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Publication Order of Dirk Pitt Books

The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday! (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iceberg (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raise the Titanic! (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vixen 03 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Probe! (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pacific Vortex (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Six (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cyclops (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sahara (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inca Gold (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shock Wave (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flood Tide (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Atlantis Found (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valhalla Rising (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trojan Odyssey (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Wind (With: Dirk Cussler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure of Khan (With: Dirk Cussler) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arctic Drift (With: Dirk Cussler) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crescent Dawn (With: Dirk Cussler) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poseidon's Arrow (With: Dirk Cussler) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Havana Storm (With: Dirk Cussler) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Odessa Sea (With: Dirk Cussler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Celtic Empire (With: Dirk Cussler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Sea (By: Dirk Cussler) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corsican Shadow (By: Dirk Cussler) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
In chronological order, Pacific Vortex comes first then it follows the publication order.

Publication Order of NUMA Files Books

Serpent (With: Paul Kemprecos) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blue Gold (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Ice (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Death (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost City (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Polar Shift (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Navigator (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Medusa (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Gate (With: Graham Brown) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Storm (With: Graham Brown) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero Hour (With: Graham Brown) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Ship (With: Graham Brown) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pharaoh's Secret (With: Graham Brown) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nighthawk (With: Graham Brown) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rising Sea (With: Graham Brown) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea of Greed (With: Graham Brown) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey of the Pharaohs (With: Graham Brown) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast Ice (With: Graham Brown) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Vector (With: Graham Brown) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor's Fury (With: Graham Brown) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Oregon Files Books

Golden Buddha (With: Craig Dirgo) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacred Stone (With: Craig Dirgo) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Watch (With: Jack Du Brul) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skeleton Coast (With: Jack Du Brul) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plague Ship (With: Jack Du Brul) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corsair (With: Jack Du Brul) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Sea (With: Jack Du Brul) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jungle (With: Jack Du Brul) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirage (With: Jack Du Brul) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piranha (With: Boyd Morrison) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's Revenge (With: Boyd Morrison) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Typhoon Fury (With: Boyd Morrison) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Tyrants (With: Boyd Morrison) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Option (With: Boyd Morrison) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marauder (With: Boyd Morrison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellburner (With: Mike Maden) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Strike (With: Mike Maden) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Soldier (By: Mike Maden) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Isaac Bell Adventures Books

with Jack Du Brul, Justin Scott
The Chase (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy (With: Justin Scott) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Race (With: Justin Scott) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thief (With: Justin Scott) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Striker (With: Justin Scott) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea Wolves (By: Jack Du Brul) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heist (By: Jack Du Brul) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Isaac Bell Adventures Books

with Jack Du Brul, Justin Scott
The Striker (With: Justin Scott)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chase(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott)(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy (With: Justin Scott)(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Race (With: Justin Scott)(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thief (With: Justin Scott)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul)(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul)(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea Wolves (By: Jack Du Brul)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heist (By: Jack Du Brul)(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fargo Adventures Books

Spartan Gold (With: Grant Blackwood) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Empire (With: Grant Blackwood) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kingdom (With: Grant Blackwood) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tombs (With: Thomas Perry) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mayan Secrets (With: Thomas Perry) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eye of Heaven (With: Russell Blake) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Solomon Curse (With: Russell Blake) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirate (With: Robin Burcell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Romanov Ransom (With: Robin Burcell) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gray Ghost (With: Robin Burcell) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oracle (With: Robin Burcell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wrath of Poseidon (With: Robin Burcell) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent's Eye (With: Robin Burcell) (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Sea Hunters Books

with Craig Dirgo
The Sea Hunters (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sea Hunters II (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Built to Thrill (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of General Military Books

