cover image Dragon


Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos. Pocket Books, $7.99 (542pp) ISBN 978-0-671-74276-8

In this Japan-bashing adventure, Cussler's ninth book to feature Dirk Pitt, Japanese nationalists plant nuclear devices in international cities as they plot to create a new empire through blackmail. ``A page-turning romp that achieves a level of fast-paced action and derring-do that Robert Ludlum and other practitioners of modern pulp fiction might well envy . . . perfect beach reading,'' said PW . (July)