Dragon (Cussler novel)

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Hardcover first Edition
AuthorClive Cussler
Cover artistPaul Bacon
CountryUnited States
SeriesDirk Pitt Novels
GenreAdventure, Techno-thriller novel
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
1990 (Hardcover)
1991 (Paperback)
Media typePrint (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages542 pp (Hardcover edition)
ISBN0-671-62619-1 (Hardcover)
ISBN 0-671-74276-0 (Paperback)
813/.54 20
LC ClassPS3553.U75 D7 1990
Preceded byTreasure 
Followed bySahara 

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 atomic bomb to Japan is shot down over the sea off the coast of Japan. In 1993, terrorists want to restore Japan's former glory through nuclear blackmail.

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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