Author Clive Cussler died February 24th at age 88. He sold over 100 million copies of his books and was known for both his fiction and non-fiction titles. He led expeditions to find shipwrecks and was on the New York Times bestseller list “20 times, as he amassed a fortune estimated at $80 million.” Cusslerwas often compared to Tom Clancy and Ian Fleming with James Bond-like characters. His many explorations uncovered more than 60 shipwrecks including the Carpathia, the ship that first met the Titanic survivors. His popular Dirk Pitt character appeared in his books for over 30 years. He published more than 85 books in his lifetime.