Synopses & Reviews
In Cussler's newest novel from the NUMA( Files, a danger beyond imagining lies beneath the Eastern seaboard of America--a disaster that's just waiting to happen. "Cussler is in top form--"Fire Ice" will leave his fans breathless."--"Publishers Weekly."
The latest entry in the bestselling NUMA file series.
In his novels Serpent and Blue Gold, #1 bestselling author Clive Cussler introduced a hero for the new millennium: Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignment Team, and an instant hit with critics and fans. Tulsa World said, "As always, Cussler twists fact and fiction into a rope of tension that will leave you dangling until the last page." Now Kurt Austin returns to tackle his most dangerous mission to date...
In the heart of the old Soviet Union, a mining tycoon is determined to overthrow the Russian government-distracting the U.S. with a man-made natural disaster using a notoriously unstable compound known as "fire ice." Detonation of this compound could create a tidal wave big enough to destroy a major city. But Kurt Austin and his Special Assignment Team are about to make a few waves of their own...
Leader of the NUMA Special Assignments team, Kurt Austin must work with a long-time rival and former KGB spy to save the United States from a lunatic with a generations-spanning grudge against the western world in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
Kurt Austin is preparing for an interview while aboard a research vessel in the Black Sea. But his television spot suddenly becomes a rescue mission when the waiting film crew is attacked on a nearby island. With little information on the attackers, and no clue to their true agenda, Austin is forced to turn to an unlikely source: his old KGB Cold War adversary Vladimir Petrov. According to Petrov, the island is actually an old submarine base that s been commandeered by clever mobster-turned-billionaire-businessman Mikhail Razov. Razov is certain he descends from the great Romanov family and he s out to reclaim his rightful position as czar of Russia. With a powerful resource called fire ice, discovered by his mining company, Razov may just have the ammunition he needs to take over the modern world. To stop him, Austin will have to work with Petrov. And he ll have to find out fast how much trust he can offer an old nemesis in this thrilling adventure that goes down like a chilled Stolichnaya martini. (Kirkus Reviews)"
About the Author
Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times
bestsellers, most recently The Spy
and Lost Empire
. He lives in Arizona.
Paul Kemprecos has coauthored all five previous NUMA Files novels with Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers.