Vixen 03



➼ [Download] ➹ Vixen 03 By Clive Cussler ➹ – E17streets4all.co.uk Vixen is down The plane, bound for the Pacific carrying thirty six Doomsday bombs canisters armed with quick death germs of unbelievable potency vanishes Vixen has in fact crashed into an ice covere Vixenis down The plane, bound for the Pacific carrying thirty six Doomsday bombs canisters armed with quick death germs of unbelievable potency vanishes Vixen has in fact crashed into an ice covered lake in ColoradoDirk Pitt, who heroically raised the Titanic, discovers the wreckage of VixenBut two deadly canisters are missing They re in the hands of a terrorist group Their lethal mission to sail a battleship seventy five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, DC to kingdom come Only Dirk can stop them.Vixen 03

Cussler began writing novels in and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in His first non fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, It was the first time since the College was founded in that such a degree was bestowed Cussler was an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, NUMA a C non profit organization named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers discoveredthan historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy s Hunley, and its victim, the Union s Housatonic the U , the U boat that sank the Lusitania the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack the renowned Confederate raider Florida the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to the day after plucking Titanic s survivors from the sea In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler was also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London He was honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration Cussler s books have been published inthan languages inthan countries His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen , Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey and Black Wind this last with his son, Dirk Cussler the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed the NUMA Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death and Lost City written with Paul Kemprecos and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha written with Craig Dirgo and Dark Watch written with Jack Du Brul Clive Cussler died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona on February , .

Vixen 03 eBook ò Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Vixen 03
  • Clive Cussler
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 055358944X

10 thoughts on “Vixen 03

  1. says:

    This is the same comment for all the Dirk Pitt books Great set of books, I had to stagger these books into my reading rotation since they are so similar Dirk Series Book in less then 50 words introduction to bad guy, introduction to hot chick, introduction to Dirk, Dirk gets in impossible dangerous situations to stop the bad guy, Dirk wins, Dirk gets the hot chick.

  2. says:

    Read this in that there Eighties Enjoyed it at the time.

  3. says:

    When I feel like a quick, action packed read, with a big screen cinematic ending can t go wrong with Dirk Pitt 5 came out thirty five years ago, but, they re still a kick in the butt fun time of a read.

  4. says:

    In early part of 1950 s Dr.John Vetterly, a microbiologist, chemically created an artificial form of life that in turn was capable of producing a disease strain that was non detectable, unidentifiable bacteriological agent able to incapacitate a living thing within seconds of exposure and disrupt the vital body functions, causing death within three to five minutes it was named quick death shortly QD Admiral Bass was given the task to dump the remaining 36 stainless steel canisters of QD in Rong In early part of 1950 s Dr.John Vetterly, a microbiologist, chemically created an artificial form of life that in turn was capable of producing a disease strain that was non detectable, unidentifiable bacteriological agent able to incapacitate a living thing within seconds of exposure and disrupt the vital body functions, causing death within three to five minutes it was named quick death shortly QD Admiral Bass was given the task to dump the remaining 36 stainless steel canisters of QD in Rongelo from Buckley Field Major Vylander commanded the Air Force Boeing C 97, number 75403, a Stratocruiser named Vixen 03 The plane did not reach the destination and his whereabouts was not known Our hero Dirk Pitt is on a vacation with his lover Loren Smith, a Congresswoman In her father s garage he finds a part of plane wreckage, out of curiosity Pitt tries to find out where the wreckage came from Through proper channels he contacts Colonel Abe Steiger and by chance Pitt understands that the plane should have crash landed in the nearby lake With help from his sidekick Al, Pitt finds out the remains of Vixen 03 The report of Vixen 03 did not stir the Government and through Pitt s friend FBI agent Paul Buckner he gets information and pays a visit to retired Admiral Bass in his inn Bass did not believe first and then together they bring up Vixen 03 But 8 canisters are missing from the lot, Bass gets ill and was hospitalized with much difficultly Pitt gets the background of Vixen 03 and the canisters The story moves to South Africa where internal problems was at its peak The AAR African Army of Revolution headed by Hiram Lusana and assisted by Machita was gaining attraction from local people, the people look at Lusana as a messiah To eradicate his popularity and AAR the minority whites hatches a plan, disguising as AAR and attacking white people and their farm On one such operation navy retired Fawkes family is killed and his farm burned Some of the officials in South African government convinces Fawkes that Lusana and his men are responsible This South African part drags as there is no Dirk Pitt action for a very long time They create one master plan Operation Wild Rose.Hiram Lusana comes to US to get some support from Congress, after his meeting with Congressman Daggat he was kidnapped by someone Now the story returns to Dirk Pitt as he was in search of the missing canisters Did Dirk Pitt finds out the person who stole the canisters Who kidnapped Hiram Lusana What is Operation Wild Rose What is the role of Fawkes in Operation Wild Rose Did Pitt got hold of the missing QD canisters all are answered in the remaining pages of this action packed novel The South African story at first looked strange and it made me feel what this has to do with the story, Clive Cussler s knack of storytelling is again become evident when he pieces them together in the end The climax is faster and kept me at the edge Pitt has sharedaction with Abe Steiger, Sandecker and Al Giordino The chances of finding the person behind stealing the canisters looked bleak for me but that is real twist in the story, as Pitt did some deductions like Sherlock Holmes.The characterization and back stories of Hiram Lusana, Felicia and Fawkes are very well done Lusana and Fawkes are opposing characters, we know that Lusana is not behind the slaughter of Fawkes family, in climax without knowing the truth both die for their cause.I already mentioned author Clive Cussler has a bit of answering our own questions arising from story, one such appears when Admiral Bass tells them that QD is killed when in immersed in water, in our mind we also ask, then let the QD be in the lake bottom forever That question features by way of Al Giordino, Al cuts in and says if water kills this QD stuff, why don t we simply leave it on the bottom of the lake Bass shook his head solemnly No thank you If you found it, so can someone else.Below are some one liners of Dirk Pitt 1 Pitt and Mapes when entering the weapons storage room.Mapes slowed his Rolls Royce convertible and lifted both hands from the steering wheel in an apparent greeting The guard nodded and waved to his partner, who pulled open the gate from the inside.I assume that was a signal of some kind, said Pitt.Pardon The hands in the air routine.An yes, Mapes said If you had been holding a concealed gun on me, my hands would have remained on the wheel A normal gesture Then, as we were waves through and your attention was lulled by the guard s opening the gate, his teammate would have discreetly stepped behind the car and blown your head off.I am glad you remembered to raise your hands 2 Pitt getting angry when Mapes was not able to account for the missing canisters.How many men did your merchandise kill and maim last year, and the year before that If one of those gas shells went off you d be responsible for perhaps millions of deaths 3 After saving Loren Smith from blackmailing.What s that for he asked, grinning with pleasure A reward for bailing me out of a nasty situation Pitt to the rescue I always was a pushover for congresswomen in distress Women should be able to stand alone He put his arm around her and led her to his car There are times when even a dedicated feminist needs a chauvinist to lean on 4 Before the climax.Bad news and dismal weather go hand in hand, Pitt said 5 Inside the battleship Pitt meeting Lusana who is tied.I take it you lost the ship s popularity contestThe dark form behind the light moved closer and Lusana felt his bonds being loosened Where are you taking me Nowhere But if you value social security in your old age, I suggest you get the hell off this boat before it s blown to pieces.Who are you Not that it matters, the name s Pitt Are you part of Captain Fawke s crew No, I am free lance typical Pitt one liner 6 Pitt and De Vall before the Fawkes family cemetery.Why are you doing this De Vall said savagely, What do you hope to gain I don t like to see traitors prosper Pitt retorted

