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JOIN KURT AUSTIN AND THE NUMA TEAM CHASING RELIC THIEVES ROUND THE WORLD IN THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM GRAND MASTER OF ADVENTURE, CLIVE CUSSLER
ANCIENT SECRETS. MODERN WEAPONS . . .
When Kurt Austin rescues the crew of a Scottish trawler, he finds himself trying to save them not once but twice. First, from the violent storm that dashes their vessel into jagged rocks and, second, from the deadly gunmen desperate to get their hands on its lost cargo of stolen Egyptian artefacts.
Soon Kurt - with the assistance of resourceful MI5 agent Morgan Manning - is on the hunt for the source of these artefacts. It's a journey that takes them around the world and draws the fury of the mysterious Bloodstone group - an international network of murderous individuals who'll kill anyone in their way.
But what do gunmen want with ancient loot?
One thing is for sure, if Kurt is to find out he's going to be in the cross hairs of some ruthless and well-armed foes . . .
'Twists that will make even hardcore adventure fans say "wow!" This is fast-paced, nonstop fun. Cussler fans will gobble it up' Kirkus
Praise for Clive Cussler
'The Adventure King' Sunday Express
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'Nobody does it better . . . nobody!' Stephen Coonts
'Just about the best in the business' New York Post
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.