Dragon (Cussler novel)

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Hardcover first Edition
Author Clive Cussler
Cover artist Paul Bacon
Country United States
Language English
Series Dirk Pitt Novels
Genre Adventure, Techno-thriller novel
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
1990 (Hardcover)
1991 (Paperback)
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 542 pp (Hardcover edition)
ISBN 0-671-62619-1 (Hardcover)
ISBN 0-671-74276-0 (Paperback)
OCLC 21297613
813/.54 20
LC Class PS3553.U75 D7 1990
Preceded by Treasure
Followed by Sahara

Dragon is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 10th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt. In 1945, a B-29 bomber carrying a third nuclear bomb to Japan is shot down over the sea off the coast of Japan. In 1993, terrorists want to restore Japan's former glory by taking out the United States economy by planting nuclear bombs.

Characters in Dragon[edit]

  • Dirk Pitt – Special Projects Director for the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA)
  • Admiral James Sandecker – Chief Director of NUMA
  • Al Giordino – Assistant Special Projects Director for NUMA.
  • Hideki Suma - The Japanese leader to the "Kaiten Project", he plans to blackmail the world powers into treating Japan as the leading world power by secretly planting nuclear bomb cars inside the major cities of the world.
  • Major Charles Dennings - Dennings Demons, Pilot
  • Captain Irv Stanton - Dennings Demons, Bombardier
  • Captain Mort Stromp - Dennings Demons, Co-Pilot
  • Lieutenant Joseph Arnold - Dennings Demons, Navigator
  • Navy Commander Hank Byrnes - Dennings Demons, Weapons Engineer
  • General Harold Morrison - Special deputy to General Leslie Groves
  • General Leslie Groves - Head of the Manhattan Project
  • Sergeant Robert Mosley - Dennings Demons, Flight Engineer
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade Sato Okinaga - Japanese Patrol Pilot
  • Captain Arne Korvold - Captain, Narvik
  • Oscar Steen - Chief Officer, Narvik
  • Olaf Andersson - Asst. Chief Engineer, Narvik, Divine Star Boarding Party
  • Clive Cussler – This was the first novel in which the author made a cameo appearance.

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