Sahara Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is one of NUMA agent Dirk Pitt's most exciting adventures, he travels to the Sahara in search of an old ironclad from Civil War times. Along the way he encounters a stunning woman who tells him of a plague affecting local residents. The plot twists as Dirk finds a corporation is behind the illnesses and a growing red algae outbreak. He tries to thwart them and meanwhile finds a mysterious airplane in the desert that turns out to be part of legend. Dirk and his gang of NUMA scientists daringly try to find a way to save the local people, find the lost ship and get out of Africa alive.
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The review of this Book prepared by Dana

Dirk Pitt is off on another adventure, this time racing against time and an apathetic government as a mysterious plague is killing thousands in Africa and threatens all life on earth. Locked in battle with a African dictator and an evil French business tycoon, Pitt faces one of his closest calls ever.
The review of this Book prepared by spider mann

There are a mysterious violent deaths in various parts of the African desert. Dirk Pitt, an engineer, and accomplished hero of NUMA, goes to investigate with the help of his co-workers and friends. The story jumps from horrifying biological tragedies, to a mystery surrounding the deaths of a lost pilot and President Abe Lincoln, to a terrible prison camp, to Clive Cussler's most powerful battle ever!
The review of this Book prepared by Erica

Dirk Pitt returns to save the world from an evil business man. He must venture into the Sahara desert, escape from horrible mines, and fight the entire Benin navy!
The review of this Book prepared by Michael Chernysh

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 35%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 12.5%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 12.5% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   story of bio weapon/virus Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa    -   Arabic Africa

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   biohazard/virus    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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