Synopses & Reviews
, Clive Cussler introduced a hero for the new millennium in Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team. In previous encounters, Austin and his colleague Joe Zavala have battled eco-extortionists and mad empire builders-but they have never faced a menace like the one before them now.
In the heart of the old Soviet Union, a mining tycoon has proclaimed himself czar of Russia. Claiming Romanov ancestry and backed by billions of dollars, he is determined to overthrow the already shaky Russian government-and U.S. opposition doesn't bother him one bit. A little crisis of their own should distract the Americans for a while, and he knows just the thing. . . .
Filled with all the hair-raising action and endless imagination that are Cussler's hallmarks, Fire Ice is a dazzling thriller from the grandmaster of adventure fiction.
"Cussler is in top form here, working in a role for Old Ironsides and Czar Nicholas II's crown while throwing in enough derring-do and eco-lore to leave his fans breathless. Coauthor Kemprecos adds his oceanographic expertise to the mix." Publishers Weekly
"While the fast-paced plot is wildly improbable...and there's nary a doubt that Austin will save the day, the novel is still a lot of good fun. With Cussler's following, this is bound to be a good summertime hit." Library Journal
"The premise may sound silly...but the authors skillfully make it all come together. This intriguing, high-tech adventure has thrills, wit and a dose of testosterone....While Tom Clancy's books may have gotten bogged down in incomprehensible techno-speak, Cussler knows how to keep a story surging ahead." Book magazine
The hero of Serpent and Blue Gold confronts a deadly global plot, in the breathtaking new Kurt Austin adventure.
About the Author
Clive Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries and have a readership of more than 90 million avid fans. His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex
, Mediterranean Caper
, Raise the Titanic
, Vixen 03
, Night Probe
, Deep Six
, Inca Gold
, Shock Wave
, The Sea Hunters
(non-fiction), Flood Tide
, and Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt® Revealed
. Cussler is also the author, with Paul Kemprecos, of Serpent
, the first in a new Dirk Pitt spinoff series The NUMA Files
. Cussler has been married to his wife, Barbara Knight, for more than 44 years. They have three children, two grandchildren, and divide their time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.
Paul Kemprecos co-authored Serpent and Blue Gold with Cussler, and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers.