JOIN KURT AUSTIN AND THE NUMA TEAM CHASING RELIC THIEVES ROUND THE WORLD IN THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER FROM MASTER OF ADVENTURE, CLIVE CUSSLER
'Twists that will make even hardcore adventure fans say "wow!" This is fast-paced, nonstop fun. Cussler fans will gobble it up' - Kirkus (Starred Review)
Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew risk everything to stop a cutthroat arms dealer from stealing a priceless ancient treasure.
In 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler - along with its mysterious cargo - sinks off the coast of Scotland.
How are these three mysterious events connected?
And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team?
Kurt and his team soon find themselves wrapped up in a treacherous treasure hunt as they race to find the lost Egyptian riches. . . before they fall into the wrong hands.
Other titles in The NUMA Files series include Final Option, The Oracle and The Titanic Secret.
Praise for Clive Cussler
'The Adventure King' Sunday Express
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'Nobody does it better... nobody!' Stephen Coonts
Bestseller Cussler's lively 17th NUMA Files novel (after 2018's Sea of Greed, also with Brown) finds Kurt Austin, the director of special projects for the U.S. government's National Underwater and Marine Agency, on the coast of Scotland, where he and sidekick Joe Zavala witness a trawler smashing against the rocks. Kurt and Joe rescue the crew and pull fragments of a stone tablet with Egyptian hieroglyphics from the sinking boat, along with a logbook from 1927 kept by a transatlantic pilot who crashed in Spain. Some murderous artifact smugglers, who belong to an organization called the Bloodstone Group, want these relics back. When interpreted by a British professor, these discoveries lead Kurt and Joe and their new partner, MI5 agent Morgan Manning, on a chase across Europe to America, where they end up in a treasure-filled cave in the Grand Canyon with Bloodstone agents hot on their heels. The twist ending fits neatly into the Cussler canon. Series fans will be pleased.