Clive Cussler’s latest entry in the Dirk Pitt series, Celtic Empire begins in Memphis, Egypt, in 1334 BC when Princess Meritaten and other Egyptians flee Egypt from an unknown and mysterious plague. In separate present-day events, such as the deaths of young boys in El Salvador as well as of the UN personnel investigating them, the sinking of an oil tanker in the Detroit River, the mysterious illness in Mumbai, India, and the murder of an archaeology crew in India stun Dirk Pitt and his National Underwater Marine Agency. What follows is a high-stakes adventure in all parts of the globe, and Pitt and his crew try to find the link between the two events that dates back to Ancient Egypt and Princess Meritaten. Featuring all sorts of characters such as the CEO of a biotechnology company of dubious means, Celtic Empire is one of the books that you’d want to keep reading until the very end.
Like the previous books authored by Clive Cussler, Celtic Empire is a familiar high-stakes adventure. Featuring lots of action, exotic places, and colorful characters, the book is very hard to put down with all the twists and turns that are on almost every page. The action begins almost instantaneously, and most chapters end with a cliffhanger that makes the reader turn the page and keep reading until the book is finished.
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|Author||Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler|
|Page Count||449 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|