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Ace marine troubleshooter Dirk Pitt searches for the wreckage of the sunken liner EMPRESS OF IRELAND and for the remains of the MANHATTAN LIMITED express train which plunged into a river from a bridge in a storm - on the same night when two high-ranking diplomats carrying world-changing documents were on board. Many years later, the future of both the USA and Canada is at stake. The US discovers oil in Canada - in a vulnerable part of Quebec, the state applying for independence. Diplomatic relations are at stake. Can Dirk Pitt save the day once more? You will surely guess the outcome, or will you? An incredibly entertaining tale written in the early 1980s and still entertaining and thrilling today as when it first came out.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char. spying/sabotage    -   preventing/finding assassin    -   stopping a saboteur/spy Big vehicle disaster?    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   criminal's rise in a crime organization Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   special ship    -   power source    -   state secrets    -   spying technology Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Ice Caps/Sea?    -   Yes Where?    -   Ocean Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship    -   scuba under    -   submarining    -   drowning Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   dropped from large heights    -   crushed    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals)    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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