The British Home Guard Pocketbook (By: A.F.U. Green) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple (By: Stuart Smith) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Dead: Why 946 American Servicemen Died Off The Coast of Devon in 1944 (By: Mark Rogerson,Ken Small) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackspeak: A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage (By: Rick Jolly) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joshua L. Chamberlain: The Life in Letters of a Great Leader of the American Civil War (By: Thomas A. Desjardin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunt the Bismarck: The Pursuit of Germany's Most Famous Battleship (By: Angus Konstam) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan (By: Martin Pegler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome at War (By: Adrian Goldsworthy) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (By: Aaron Sheehan-Dean) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rolling Thunder In A Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited (By: Andrew Wiest) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II (By: Gordon L. Rottman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Officer's Manual of the Western Front: 1914-1918 (By: Stephen Bull) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2008 (By: John Jordan) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II (By: Terry Crowdy) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (By: Brian Lavery) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 (By: Blair Worden) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II (General Mi (By: Kenneth K. Koskodan) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battleground Prussia (By: Prit Buttar) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa (By: Dale A. Dye,Robert J.O'Neill) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spitfire Pocket Manual: 1939-1945 (By: Martin Robson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare (With: James P. Delgado) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2011 (By: John Jordan) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Training for War (By: Robert Baden-Powell,Martin Robson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panther: Germany's quest for combat dominance (By: Michael; Green Gladys Green) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Para Fitness Guide (By: Sam McGrath) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rice Paddy Navy:U.S. Sailors Undercover in China (By: Linda Kush) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Commando Pocket Manual: 1940-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq (By: Lou DiMarco) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
America's Elite: U.S. Special Forces From The American Revolution To The Present Day (By: Chris McNab) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Tanks & AFVs of World War II (By: Michael Green) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne (By: Ian Senior) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden (By: Ian Gardner) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The SAS Pocket Manual: 1941-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s War in Vietnam (By: EricPoole) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 (By: Prit Buttar) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of the Panzerwaffe: Volume I: 1939–42 (By: ThomasAnderson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finland at War: the Winter War 1939-40 (By: Vesa Nenye) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion (By: Victor Failmezger) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finland at War: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45 (By: Chris Birks,Vesa Nenye,Peter Munter,Toni Wirtanen) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liberty or Death: The French Revolution (By: Peter McPhee) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Samurai Armour: Volume I: The Japanese Cuirass (By: Trevor Absolon) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maps of War: Mapping conflict through the centuries (By: Jeremy Black) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
We March Against England: Operation Sea Lion, 1940-41 (By: Robert Forczyk) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instrument of War: The German Army 1914–18 (By: Dennis E. Showalter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the battle for Montfaucon (By: Gene Fax) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loco Spotter’s Guide (By: Stuart Black) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Range Desert Group in World War II (By: Gavin Mortimer) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin (By: Mungo Melvin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodstained Sands: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II (By: Michael G. Walling) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943–45 (By: Jim Laurier,Robert Forsyth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shot Down and in the Drink: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Saved from the Sea in WWII (By: Graham Pitchfork) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Splintered Empires (By: Prit Buttar) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panther (By: ThomasAnderson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second World Wars (By: Victor Davis Hanson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concorde Pocket Manual (By: Richard Johnstone-Bryden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Case Red: The Collapse of France (By: Robert Forczyk) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legion versus Phalanx (By: Myke Cole) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mosquito Pocket Manual: All Marks in Service 1941–1945 (By: Martin Robson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning Star, Midnight Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Naval Campaign of World War II (By: Jeffrey R. Cox) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cutty Sark Pocket Manual (By: Arron Hewett,Louise MacFarlane) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern (By: Liesl Bradner,PhilStern) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tidal Wave: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
HMS Belfast Pocket Manual (By: John Blake) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The German Soldier's Pocket Manual: 1914–18 (By: Stephen Bull) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat: Naval slang and its everyday usage (By: Martin Robson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley Of The Shadow: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu (By: Kevin M. Boylan,Luc Olivier) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On (By: Leigh Neville) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forts: An illustrated history of building for defence (By: Jeremy Black,National Archives) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German codebreaking 1939–45 (By: Christian Jennings) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Company Journeys Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans (By: Andrew Wiest) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq (By: Nicholas Moore,Mir Bahmanyar) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-54 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Death (By: Luke Daly-Groves) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917–Present (By: Chris McNab,Mark Galeotti) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers (By: Angus Konstam) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: A Sailor's Guide (By: National Archives) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby’s Italian Missions, 1943–45 (By: Gianluca Barneschi) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi (By: Mike Loades) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilgrim Days: A Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS (By: Alastair MacKenzie) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions (By: ThomasAnderson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
World War II Battle by Battle (By: Nikolai Bogdanovic) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor for Friend and Foe: Britain's Frontline Medic in the Fight for the Falklands (By: Rick Jolly) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2019 (By: John Jordan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet (By: Innes McCartney) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway (By: David Rigby) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther': The naval archaeology of a U-boat (By: Aaron Stephan Hamilton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hurricane Pocket Manual: All marks in service 1939–45 (By: Martin Robson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Knife's Edge (By: Prit Buttar) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939 (By: Robert Forczyk) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II (By: Ian Gardner) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Persian War: In Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices (By: William Shepherd) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942–March 1943 (By: Jeffrey R. Cox) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Audacious Missions of World War II: Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time (By: National Archives) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be PARA Fit: The 4-Week Formula for Elite Physical Fitness (By: Sam McGrath) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Tanks: German Panzers of World War II (By: Chris McNab) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy (By: Richard Endsor) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawrence of Arabia on War: The Campaign in the Desert 1916–18 (By: Rob Johnson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Bridge: The German Victory at Arnhem, 1944 (By: Anthony Tucker-Jones) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome - City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44 (By: Victor Failmezger) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reckoning (By: Prit Buttar) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge (By: Angus Konstam) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood, Metal and Dust: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–14 (By: Ben Barry) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Churchill Quiz Book: How much do you know about Britain's wartime leader? (By: Kieran Whitworth) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2021 (By: John Jordan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-62 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield (By: Innes McCartney) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

