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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

“The villain is diabolical, our heroes seem to have no way to win, and the action is relentless. In other words, the story is classic Cussler. The thought of the world running out of oil is terrifying, and that along with the wonderful cast of characters makes this one of the better entries in the NUMA Files series.” (Associated Press)

“Fast-paced, imaginative fun. May Kurt and crew survive, as there’s a good series to continue.” (Kirkus Reviews

“Female villains of the evil-genius type are few and far between in the high-concept-adventure subgenre, and it’s refreshing to find one here. . . Cussler’s devoted readership will find this among the better entries in the series.” (Booklist

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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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Typical Clive Cussler

I'm a Clive Cussler formulaic story fan. This story, like all Clive Cussler stories, gives the listener historical background that is expanded on with a current events story pertaining to the history lesson. Scott Brick's voice is perfect for Clive Cussler novels. As formulaic as these books are, I always learn something new and come away with a story I haven't "quite" heard before.

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Non Stop Adventure!

This was by far my favorite of the NUMA Files! That being said, I love them all and enjoy them just as much the second read!

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Gettin' Old

Great series in the beginning. By Book 16, it is redundant, with a change of locations and little change in plots.

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Sea of Greed

i dont think this is one of CLive Cussler's strongest novels..even when read by the fabulous Scott Brick. I gave 4 stars because of Scott's reading..story was definitely lacking and not very exciting..

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ugh

This book was one of the most disappointing Cussler books I have read. The story is uneven, the plot is almost a throwaway. Not a good outing for fans of Cussler novels.

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entertaining as expectedyh

familiar and new characyers make cussler the greatest story teller. the adventures never get old or duplicated

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SAME OLD, SAME OLD

I Love Mr. Cussler's books, but Kurt Austin Adventures are getting old, stale and very predictable.

For Me, I look forward to more Issac Bell series and the Oregon. JUST MY OPINION!

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As always a great Cussler book

Great book. Cussler and Brown continues to produce great books. Looking forward to the next one.

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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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