Friday, March 27, 2009

Arctic Drift - Book Review

Arctic Drift
By Clive Cussler
G P Putnam & sons

This book is set in the Canadian Arctic. The basis of this story is that the USA and Canada are on the brink of war. And as always, this war is over resources.

A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming
A series of unexplained sudden deaths in British Columbia
A rash of international incidents between the United States and Canada that threatens to erupt into an actual shooting war

NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, have reason to believe there's a connection here somewhere, but they also know they have very little time to find it before events escalate out of control. Their only real clue might just be a mysterious silvery mineral (ruthenium) traced to a long-ago expedition in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. But no one survived from that doomed mission, captain and crew perished to a man - and if Pitt and his colleague Al Giordino aren't careful, the very same fate may await them.

This book does include Dirk junior and his twin sister Summer in the first section of the book. They are in BC testing the innner passage waters for unexplained toxins. Their results lead them to a plant near Kitimat, which is turning CO2 into water and hydrogen, in an attempt to aleviate the global warming crisis.

When the twins results point back to the discovery of the mineral ruthenium, Dirk senior and his pal Al Giordino head to the Canadian arctic north to find some answers.

An excellent and exciting novel as always. I could not put this down and despite attending class, I managed to finish this in just 1 day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this novel also.