In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.
A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. It will kill millions... and it has already begun.
Filled with the boundless invention unique to Clive Cussler, this is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.
©2012 Clive Cussler (P)2012 Random House Audio
I have found that most of the Austin books are a slower read than the Oregon Files and some other of CC's books. Don't get me wrong, I love them all and Clive Cussler is one of my very favorite authors. I think this is the most action packed Curt Austin book he has written. It is definitely worth a credit :) Scott Brick does his usual excellent job as narrator.You either love or hate his style. Personally I think he brings books to life.
Say something about yourself!
suspense, intrigue, wit
Scott Brick is an excellent narrator. You think you're hearing different people's voices. He manages to keep the excitement and suspense alive.
Joe Zavala and the whole Aswan dam incident.
The description of the things creating the storm were compelling. I enjoyed the inclusion of the Pain Maker and thought that was quite intriguing.
an enjoyable read
Grabs and Holds
Too many memorable moments to allow me to single out just one!!
I liked the scene in the well where our heroes use an old tire in a really clever way.
I love these CC books. They never disappoint. I hold my breath, breathe a sigh of relief, then hold my breath again. Scott Brick makes the scenes and the characters come alive. I listen to these books in preference to watching movies.
So glad these new books become available at Audible. I know I'll not be disappointed any time I use a credit for a CC book. Great suspense, super action, and in general: Delicious "Brain Candy"
First off - The Narrator! They don't get any better than Scott Brick. He is often the reason I will choose a certain title - He can bring the story 'ALIVE".
Great plot and a new one for sure - Evil technology at it's best being pursued by Yemini Prince!
Always the best!
Fascinating! After driving home I sat in the car in my Garage to complete a chapter.
Get it - You won't be sorry if you enjoy Clive and Fiction!
No. The only book that I have ever relistened is Quantum of Solace. Ian Flemming.
Marchelli, The first new main character that I can remember.
When Kirk landed on the Island and was introduced to to the pain machine.
Just another great Clusser novel.
Microbots were a bit of a streach.
The historic aspects as well as the possible future science. Great fun.
Funny imitation arabs
either i did not download the entire book (2 sections) or this story just abruptly ends. what a disappointment.
yes, but depends on the ending
am i missing part of tbe book? sure seems like it.
I spend about four hours per day on the road. Audio books make my commute go by much faster and make it somewhat enjoyable.
This was my first listen from this author. I was very impressed and will buy more books by Clive Cussler in the future!
Did not care for the story, and found the dialog trite and similar to a C-rated movie script!
Will not choose this author again.
Not to my thinking. It was pretty much a waste of time. Did I learn anything? No. Did I experience anything new? No.
Even though I like Sci-Fi this book was not my cup of tea.
I really enjoy the talents of Scott Brick as he reads the book and brings the characters to life.
The other Cussler "NUMA Files" novels are similar to this one
His talents for giving each character their own personality and voice, really helps the listener follow the story and understand what's going on.
"A compelling read....as good as you would expect"
Another compelling story line which draws the reader onto the expected world of good v bad but prompts some thinking about the potential for this plot being a real threat in our world. The characters are believable and well defined and it is very hard to put down!!
Another winner Mr Cussler.
"Great story, could not wait to hear more."
Smashing story, loved every bit, kept me wanting to hear more but sadly had to go to bed at some point.
"another cracking read from this exciting author."
I've read 15 books by Clive Cussler and they've all been good. This one is a great story and has a place on anyones list. There is no gratuitous sex as in a lot of stories, characters that are believable and you find yourself rooting for the good guys and hating the bad ones. Scott brick narrates with feeling, humour and keeps up a pace that enthralls the listener drawing you into the plot. For a story that takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the worlds oceans and deserts chasing bad guys and incredible machines, this one is right up with the best.
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