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Clive Cussler

Author and explorer

Cover detail from the Penguin edition of Crescent Dawn

 ?? Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler is an international bestselling adventure novelist and underwater explorer. After serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, Cussler went to work in the advertising industry as a copywriter. After a succesful career writing commercials, he then began writing adventure fiction in 1965.

His most famous creation is marine engineer, government agent and adventurer Dirk Pitt. The Dirk Pitt novels frequently take on an alternative history perspective, with military plots and settings.

Cussler also writes the Oregon Files series about a special US Government-sponsored ship called the Oregon, the NUMA Files about an underwater exploration team, the Fargo Adventures about professional treasure hunters, and the Isaac Bell detective series. 

Clive Cussler is the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), a not-for-profit organization with the same name as the fictional government agency in his books. Through his exploration projects Cussler and his NUMA volunteers have found over 60 shipwrecks of historic significance.

Cussler is married, with three children and lives between his homes in Colorado and Arizona.

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Blue Gold: A novel from the NUMA Files

Blue Gold

A novel from the NUMA Files

Pocket Books (2000)
US$9.99

Clive Cussler’s New York Times bestselling Blue Gold, now available in ebook, is a...

Raise the Titanic!
Penguin Publishing Group (2004)
US$9.99

On orders from the Pentagon, marine explorer Dirk Pitt must salvage crucial material from the...

Pacific Vortex!
Little, Brown Book Group (2009)
US$10.99

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The thrilling first Dirk...

Atlantis Found: Dirk Pitt #15
Penguin Books Ltd (2012)
US$12.68

Clive Cussler sends his great hero on an explosive mission in Atlantis Found , the fifteenth Dirk...

Mayday!
Little, Brown Book Group (2009)
US$10.99

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The amazing second Dirk Pitt...

Valhalla Rising: Dirk Pitt #16
Penguin Books Ltd (2012)
US$12.68

Valhalla Rising is Clive Cussler's thrilling sixteenth Dirk Pitt adventure. Sabotage, conspiracy...

Iceberg
Little, Brown Book Group (2009)
US$10.99

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The superb third Dirk Pitt...

Night Probe!
Little, Brown Book Group (2009)
US$10.99

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The page-turning Dirk Pitt...

Flood Tide
Little, Brown Book Group (2017)
US$4.99

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The fourteenth incredible...

Raise the Titanic
Little, Brown Book Group (2009)
US$10.99

A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The fantastic fourth Dirk...