About Clive Cussler:

Clive Cussler was a well known adventure novelist who is many times referred to as the “ Grand Master of adventure.” He was born on July 15, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois but spent most of his growing up days in Alhambra, California. Clive sadly passed away on February 24th, 2020. After attending Pasadena City College for a couple of years he joined the US Air Force and served during the Korean War.

He worked up to the status of Sergeant while he was in the Air Force and served as an aircraft mechanic as well as a flight engineer working in various capacities for air transport services. Upon being discharged from the military he worked as a copywriter and then took a position with two ad agencies where he was the creative director. During his time with the ad agencies, Cussler wrote and produced numerous television and radio commercials which won several international awards. One of these awards was given at the prominent Cannes Film Festival.

Early Writing Career

In 1965, Cussler began working on his first Dirk Pitt novel and published it in the year 1973. He released The Sea Hunters, his first non fiction work, was published in 1996. In May of 1997, the Board of Governors of the Maritime College at the State University of New York considered this work in lieu of the thesis required to obtain a Ph.D., and therefore awarded him a Doctor of Letters degree.

This was highly unusual since the college had not bestowed such a degree since its founding in 1874. When Cussler’s wife started working nights at their local police department, he found himself with too much time and no one to talk to so he chose to start writing. Because of his background he created his most remembered character, Dirk Pitt who was a marine engineer, adventurer and government agent. His first couple of novels were basic maritime thrillers but when he wrote the third, it set the precedent for years to come. Cussler had found his niche as he began crafting the type of novel he would be noted for.

His novels are known for the perfect blend of high technology and high adventure and usually involved sunken treasures, lost ships, beautiful women and stereotypical maniac villains. He based many of his novels by looking at things from a historical perspective and considered things like if Atlantis was actually real or what if Lincoln was not assassinated, but kidnapped instead? He has had more than 17 of his written works make the best-seller list for the New York Times.

Cussler Outside of Writing

The National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA, is a non profit organization which was founded by Cussler. The organization is dedicated to discovering and sharing both maritime and naval history. Cussler and an entire crew of marine experts along with numerous NUMA volunteers have been able to discover more than 60 underwater wreck sites which have historical significance.

Once they verified these finds, the artifacts were handed over to various government entities, universities and non profit organizations around the globe. Along with serving as Chairman of NUMA, Clive Cussler is also a fellow in the Royal Geographic Society in London and the Explorers Club of New York. Cussler is also known as an avid collector of classic automobiles. He owns some excellent examples of 50’s convertibles and custom coachwork that are available anywhere. He houses these beauties in Golden, Colorado and divides his time between the desert of Arizona and mountains of Colorado.

Written Works of Clive Cussler

Cussler has written books which have been published in over 40 different languages and in over 100 countries. His fan base is comprised of over 90 million crazed fans. His books are divided and organized into various types and by series. Here are the books and series written by Cussler: The Dirk Pitt Series includes The Mediterranean Caper in (1973), Iceberg in (1975), Raise the Titanic in (1976), Vixen 03 in (1981), Night Probe in (1981), Pacific Vortex in (1983), Deep Six in (1984), Cyclops in (1986), Treasure in (1988), Dragon in (1990), Sahara in (1992), Inca Gold in (1994), Shock Wave in (1996), Flood Tide in (1997), Atlantis Found in (1999), Valhalla Rising in (2001), Trojan Odyssey in (2003), Black Wind in (2004), Treasure of Khan in (2006), Arctic Drift in (2008), Crescent Dawn in (2010) and Poseiden’s Arrow in the year (2012).