  5. says:

    Another good Dirk Pitt novel, I m still hooked Can t wait until I start the next one.

  6. says:

    Vixen 03 flips back and forth between Dirk Pitt s discovery of a plane wreck in a Colorado lake and a civil war brewing in South Africa The connection between the two is pretty clever, but unfortunately, the portions of the book that focus on the South African plot just drag For a while, I forgot I was even reading a Dirk Pitt novel Dirk s sections flew by in excitement, but the rest just did not mesh After enjoying Raise the Titanic so much, I was surprised by how much of a step backwards Vixen 03 flips back and forth between Dirk Pitt s discovery of a plane wreck in a Colorado lake and a civil war brewing in South Africa The connection between the two is pretty clever, but unfortunately, the portions of the book that focus on the South African plot just drag For a while, I forgot I was even reading a Dirk Pitt novel Dirk s sections flew by in excitement, but the rest just did not mesh After enjoying Raise the Titanic so much, I was surprised by how much of a step backwards this book took Glancing over some reviews online, there seems to be a consensus that this is Cussler s weakest novel, so I m expecting to be back on track with his next book in the series.As a side note, there is stuff in here that seems racist, but I had a hard time deciding if I should be offended Unlike some books, it was hard to tell if the comments were the author s voice or not And,to the point, since this was written in the 70s before I was born, and before the current PC era, I m unsure that I should apply my 2008 views to it At this point I figure that it s a product of an era that I never experienced

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    Vixen 03 by Clive CusslerGenres Action Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Suspense4 StarsIt took awhile for me to find the copy of the one I read I think I got it right.I wish I still had my copies But, alas, I have lost them through the many times I have moved Through my own adventures, while worth it, caused me to lose those copies decades ago.Al Giordino is still my favorite character in the Dirk Pitt series Vixen 03 by Clive CusslerGenres Action Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Suspense4 StarsIt took awhile for me to find the copy of the one I read I think I got it right.I wish I still had my copies But, alas, I have lost them through the many times I have moved Through my own adventures, while worth it, caused me to lose those copies decades ago.Al Giordino is still my favorite character in the Dirk Pitt series

  8. says:

    Another fun adventure in the Dirk Pitt series.Following the events of the previous book, Pitt and he s team are tasked with finding a military aircraft that disappeared 30 years ago.The other half of the book features a civil war brewing in South Africa.Compared to others in the series, this instalment is weaker The fact that it referenced the previous story highlighted this.The South Africa sections were interesting, but I was keen to get back to Pitt s section of the book.One for this that en Another fun adventure in the Dirk Pitt series.Following the events of the previous book, Pitt and he s team are tasked with finding a military aircraft that disappeared 30 years ago.The other half of the book features a civil war brewing in South Africa.Compared to others in the series, this instalment is weaker The fact that it referenced the previous story highlighted this.The South Africa sections were interesting, but I was keen to get back to Pitt s section of the book.One for this that enjoys Cussler

