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"No doubt Cussler's name explains much of the popularity of this slapdash olio of classic horror, but I think something else is at work too. Cussler has created a super-villain....At a time when most Americans just want Iraq to go away and the president has defined the world into a good-and-evil dyad, Cussler offers an easy way out: Kill the Fauchards (i.e., stop making weapons) and all this messy political war jibber-jabber will go away — just like taking out Frankenstein, or Dracula, or Medusa, or the Wolfman, or...well, you get the idea." Sacha Zimmerman, The New Republic (read the entire New Republic review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the last few years, Cussler's NUMA(r) Files novels, written with Paul Kemprecos, have only grown more popular-and more eagerly anticipated. "Cussler's multitude of fans arrive at the table expecting a roiling stew of seafaring adventure, exotic travel destinations, cutting-edge science [and] a splash of romance. In White Death, they will find their expectations extravagantly fulfilled" (Publishers Weekly).

And they will find them fulfilled again in Lost City. An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered two thousand feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City." But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Why are the scientists in a remote Greek laboratory disappearing one by one? What does this all have to do with a body found frozen in the ice high up in the Alps? To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it's clear they have their work cut out for them, but it may be even bigger than they think-in fact, it may be their greatest challenge of all. . . .

Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless imagination that have become Cussler's hallmarks, Lost City is an exceptional thriller.

Review:

"Kurt Austin, leader of the National Underwater and Marine Agency's Special Assignments Team, battles international evildoers again in the fifth installment of this excellent series. There are several parallel plots: a mysterious aviator has been found frozen in a massive glacier; a mutant seaweed is threatening to choke the world's oceans; a giant submarine is roaming the thermal vents of the deep sea area known as the Lost City; and the secretive, arms-dealing Fauchard family, run by ruthless black-widow Racine and her homicidal son, Emil, is up to no good. Also there's a mysterious 16th-century helmet, a search for the philosopher's stone and an island of filthy, mutant cannibals. Austin's love interest is lush, sensual Skye Labelle, an archeologist specializing in arms and armor ('She had a good body, but it would never make the cover of Sports Illustrated'). Kidnappings, hair's-breadth escapes, fierce battles, strange science, beautiful women and plenty of action add up to vintage Cussler. Of course, one of the secrets of the genre is to waste no time on ancillary details: 'Before long, a cigar-shaped object came into view'; 'Before long, they were stepping out of the cockpit onto the deck.' Readers will find that, before long, they're racing through the pages as Austin and his band of merry men fight to stop the Fauchards from reaching the ultimate evildoer's goal: world domination. Agent, Peter Lampack. 600,000 first printing; simultaneous Penguin Audio. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?

Synopsis:

In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?

Synopsis:

The key to eternal life has been found beneath two thousand feet of icy water in an area known as the "Lost City." To a family of ruthless French arms dealers the Lost City is the key to world domination. To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it may be their greatest—and deadliest—challenge of all.

Synopsis:

The key to eternal life has been found beneath two thousand feet of icy water in an area known as the "Lost City." To a family of ruthless French arms dealers the Lost City is the key to world domination. To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it may be their greatest—and deadliest—challenge of all.

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-five previous books, including, most recently, the Dirk Pitt novel Trojan Odyssey and the Oregon adventure Golden Buddha.

Paul Kemprecos coauthored Serpent and Blue Gold with Cussler, and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399151774
With:
Kemprecos, Paul
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
With:
Kemprecos, Paul
Author:
Cussler, Clive
Author:
Kemprecos, Paul
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio cassette
Series:
NUMA Files
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
Audio cassette (analogue)
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.12x6.48x1.39 in. 1.49 lbs.
Age Level:
14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kurt Austin, leader of the National Underwater and Marine Agency's Special Assignments Team, battles international evildoers again in the fifth installment of this excellent series. There are several parallel plots: a mysterious aviator has been found frozen in a massive glacier; a mutant seaweed is threatening to choke the world's oceans; a giant submarine is roaming the thermal vents of the deep sea area known as the Lost City; and the secretive, arms-dealing Fauchard family, run by ruthless black-widow Racine and her homicidal son, Emil, is up to no good. Also there's a mysterious 16th-century helmet, a search for the philosopher's stone and an island of filthy, mutant cannibals. Austin's love interest is lush, sensual Skye Labelle, an archeologist specializing in arms and armor ('She had a good body, but it would never make the cover of Sports Illustrated'). Kidnappings, hair's-breadth escapes, fierce battles, strange science, beautiful women and plenty of action add up to vintage Cussler. Of course, one of the secrets of the genre is to waste no time on ancillary details: 'Before long, a cigar-shaped object came into view'; 'Before long, they were stepping out of the cockpit onto the deck.' Readers will find that, before long, they're racing through the pages as Austin and his band of merry men fight to stop the Fauchards from reaching the ultimate evildoer's goal: world domination. Agent, Peter Lampack. 600,000 first printing; simultaneous Penguin Audio. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "No doubt Cussler's name explains much of the popularity of this slapdash olio of classic horror, but I think something else is at work too. Cussler has created a super-villain....At a time when most Americans just want Iraq to go away and the president has defined the world into a good-and-evil dyad, Cussler offers an easy way out: Kill the Fauchards (i.e., stop making weapons) and all this messy political war jibber-jabber will go away — just like taking out Frankenstein, or Dracula, or Medusa, or the Wolfman, or...well, you get the idea." (read the entire New Republic review)
"Synopsis" by , In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?
"Synopsis" by , In this thriller, rich with Cussler's trademark hair-raising action and imagination, an enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered 2,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed?
"Synopsis" by ,

The key to eternal life has been found beneath two thousand feet of icy water in an area known as the "Lost City." To a family of ruthless French arms dealers the Lost City is the key to world domination. To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it may be their greatest—and deadliest—challenge of all.

"Synopsis" by ,
The key to eternal life has been found beneath two thousand feet of icy water in an area known as the "Lost City." To a family of ruthless French arms dealers the Lost City is the key to world domination. To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it may be their greatest—and deadliest—challenge of all.
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