He also wrote the Numa Files Series which includes Serpent written on (1999), Blue Gold in (2000), Fire Ice in (2002), White Death in (2003), Lost City in (2004), Polar Shift in (2005), The Navigator in (2007), Medusa in (2009), Devil’s Gate in (2011), The Storm in (2012) and Zero Hour which he finished just recently this year (2013). Clive Cussler’s Oregon Files Series includes the following: Golden Buddha in (2003), Sacred Stone in (2004), Dark Watch in (2005), Skeleton Coast in (2006), Plague Ship in (2008), Corsair in (2009), The Silent Sea in (2010), The Jungle in (2011) and Mirage in (2013).

His Isaac Bell Series includes The Chase in (2007), The Wrecker in (2009), The Spy in (2010), The Race in (2011), The Thief in (2012), The Striker in (2013) and The Bootlegger (2014) Fargo Adventure Series includes Spartan Gold in (2009), Lost Empire in (2010), The Kingdom in (2011), and The Mayan Secrets (2013)

Clive Cussler worked on Non-Fiction Books like The Sea Hunters, written in (1996), Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed in the year (1998), The Sea Hunters II in (2002) and Built for Adventure in the year (2011). He also wrote some Children’s Books such as The Adventure of Vin Fiz, written in the year (2006) and The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy in (2010)

Books to Film

Cussler has had several books which have been displayed on the big screen. The first film that was made from a Cussler book was his hit novel,Raise the Titanic!. This riveting story was filmed for only $36 million but when it was all said it done, it grossed over $13 million. Paramount Pictures also made a movie from his work, Sahara which was released in 2005.This movie grossed over $120 million.

Most Notable Character

Dirk Pitt is by far the best known of Cussler’s characters. This fictional character is found as a protagonist in Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series. Dirk is portrayed as an adventurer who seizes any opportunity he has of saving the day. Dirk’s life resembles Cussler in many ways down to his passion for classic cars. Pitt’s is characterized as one who loves the sea and does not shy away from challenges; but actually embraces them.

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44 Responses to “Clive Cussler”

  1. Pete Lunde: 3 months ago

    Anybody ever watch The Flash Gordon films from the 1930s? They still are a hoot to watch, especially Charles Middleton as Ming the Mercilus. Not to be missed. Try you kids on them and see which ones have the imagination and delight I had when I saw them. It makes no difference that they are B&W from the 30s, they still have that mad kind of adventurous spirit so lacking today.

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  2. Ron Hoff & Dollyann Myers: 4 months ago

    We both love all of Cussler’s books, but REALLY like the Oregon series. Hope someone can keep these book series going.
    Rest in Peace Clive. Well done.

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  3. Joy Brawner: 7 months ago

    I have collected all of Clive Cussler books. I have read all of them. I love his writings and Dirk Cusslers.

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  4. Rob: 7 months ago

    After my wife first picked a Clive Cussler book up for me & just after reading the prologue I was hooked as I am nearly finished reading Condor’s Fury as I went back to the first book to keep inline with the series of NUMA file stories along with Issac Bell & Fargo adventures as they are hard to put down as you get intrigued as to what is around the next corner, Yes I love all of Clives books as he was a true master of stories as he features in some of them.

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  5. Garret Jones: 9 months ago

    A tribute to the master. I picked up The Mediterranean Caper in paperback at the local bookstore back in 1980 while serving aboard a Coast Guard cutter. At that point I had no idea who Clive Cussler was or what he had written. I was enthralled, which started a quest to read all his works up to that point. Vixen 03 and Night Probe were my next two to read while underway, with all the others keeping me awake between watches. These books made the rounds on the ship as many in the crew became fans too. Book sharing on ships is quite common and most ships had pretty good paperback libraries with regular contributions from the crew. Since I have read all his works and most of those by others who use his characters.
    Clive Cussler is missed by so many. It’s nice his son and others have picked up the reins to continue many of the series because the characters created by Clive are timeless.
    Fair winds and following seas in the great afterlife, Clive. You are missed by millions.

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    • Derek Nielsen: 8 months ago

      Same here, I picked up the Mediterranean caper then I couldn’t stop. I have got pretty much nearly all his books including with Dirk Pitt and Al Giordano and Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala, the Numa files, the Oregon Files, Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt revealed, Seahunters, two of his books that have his collection of automobiles and I even have on DVD the sea Hunters so basically I have all his fictional works and non-fictional works. He’s right up there with Clancy, Crichton, Harrison, Nance and Coonts.

