Thanks to the summer sale, I became a first time DOXA owner this summer and have since become a doxaholic, although I do have my issues with the watch (1000T). One component for embracing the brand was all the love here for Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt, an author and character I had never heard of, but determined to learn about.
I was recently in B&N book store and found them promoting Pacific Vortex, which reads in the intro as Clive's "first" Dirk Pitt story, but that he didn't think it good enough to publish and only released the story after he had published another story first. I opt'd for Clive's first DP story and powered through Pacific Vortex in a weekend - fun and enjoyable enough to want to read more - - but what surprised me is that every reference by Dirk in Pacific Vortex to his watch is simply that - he looked at his watch. No reference to DOXA.
My question to the good folk here - what is the first Cussler book where Dirk Pitt actually references DOXA?
Many thanks! I'm sure this is a no brainer for many on the forum!