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Publisher's Summary

Kurt Austin races to Antarctica to stop a chilling plot that imperils the entire planet in the latest novel from the number one New York Times best-selling Grand Master of Adventure.

In the early days of World War II, the infamous German Luftwaffe embark upon an expedition to Antarctica, hoping to set up a military base to support their goal of world domination. Though the military outpost never comes to fruition, what the Nazis find on the icy continent indeed proves dangerous...and will have implications far into the future. 

In the present day, Kurt Austin and his assistant Joe Zavala embark for the freezing edge of the world after a former NUMA colleague disappears in Antarctica. While there, they discover a photo of the Luftwaffe expedition of 1939 and are drawn into a decades-old conspiracy. Even as they confront perilous waters and frigid temperatures, they are also are up against a terrifying man-made weapon - a fast-growing ice that could usher in a new Ice Age.

Pitted against a determined madman and a monstrous storm, Kurt and the NUMA team must unravel the Nazi-era plot in order to save the globe from a freeze that would bury it once and for all. 

©2021 Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Gripping.... This is another classic Cussler action thriller.” (Publishers Weekly)

“The pace never slows, and the villains are extra nasty in this entry that delivers what readers expect when they see Cussler's name on the cover. Cussler, who died in 2020, and frequent cowriter Brown convey marine biology's complexities in a way that makes it believable and understandable. Grab a comfy chair and plan to read all night.” (Library Journal)

“The adrenaline junkie reader will love this and all Cussler’s books.” (Mystery and Scene)

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Enjoyed some classic Clive Cussler

This was a fun action packed book. It was a good listen for some long walks.

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Fast Fun Chilly Fury

Not sure if I love the reader “Scott Brick” and his story telling charms more than this fast paced book. Entertaining as it truly takes a different turn on global warming. Global freezing! Something I never considered until now. Trust when I say you’ll love this audio book.

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One of my favorite authors

Once again he’s told a story that was hard to put down at least I couldn’t!!!!

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Another classic NUMA tale, exquisitely performed

If you're a stranger to these stories please give this book a try. I listen while exercising (mostly) and nothing makes that go faster! Unfortunately Clive left us in 2020 but I'm looking forward to his legacy continuing through Dirk, Graham Brown, and Clive's other co-authors. Scott Brick sets a high bar for performance and this is a classic example of how it should be done. Highly recommended!

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This needs to made into a movie.

This has to be one of my favourite books so far, kept me on the edge of my seat. Excellent nailbiter when it comes to the suspense. Definitely should be made into a Hollywood blockbuster movie.

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Great adventure

The narrator is perfect for this story! It just wouldn’t sound the same if someone else read it!

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Great book. As always by the Author who is one of the best. could not put it down.

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Good NUMA book

About normal for a NUMA book.
Somebody wants to use some long lost something to end the world in some way. And the heroes will improvise some fix while managing to get a little hurt and find some reason to race some form of vehicle.
But those us that still read Cusler books, read them to read HOW the heros will do those things.

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Meh

The 1 male protagonist made the book feel like a James Bond 007, but with a male sidekick, knock-off. Of course, there was the Bond Girl too. Not the best book.

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Nothing better then Kurt and Joe

Great Antarctic story… rather chilling about once again about how Numa and Kurt and Joe save the world with science.. Kurt Austin is a very lucky and smart man.