Crescent Dawn - Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler

Crescent Dawn

By Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler

  • Release Date: 2010-11-16
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 1,115 Ratings


Deep sea explorer and NUMA director Dirk Pitt encounters the last direct descendants of the Ottoman dynasty as they prepair to incite a revolution in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

In a.d. 327, a Roman galley with an extraordinary cargo barely escapes a pirate attack. In 1916, a British warship mysteriously explodes in the middle of the North Sea. In the present day, a cluster of important mosques in Turkey and Egypt are wracked by explosions.

What ties them all together? NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team are about to find out, as Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel unnervingly connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire. From Washington to London to the treacherous shores of the Near East, dangerous men and desperate acts fill their path, and at the end of it, the most dangerous thing of all: the rumored existence of a mysterious “manifest,” lost long ago, which if discovered again could shed new light on early Christianity and just might change the history of the world as we know it.

Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, Crescent Dawn is further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.


  • A good read but

    By BigBriOh
    A good read but can't excuse the poor editing. For instance, how can a woman in her twenties have a mother who's 94?
  • Crescent Dawn

    By Kritikos109
    Excellent reading. A book worth spending time with.
  • Crescent Dawn

    By TWJane
    I am embarrassed to have this book in my Internet library. I had no idea, after following Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt for all these years; that he is an apologist for the Israelis and associates all Muslims as reactionary, terrorist groups. Even the wording in the book reveals this. Israelis are always soldiers (even if they hijack a ship), and are referred to as THE Israelis. Any other Middle Eastern country is referred to as THOSE (insert country here). All defenders of THOSE countries are considered terrorists; directly and indirectly in this book. I have read my last Clive Cussler anything. Very sad and disappointing. BTW. We all know that Pitt cannot hold an old skeleton up to fool the bad guys. The connective tissue is gone. Jeez.
  • Great read

    By Rcoin1973
    Great story as always thanks Clive
  • Better than I thought it would be

    By 60'skindofman
    I have read nearly all the Dirk Pitt novels, and a few of the other NUMA series as well. I was really disappointed in the first couple of novels by Dirk Cussler, but here he seems close to hitting his father's stride. He still doesn't have the gift for chase scenes, but he managed to get more tension into this novel. And, although he is saddled with a growing cast of central characters, he managed to give them all something to do, even if not all of it was equally interesting. I had my doubts going in, but it wasn't a bad read, and somewhat of a relief after the last couple of books. The future challenge will be to retire the older characters while surrounding the new cast with something other than replacements for the old ones. Hope he pulls it off.
  • Another Pitt classic adventure

    By Bigwind1
    I have read all of the Dirk Pitt stories and find each one more remarkable than the next. Crescent Dawn continues his adventures and now with his son and daughter assisting him, still keeps me at the edge of my seat until the very last page. Long live Dirk Pitt and keep them coming Mr. Cussler!
  • Great read for Dirk Pitt fans

    By swm2win
    While I don't generally take the time to write reviews, Cussler's latest Dirk Pitt novel is worth a few moments to mention. Holding true to everything you know of the common characters, this book grabs you in the beginning and keeps you enthralled throughout. Fans of the Dirk Pitt series will not be disappointed.
  • A Greta ride!

    By casperbeta
    It was a great ride through multiple adventures, and it all came together nicely at the end. This is an author who wants his readers to get emotionally involved, and he definitely made a believer out of me. Done with magnificent skill.
  • Classic Cussler

    By aixomoxia
    If you like Cussler - you'll enjoy this one. An instant classic, well researched, fun to read, engaging.
  • Crescent Dawn

    By lylemcv
    Another masterpiece by Cussler. It was great the way the story included the father and son Dirks into the story. I hope the tradition continues. I also enjoyed the way the mystery included Jesus. I could not wait to get to the end.