Clive Cussler’s Tronjan Odyssey marks a small break in his successful Dirk Pitt series. After the introduction of Dirk Pitt’s offspring in the last novel it is time for retirement from the adventurous escapades of Pitt senior’s former life. Thus, there are two interwoven plot lines installing Pitt junior as his father’s successor in future installments of the series. Neither Pitt is on a personal vendetta, rescue missions and intelligence gathering are the central elements of this novel.
This time Cussler is going a bit farther out on a limp than usual, hinging his background plot on a rather obscure theory of the location of Troy advanced by a lay historian, Iman Wilkens (Where Troy Once Stood).
Nevertheless, entertaining as ever.