Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Decompressed in the ship's hyperbaric chamber.. Before the twins and their rescue party even reached the Sea Sprite, Dirk contacted Captain Barnum to make sure the hyperbaric chamber was ready for Summer and Dirk, Jr. The twins had been underwater for three days and fourteen hours, and would need fifteen hours of decompression to insure their safety.
They used a drill to bore a hole through a view port of the habitat.. Dirk and Al found Summer and Dirk, Jr. in the Pisces, which had been wedged into an underwater canyon, making it impossible for them to open the door and swim to safety. Dirk and Al used a powerful Morphon underwater drill to bore a hole through the view port. Al immediately pushed an air tank and regulator through the hole so that Dirk, Jr. and Summer could breathe. Then the men continued using the drill until they had made a hole large enough for the twins to escape the Pisces.
It was towed to safety by Captain Barnum and the Sea Sprite.. Dirk and Al were able to help Captain Barnum prepare for and successfully effect a rescue operation that allowed them to tow the Ocean Wanderer to safety. Had they not been successful, the Ocean Wanderer and her 1000+ passengers would have been forced onto the rocky coast of the Dominican Republic by Hurricane Lizzie.
Dirk and Al. Admiral Sandecker had instructed Captain Barnum of the Sea Sprite to try to help the Ocean Wanderer if he felt able to do so. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino were transported to the Ocean Wanderer by helicopter to help in arranging for the hotel to be towed to safety by the Sea Sprite.
A series of underwater chambers. While diving, Summer saw the wreck of the steamship Vandalia, but it had previously been discovered. She also saw lots of coral, as she was diving the Navidad Bank reef system. However, no mention was made of any new coral species. Her big discovery was the series of underwater chambers.
Dirk and Summer had been underwater for so long that they wouldn't have time to safely decompress and board his ship before the storm hit.. Dirk and Summer had been stationed underwater in the Pisces for four days. It would have taken fifteen hours of decompression for the twins to be able to safely surface and board the Sea Sprite, and the storm would arrive much more quickly. Dirk and Summer did, in fact, have adequate food and oxygen to survive for the duration of the storm, but would have been evacuated anyway if the lack of time for proper decompression had not been an issue.
A floating luxury hotel. The Ocean Wanderer was a floating luxury hotel. It rose over 200 feet above the surface in addition to its 410 underwater suites. Amenities included goumet dining, celebrity entertainers, a ballroom with orchestra, a movie theater, and a spa.
Pisces. Dirk and Summer lived in the Pisces. The Sea Sprite was Captain Barnum's vessel; he eventually helped rescue the twins. Galloping Gertie was the name of the storm-tracking plane piloted by Jeff Barrett. Neptune was the Roman god of the sea.
Lizzie, after Lizzie Borden. In real life, hurricanes are named based on an alphabetic system. However, in "Trojan Odyssey", the storm is named by Heidi Lisherness, the NUMA staffer who initially discovered the system. She chose the name "Lizzie" because the storm promised to be brutal, like the historic Lizzie Borden.
|Clive Cussler often begins his novels with a prologue about something that happened long ago that eventually becomes relevant to his subsequent plot. In "Trojan Odyssey", what is the basis for his prologue, "Night of Infamy"?||"Trojan Odyssey" by Clive Cussler, Prologue/Part 1
Both "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey". Although Cussler often uses a tale of a long-ago shipwreck as the basis for his prologues, in "Trojan Odyssey" he chose to recount events from both Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey".
An unconcious woman wearing a bikini. Pitt insisted on boarding the damaged yacht Epona to look for survivors. He had almost given up hope of finding anyone when he tripped over the unconscious body of a woman wearing a designer bikini. She had been knocked out and rendered unable to escape with the rest of the crew on the helicopter.
All of these (That they must abandon ship, That they must not attempt any outside communications, That they would be transported safely to a nearby port). The speaker had a deep Southern accent, and told the crew of the Poco Bonito that they must abandon their vessel within sixty seconds and make no attempt to use their communciations systems. If they complied, they would be dropped off at a nearby port. If they didn't, the Epona would destroy the Poco Bonito.
Official charts indicated only a small fishing village in the area.. When they were close enough to see the container port, Rudy Gunn explained that charts of the area indicated only a small fishing town called Barra del Rio Maiz. Dirk theorized that the busy port had been created to assist in the development of the underground canal.
|Dirk, Al, Rudy, Renee, and Patrick were at sea off the coast of Nicaragua to study the "brown crud". What did they see that prompted Dirk to mention the Disney attraction, "Pirates of the Caribbean"?||"Trojan Odyssey" by Clive Cussler, Part 2
A hologram of the ship of the legendary pirate Leigh Hunt. Before arriving in Nicaragua, Dirk and Al had learned of the legend that Captain Leigh Hunt and his pirate ship haunted the area. They were hardly surprised to see a hologram of the ghost ship, although it initially spooked the rest of the crew. Dirk and Al used a nightscope to locate the two unlit boats that were projecting the image.
