The Mediterranean Caper

The Mediterranean Caper

Book - 1996
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On an isolated Greek island, a World War I fighter plane attacks a modern U.S. Air Force base--a mysterious saboteur preys on an American scientific expedition--and Dirk Pitt plays a deadly game of hunter and hunted with the elusive head of an international smuggling ring.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996,c1973
ISBN: 9780684826905
0684826909
Characteristics: 220 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: May Day

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1860Colt
Dec 04, 2018

Pacific Vortex would have been a better start to the series. This is just not up to Cussler's later standards, but then again he is finding his voice, so... The villain has to be the most unimaginable foe ever. Check it out only if you want to read all of Clive's book.

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mammothhawk229e
Nov 29, 2018

It was okay. However I liked the new preface that author used fake book agent letter to "recommend" writer to x book publisher in list. Shady tactic became a legend within publishing circle.

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Marie_124
Oct 18, 2018

This book goes beyond the lame excuse of being part of its times. The protagonist, Dirk Pitt, is a privileged, self-entitled, blank-blank.

I feel like I need to do a cleanse from having read this book. I will read no others from the series or the author.

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tenet
Aug 22, 2016

Rated 7/10.

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Patron3563
Apr 09, 2015

Always enjoyed Cussler's Dirk Pitt adventures. A rival for Fleming's Bond, or Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm. The mixture of adventure, sex and exotic cars and planes made them an excellent read.

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zipread
Apr 07, 2015

The Mediterranean Caper --- by --- Clive Cussler.
“Caper” treats us to another of Cusslers macho novels featuring the improbable adventures of Pitt and Giordino, this time, as they are in quest of a Teaser, a fish long thought to be extinct. The locale for this story is among the Greek islands. The props include remote controlled submarines; mountains of illicit drugs; Greek cops; one labyrinth; one WW I biplane; prerequisite under-clad irresistible damsel; an exotic Maybach-Zeppelin, a vintage car not a vintage dirigible; and a terribly nasty, loathable WW II nazi: the usual ingredients for an opus Cusslerus. Tremendously enjoyable even though the plot verges on the presumptuously outrageous. Of the same cut as 007. Enjoy.

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red_hawk_850
Jul 01, 2014

I like the beginning and how dirk shoots down the other plane, and in the end how this huge gang gets token down this book kept me flipping the pages for a long time, this book was awesome!

mrsgail5756 Dec 30, 2013

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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