Cyclops

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 15, 1989 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Carved into the towering cliffs of central Greece, the Metéora monasteries are all but inaccessible. Holy Trinity is the most isolated, its sacred brotherhood the guardians of a long-forgotten secret.In the dead of night, the sanctity of the holy retreat is shattered by an elite group of warriors carrying ancient weapons. One by one, they hurl the silent monks from the clifftop to the rocks below -- the holy men taking their secret to their graves.Halfway across Europe, Richard Byrd has uncovered the location of a magnificent treasure. But there are those who have dedicated their lives to protecting it, and they will stop at nothing to prevent its discovery.Afraid for his life, Byrd calls Payne and Jones and begs for their help. Although they've never met him, Payne and Jones get involved when they learn a friend of theirs is in danger. Before long, they are swept up in an adventure of a lifetime, one that will rewrite history and change lives forever.
 

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CYCLOPS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Comic-strip specialist Cussler (Raise the Titanic!) returns with as implausible a tale as he can invent, again featuring death-proof underwater-recovery mariner Dirk Pitt. An antique blimp carrying ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
36
Section 3
53
Section 4
58
Section 5
65
Section 6
75
Section 7
83
Section 8
111
Section 18
266
Section 19
278
Section 20
286
Section 21
319
Section 22
326
Section 23
341
Section 24
352
Section 25
367

Section 9
146
Section 10
190
Section 11
207
Section 12
214
Section 13
222
Section 14
227
Section 15
244
Section 16
249
Section 17
262
Section 26
397
Section 27
404
Section 28
413
Section 29
418
Section 30
451
Section 31
453
Section 32
463
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About the author (1989)

Clive Cussler is acclaimed worldwide as the Grandmaster of Adventure. He got his start in advertising, first as an award-winning copy writer, and then as creative director for two of the nation's largest agencies. His initial foray into fiction was in 1973, when he wrote his first Dirk Pitt® novel.

Since then he has continued to write Dirk Pitt® adventures while living a life that nearly parallels that of his action hero. Like Pitt, Cussler enjoys discovering and collecting things of historical significance. With NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency, a non profit group begun by Cussler) he has had an amazing record of finding over 60 shipwrecks, one of which was the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. Cussler also has a renowned and extensive classic car collection, which features over 80 examples of custom coachwork.

Along with being Chairman of NUMA, he is also a fellow of the Explorers Club (which honored him with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration), the Royal Geographical Society and the American Society of Oceanographers. Married to Barbara Knight for 40 years, with three children and two grandchildren, he divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

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