Used to enjoy the first chapter of his books . Had some quite interesting scenarios . But once past that chapter it was a case of same old , same old repetitiveness all the way through the rest . Had to give up on them in the end .I enjoyed most of Cussler's books, except when he made a cameo appearance in each one. Surely the heroes of the story must have realised this old codger kept turning up! That said, the stories were fun and if taken with a decent sized pinch of salt, were decent bedside reading. They are harmless fun as opposed to the bollocks and Bullshit churned out by certain ex-THEM who really should know better!