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The Best Clive Cussler Books of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 2.1k votes 604 voters 32.8k views41 items

List RulesIncludes novels that Cussler co-wrote with other writers

List of the best Clive Cussler books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success in the millions of copies sold, there's no doubt that Clive Cussler is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Cussler is a novelist who loves adventure, particularly seaside adventure. Many of Cussler's novels are focused around adventurer Dirk Pitt, who was brought to life by Matthew McConaughey in the 2005 film Sahara. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Clive Cussler who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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  • 1
    Sahara
    154
    52

    Sahara

    Clive Cussler

    SubjectsLiterary, Sahara, Espionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Children's literature, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Sahara is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. First published in 1992, it is the eleventh... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Inca Gold
    106
    35

    Inca Gold

    Clive Cussler

    SubjectsEspionage, Smuggling, Adventure, Antiquities

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Inca Gold is a novel written by Clive Cussler. First published in 1994, it is the twelfth book... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Atlantis Found
    89
    25

    Atlantis Found

    Clive Cussler, R. Garcia y Robertson

    First Published1999-12-06

    SubjectsAtlantis

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Adventure, Thriller, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Atlantis Found is a 1999 novel by Clive Cussler, the fifteenth book in the Dirk Pitt series.Amazon buy button
  • 4
    Raise the Titanic
    81
    34

    Raise the Titanic

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1976

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Raise the Titanic! is a 1976 adventure novel by Clive Cussler, published in the United States... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Treasure
    72
    29

    Treasure

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1988

    SubjectsUnited States of America, History, Adventure, Greenland, Espionage

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Speculative fiction, Adventure novel, Techno-thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Treasure is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the ninth book featuring the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Arctic Drift
    43
    6

    Arctic Drift

    Clive Cussler

    First Published2008

    SubjectsGlobal warming

    Genres (Book)Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Arctic Drift is a Dirk Pitt novel, the 20th of the series and was released on November 25,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Cyclops
    45
    11

    Cyclops

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1986

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction, Science Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Cyclops is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 8th book featuring the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Dragon
    45
    12

    Dragon

    Clive Cussler

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Children's literature, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Dragon is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 10th book featuring the author’s... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Night Probe!
    49
    16

    Night Probe!

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1981-08

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Night Probe! is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 5th book featuring the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Tombs
    53
    22

    The Tombs

    Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageAmerican English, English Language

    The Tombs is a book written by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry.Amazon buy button
  • 11
    Corsair
    38
    7

    Corsair

    Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

    First Published2009-03-10

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Corsair is the 6th novel in The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. The book... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Black Wind
    49
    20

    Black Wind

    Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

    SubjectsAdventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Techno-thriller, Adventure, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Black Wind is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. This book centers on a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Shock Wave
    46
    17

    Shock Wave

    Clive Cussler, Tony Abbott

    First Published1996-01-02

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Shock Wave is a book written by Clive Cussler. First published in 1996, it is the thirteenth... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Lost City
    34
    6

    Lost City

    Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

    First Published2004

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Novel, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Lost City is a 2004 novel by Clive Cussler. It was printed by Penguin publishers ISBN... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Valhalla Rising
    43
    20

    Valhalla Rising

    Clive Cussler

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Valhalla Rising is a 2001 Clive Cussler book in the Dirk Pitt series. The events depicted in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Trojan Odyssey
    35
    13

    Trojan Odyssey

    Clive Cussler

    First Published2003-11-24

    SubjectsLiterary, Ocean, Adventure, Nicaragua, Antiquities

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Trojan Odyssey is a Dirk Pitt novel by Clive Cussler, published first in 2003.Amazon buy button
  • 17
    Vixen 03
    27
    7

    Vixen 03

    Clive Cussler

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure, Terrorism, Language

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Vixen 03 is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the fourth book to feature the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Pacific Vortex!
    34
    16

    Pacific Vortex!

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1983

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Pacific Vortex! is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the sixth book released... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Dark Watch
    35
    18

    Dark Watch

    Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo

    First Published2005

    SubjectsOcean, Adventure, Piracy, Asia

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Dark Watch is a novel by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. It was published in 2005 and is the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Flood Tide
    25
    8

    Flood Tide

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1997-09-27

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Flood Tide is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 14th book featuring the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Treasure of Khan
    27
    11

    Treasure of Khan

    Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

    SubjectsAdventure, Mongolia

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Adventure, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Treasure of Khan is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, and is the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    The Mediterranean Caper
    27
    16

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Techno-thriller, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Mediterranean Caper is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler published in the United... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Skeleton Coast
    18
    6

    Skeleton Coast

    Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

    First Published2006-10-03

    SubjectsAdventure

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Skeleton Coast is the 4th installment of the The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler & Jack B. Du... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Deep Six
    31
    22

    Deep Six

    Clive Cussler

    First Published1984-05

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Children's literature, Fiction, Adventure fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Deep Six is an English-language adventure novel by Clive Cussler published in the United... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
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    0

    The Jungle

    Clive Cussler

    First Published2011-03-08

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    The Jungle is the eighth novel of Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. The hardcover edition... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button