Books

Nighthawk

Clive Cussler (and others)

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, NUMA operatives Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don't-that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions.
From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster . . . but they may be caught in a race that no one can win.

The Emperor's Revenge

Clive Cussler (and others)

The Emperor's Revenge is the new action-packed Oregon Files adventure from bestselling author Clive Cussler.

A deadly bank heist, a narrow escape and a secret hidden in history that could cripple life as we know it.

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer.

It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia.

But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.

'Cussler is hard to beat'
Daily Mail

'The Adventure King'
Sunday Express

'Nobody does it better... nobody!'
Stephen Coonts

'Just about the best storyteller in the business'
New York Post

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler (and others)

The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.

Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate - petite young blonde women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America.

And the pattern goes beyond the physical resemblance of the victims - there are disturbing familiarities about the killings themselves that send a chill through even a man as experienced with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.

The Gangster

Clive Cussler (and others)

It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special Black Hand Squad, but the gangsters appear to be everywhere so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler (and others)

The new Dirk Pitt adventure from the Number 1 Sunday Times bestselling author

As Director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, Dirk Pitt has always had a knack for finding rouble. This time, though, trouble has found him . . .

On a NUMA mission to the Black Sea to locate the wreck of a lost Ottoman Empire ship, Pitt and his friend Al Giordino respond to an urgent Mayday from a nearby freighter.

But by the time they reach the area there's no one left alive - just dead bodies and the smell of sulphur in the air. When a massive blast from the stern suddenly scuttles the ship, Pitt and Giordino are lucky not to add to the death toll.

As they investigate the fate of the lost ship, they're plunged deep into an extraordinary series of discoveries.

And when connections emerge between a desperate attempt in 1917 o preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov empire, a Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo, modern-day nuclear smugglers and a brilliant engineer developing cutting-edge drone technology, Pitt is face with the most dangerous challenge of his career. One that will threaten the lives of his family and friends.

Packed with breathtaking suspense, switchback plotting and remarkable imagination, Odessa Sea proves once again that, when it comes to adventure, Clive Cussler is in a league of his own.


Praise for Clive Cussler:

'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail

'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes - Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers' Associated Press

'Nobody does it better. . . nobody!' Stephen Coonts

'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post

'The adventure king' Daily Express

Pirate

Clive Cussler (and others)

BRAND NEW FARGO ADVENTURE

Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo try to unravel another ancient and cryptic mystery.

An 800-year-old treasure . . .
An ancient cypher wheel . . .
A brutal murder . . .
And a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his.

Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history-or certain death.

Packed with hair-raising action, a whirlwind pursuit and a class A Clive Cussler villain this is a spectacular thrill ride from the Grand Master of Adventure.

****

'Cussler is hard to beat'
Daily Mail

'The Adventure King'
Sunday Express

'Nobody does it better... nobody!'
Stephen Coonts

'Just about the best storyteller in the business'
New York Post

'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers'
Associated Press

The Pharaoh's Secret

Clive Cussler (and others)

A Kurt Austin NUMA files adventure, The Pharaoh's Secret is a gripping, action-packed and suspense-filled tale that delves into the mysteries of Ancient Egypt and is set in and beside the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

A deadly poison
On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa a mysterious ship runs aground, explodes and releases a poisonous black mist. As the island's inhabitants fall where they stand, someone sends a distress call.

A rescue mission
Kurt Austin and the NUMA team are diving for antiquities when they pick up the call. As the only vessel for hundreds of miles, they attempt to rescue survivors. But something is very wrong about this incident.

A secret conspiracy
Tasked with finding who might be responsible, Kurt uncovers a secretive organization that is using the knowledge and power of the Ancient Egyptians to destabilize northern Africa.

If he doesn't find out why and how to stop them, millions will die . . .

Praise for Clive Cussler

'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail

'The Adventure King' Sunday Express

'Nobody does it better... nobody!' Stephen Coonts

'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post

'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers' Associated Press

The Solomon Curse

Clive Cussler (and others)

BENEATH THE WAVES A SECRET LIES
In the clear blue waters of the Solomon Islands the ruins of an ancient city have lain undisturbed for hundreds of years - until now.

GUARDED BY AN ANCIENT CURSE
Legend - even recent history - tells of a terrible fate befalling anyone foolish enough to venture near. Visitors do not return alive.

OR SOMETHING MORE DEADLY?
But when treasure-hunting team Remi and Sam Fargo dive to investigate the city, they find more than ancient monuments and lost artefacts.

Because someone is using the legends to hide their own dark and grisly secret. And the closer Remi and Sam get to discovering the truth, the closer they come to being the curse's next victims . . .

'Cussler is hard to beat'
Daily Mail

'The Adventure King'
Sunday Express

'Nobody does it better... nobody!'
Stephen Coonts

'Just about the best storyteller in the business'
New York Post

'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers'
Associated Press

Piranha

Clive Cussler (and others)

IT BEGINS IN FIRE AND DEATH
In 1902 a volcanic eruption devastates the island of Martinique. Many die - including a scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough.

