from the first chapter through mounting deception to a powerful conclusion."
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Gale Force (2018)
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Steel Wind (2018)
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To Destroy Jerusalem (2018)
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Another Kingdom (2019)
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