Preview — Treasure by Post by David Williams. Treasure by Post really liked it 4. After the two financial managers for the valuable Chiversley convent are mysteriously murdered, the area bishop asks Mark Treasure to look into the case, and Treasure proceeds to unravel the mystery. Hardcover , pages. Published February 1st by St. Martin's Press first published December 31st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Treasure by Post , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Heather Mathie rated it really liked it May 15, Chris Collier-Roberts rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Jane rated it liked it Mar 03, Janice added it Sep 04, Allison marked it as to-read Dec 20, I think it is one of Cussler's "better" books as it is one of the first to be over five hundred pages long as a hardback, and it does not get bogged down as later books tend to [with too much going on in terms of different plot points].
The character development [such as it is] is decent for a story of such nature. When one reads a Dirk Pitt novel, one expects a lot of action, some mystery, some explosions, and men being men. Dirk's I really enjoy reading this book. Dirk's character has taken a bit of a tumble in some of the more "recent" tales to the point that Dirk Pitt is barely recognizable. My favorite scene still has to be found in the "third act" of the book.
Dirk and three compadres have been dropped off at a small mining 'town' on the island so that they stay 'out of the way' of the American forces and their mission. Obviously, we know what happens next.
The batch of Mexican terrorists on the small cruise liner are easily taken out by the Americans while Dirk and his companions discover that the Islamic terrorists are on the island itself; they also discover the means by which the Muslim terrorists plan to leave the island a helicopter hidden in the largest building in the mining complex, some kind of mill. Rudi is told to "flee" the mill in order to rescue the "most important" captives of the Muslim terrorists [the secretary-general of the UN, the Egyptian and Mexican presidents, and Senator George Pitt father of the indomitable Dirk Pitt ].
Three men face off against forty terrorists; well, not quite forty at once, because the first batch of twenty are slowly whittled down so that only seven or so are left before the rest of their "party" joins them. It is a crazy gunfight, but the three Americans come out of it triumphant. I readily concede the coyote has run the fox to ground. Don't you mean maggot? Dirk has exited the mill and is facing off with Suleiman Aziz Ammar, the master-assassin and leader of the Muslim terrorists preparing to storm the mill. What comes next is even better.
He does not realize Dirk has anticipated this treachery on the part of Ammar and has prepared for it by wearing two bullet-proof vests on his back for protection. The shots merely knock Dirk forward a step or two before Dirk turns around and shoots Ammar four times; the four shots devastate Ammar and ruin his body and his life. Dirk refuses to follow his father's instructions to stay away from the family cabin at the popular ski resort.
On the way to the cabin, he and his party realize the Pitt's cabin is on fire. As they prepare to casually drive past, Hala Kamil the secretary-general of the UN and an Egyptian woman to boot darts into the road in front of him and begs he save her. She piles into the back of Dirk's Cord L and away they go. The terrorist group that had attacked the cabin pursue them in modern sedans. Realizing he cannot lose them on the highway, he turns and flees up the mountainside on a maintenance road meant for four-wheel drive vehicles.
When he and his passengers reach the top of the mountain, they are forced to flee down a closed ski run because of the innocent crowds atop the mountain. The two pursuing vehicles follow them down the mountainside, to their detriment. It is a pretty crazy scene, to be honest, and almost as adrenaline-pumping as the fight at the abandoned mill.
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I would say there was too much of a "casual arrogance" on the part of Dirk Pitt [or, maybe too much confidence? On the other hand, it was "nice" that Dirk's musings view spoiler [about how many of them would be dead or dying in the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours hide spoiler ] proved to be incorrect.
I still remember wondering if he would prove to be correct when I first read this book. There were more comments made about double-standards, about how it sometimes stunk being "the good guy" because then you could not retaliate against those who were to lash out at you [or the country]. I also thought it was interesting how the President kept being warned not to try to interfere with Middle Eastern politics or governments.
The point kept being made that such actions always came back to bite the Presidency that tried to influence Middle East governments, to the detriment of the Presidency and the United States. It was kind of comical, in some respects. At the same time, it seemed a fitting and biting commentary on how difficult impossible it is for a "superpower" to truly be able to control another nation, especially a Third World country that has very little to lose.
It was a nice touch in the book, and it was a means by which Americans and Russians could informally discuss important decisions that had global implications before enacting such policies publicly. It was interesting to read about how the different characters were trying to figure out how much that was being revealed was merely bluff-and-bluster and how much was "real" in terms of potential changes in national or global policy.
It was a fast, enjoyable read that was still exciting from cover to cover. It never really "slowed down" to the point that I became bored with it. This is not to say the book did not have "slow parts," but the slow parts were necessary to introduce the next uptick in the speed and movement of the narrative. I felt the author did a great job blending "slower" portions of the narrative with "faster movements" in order to keep the pace and reader's interest going over the course of the entire novel.
