The “spine-tingling adventures” (Chicago Tribune) of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala continue as the NUMA® crew teams up with a beautiful Russian agent in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.
NUMA Special Assignment Team leader Kurt Austin, and his right-hand man, Joe Zavala, are looking forward to a submersible race to test out their prototype Barracuda, in an effort to enjoy their own special brand of rest and relaxation. But then a Japanese cargo ship cruising the eastern Atlantic near the Azores bursts into flames. When a gang of pirates try to take advantage of the disaster, their own boat explodes. And Austin and Zavala find they’ve got no choice but to investigate.
The discovery of ships and planes littered across the sea floor in an underwater graveyard lead the NUMA team to the research of a top scientist, who recently disappeared off the streets of Geneva. Somehow connected to the decades-old defection of a mysterious citizen of the USSR, the scientist’s studies on magnetics may offer answers. But Austin and Zavala will have to seek help from another Russian operative if they are going to find out the truth.
Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention that are unique to Cussler, Devil’s Gate is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.
Sierra Leone's ambitious dictator, Djemma Garand, has coerced Alexander Cochrane into constructing "a directed-energy weapon of incredible power," which can cook people from the inside out in the action-packed ninth Kurt Austin adventure (after 2009's Medusa) from bestseller Cussler and new collaborator Brown (Black Rain). A test of the weapon on a cargo vessel happens to occur near a ship transporting Austin and his NUMA (National Underwater Maritime Agency) Special Operations Team to the Azores. Austin's rescue attempt of the stricken boat brings him into direct conflict with Andras, a vicious thug in Garand's employ. Both men escape to battle another day in a James Bond like plot that includes an attractive Russian scientist, Katarina Luskaya, who becomes both love interest and hostage. In the end, Andras conveniently gives Austin a fighting chance to escape a death trap. Thriller fans who aren't too picky about credibility will be most rewarded.
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Great book for a long plane ride
Lots of page-turning action adventure. On the mindless side.
Another great book in the series
Another great Cussler adventure thriller. I have read a dozen and they have all been an exciting, hard to put down read. Great fun!