A foundered Victorian ship looking for the fabled Northwest Passage holds a secret in its icy grave . . .
When Dirk Pitt of NUMA® is almost blown to pieces in a lab explosion, he suspects sabotage. The lab in question belongs to a scientist hoping to use a rare mineral to combat greenhouse gases – but who would want to destroy our one chance to save the planet?
However, there are those who will do anything to control such a valuable prize. Pitt's investigations take him to the Arctic in search of a clue to the origins of this precious mineral. There he and NUMA® colleague Al Giordino must battle for survival against the hostile elements and evil megalomaniac who is about to plunge the North American continent into war . . .
Artic Drift is a white-knuckle ride of a novel that once picked up you won't want to put it down.
'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' DAILY MAIL
About The Author
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.
He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.
A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.
Dirk Cussler, and MBA from Stanford University, worked for many years in the financial arena and has been an acitve participant in the real-life NUMA expeditions. He lives in Arizona.
Impossible to put down... a compelling sense of adventure that can rival any cinematic blockbuster Big Issue
Series: The Dirk Pitt Adventures
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: February 2010
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.306