Loved the funny scenes in this book.. I wanted to give it 5 stars. However, I find the startings of Clive cussler's books extremely boring and slow so I will not give it full 5 stars. Still, I understand that it is the writing style of the author and don't expect any chanes in it. It's just that I don't exactly enjoy reading them and have to read them forcefully for the sake of understanding the story.
Whatsoever, it i An absolute thriller Whatsoever, it is a completely fantabulous thrill ride once the main adventures and exploits of Dirk Pitt start. Thank you Clive Cussler for this entertaining read Sep 09, William Howle rated it really liked it. A real page turner.
I have several of his books and find that the ones with Dirk Pitt are my favorites. A criminal empire attempting to take over countries is thwarted by Pitt and company. The discovery of a sunken ancient vessel leads to the discovery of artifacts from the library of Alexandria. Alas , if only this was not fiction. Another exciting and deeply researched story. I chose this book to take on holiday. It was a real page-Turner and I felt gripped by the twin stories right until the end.
As ever, the research that went into the book was incredibly detailed and made it even more enjoyable. Another cracking book from Clive Cussler. I always love how Cussler takes a historical fact and intertwines that fact into a fictional narrative. Often I find myself wanting to research said historical fact as well to see what the real life story is! A disappointment from Clive Cussler. This is the 9th in the Dirk Pitt stories and it shows - by being formulaic and unrealistic.
I am a great fan of Cussler but here we have too many plots intertwined to make an exciting read. The result is very artificial and somewhat confusing linking between them, and a lot of background waffle to establish their presence. Cussler's books are normally almost believable if one squints a bit but this is simply too much.
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It veers into the re A disappointment from Clive Cussler. It veers into the realms of complete fantasy, which is not what Cussler's Pitt is about. Sep 25, Neil Brunton rated it it was amazing. Eindelijk weer eens een Clive Cussler boek dat ik echt kon waarderen. Een welkome verandering tussen de andere Dirk Pitt boeken. Zeker de moeite van het lezen waard. De bibliotheek van Alexandrie, mogelijke coups in Mexico en Egypte. En Dirk Pitt met zijn team redt het weer allemaal.
May 08, Ann rated it it was amazing. Yet another good book by Clive Cussler. I first read this some time ago in paperback before I had a kindle. It was good to read it again and enjoy Dirk Pitts adventures once more. Definitely a must read. Feb 08, Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: Other than the annoying switch to the metric system in Cussler's writing, Treasure is an adventure set at a good pace while Dirk Pitt travels from Greenland to the Antarctic and everywhere in between blending ancient history with modern intrigue. May 11, Steve rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this book.
A nice change to some others in the Pitt series, but still pure escapism. For some reason Dirk Pitt reminds me of Nathan Drake in this book, or vise versa given Pitt has been around a few decades longer. Aug 14, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. As always interesting and entertaining.
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I prefer him to be honorable and monogamous. Looking forward to many more by this author. Much of the collection was thought to have been secretly saved and spirited away. What became of it, or where it was hidden, remains a mystery sixteen centuries later. I honestly think that this book, upon reading it, was both a disappointment and a classic in some cases. First of all is the story itself.
I was really hooked to this , because I thought it was all about the Library. But as the story goes deeper, Alexandria was being set aside for the terrorism and hijacking to take place. I was staring to think that the book is not really towards finding the library but saving the politicians and stopping the antagonist. I mean why the hell telling in the story that finding the library can be found nowhere when all they just need to find it is just a slab of clay?
I was expecting more decoding riddles, solving problems, and facts but the time was eaten up by confrontation scenes. These vivid description will really tickle your imagination. It was like every scene is being played in your mind with full clarity and action.
But there are times that Clive is being carried away. His description is just too much and already boring. So if you feel like the description is not that important jump to the next paragraph or so, you will still be on track. I also find Dirk Pitt to be so perfect in all angles, It seems he really cannot commit mistakes, every words describe to him is just so ideal, and beautiful. I wonder if this kind of person really exists. Clive also has a nice lineup of characters, with define traits that will help you who is who, some funny, cool,suave dialogue are also prominent in this book just like in all Dirk Pitt books I've read.
The romantic parts here didn't turned me on. I personally think that Dirk Pitt,though handsome, is kinda slutty lost the word for it, but definitely much less intense than slutty , having the guts to try out any women who give their motives to him. But what really stand out the most in this book so much is the action and the fighting scenes. It was full of energy, thrill and what makes me turn the pages to know what happened next.
I really feel that Clive really put an effort to this kind of stuff since I think it was complicated enough. I really think that it should ended according how it started. This is not a treasure hunting books, this is a Thriller book. The title doesn't fit what it really is. Though it was not really bad, but it was out of place. It was still readable. Read this, Treasure is the book for you, I'm telling you, Clive will not fail you. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
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