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The 40th-anniversary edition of the first Dirk Pitt adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and grand master of adventure.

When Clive Cussler published his first novel in 1973, he knew he didnt want to write a familiar kind of character—no spy or detective or undercover investigator— his hero would have grand adventures set on or under water. He named him Dirk Pitt, and his organization the National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA—and one of the worlds most beloved series characters was born.

Now in a special 40th-anniversary edition, complete with endpaper maps and a new foreword from Cussler, here is the book that started it all, filled with every one of the Cussler hallmarks: the cutting-edge technology, the treacherous men and exotic women, and, of course, the fabulous plots.

On a quiet Greek island, a U.S. air force base has come under attack—by a World War I fighter plane. . . .

Now it is up to Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA team to root out the elusive truth behind the incident—and find out how its connected to mysterious acts of sabotage against a scientific expedition, an international smuggling ring, and a dark-haired beauty with some dangerous secrets.

Review:

"Sierra Leone's ambitious dictator, Djemma Garand, has coerced Alexander Cochrane into constructing 'a directed-energy weapon of incredible power,' which can cook people from the inside out in the action-packed ninth Kurt Austin adventure (after 2009's Medusa) from bestseller Cussler and new collaborator Brown (Black Rain). A test of the weapon on a cargo vessel happens to occur near a ship transporting Austin and his NUMA (National Underwater Maritime Agency) Special Operations Team to the Azores. Austin's rescue attempt of the stricken boat brings him into direct conflict with Andras, a vicious thug in Garand's employ. Both men escape to battle another day in a James Bond — like plot that includes an attractive Russian scientist, Katarina Luskaya, who becomes both love interest and hostage. In the end, Andras conveniently gives Austin a fighting chance to escape a death trap. Thriller fans who aren't too picky about credibility will be most rewarded." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure.

 

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesnt trust either version of his recollection.

Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.

Synopsis:

The “action-packed” (Publishers Weekly) new novel in the New York Times bestselling Kurt Austin Adventures…

A Japanese cargo ship bursts into flames near the Azores, and a gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster—but their boat explodes. What on earth is happening? Is it connected to the kidnapping of a top scientist from the streets of Geneva? Or the discovery of an extraordinary underwater graveyard of ships and planes littered across the seafloor?

As Austin and the rest of the NUMA® team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginable audacious plan to extort the world’s major nations.

The penalty for refusal? The destruction of the world’s greatest cities. Starting with Washington, D.C....

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Kingdom and The Race. He lives in Arizona.

Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun. A pilot and an attorney, he lives in Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399157820
Author:
Cussler, Clive
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Author:
Brown, Graham
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Numa Files
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20140527
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sierra Leone's ambitious dictator, Djemma Garand, has coerced Alexander Cochrane into constructing 'a directed-energy weapon of incredible power,' which can cook people from the inside out in the action-packed ninth Kurt Austin adventure (after 2009's Medusa) from bestseller Cussler and new collaborator Brown (Black Rain). A test of the weapon on a cargo vessel happens to occur near a ship transporting Austin and his NUMA (National Underwater Maritime Agency) Special Operations Team to the Azores. Austin's rescue attempt of the stricken boat brings him into direct conflict with Andras, a vicious thug in Garand's employ. Both men escape to battle another day in a James Bond — like plot that includes an attractive Russian scientist, Katarina Luskaya, who becomes both love interest and hostage. In the end, Andras conveniently gives Austin a fighting chance to escape a death trap. Thriller fans who aren't too picky about credibility will be most rewarded." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure.

 

When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesnt trust either version of his recollection.

Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.

"Synopsis" by ,
The “action-packed” (Publishers Weekly) new novel in the New York Times bestselling Kurt Austin Adventures…

A Japanese cargo ship bursts into flames near the Azores, and a gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster—but their boat explodes. What on earth is happening? Is it connected to the kidnapping of a top scientist from the streets of Geneva? Or the discovery of an extraordinary underwater graveyard of ships and planes littered across the seafloor?

As Austin and the rest of the NUMA® team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginable audacious plan to extort the world’s major nations.

The penalty for refusal? The destruction of the world’s greatest cities. Starting with Washington, D.C....

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