Action adventure novels are often riddled with a cast of confident and infallible characters, after all, how else would the lost relic get found, the bad guy get thwarted, or the helpless female get saved. As it happens, Dirk Pitt, the main character, is an expert at everything as well as an all around good guy. Actually, there are 2 or 3 things of which he hasn’t achieved expert level (yet), but thankfully he’s surrounded by a crack team that’s able to pick up those pieces. However, with frequent narrow escapes and awesome one-liners, the reader doesn’t have a chance to get annoyed. If we ever get into a fix, we hope Dirk Pitt is on the case.
The best way to provide you with a quick glimpse of Dirk is through the description posted on Wikipedia (yep, we are that lazy). Dirk Eric Pitt is a renowned adventurer. He's described as tall, 6 ft 3 inches with craggy looks, dark wavy hair, and possessing a rangy build. His most striking feature is his opaline green eyes, which can be both alluring or intimidating, as need be. Pitt has a commanding presence which, combined with a quick, sly wit, often infuriates those opposed to him.
On a completely unrelated note, the above description was also effectively used in Evan’s Match.com personal profile to triumph over Erin’s better judgment 14 years ago. Thank you Mr. Cussler, we owe you so much!
Editor’s Note: For an actual account of the Two Bibliomaniac’s romantic history please direct all inquires through e-mail. In truth, Match.com was not the catalyst for our relationship.