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Publisher's Summary

Everywhere, the waters are rising - and that is just the beginning of the world's peril, unless the NUMA crew can beat the clock. It's the thrilling new NUMA Files novel from the number-one New York Times best-selling grand master of adventure.

An alarming rise in the world's sea levels - much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt - sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power - and in the process displace as many as a billion people.

A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of 500-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin - from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

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

Critic Reviews

“Another entertaining and diverting read from a true legend in the adventure business. . . . invok[es] the classic feel of James Bond reimagined as an oceanographer.” (Associated Press) 

“An action-adventure for the age of climate change. . . Plenty of action and drama. Fans will not be disappointed.” (Charleston Post and Courier

“One of the best recent novels to bear the Cussler name… The writing here is spot-on… and the story is first-rate, with just enough of a ripped-from-the-headlines feel to it that we imagine it could actually happen. A fine entry in an always-popular series, and a sure bet for those who crave high-concept adventure.” (Booklist

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Always an Adventure

Even though the basic storylines for most Clive Cussler books are predictable (historical backstory, modern problem, bad guys bent on world domination, insanely awesome protagonist, etc.), the books are always an enjoyable listen. This story in particular discussed the Chinese and Japanese cultures and history as a premise for the historical background. Even though Kirt Austin is going to win and be awesome while doing it, the story has some unique twists and turns. All-in-all, I loved being a part of the adventure.

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pretty good

overall it was written well had some good plot twists couldn't figure it out until the end so a decent read

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Satisfied my need for escape.

I could walk down my mind's hall into the this story as if I was living the dream.

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Numa

Another great story from Clive Cussler regarding the crew from NUMA.
I have read most of the series written by Clive Cussler and his assistants, and have enjoyed them all.

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Another excellent Clive Cussler story

This book is another great work of fiction based in fact. Cussler does his research and then weaves an intricate and believable tale. I always enjoy Scott Brick's narration and have tried some books just because he was the narrator.

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AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

Awesome plot, awesome characters. loved every second of it. From the ancient Japanese scene to the revolution in technology, farther than the imagination can go

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always good

Clive Cussler books are always good and keep you guessing. loved the sci-fi twist. keep it up

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This is a fantastic book

The Rising Sea has to be one of my favorite Cussler books. It kept me interested all the way through. I’m only one reviewer, but I’d recommend this one.

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Entertaining story with SyFy strands

Very enjoyable listen constructing the usual story twists. Scott also his brilliant voice and inflections as I always play at 1.5 or greater.

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Good adventure!

Lots of fun! I like that Kurt Austin isn't infallible and actually fails at stuff.