Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt(r), NUMA(r) Files, "Oregon"Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His most recent "New York Times "bestselling novels are "The Race," " The Storm," and "The Tombs." 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 ship "Hunley."He lives in Arizona.Dirk Cussler, an MBA from Berkeley, worked for many years in the financial arena and now devotes himself full-time to writing. He is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of "Black Wind," " Treasure of Khan," "Arctic Drift," and "Crescent Dawn."For the past several years, he has been an active participant and partner in his father s NUMA expeditions and has served as president of the NUMA advisory board of trustees. He lives in Arizona."
Someone is stealing ships from the oceans of the world. They just vanish, along with their crews and cargoes. If anyone can unravel this maritime mystery it's Dirk Pitt and NUMA. But Vice President Sandecker has another job for Dirk: discover who has stolen the plans for the world's most advanced submarine. Is there a connection between the mysteriously missing ships and the hijacked sub plans? If you're a Cussler fan, you already know the answer. You also know that this is just the tip of the Cussler iceberg. Dirk's son and daughter are kidnapped, rare earth mines are being destroyed, and a sinister Austrian is lurking in the shadows. Cussler's adventure stories are in great hands with reader Scott Brick, who uses his theater-trained voice and lack of artifice to move the story along to its action-packed conclusion. verdict Libraries know that a Cussler book is a solid purchase, and this one is no exception. Highly recommended.-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.