This book is like a fun action movie. The plot only exists as a way to string some fun action sequences together. Dirk Pitt is a dashing, James Bond-esque hero, who can do anything, knows everything, and always gets the girl. And the girl doesn’t have a lot of substance to her.
While it was pretty unbelievable, pretty predictable, and a little too neatly tied up at the end, I did enjoy it. My favorite parts were actually the two prologues chronicling the Confederate ironclad ship, the Texas’, escape from the Union navy, and Kitty Mannock’s disappearance over the Sahara as she attempted to be the first female pilot to cross it. Those were intriguing and interesting, and I would have loved the book to trace those stories more.
All in all, it was a decently enjoyable read. Clean. Fun. But not a lot of substance.
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