He believed someone had planted a bomb on the boat.. When Dirk and Al had initially boarded the Poco Bonito, Dirk had noticed a woman with wet hair watching them from a lavender pickup truck. Later, when he let her know he had seen her, the woman fled the scene abruptly. Her quick departure, combined with her surveillance of the boat and her wet hair, caused Dirk to suspect that a bomb had been planted on the Poco Bonito.
|Admiral Sandecker sent Dirk and Al to Nicaragua to investigate the waters off the west coast. To do this, they used a NUMA vessel disguised as a fishing boat. What was the name of the boat?||"Trojan Odyssey" by Clive Cussler, Part 2
Poco Bonito. The Poco Bonito was a Numa research vessel. She was outfitted with the latest research equipment. Unlike other such vessels, the Poco Bonito was capable of reaching high speeds. The boat had been disguised as a beaten-up fishing trawler so she would blend in with the other boats in the area. Poco Bonito means "little tuna" in Spanish.
|After his meeting with Admiral Sandecker, Dirk took a group of people out to dinner. During the meal, someone provided information about Odyssey's proposed canal project in Nicaragua. Who was it?||"Trojan Odyssey" by Clive Cussler, Part 2
Al's date, Micky Levy. Al's date, Micky Levy, was a geologist. She told the group that, several years ago, she had been hired by Odyssey to research limestone caverns in Nicaragua as part of a plan to build an underground canal. She had been told that the project had been cancelled.
Pictures from her digital camera. While diving in the underwater chambers, Summer and Dirk, Jr. had taken over thirty pictures. They shared these photos during the meeting; they included images of the entry arch, a stone bed, and a cauldron.
Loren Smith, a Congresswoman. Loren Smith met the group at the airport. She was driving Dirk's car, a 1921 Marmon town car. The car was dusty rose in color, had a V-16 engine, and was one of only 390 ever built.
The tunnels were created to divert the South Equatorial Current.. If the South Equatorial Current was diverted from Africa into the Caribbean Sea, the result would be an eight degree drop in the temperature of the Gulf Stream by the time it reached Europe. This would lead to a new Ice Age in much of Europe and parts of the eastern United States.
|Admiral Sandecker called a meeting to discuss the recent discoveries on Navidad Bank. During this meeting, Dr. Elsworth Boyd made a startling revelation. What was it?||"Trojan Odyssey" by Clive Cussler, Part 3
The Trojan War actually took place in England.. From his research, Dr. Boyd concluded that the Trojan War did not take place on the Turkish coast, as had previously been believed. Instead, it occurred in Cambridge, England, near the North Sea. Odysseus' historic voyage home from the war took place in the Atlantic Ocean.
Black. Jumpsuit color signified rank at Odyssey. All the men wore black jumpsuits. The women wore either white or green. When our heroes stole jumpsuits, Giordino found himself wearing white, impersonating a female employee.
Rita knocked Renee unconscious and murdered her.. Rita appeared cooperative when Renee came to release her from the closet. Then she knocked Rita unconscious, smothered her with a pillow, and carved the Odyssey logo into Renee's stomach. Rita slipped overboard, swam to shore, and escaped into the jungle before Renee's body was discovered by Al.
|Sea Yesteryear, the NUMA research vessel being used for the Navidad Bank project, was about to conclude its work and leave for Fort Lauderdale. Dirk, Jr. and Summer decided to make one last dive in the underwater caverns. What did they discover there?||"Trojan Odyssey" by Clive Cussler, Part 3
A series of pictographs carved into the stone walls of the underwater chambers. Dirk, Jr. believed that the divers had overlooked something important while surveying the underwater chambers. He and Summer decided to make one last dive; they scraped the chamber walls with putty knives until they uncovered evidence of a series of pictographs on the stone walls.
An Avions Voison. The Avions Voison is one of the rarest cars in the world and Dirk Pitt steals it. Naturally, he keeps it for himself.
A tour guide. Fairweather leads the doomed tour into Asselear where it is massacred.
UNICRATT. UNICRATT stands for United Nations International Critical Response and Tactical Team.
She had engine troubles. During a sandstorm, sand gets in the engine and clogs it up. She tries to crash land, but she crashes into a gorge.
Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln is found sitting in a rocking chair in the commander's office.
A premature dynamite blast. As a kid, O'Banion worked on a mining crew in Brazil when some dynamite went off early and disfigured him.
An old prospector. Pitt and Giordino stumble upon him in a gully and they quickly become friends.