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Devil's Gate (The NUMA Files) Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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“Cussler's latest is the most breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller in the ‘NUMA Files’ series to date!”—Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona.
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Garand, tiring of having his country looked at as second-rate, is developing a super-weapon of tremendous power. With the threat of this weapon, Garand plans to extort all of the world's major nations, while threatening to destroy their largest cities. With the help of Alexander Cochrane, the scientist who faked his own kidnapping, Garand sets about constructing this weapon of terror.
In the meantime, a graveyard of ships and aircraft has been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. Curiously, a large magnetic force is also coming from this place. Intrigued, many scientists from around the world have come to investigate. But, Garand is waiting for them and soon, he has captured many of the scientists and forced them to work on his super-weapon. But, Austin, Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA crew are on to Garand and his plan. Will Austin be able to stop Garand and his weapon before it's too late?
I found "Devil's Gate" to be an excellent book. Kurt Austin is Cussler's prototypical hero-type character, and it's easy to root for him. His secondary characters, including Russian athlete-turned-scientist/spy Katarina Luskaya, the husband-and-wife team of Paul and Gamay Trout, and Garand's enforcer Andras "the knife" are all well-developed and add to the excitement of the story. The story itself is well-conceived, and is loaded with action from the very start. Fans of good action/adventure stories will want to read "Devil's Gate". Highly recommended.
As most Cussler books do this one opens with a flashback, this time to 1951 when a plane with a suspicious cargo goes down near the Azores. Fast forward and a scientist for the Large Hadron Collider stages his own kidnapping. The scientist is drawn into the dictator's plan for a super weapon that will hold the world's superpowers hostage to his whim.
The dictator tests his weapon on a ship near where Austin's NUMA vessel is sailing. There is the "James Bondesque" quality of some of the characters, plot lines and dialogue - and credibility is strained. Cussler and collaborator Graham Brown add a little international romance as well. But if you enjoy Cussler's regular fare you will find this an enjoyable if "reality-stretching" good vs. evil story.