A DARK LEGACY IS REDISCOVERED
One hundred years later one of the smartest men on the planet completes the scientist's work. Now in possession of a device that means no secret is safe, he sets out to bring the world to its knees.

AND MUST BE DESTROYED
But standing in his way are Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon. Now the man who knows everything faces the one man who will risk everything to stop him - but is it already too late?

'Cussler is hard to beat'
Daily Mail

'The Adventure King'
Sunday Express

'Nobody does it better... nobody!'
Stephen Coonts

'Just about the best storyteller in the business'
New York Post

'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers'
Associated Press

The Assassin

Clive Cussler (and others)

KANSAS, 1905

On a new well out on the plains an assassin's bullet kills oilman Spike Hopewell. Minutes later an explosion rips apart his refinery.

Death and destruction - just another bad day at the well?

Except Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency witnessed everything. He's trailing a murderer who has been targeting anyone brave enough to stand against the powerful interests of Standard Oil.

It's a cat and mouse chase which leads Bell to Texas and New York in pursuit of the sharpest shooter in the land.


Yet there's more to this assassin than meets the eye.

And they're creeping closer to Bell with each passing day . . .

Havana Storm

Clive Cussler (and others)

Dirk Pitt returns in Havana Storm, the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and No.1 New York Times bestselling author, Clive Cussler.

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous - a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba.

Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings the pair both to Cuba as well - and squarely into harm's way.

Pitt father, son and daughter have been in desperate situations before ... but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'The guy I read' Tom Clancy
'The adventure king' Daily Express
'Nobody does it better than Clive Cussler, nobody' Stephen Coonts

The Eye of Heaven

Clive Cussler (and others)

The Eye of Heaven is the outstanding new Fargo Adventure from Top Ten bestseller Clive Cussler.

Baffin Island, North-Western Canada: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on an environmental expedition to the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved-and filled with pre-Columbian artefacts from Mexico. It's a combination history suggests shouldn't be possible.

As the couple plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl-and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven-begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people ...

Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery-or death.

Filled with the trademark breakneck pace and bold plotting that he has made his own, The Eye of Heaven proves once again that Clive Cussler is the Grandmaster of Adventure. This brand new instalment in the popular FARGO Adventures series follows the bestselling titles Spartan Gold, Lost Empire, The Kingdom, The Tombs and The Mayan Secrets.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'The guy I read' Tom Clancy
'The adventure king' Daily Express

Ghost Ship

Clive Cussler (and others)

Ghost Ship is the latest action-packed novel in the No 1 New York Times-bestselling NUMA Files series from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler.

When Kurt Austin is injured while rescuing the passengers and crew of a sinking yacht, he wakes up with conflicting memories of what he saw. Did he witness an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard?

For reasons he cannot explain - yet - Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.

Determined to seek out the truth, in his hunt for answers, he soon descends into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, where he uncovers a pattern of suspicious accidents, vanishing scientists and a web of human trafficking.

Now, he must take on the sinister organization behind this conspiracy, facing off against them from Morocco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar.

But where this highly dangerous quest will ultimately take him, even he could not begin to guess...

Clive Cussler, author of recent New York Times bestsellers The Tombs, Poseidon's Arrow, and The Striker brings us the knuckle-whitening doomsday materpiece, Ghost Ship.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail

'The guy I read' Tom Clancy

'The adventure king' Daily Express

Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt ® adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA Files® adventures, most recently Zero Hour; the Oregon Files, such as Mirage; the Isaac Bell adventures, which began with The Chase; and the highly successful most recent series, the Fargo Adventures. He lives in Arizona.

Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun, and the co-author with Cussler of Devil's Gateand Zero Hour. A pilot and an attorney, he lives in Arizona.

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The Bootlegger

Clive Cussler (and others)

The Bootlegger is the seventh of Clive Cussler's bestselling Isaac Bell novels.

It is 1920. Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing.

When Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed while in pursuit of a rum-running vessel, his friend and employee, Isaac Bell, swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers. But Bell doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to the shooting is executed in a manner peculiar to the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these were no ordinary bootleggers.

Bell is facing a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

An adventure laced with secret cargo and assassins, The Bootlegger is the seventh of Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell novels, and follows The Spy, The Thief and The Striker.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

Cussler is hard to beat - Daily Mail
The guy I read - Tom Clancy
The Adventure King - Sunday Express

Mirage

Clive Cussler (and others)

In October 1943 a US destroyer vanished out of Philadelphia, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't convinced.

Now, a new weapon is for sale - one linked to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to unearth the truth, he discovers that the stakes are dangerously high - but it may already be too late...

The Mayan Secrets

Clive Cussler (and others)

The Mayan Secrets is the exceptional fifth Fargo Adventure novel by Clive Cussler.

