The Storm (NUMA Files #10)
The Storm is no exception. Cussler has made a career of a tried and true formula going back three decades and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Strong characters escaping implausible situtati ...more
It is the standard Cussler adventure template with a few expected twists and cursory nod to modern technology and ecological issues. However, the series is clearly missing the loving Cussler prose that characterised the Pitt series.
It has all of the ingredients but wi ...more
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7 January 2013
The Storm by Clive Cussler is a very thrilling book with many twists and turns that are impossible to predict. The book’s main characters, Kurt and Joe, are agents at the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). They find themselves in plenty of situations involving an evil mastermind who wants to alter the world’s weather patterns. The unpredictable storyline and the intriguing plot make The Storm a bestselling novel. Mr. Cussler cre ...more
NUMA medewerkers ontdekken in de Indische Oceaan temperatuurverschillen terwijl ze daar metingen verrichten. Op een dag terwijl ze die metingen aan het uitvoeren zijn worden ze aangevallen door een smurrie die alles opeten wat er op hun pad komt. De catamaran wordt leeg aangetroffen en dan stuurt Dirk Pitt Kurt Austin met een team mensen naar de plaats des onheils om dit nader te gaan onderzoeken en antwoorden te vinden op de vragen hoe dit kon gebeuren en het waarom.
Jinn al - Kalif woo ...more
I have learned as a result of this reading that it may be possible for me to escape from being entrapped in a dry well if I am fortunate to have a rubber tire to my back by crab walking up the wall and flexing my six pack abdominal muscles!
I will read more by this author. It is not longer a "man" book to me.
You know what you're getting going in. It's not fine literature, but it's entertaining in the mindless action flick kind of way. This one involves nanites being used to effect weather patter ...more
So I get to page 45, and read this:
"He and Joe had been through a decade of adventures together. They'd been in endless scrapes, ...more
Arriving in 2012, three NUMA researchers disappear in the middle of the Indian Ocean, but their catamaran survives badly burned leaving behind a curious residue. Kurt is sent in to discover the mystery of the missing crew. Add a beautiful Russian researcher ...more
And there is good writing here, the story is told cleanly, crisply and just as easy to read. But somehow, this wasn't quite the same to read as previo ...more
I am partial to stories about Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala. They remind me of the early Dirk Pitt books in their swagger and derring do.
The Storm is a timely tale that explore ...more
NUMA investigators Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are called to look into their disappearance. Upon closer inspection of the the mysterious mass that attacked the ship, they found it contained nanomachi ...more
While surveying a tempature anamoly in the Indian Ocean, the crew on a NUMA research vessel goes missing. Their ship arrives in port with fi ...more
Cussler and Brown don't disappoint with hair-raising robot and seaplane chase scenes. Infiltration into a hidden bunker, miraculous risings from the dead (two for Austin!), rescue on a deserted island, storming a boat at sea, and pulling a Hans Brinker. Just all in a day's work for Kurt and Joe.
I'd be wondering why the woman was running away when Austin stepped after her. I
i found it to be a fast-paced, exciting read and i think i'll be looking for some of the previous books by Clive Cussler (with Graham Brown, an atty who lives in AZ, co-authoring). The Storm is one of those, what I’ve heard my friend say or read others describe as: classic Cussler testosterone-driven action, over-the-horizon technical wizardry, beautiful and talented women, and exotic locations. it’s all true.
Kurt Austin and his f ...more
Noen timer senere er Kurt og Joe på vei til Det Indiske Hav. Hva de finner på den nest ...more