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Ghost Ship (The NUMA Files) Hardcover – May 27, 2014
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“Electrifying…Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to an explosive climax.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for the NUMA Files novels of Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
“Devil’s Gate is a breathtakingly suspenseful, wildly inventive, enjoyable thriller. Hard-core fans will snap it up.” -Library Journal
“Cussler and Brown deliver nonstop action in Zero Hour. The most exciting NUMA Files novel in the series!” -Associated Press
About the Author
Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun, and the coauthor, with Cussler, of Devil’s Gate, The Storm, and Zero Hour. A pilot and an attorney, he lives in Arizona.
Top Customer Reviews
Well, here it comes. The world has grown so dependent on computer systems that we don't fully understand just how vulnerable that can really make us. We all know that hackers are out there and they are stealing identities from people every day and ruining credit scores and lives.
But what if the hackers were to actually hack a "Government" and steal that "Government's" identity? How devastating could that really be, and is it really possible.
Add to that some detective work, some advance bioengineering issues and you have a novel that is fun to read, fast paced and typical Cussler good times.
Kurt Austin is struggling as we start the book. He has appeared to have an emotional melt down. He is seeing a psychiatrist to try and get himself back in the game. Really, come on, Kurt Austin? He is our hero of hero's, how can he have a mental breakdown. But it is true and those around him are concerned about his ability to function.
Throw into the mix that he answers a rescue call for a ship in distress to discover that it is an old love, Sienna, who is on the ship with her husband and their children. When he and Zavala get there the boat is sinking. He goes aboard (in a huge storm) to try and effect a rescue. But all he does is see the floating body of what is most likely one of Sienna's children. He then is knocked out cold and has to be rescued himself.
When he comes to, he accepts the fact that Sienna is dead and moves on. But is that true Kurt Austin fashion?Read more ›
The plot is action packed, and far fetched (just how I like my military thrillers, thankyou.), and there was a sprinkling of humour and morality that just lifted the story. The plot was quite easy to follow, and even though the turns weren’t surprising, the journey was thorougly enjoyable.
The characters were a good ensemble cast, which is suprising as these books usually have one ‘hero’ character. It’s nice to see people working as a TEAM!. My personal favourite character of this novel was Duke – everytime he said something, I laughed out lout. Especially when things were in a bit of a crisis state.
I am unable to compare this book to any other Cussler novels, as previously mentioned, this is my first foray into his works, but it was enjoyable enough reading experience. Maybe when I have hunted out some of the older Cusslers I will be able to see how different this book is his, when compared to his standalone works.
This time, Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team (to include the hubby-and-wife duo of Paul & Gamay Trout, new supporting characters Duke and Elena, plus Dirk Pitt and Hiram Yaeger in a most behind-the-scenes role) must deal with the murderous Brevard family, a multigenerational family of wealthy gangsters living in their posh compound/palace in Madagascar; mastermind Sebastian, brothers Egan and Laurent, and mysterious sister Calista (is she really a member of their family or not?). The Brevards are making use of both a mind-control technology and the kidnapping & extortion of super-hackers and technology experts from around the world to advance their criminal enterprise.
Among the victims of the Brevards' mind-control technology is none other than Kurt Austin himself; did he or did he not really see his friend and former lover, technological genius Sierra Westgate, perish in the sinking of a luxury yacht, and if she did survive (which nobody else but Kurt is initially inclined to believe), is she now in fact a pawn of the Brevards (and other villains like a certain Mr. Acosta)?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Never a dull moment nor a place to stop reading! A Clive Cussler at his best. Would definitely recommend this book.Published 7 days ago by Sandra H.
Very involved story, picking up from an old cops and robbers story. Plenty of action, underwater, underground and above ground. Read morePublished 24 days ago by JW
One of, if not Clive's best, he really outdid himself this time, it was so awesome! Keep them coming Clive, this is a just read for everyone!Published 1 month ago by Matthew Costa