Mexico, present day: a revelation of precious knowledge from the past has the power to change the course of humanity's future.

Treasure-hunting husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Central America when they come upon a remarkable discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot. Inside the pot is a well-preserved Mayan book, larger than any previously found by archaeologists.

The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them - as the Fargos are about to find out.

Before their adventure is done, men and women will die for the riches contained in the ancient book - and it's just possible that Sam and Remi may be among them . . .

With all the breakneck pace, wild imagination and high stakes thrills that Clive Cussler has made his own, The Mayan Secrets proves once again that the World's No.1 Adventure Writer is in a league of his own. It is the latest in the gripping Fargo Adventure series, following the bestselling titles Spartan Gold, Lost Empire, The Kingdom and The Tombs.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'The guy I read' Tom Clancy
'The adventure king' Daily Express

Zero Hour

Clive Cussler (and others)

Zero Hour is the latest in a string of nerve-shredding NUMA Files novels from Clive Cussler.

A burning helicopter crashes into Sydney Opera House and Kurt Austin is flung headlong into a race to avert global catastrophe . . .

Attempting to save a man in a speedboat from a sniper swooping in by helicopter, Kurt Austin lands himself in trouble with the Australian secret service. Though he gives them their only clue - 'Tartarus', the last word of a dying man - Kurt is brusquely warned off. Intrigued and never one to ignore a mystery he is soon on the trail of a crazed scientist hellbent on unleashing a deadly destructive force: machines capable of triggering earthquakes.

Now Austin must assemble the NUMA team. Their mission? To find and stop this madman before he tears the world apart.

Clive Cussler, author of recent New York Times bestsellers The Tombs, Poseidon's Arrow and The Striker, brings us Zero Hour, the new adrenalin-soaked doomsday masterpiece in the NUMA Files series.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

'Clive Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail

'The guy I read' Tom Clancy

'The adventure king' Daily Express

The Striker

Clive Cussler (and others)

The Striker is the sixth novel in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series.

It is 1902, and Isaac Bell is investigating sabotage in a West Virginia coal mine. But when he stops a runaway train, saving countless lives, Bell discovers that it is part of a conspiracy to frame striking miners.

From West Virginia to Pittsburgh, New York City and Cincinnati, Bell is now on the hunt for clues to discover who is behind this murderous scheme. It puts him up against a ruthless agent provocateur allied to a cabal of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness. Bell must prevent them starting a war which could bring the nation to its knees.

Introducing us to Isaac Bell early in his career, The Striker is a pulse-pounding adventure from the world's favourite writer of non-stop thrillers.

Praise for Clive Cussler:
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'The guy I read' Tom Clancy
'The Adventure King' Daily Express

The Tombs

Clive Cussler (and others)

The Tombs is the thrilling fourth Fargo adventure by Clive Cussler.

It's a prize beyond imagination.

When an archaeologist excavating a top secret historical site realizes the magnitude of his discovery he requests help from treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo. And in rushing to join him, the husband and wife team are thrown into their most daring quest to date.

The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder, a bounty that has never been found.

But as Sam and Remi piece together the puzzle, the trail takes them through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan and not to a single tomb, but five. And into the path of deadly danger. They are not the only ones hunting for the High King's riches.

The Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself . . . and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs'riches as his own.

Packed with heart-pounding action and boundless invention, The Tombs is an exceptional thriller from the grand master of adventure. The Tombs is the fourth of Clive Cussler's Fargo Adventures, and follows Lost Empire and The Kingdom.

Praise for Clive Cussler:

'The guy I read' Tom Clancy

Poseidon's Arrow

Clive Cussler (and others)

Poseidon's Arrow by bestselling Clive Cussler is the twenty-second thrilling Dirk Pitt adventure.

In 1943 a submarine returning from a secret mission is attacked, its vital cargo believed lost . . .

Three quarters of a century later, NUMA director Dirk Pitt is asked to help locate a missing person: the scientist responsible for the design of the revolutionary Poseidon's Arrow submarine. This craft is so advanced and dangerous that any government would kill to posses it - and not only has its designer disappeared, but so too have the plans.

But this is no simple search.

It leads Pitt from Washington to the Panama jungle, draws in the full resources of NUMA, and slowly unravels a deadly conspiracy that seeks to bring the world to its knees- and only Pitt can prevent it.
Poseidon's Arrow follows Artcic Drift, Crescent Dawn and Atlantis Found as the next in the enthralling Dirk Pitt adventures. Clive Cussler is on form as ever, fans of previous work in the Dirk Pitt series will love this as will anyone who has enjoyed work from his NUMA files series of indeed the Fargo adventures.

Praise for Clive Cussler:
'The Adventure King' Sunday Express
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'The guy I read' Tom Clancy

Clive Cussler

Biography

Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt® adventures, such as Havana Storm; the NUMA® Files adventures, most recently The Pharaoh's Secret; the Oregon Files, such as The Emperor's Revenge; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Solomon Curse. He lives in Arizona.