In keeping with his tradition of publishing a new Dirk Pitt novel every two years, Clive Cussler is gearing up to release Celtic Empire (following 2016’s Odessa Sea), the 25th book in his New York Times bestselling series, which he co-authored with his son, Dirk Cussler, on November 6th.
Dirk Cussler, who has long collaborated with his father on this series, began co-authoring with the 18th Dirk Pitt novel, Black Wind. Coincidentally, that book features Pitt teaming up with his children to find a couple of WWII Japanese subs. He’s helped write each book since then.
See the plot details and cover art below!
An ancient mystery becomes an all-too-real modern threat for Dirk Pitt and his colleagues, in an extraordinary adventure novel in one of suspense fiction’s most beloved series.
The murder of a team of U.N. scientists while investigating mysterious deaths in El Salvador. A deadly collision in the waterways off Detroit. An attack from tomb raiders on an archeological site along the Nile. Is there a link between these violent events? The answer may lie with the tale of an Egyptian princess forced to flee the armies of her father three thousand years ago.
From the desert sands of Egypt to the rocky isles of Ireland to the deepwater lochs of Scotland, only Dirk Pitt can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.
Celtic Empire is one of several books that Cussler (who in years past has adopted the James Patterson approach of working with co-authors on multiple series to crank more stories out) will release in 2018.
The Rising Sea (NUMA #15, with Graham Brown; March 13), The Gray Ghost (Fargo Adventure #10, with Robin Burcell; May 29), and Shadow Tyrants (The Oregon Files #13, with Boyd Morrison; September 11) are all slated to come out in the coming months. Noticeably absent, however, is Isaac Bell, who was last seen in The Cutthroat (the 10th book in that series, several of which were co-authored by Justin Scott).
We’ll have plenty of coverage for this title leading up to pub day, so check back soon!