I already posted that Deep Six is my favorite of the Cussler book's I've read so far, but I recently posted a review on my blog if interested. It's the chapter with the 19th century tech (steamboat and civil war weapons) that really did it for me.
I finished Deep Six about 2 weeks ago and I agree that it is up there in the top 3 of all of the Cussler books that I have read so far. The steam boat sequence was excellent and really inventive as was the prolog story about the bank teller who stole the money and ran. I kept wondering how that story was going to tie into the larger Dirk Pitt story and when it was finally revealed I was impressed.
Without a doubt, I feel that this book is Cussler's finest hour. I have read that one at least 10 times over the last 20 years and it is still a great read every time.
Jul 17, 2008 - 8:18PM
Re: Deep Six
When I read where they drugged and weighted those people down and threw them over board, especially the last thoughts of the woman who stole the money it freaked me out. I just can’t imagine such a thing. To be thrown into the ocean and to sink for 4 or 5 miles just…Ahhhh! Tom
Jul 30, 2008 - 8:34PM
Re: Deep Six
I want to read it again too. Unfortunately, I loaned my copy out and never got it back. I'm definitely going to buy another copy.