For all naysayers of Clive Cussler:
Yes most of his books do follow a set plan...
1. Intro- historical flashback
2. Modern day intro- Meet the girl/love interest
3. Meet the Oregon and crew
4. Describe the ship
5. Describe the peril
6. Describe the solution
This latest entry into the Oregon files, deviates from that plan with spectacular results, a new member of the team, a double betrayal, the corperation at one of it's lowest points, America on its knees.
The fast pace of the story keeps you wanting more and not wanting to stop through fear of the story continuing without you. The characters are likeable, well written and have new hidden depths in every book.
For any new joins to a clive cussler book, check them all out, in particular: the rest of the Oregon files, the NUMA files and of course Dirk Pitt's stories.