Clive Cussler’s bestselling Cyclops is another swashbuckling NUMA Files adventure! When a financier turned treasure hunter vanishes mysteriously, only Dirk. A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Cussler is hard to beat’ Daily Mail The suspenseful eighth Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel. : Cyclops (Dirk Pitt Adventures (Pb)) (): Clive Cussler: Books.

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They are just in time to save the lunar colonists who have secretly created Jersey Colony on the moon, a colony the Russian intend to seize.

View the Lesson Plans. But he’s Aquaman meets Harrison Ford, so that’s not such a big deal. Thoroughly entertaining, enjoyable, and packed full of the outlandish Cussler plot schemes you would expect.

Books by Clive Cussler. Cussler has a good formula here, why mung it up?

Cyclops Summary & Study Guide

Dirk, Giordano, and Gunn are roped into the mission – thinking it was a treasure hunt. Richy-Rich herself just got more ridiculous and whimpering helpless woman the farther I read. Chapters 33 – A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in cusaler antique blimp. Cyclops has multiple stories cascading in to one anotehr, as each strand wraps up, another tentacle emerges until readers are faced with at least three finales.

Threatened in space, the Russians are about to s A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an antique blimp. In the process, you are captured by evil Soviet KGB agents and tortured the details are fuzzy, but you’re naked and thoroughly bruised. So when I tell you that I basically enjoyed this book unti I picked this book cusslerr at a charity book swap for a dollar.

The chapters relating to the torture chamber in Cayo Santa Maria, the author cleverly uses Pitt’s wit and sarcastic comments to mask the unpleasant situation.


A blimp was involved as well. LeBaron [I know his name’s not ‘James’, but I might call him that for the sake of my review; kinda makes a nice couple, don’t you think? I always enjoy the reading of a Clive Cussler novel. Other books in the series. He believes they are looking for the Cyclops, and her treasure aboard, the La Dorada.


Cyclops Summary & Study Guide

Not my favorite Dirk Pitt book. This review has been cluve because it contains spoilers. Return to Book Page. This one is not recommended. So the book somehow manages to combine a secret moon base, a massive lost golden statue La Doradaa missing millionaire, CIA agents, and a terroristic plot against communist Cuba and Fidel Castro personally.

Part V, The Amy Bigelow: They unwittingly land on an island housing a top-secret Russian transmitter and are tortured to learn how and why they knew to land on this secret island. A couple of days later, he is able to escape, bitterly leaving his friends. It was clivf stupid to introduce it clife then do nothing with it after that point. Dirk Pitt 1 – 10 of 25 books. Chapters 43 – His ability to see through subterfuge, his calm in stressful situations, and his unique way of approaching problems make Pitt the perfect addition to a plot that threatens cluve of the moon, of Cuba, and the very principles and strengths of America.

Only that LeBaron is among the rich founders of the colony, cyclkps had hoped to recover from the collier a secret treasure: Taking over of Cuban Government by Soviet Agents, assassinating Fidel Castro and placing a Soviet Union loyalist, close confidante of Fidel a charming charismatic, having total backing of the Cuban military, Alicia Cordero the Secretary of the Central Committee and Secretary of Council of Csusler, the operation is code named ‘Rum cyclo;s Cola’ according to the plan Havana has to be blown by three ships which are docked in Havana harbour thereby killing Castro.

Jump nearly seventy to eighty years later and we discover an abandoned blimp barely drifting above the ocean’s surface and interfering with a local oceanic race. I can hear the physicists crying in their sleep over that idea.

I enjoy Cussler’s writing but it can be so cheesy and I don’t know if its because this is from the ‘s or that’s just how he writes.


The story opens with the puzzling events aboard the Cyclops, a Navy collier, in with a captain who drinks more than he works and a strange cargo with equally strange passengers that board in Rio de Janeiro.

Instead they end up shipwrecked on a Cuban island with an ultrasecret Russian communications base. Dirk Pitt is persuaded to retrace the airship’s route and discovers a secret Russian base in Cuba. Cyclpps has to have the Exxo look through the periscope and vouch for the view of Dirk while ordering the submarine to surface.

Pitt, who is enjoying himself sailboarding, spots the colossus and snags a line from it, just averting a tragedy. Another Dirk Pitt novel that will keep you enthralled through out the entire book. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration. View all 5 comments.

Cyclops (Dirk Pitt, book 8) by Clive Cussler

Chapters 4 – 6. The author Clive Cussler brilliantly intertwines all the plots without any confusion and finishes off the book in style. Oh, one other thing. What would you do next? It reappears, manned by dessicated dead men, floating toward the Sonesta Hotel in Key Biscayne. If you’re clkve in his writing, go read one of those instead. But it’d be nice if they cyclosp a bit bad about all the people they’ve killed. Essentially, these plot lines aren’t actually at all related, except that it made the President pretty damn unhappy and almost flive our hero Mr.

Jun 15, Geoff Battle rated it it was ok. Finally, Pitt is able to continue his search for La Dorada, the fabled female statue that is to have the heart of a ruby and a head and hair of an emerald. Like each Cussler novel, this early Pitt adventure is highly recommended for good old fashioned adventure. It may be a while, again, before I read it.