A Kurt Austin Adventure : A Novel From the NUMA Files

Book - 2011
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From the classic novel Raise the Titanic! to Flood Tide, Clive Cussler and his fictional alter ego Dirk Pitt® have earned legions of fans worldwide. Now, the author of numerous consecutive bestsellers unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills.

On the bottom of the icy sea off Nantucket lies the battered remains of the Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria. But few know that within its bowels rests a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity -- a treasure that now holds the key to a puzzle that is costing people their lives.

For Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) exploration team, the killing begins when he makes a daring rescue of a beautiful marine archaeologist. The target of a powerful Texas industrialist named Halcon, Nina Kirov was attacked off the coast of Morocco after her discovery of a carved stone head that may prove Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover America. Soon Kurt and Nina embark on a deadly mission to uncover Halcon's masterful plan -- an insidious scheme that would have him carve out a new nation from the southwest United States and Mexico, and ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.

With Austin's elite NUMA crew attacking the murderous conspiracy from different sides, an extraordinary truth emerges: that Columbus may have made a fifth, unknown voyage to America in search of a magnificent treasure. And that the silent, steel hull of the Andrea Doria not only holds the answer to what the explorer may have found -- but the fate of the United States itself.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books, 2011, c1999
ISBN: 9780671026707
Branch Call Number: CUSS
Characteristics: 564 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Kemprecos, Paul


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Mar 02, 2013

Half way thru and doesn't seem like the usual Clive book... heavy on description and light on action

May 06, 2012

I cannot understand why Cussler suddenly decided to create a new pair of characters that are basically the same as his previous ones. The plot was typical of his previous books, lacking credibility but full of action and entertaining. I think one thing I'm starting to dislike very much about his writing is the James Bond wannabe personality he has been giving his heroes more and more in each book I read

Feb 19, 2011

Serpent ---- by Clive Cussler c - 1999. ---- Excellent! ---- Enjoy the read ---- RichardPaul

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