The dazzling new novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure.
When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown? Or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.
Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up - even he could not begin to guess.
©2014 Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (P)2014 Penguin Audio
A great yarn!
This was a more sophisticated story from Cussler. His books are always entertaining but this one didn't require the total suspension of belief that most do.
Scott is a steady presence and a favorite of mine. With these works he does tend to over dramatize some of the dialogue, though.
Throughout the book I was thinking, "this isn't your father's Cussler book."
Great story and very well crafted!
Top of the list! One of the best Kurt Austin books. Must read novel!
Enjoy the factual descriptive narration from the simple facts from the storyline, to the breakdown of the contents there were discovered upon to go ship?
Narrator did outstanding job!
NOTHING! WOW, so many outstanding story lines. I liked how the female combatant interacted with Kurt Austin on and off through the book. Scott Brick makes the characters come to life and you can visualize the events as the storyline goes along.
If you're hesitant about reading a Clive Cussler book, this surely is a can't miss for first or long time readers of the Numa files... I rate this work right along with IQ 84, and Sycamore Row, as some of the top audible performances that I have in my library.
Story was a bit too far fetched with story of an old vessel overgrown with a crocodile on it...
Otherwise lots of twists and turns. Guessed the girl was not related to the bad guys early on.
Good grief. They're dead, they're alive. They're here, no they're there. I nearly always enjoy Cussler's books but this is one of my favorites. There are no "givens" other than the fact that Joe would be a hoot to get into trouble with. And the magnetic legs climbing up the side of the yacht. Lots of wonderful fantasy ideas but much reality comes from fantasy!
I love the series because I always learn something new reading these! However, I wish Scott Brick wouldn't use his animosity tone so much. I really don't think it is necessary for all conversation with evil geniuses or rivals.
I am a retired psychologist with lots of time on my hands, thus I listen to a lot of books.
I enjoyed the book, narration and story line. However, I didn't enjoy the cliche and predictable dialogue between the characters. It seemed like the writer was trying to write words the characters might have said in other books but it was often sappy. The humor wasn't funny. The dialogue seemed unoriginal. I found it quite annoying. But otherwise it wasn't a bad listen.
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