This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Dirk Pitt - The main character of the novel, a James Bond type character.
Admiral James Sandecker - A close friend of the main character's, and also the Director of NUMA.
President of the United States - A character who although starts out with a clear and level head, gets corrupted by the Russians and becomes the victim of mind control.
Senator Marcus Larimer - A good man, also one who is outspoken against the President's international policies, unfortunately dies from over exertion after the sinking of the Leonid Andrevey.
Congressman Alan Moran...
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