  9. says:

    A deadly biological weapon thought long lost is suddenly out in the world and a South African planned black op terrorist attack on the United States meant to discredit an insurgency to white rule intertwine with only one man finding himself at the crux to stop them The fifth book of the Dirk Pitt series, Vixen 03, by Clive Cussler finds the intrepid NUMA Special Projects Director racing to first solve a mystery and then racing to save the nation.An Air Force transport plane takes off in a Janua A deadly biological weapon thought long lost is suddenly out in the world and a South African planned black op terrorist attack on the United States meant to discredit an insurgency to white rule intertwine with only one man finding himself at the crux to stop them The fifth book of the Dirk Pitt series, Vixen 03, by Clive Cussler finds the intrepid NUMA Special Projects Director racing to first solve a mystery and then racing to save the nation.An Air Force transport plane takes off in a January Colorado blizzard carrying a deadly cargo, but the storm results in the plane crash landing on top of a snow covered lake then sinking The Pentagon, under orders from Eisenhower, alters the records of the plane to hide its deadly secret Thirty four years later in South Africa, Scottish naval captain turned farmer Patrick Fawkes goes to a meeting with the South African Defense Minister and discusses the feasibility of a black op, which Fawkes explains is impossible yet during the meeting his family is murdered during an attack seemingly by the African Army of Revolution run by an American born black against the white South African government As a result Fawkes talks the Defense Minister into letting him do the black op, which the AAR finds out about and gets the info to the American government though they regard it highly unlikely to take place Meanwhile in Colorado s Sawatch Mountains, Dirk Pitt is at the cabin of his current girlfriend, Congresswoman Loren Smith, when finds parts from an old aircraft in the garage that Loren believes her deceased eccentric father found while hiking Bored while not having sex, Pitt begins investigating and stays at the cabin after Loren returns to Washington where she runs afoul of a black congressman who supports the AAR for his own political ends and attempts to blackmail her after getting racy photos of her and Pitt sleeping together Pitt s investigation results in him identifying an aircraft that shouldn t be in Colorado but in the Pacific and along with his friend Al Giordino and an Air Force Colonel Abe Steiger investigate a nearby lake and find the wreck along with the body of Loren s father he supposedly blew himself up Steiger is stonewalled in Washington while Pitt heads to his assignment raising a Union ironclad, but travels to Virginia to talk with the man who assigned the plane s mission and finds out it carried a deadly biological weapon Pitt finally informs his boss Admiral Sandecker and NUMA raises the aircraft but find that 8 out of the 36 shells are missing Pitt, Giordino, and Steiger confront Loren s neighbors who killed her father and sold them to an arms company for extra money After conning the arms company Pitt and Steiger track down six of the eight, but the last two were accidently purchased by the AAR but really the South Africans for their terrorist attack Fawkes with his unwitting black crew and the kidnapped AAR leader in an overhauled battleship go up the Potomac to within range of Washington and start bombarding the capital on December 7 The U.S government warned by the South African Prime Minister launches an attack on the battleship since Fawkes doesn t know he has two biological weapons Pitt is able to get onboard the battleship and neutralizes one of the weapons, but the other was already loaded into a tube The shell is fired, but do to it being a biological warhead it parachutes and a helicopter piloted by Steiger intercepts it and flies it out to the Atlantic Pitt travels to South Africa to bury Fawkes and meets with the South African Defense Minister, who orchestrated the murder of Fawkes family and who sent the Prime Minister warning, is killed by a member of his own staff and a member of the AAR then buried in Fawkes grave.Set a 1988, Cussler s guess at the overall situation in the world was off but still made for interesting alternate history in which to set his book s narrative The two main plots following Pitt and Fawkes were well written while the two main subplots of the AAR and Loren Smith were underwhelming Fawkes as a good tragic figure who setup by the Defense Minister was easy to guess, while Loren Smith s first appearance as Pitt s on and off girlfriend was just showing off Pitt s sexual greatness and given his characterization in these early books isn t surprising The science behind the biological weapon was a little farfetched if one really thought about it, but overall it wasn t the worst thing in the book Critically nothing was bad, but there were a lot of things that alright Vixen 03 is a nice next installment in the Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler, building up on Raise the TitanicOverall it s a good book with only a few bits that were unfortunately off putting but nothing compared to earlier books While the not the best book of the series I ve read so far, it s shows a lot of improvement on Cussler s part

  10. says:

    Vintage Cussler at his best, that grabs your attention and holds it no matter how many times you read it, and in spite of how old and dated especially the South Africa segments the material is When I say vintage Cussler, I mean Clive and Dirk Pitt at his old school violent, bloody, profane, sexually explicit best, not the toned down PG rated material though still highly enjoyable material he s been writing since the early 1990s starting with Dragon.

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