Some of the most popular books written by Clive Cussler include the "Dirk Pitt Adventures" series. First published in 1974, the series consists of 24 unique novels released every few years through 2014.
According to GoodReads.com, the most popular individual book as rated by readers is "Sahara," which has been given an average 4-star rating by nearly 45,000 people as of November 2015. This book was also adapted into a motion picture in 2005 starring Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn. In his career, Clive Cussler has been on the New York Times' best-seller more than 20 times and also operates a nonprofit organization named after the fictional agency in his novels, NUMA.