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Quick read.
Fast paced story. Love the way Clive Cussler always inserts himself deus ex machina.

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4 of 5 stars for the adventure novel Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler. As with many Cussler novels, an artifact from ancient times is the key to the story. The NUMA team is searching for the artifact in question and several other people become interested in an action-filled way. The reason for only 4 stars is that mid-way thru the artifact story we take a side-track to a different story line for the bulk of the book. Towards the end, we return to the artifact story and at the ending the stories get tied together in a modest way. So, I took off one star for the unnecessary distraction of the side-track. I do truly like all of Cussler's books; oh, Cussler makes a cameo in this novel. Yes, recommended! 

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Love the way Cussler weaves story within a story and builds it all into a dramatic suspense-filled climax, a tad unrealistic towards the end where they find a couple thousand-year old leather intact, but that does not prevent you from enjoying the adventure with Pitt, at his charismatic best.

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One of the best in have read of dirk pitt novels

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Cussler's novels are so exciting. They're also great educational fun to follow along with Google Earth, except when the story goes into a cave of course. LOL! Anyway I agree, it's about time we had another Dirk Pitt novel.

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It is about time, a new Dirk Pitt novel. I have read them all and say that with a certain degree of satisfaction. I love to be entertained by Clive Cussler with this character and band of off- beat friends and coworkers at NUMA. I know what to expect when I crack the novel open and Crescent Dawn is no exception. Here is what the novel is about:”Three events, distant in time and space: A treasure-laden fourth century Roman galley narrowly escapes a ferocious pirate attack; a World War I British warship explodes mysteriously in the North Sea; and in the all-too-real present-day, a string of coordinated bomb attacks destroys historic mosques in Egypt and Turkey. Something links these violent events and it's up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt to find and tie the deadly threads.”
Just to get my only negative point out of the way: I am getting a little tired of Dirk & company taking on the world’s terrorists. Yes, I know he graduated from the Air Force Academy along with his best bud, Al. But let’s start to have fun with other stuff. Let the terrorist work be done by his other franchise The Oregon Files, another of my favorites, but I digress yet again. The essence of the novel and the different flavors that Dirk Pitt brings to the table are there for me. I enjoyed the different historical subplots Cussler gives us on the three different time period ships. I like the way he ties everything together into a nice neat package at the end as usual; I guess I just like the usual Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt fun and frivolity.
Dirk Cussler gets his name on the cover along with his father, Clive and I wonder what Dirk’s contribution to the novel is. Is it here and there? Is the process just managed by Clive? Does young Dirk do all the research? What exactly is he doing and is he heir apparent to the franchise? Am I going to be reading about Dirk until I am using a walker to get around? Will Dirk still be kicking the bad guys’ arses and making fun of them the entire time just using whatever is lying around ala McGyver? Or is McGyver ala Dirk Pitt? I guess I am going to wrap this up by saying I got satisfaction from this novel. It is a good read, yet lengthy, I think they could have saved a tree or two in the process, 548 pages is a bit much. I think my major concern is where this is all going. There was considerable length in between the last novels, are they ramping up? What is next for Dirk and Al? I am going to stay tuned, but my patience is waning. I look for a different and brighter direction for these quality characters. They have too much potential and not enough momentum in them to consistently be used like this; they need to get back to basics and do what they do best.
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Review: Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt #21)

User Review  - Teo Hoppe - Goodreads

Hmm, mysterious religious relics, a Church that doesn't want the truth to come out, have we seen that story already? Oh that and a livlier Dirk Pitt this time, his adventurous kids Summer and Dirk Jr ... Read full review

Review: Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt #21)

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

I see a lot of negative reviews for CRESCENT DAWN (ISBN 978-0425242391, paperback, $9.99) by the father and son team of CLIVE and DIRK CUSSLER. I heartily DISAGREE with the naysayers. If you have ... Read full review

Review: Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt #21)

User Review  - Barb Hansen - Goodreads

This another entertaining, fast-paced Cussler story. It was interesting to have Dirk Pitts adult children in the story. It certainly creates more longevity for the series. The ancient history was ... Read full review

Review: Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt #21)

User Review  - Shane - Goodreads

"Crescent Dawn" wasn't anything special, but it was highly entertaining, which is exactly what you'd expect (and want). The Celik siblings made for good antagonists, and the action was thrilling ... Read full review


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