what I learned in August 2016
Stories 2016 | Noah is One

Read a book chosen by a friend and 52 New Books in 2016 | 51


I have almost met my 52 New Books in 2016 challenge. Completing this book makes my total 51 of 52 New Books in 2016. I also applying this to my Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge as 

  • A book chosen by your spouse, partner, sibling, child, or BFF

Here, I'm counting BFF as just a friend. Mary, a friend from work recommended the author Clive Cussler, who has been on my radar for awhile, so when I was in the library the other day I picked up an earlier selection of his. The library I visit didn't really have a large selection but when I told Mary what I was reading she said she has all of his books. Then, I shared with a co-worker what I was reading and his wife has all of Cussler's books, too. So, I think I'm set.

Night Probe is a unique, imaginative, and intricately-plotted novel. It is real good! I loved the telling of the 1914 historical back story that set up the novel; and played out even further as a story within the 1989 storyline. 

In the midst of an international crisis, Heidi Milligan, a beautiful, brilliant American naval commander, accidentally discovers an obscure reference to the long-buried North American Treaty, a precedent-shattering secret pact between the United States and Great Britain. The President believes that the treaty offers the single shot at salvation for an energy-starved, economically devastated nation, but the only two copies plummeted into the watery depths of the Atlantic in twin disasters long ago. The original document must be found—and the one American who can do the job is Dirk Pitt.
But in London, a daring counterplot is being orchestrated to see that the treaty is never implemented. Brian Shaw, a master spy who has often worked hand in hand with American agents, now confronts his most challenging command. Pitt’s mission: Raise the North American Treaty. Shaw’s mission: Stop Pitt. - Amazon.

As this is my first Dirk Pitt novel, I have to say I was intrigued by his qualities, so far, and that usually means I'll return for more.