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  6. Don Milam: 1 year ago

    I first started reading Cussler books working in South West Texas, ridding fence.(checking for busted wire). Nights were lonely and scary all alone. Reading by campfire light took my mind off scary things and sounds at night from crazy brush cattle, ( they had seen a human) so they would sometimes charge to knock your horse down or cause emergency to “crowhop” removing my butt off the saddle. Anyway I love his work saved a young boy from many a lonely nights. He will be remembered.

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  7. Albert J Williams: 1 year ago

    DID some hard time once. His writings got me through it.

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  8. Robert Hartley: 1 year ago

    I started reading clive Cussler while living in the arctic in the early 80s. He has been my favorite author ever since. Sosad that he has passed.

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  9. Andrew: 2 years ago

    I’ve been reading Clive’s (and his friends’) books since the 80’s. Personal favourite is Atlantis Found. The Poulters were Dad’s neighbours when he was a kid. Dad & Tommy (jr.) spent lots of time together, and he remembered watching the Snow Cruiser tests. Thanks for making a good reason for it to be left where it was, and thanks for years of great reads!

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    • Derek Nielsen: 8 months ago

      Mine was Raise the Titanic

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  10. Erica Sams: 2 years ago

    Hello from Australia. Clive Cussler is my favourite author with the Oregon Files at number one on my list. How sad that Clive has gone though it seems that other authors have taken over – thank goodness. Just purchased latest Oregon Files – Hellburner. Long may they all continue.

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  11. Theresa Girdwain: 2 years ago

    Clive Cussler is my favorite author and I’ve found it hard to find a replacement for such good adventure storyteller. Hope his son continues writing.

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  12. Joanne Stephens: 2 years ago

    My first book by Clive Cussler was found in an apple box with a number of other books. I paid $5.00 for this box. While going through this box I found my first two Clive Cussler books “Mediterranean Caper” (1973) and “Pacific Vortex” (1984). These were the beginning of a lifelong love of Clive Cussler’s books. I have them all and have read and reread them many times over. I cried when I heard that he was gone and wondered if there would be any more books. Thankfully he has a son that is writing and several other authors that are doing a great job.

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  13. Pete Lunde: 2 years ago

    I grew up reading Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, and others, and watching Flash Gordon serials at a local YMCA in NJ. That special sense of fun came back to me when DVD sets emerged with collections of those films. Cussler’s books revived that sense of reading enjoyment from those years, but his are also quite readable from an adult point of view, but without any prurient language, sex, or terrible violence. If schools have trouble getting kids to read, they should stop pushing Shakespeare and other ‘great’ writers and give kids alternatives like Cussler’s adventure books that can be fun for most to read. Young people will turn to the greats in time, but first, give them something fun and adventurous to read and help pass time while growing up.

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  14. karen cooke: 2 years ago

    I have loved Clive Cussler’s books since I read Raise the Titanic. I have all of his books, most in hardback except The Serpent’s Eye (2022) and Dark Vecter (to be released 2022) I feel I have lost a member of my family.

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  15. Fred Langille: 2 years ago

    I was saddened to hear of Clive Cussler’s passing. Years ago, when Atlantis Found was published, it came out on my birthday and, I wrote him asking if he would autograph my book for me. He wrote back, told me to send it to him and, after doing so, shortly received it back, autographed. I wrote once more on his books to film and again, he wrote back. Both letters are kept with the book. His concept of “write what you know” has inspired me to begin my own book (on chapter 9) and, have my own collector car … an ‘89 Nissan S-Cargo van. His inspiration is helping me t keep going with The American Ranger, WV’s only super-hero who “… is fighting the past and protecting the future!” He may not be as iconic as Dirk Pitt but, he’s not done yet!

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  16. Thomas: 2 years ago

    I read my first Clive Cussler book Valhalla Rising. I hadn’t read any of his books to this point but was so engrossed in the story I finished it in 2 days. I have since read most of his books to date and have most of them. They will be a focal point in a library I’m putting together currently. All will put in order. Currently reading Sea of Greed. Any book does not disappoint and look forward to future books.

