Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt(R), NUMA(R) Files, Oregon(R) Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from 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 Colorado and Arizona.
Dirk Cussler is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of six Dirk Pitt adventures, most recently Odessa Sea. 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.
"Just about the best storyteller in the business."--New York Post
"Cussler is a master at building suspense and tension."--Richmond Times-Dispatch "A new Clive Cussler novel is like a visit from your best friend."--Tom Clancy "When the going gets tough, I read Clive Cussler, for no one can spin a yarn that's so thoroughly spellbinding and entertaining as he can."--Harold Coyle
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.