White Death

White Death - Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos Dirk Pitt Kurt Austin and his best friend Al Giordino Joe Zavala get involved with an anti-whaling group and a mad scientist in this piece of fan fiction which Cussler probably only put his name to in order to pick up some royalties.

Austin has the same quirky collection thing going on (old duelling pistols instead of cars), the same animal magnetism to any female in his vicinity, the same derring-do...basically, he's Dirk Pitt under another name.

The story in itself isn't bad (but predictable), the peripheral NUMA characters are all ones from previous Pitt novels, rahter than trying to introduce a whole new cast.