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  17. Dr. Robert Schirone: 3 years ago

    I met Clive at an Explores Club meeting where we spoke at length and he signed the program booklet with this incription “To Robert who was the inspiration for Dirk Pitt’

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  18. Ron Burn: 3 years ago

    I live in the UK and I have over 80 of Clive’s books, the only writer anything like him is Lee Childs. These two have made my reading such a pleasure. God bless you Clive

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    • Max Garrod: 2 years ago

      Dear Ron, please try the books of Andy McDermott, he is very close in the adventure genre, and maybe Matthew Reilly, The Jack West Junior Series, and Scarecrow stories, and I especially liked “The Temple”, as a stand alone story of his. Respectfully. Max in Grafton Australia

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  19. Graham Marks: 3 years ago

    I have been an admirer of Mr Cussler for many years. Accumulating ovar 60 in paper back. Alas with age and sight problems I have replaced all my collection in hardback. With just a few to complete the collection. So sorry to hear of his passing recently but his name will never be forgotten.
    R. I. P. Clive.

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  20. warren demarest: 3 years ago

    Started reading his books @ 1984 and am just finishing up Saboteurs and Fast Ice. The only books better than his are the 66 books of the bible. God bless you Clive, for all of your books were clean and wholesome and are something that Jesus or God would enjoy, but they inspired his mind and gave him his life. Amen RIP

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  21. Anne: 3 years ago

    I love Clive Cusslers books, and I was very sad when he passed away. I am hoping that his son Dirk will carry on writing them book as he has been co author on the Dirk Pitt series and writes in the same style as Clive.

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    • Mary Barineau: 1 year ago

      I love reading his books. So sad to hear of his passing. I am an avid reader. I have most if his books, just a few of his latest books. Being on social security, money is limited, but when I can his books are the first on my list to buy. God bless his son and the other writers he has to keep writing good clean books. Once you start you can’t put it down.

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  22. Jay A: 3 years ago

    Will Clive Cussler books continue after his passing through his related co-writers or his son?

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    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      I expect so with a couple of books having been released / upcoming since his passing.

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  23. Susan F.: 3 years ago

    I too am sorry about our favorite author. For Steve Lucas, you may want to check out Ted Bell. Similar yet very different too. Still, no one can replace Clive Cussler.

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  24. Steve lucas: 3 years ago

    I’m sorry to hear the amazing Clive Cussler has passed on. I am a quadriplegic Canadian and have been listening to the different audio books at my library. All of your stories have become instant favorites. Thank you for your hard work. And I will mourn such a great author’s loss.

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  25. Tricia Holsomback: 4 years ago

    Which book was congresswoman loren smith first introduced?

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    • RMcCugh: 11 months ago

      Tricia, I’m not positive but I think that she was first introduced in “VIXEN 03.” If you read or listen to them in order, that is the first book I find her in. That is the fourth book of the series. I have read quite a few of the Dirk Pitt series and I’m currently trying to listen to them via YouTube and I’m trying to do it in order.

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    • RMcCugh: 11 months ago

      Loren Smith is introduced in book 5 of the series “VIXEN 03.” I submitted a reply a few minutes ago saying it was book 4 but I double checked and wanted to correct my comment. She appears in many of the books but I don’t remember if he ever married her. I don’t know if it was Clive or Dirk’s idea, but in some of the later books, we find that Pitt has two children (fraternal twins Dirk Jr and Summer) from his first lover in the first (sequentially) book, “Pacific Vortex.”

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  26. Robert Rÿker: 6 years ago

    filmed for only $36 million but … grosed over $13 million. Hmmm. Does that make sense to you?

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    • Lucie Gray: 5 years ago

      I do not think that the movie made money. It was terrible.

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    • Martin Wilson: 6 months ago

      No pun intended but the film RTT was a financial disaster from the start
      The 2nd film Sahara was as messy with court case
      Don’t know if it’s ever been resolved
      I know CC said no more film rights to his books

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  27. Kirk Irby: 6 years ago

    I’m trying to replace my first Cussler book lost in a move. I don’t remember the title but do remember that it involved the Ebola virus and the antagonist was I think a Mexican dictator or businessman. It had to be one of his earlier DIrk Pitt works. Any help on this? Thanks

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  28. thomson: 6 years ago

    I am looking for blue gold in a hardback can anyone help ??

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    • Jim Rein: 3 years ago

      Blue Gold is hard back size but I wouldn’t call it hard back. I have 84 of his books and would like to sell them.

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      • Mitch Mitchell: 3 years ago

        I love the cussler series!
        How much are you asking for the collection?

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  29. Scott Meyer: 6 years ago

    Really like the isaac bell series

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  30. Pete: 6 years ago

    One of my favorite authors.

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