Synopses & Reviews
The 40th-anniversary edition of the first Dirk Pitt adventure from the #1 New York Timesbestselling 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 characterno 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 NUMAand 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 attackby 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 incidentand 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.
"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.
“Cussler's latest is the most breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller in the ‘NUMA Files’ series to date!”—Library Journal
Praise for Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt
“Dirk Pitt is oceanographys answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains and many narrow escapes—Cusslers fans come for swashbuckling [and] he delivers.” —Associated Press
Praise for Ghost Ship
“Electrifying…Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to an explosive climax.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for the NUMA Files novels of Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
“Devils Gate is a breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller. Hard-core fans will snap it up.” -Library Journal
“Cussler and Brown deliver nonstop action in Zero Hour. The most exciting NUMA Files novel in the series!” -Associated Press
A Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster-when their boat explodes. What is happening in this part of the world?
As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments 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 unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. The penalty for refusal? The destruction of their greatest cities. Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention unique to Cussler, Devil's Gate is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.
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The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times- bestselling series.
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....
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.
About the Author
is the author or coauthor of fifty previous books, including twenty-one Dirk Pitt® adventures, eight NUMA® Files adventures; eight Oregon Files books; five Isaac Bell thrillers; and three Fargo novels. His most recent New York Times
bestsellers are Crescent Dawn
, The Jungle
, The Kingdom
, and The Race
. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt®
, plus The Sea Hunters
and The Sea Hunters II
; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun. A pilot and an attorney, he lives in Arizona.