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About the Author
Clive Cussler (19312020) was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy books in several bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, Cussler and his NUMA crew of volunteers discovered and surveyed more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much publicity.
Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun, among other works. A pilot and attorney, he lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1664619410
- ISBN-13 : 978-1664619418
- Publisher : Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged Edition (June 5, 2012)
- Language: : English
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"The Storm" begins with a very short Prologue set in 1943 in the Indian Ocean. A "fast freighter" is under attack by the Japanese. Its top secret cargo seems to be of great interest to them. Chapter 1 takes us to 1967 in northern Yemen. A family is slaughtered and a pact to take revenge is set. Fast forward to June 2012 when a NUMA research vessel is overrun by some type of particle mass that swarms the ship, leading to the deaths of its three-person crew.
These three seemingly disparate events bring the NUMA Special Projects team (Austin, Zavala, and the Trouts) to the Maldives to investigate. Now that Dirk Pitt is Director of NUMA and rarely in the field, Kurt Austin has become the workhorse and he does a fine job of it.
First-time Cussler readers will not be disappointed, and long-time fans of the series should be pleasingly surprised with the new turn of writing events. I think everyone will enjoy this storm.
And finally a trivia footnote: One of the members of the evil consortium is Sheik Abin da-Alhrama. Readers may recognize the play on letters between Alhrama and Alhambra. Clive Cussler is a proud graduate of Alhambra High School.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water temperatures when it is suddenly attacked by a mysterious black horde. Immediately, the vessel is consumed by the strange black mass. Everyone aboard is killed. A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the area. Once on the scene, Kurt and Joe learn that the black mass actually includes tiny mircoscopic-sized nanomachines that destroy anything in their path.
These machines are the design of Elwood Marchetti, an electronics guru who believes that nanobots will do everything in the future. But Marchetti is not responsible for the attack on the NUMA vessel; Jinn Al-Khalif is. Jinn planted people close to him into Marchetti's operations and learned the design of the bots from them. He wants to use the power of the nanobots to change the patters of the earth's weather, and representatives from several countries have already paid millions of dollars to have more rain fall on their countries. But, Jinn also realizes the destructive power of the bots. Now, it's up to Kurt, Joe, and the rest of the NUMA team to stop him before it's too late.
Clive Cussler is one of my favorite authors, and I enjoy reading his fast-paced adventure stories. "The Storm" fits the bill perfectly. The story is definitely fast-paced and has lots of plot twists along the way. The characters are well-developed and the story rises in crescendo throughout.
I recommend "The Storm" very highly. Fans of action/adventure stories will surely enjoy it.