|Plot Summary of Sahara|
|"Dirk Pitt returns to save the world from an evil business man. He must venture into the Sahara desert, escape from horrible mines, and fight the entire Benin navy!"
Michael Chernysh, Resident Scholar
|"There are a mysterious violent deaths in various parts of the African desert. Dirk Pitt, an engineer, and accomplished hero of NUMA, goes to investigate with the help of his co-workers and friends. The story jumps from horrifying biological tragedies, to a mystery surrounding the deaths of a lost pilot and President Abe Lincoln, to a terrible prison camp, to Clive Cussler's most powerful battle ever!"
Erica, Resident Scholar
|"Dirk Pitt is off on another adventure, this time racing against time and an apathetic government as a mysterious plague is killing thousands in Africa and threatens all life on earth. Locked in battle with a African dictator and an evil French business tycoon, Pitt faces one of his closest calls ever."
spider mann, Resident Scholar
|"This is one of NUMA agent Dirk Pitt's most exciting adventures, he travels to the Sahara in search of an old ironclad from Civil War times. Along the way he encounters a stunning woman who tells him of a plague affecting local residents. The plot twists as Dirk finds a corporation is behind the illnesses and a growing red algae outbreak. He tries to thwart them and meanwhile finds a mysterious airplane in the desert that turns out to be part of legend. Dirk and his gang of NUMA scientists daringly try to find a way to save the local people, find the lost ship and get out of Africa alive."
Dana, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sahara|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 35%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 12.5%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 12.5%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- story of bio weapon/virus
Exploring into the wild
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
The antagonists are:
- big business leader(s)
- average physique
Part of Africa:
- Black Africa
- Arabic Africa
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
What kind of sex:
- vague references
A lot of techno jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog