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Celtic Empire

April 26, 2019

It’s been years since I’ve read a Clive Cussler book. Once upon a time, I was obsessed with them and had collected them all. Then I realised that the plots were actually really formulaic and I got sick of them. Nothing has changed about Cussler’s writing style, BUT I still enjoyed reading this book for a light diversion.

In my opinion, most Cussler books are predictable – it always starts with an historical event ; then there is an action sequence where Dirk Pitt saves a woman ; then the historical event and a current day event intertwine in an action-filled story that usually involves a global threat. But in the end, the day is saved!

In “Celtic Empire”, an Egyptian Princess flees Egypt after her father, the Pharoah, dies from a plague that is affecting hundreds of males. Meanwhile, in the current day, Pitt saves a scientist who has been attacked after taking water samples from an area where the local population is very ill. It turns out that the two are inextricably linked. Pitts son and daughter peel off in a side-adventure trying to track down the remains of the Egyptian Princess while Pitt and Giordino focus on preventing a modern-day genetically engineered plague from being unleashed on the world. A plague with very far-reaching consequences.

If you are a long-time Clive Cussler fan, the 25th instalment in the Dirk Pitt series won’t disappoint.

Natalie

 

 

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