Fancy an action packed, high concept, plot driven story steeped in naval history? Don’t care about a prose that tells instead of show? Then this novel is for you. The mysteries in Dirk Pitt’s adventure wrap up cleanly after so much tension building, reading this wouldn’t be a waste of your time. I know it didn’t waste mine. That is how an escapist fiction roll, and my suspension of disbelief just rolled with it. The writing is enough to tell the story, but not to be greatly admired.