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The world's oil supply is vanishing, the stock market is plummeting, and the key to saving the future seems to be a baffling historical mystery. Can the NUMA crew crack it in time? Sea of Greed is the suspenseful new NUMA Files novels from the number-one New York Times best-selling grand master of adventure.

After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the president of the US to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative-energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?

The NUMA crew discovers the oil fields are infected with a bacteria that is consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the Earth - a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.

With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than 50 years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?

©2018 Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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A battle for energy

Another fantastic Numa Files adventure. This time, the battle between fossil fuels and alternative energy drives the plot. Kurt and Joe headline, of course. Sandecker makes an appearance and several of Cussler's tried and true supporting cast bring critical support. Fans of the series will find everything they are looking for, all of it wrapped in a compelling tale of adventure and suspense.

A 5-star adventure, and enough to keep me content while I wait for the next release in one of my favorite series.

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Getting shorter and duller

First let me say that this is based off of other Clive Cussler books. There is no comparison to other authors because in my opinion, there isn’t a better writer out there. I felt that this and more recent books have been shorter and less adventurous. I just didn’t get that usual feeling that I just couldn’t put it down. That I looked forward to get off work so I could get home and pick up the book again. But that’s just me. I enjoyed it but I hope others enjoy it a lot more.

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Fairly predictable

Pretty good story though fairly predictable. The end was pretty good with a few twists.

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great story until...

I have read every book CC has written. I'm a huge fan, but this collaboration was blisteringly brilliant, there is an epic climax, and then what feels like an afterthought of a conclusion to the story. the story leading up to the climax was incredible I can barely stop listening, the climax itself was again incredible, white knuckle action, but the miniscule explanation for how the story ends was just a let down. It felt like there should have been another one to two chapters instead of the piddly little bit we got to wrap up the story.

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Horrible

Storyline was lost in the sea breeze! Run on and run on story. Had to return it and get my credit back!
Narrator is the best in the business but could not save this Story!

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Strong storyline even if a bit formulaic

The narration by Scott Brick is first rate as usual. Having read and/or listened to most if not all of Clive Cusslers books the stories have a pretty predicable progression and events. The characters do age and mature appropriately over the series and of course miraculously survive repeated efforts to capture and kill them while once again saving the world. The books continue to sell and guys like me continue to buy them but it may be time to move on

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Fast paced, imaginative

Thanks again for a fun thrill ride, and a trip to places I will never see, except in my mind’s eye thanks to Mr Cussler’s incredible story telling prowess. Scott Brick takes the entire experience to a new level. The voices of each character remain unchanged throughout the series, so that Curt’s voice, and Joe’s voice are recognizable and as familiar as an old friend from book to book. Unbelievable consistency and range. Accents, male and female characters, old, young; he does it all - you feel as if you are listening to a cast of characters not just one guy. Brings the book to life.

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Sea of Greed

Loved everything about this book. I could not recommend it more highly. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy!

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Classic Cussler

I have loved every Clive Cussler book. The good guys always win, and the bad guys always die. Very clear cut. I also love the ocean settings. Great for escaping an airplane seat or a crowded gym. Scott Brick is one of the best narrators ever.

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Ripped from the headlines

Great story that could be today's news story. I am hopeful that we have a real life Kurt and Joe protecting our world.