Most authors would be delighted to be on the New York Times bestseller list once or twice.
Clive Cussler made it to the list 20 times.
He was much more than a novelist — he was an adventurer and expert underwater explorer.
Cussler was also founder and chairman of NUMA, the National Underwater and Marine Agency.
Clive Cussler’s recurring hero was a classic American fiction hero named Dirk Pitt. And Pitt never let us down, as Cussler’s books were invariably action-packed wioth plenty of plot twists and thrills-a-minute.
One of my several interviews with Clive Cussler took place in the summer of 2001. We talked abouty his Dirk Pitt thriller “Valhalla Rising.”
Here now, Clive Cussler, from 2001:
Clive Cussler died last week at the age of 88.