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The Storm (NUMA Files #10)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  4,508 Ratings  ·  320 Reviews
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.

A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on the
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Chris Bauer
Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I have to admit there is something comforting in reading a Cussler book. Its like hanging out with an old friend you only see a couple of times a year. You know how the conversation will go, what beers he/she will drink and when you're done, you're done. No awkward good byes. Just a simple "see you next time."

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
Natascha Limpt
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it
De storm is lang niet het eerste boek van Cussler dat ik gelezen heb, maar ik kan me niet heugen eerder een verhaal te hebben gelezen waarbij Kurt Austin de hoofdrol speelde. Hoewel er al heel wat avonturen aan dit verhaal zijn voorafgegaan, was dit niet storend tijdens het lezen. Het verhaal staat in principe helemaal op zichzelf.

Cussler en Brown openen het verhaal met twee hoofdstukken die zich tientallen jaren voor de gewone verhaallijn afspelen. De gebeurtenissen zijn spannend beschreven en
Ghost Archer
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
I started reading Clive Cussler with Raise the Titanic many, many years ago and since that time I have always looked forward to his next book. Sadly, that enthusiasm has waned over the last few years as Mr. Cussler has expanded his scope and cast of characters. When the Storm appeared, I did not even consider it as a purchase and truthfully had it not been a gift I doubt I would have read it but once I have a book in my hands I am compelled to read it no matter how bad. Do not mistake me, The St ...more
Barbara ★
This has your classic megalomaniac set on ruling the world. In this case it's a Bedouin who had his world turned upside down and is seeking revenge against the entire world. One of those "I'll show you what messing with me gets you" crazy people. Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on the case and these two problem-solvers are amazing at figuring out what's going on and how to take down the insane lunatic. Of course, they are not magicians and tend to get into death-defying situations before actually ...more
Steven Feeney
Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-52-books
As a long running fan of Clive Cussler, including both his fiction and non-fiction, it has been a real shame to watch the dilution of the Cussler name with inferior co-writers. The Storm, unfortunately, continues the downward trend.

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
Edwin Kort
Het lezen van een Cussler is net zo iets als het een paar keer per jaar ontmoeten van een goede vriend. Je weet welke conversatie's je zal hebben, hoe hij zijn koffie drinkt, en bij het afscheid nemen, weet je dat je elkaar snel weer zult ontmoeten.

De Storm is geen uitzondering. Cussler heeft een beproefde formule, die hij al meer dan 30 jaar gebruikt. Sterke karakters die uit onmogelijke situaties ontsnappen, check. Een wereldbedreigende maniak, check. Actie en avontuur, check.

Het boek is geen
Jan 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Alexander Russ
Acadenic English 10
Ms. Emmett
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
Steven Daniel
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book, The Storm by Clive Cussler was a very interesting book. I thought it was a great book that had lots of descriptive detail and painted a picture in my head as I read. Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on an expedition to find out what destroyed their fellow workers' ship, what it could potentially do, and who was behind it all. This book offers everything from modern day technology with nanobots, all the way back to a World War 2 island with soldiers there who still think it is World War 2 ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clive-cussler
Clive Cussler doing what he does best, a fantastic riveting read which I completed in one sitting. This being about a wealthy power mad Yemeni who is set on controlling the weather at the beck and call of the highest bidder, but he did not reckon on Kurt and Joe and their team, a reclusive billionaire living on a man-made island and a rag tag band of men from a Acific Island, and the occasional appearance of Dirk Pitt was good. Loved it waiting for the next but really looking forward to the new ...more
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another adventure with Jurt Austin and the NUMA crew as they work the thwart an attempt to change the ocean temperature which would change the wind and where the rains would fall. The method was to manufacture nano machines that would change the reflectivity of the ocean (Indian)to change the water temperature. The nanobots were controlled by radio and could be directed to attack and devour living matter and reproduce themselves. CUssler a it again with a rapid fire action adventure and a quick ...more
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
We expect to fly back to North Texas from Luxor on our upcoming cruise from the Indian Ocean to the Red sea so perhaps we will be able to view the Aswan dam which is a focus point of this novel.
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!
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
My first Clive Cussler book. AWESOME. Imagine if you will, a swarm of microbots in the ocean with the ability to change the weather pattern anywhere in the world. What would happen? What would happen if these microbots were meant to keep the waters clean of debris and were able to "reproduce" uncontrolled? Originally created for good, but made bad.

I will read more by this author. It is not longer a "man" book to me.
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Love each Cussler book I read. So much fun.
Virginia Winfield
Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this is a very good book. always something happening.
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Eric Peterson
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Clive Cussler was a staple of my 7th and 8th grade reading diet and it was fun to go back to him for the second time in my adult life. It's interesting, and I'd have to read more, but this one and the last one I read dealt more with modern robotics and technology (this one having much in common with Michael Crichton's 'Prey') and somehow felt much less effective than his earlier work. GRANTED, this is adult perspective contrasting with junior high perspective. I'd love to find the Cussler book w ...more
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
I can't decide who I like the best...Kurt Austin, Isaac Bell, Dirk Pitt...if I HAD to say I guess I'd go with Dirk, but I love all of Cussler's characters. His NUMA Files are pretty good, this is only the second one I've read but both were fabulous. It reminded me a bit of the third Spider-Man with Tony Maguire, with the weird black substance, except in this is was micromachines. The idea was cool with the robots and stuff and seemed kind of Sci-Fi for Cussler, he usually tends to stick to histo ...more
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, adventure
Too formulaic for my tastes, Cussler's books have become too similar in style and form. Even without Dirk and Al the two protagonists are still, well, Dirk and Al. And I miss Adm. Sandeker, so I admit the original cast was better than this newer version. Perhaps I've become too demanding of a reader after having enjoyed so many of Cussler's early books. If so, I can only blame it on the author. This one just is not as good as the early ones and falls in the 3 star range, read it if you must or a ...more
Edward III
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Storm was a lot of fun. This one centers around Kurt Austin and his gang, but Dirk makes an appearance. Dirk is now the head of NUMA, Cussler's fictional US National Underwater Marine Agency) The book is more SF than most of Clive’s books, but it's believable in an adventure story kind of way. Solid fun, and I think I’ll dig into some of the Dirk Pitt novels I haven’t read. Clive Cussler is the Poseidon of sea adventure stories, and The Storm doesn’t disappoint. Have to add that Cussler’s co ...more
Kathy Davie
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
Tenth in the NUMA Files action suspense series revolving around Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala, troubleshooters for NUMA.

My Take

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

John McAbee
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kurt Austin and Joe at it again to save the world.

One of the best Kurt Austin and side kick Joe using all of their talents to locate and analysis of situation to save the good from the bad. Topic was unusually interesting and kept this reader's attention to the end. Strongly recommend this be added to the Clive read list.
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Zwei Sterne für eine halbwegs ok Idee. Der Rest: fast peinliches Jungs-Geschreibsel mit Klugschiss, flachen Charakteren und einer seltsam dünnen Geschichte, in der viel geschieht aber nichts passiert. Und die letzten beiden Sätze verraten alles über die Qualität des Buches.
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: adventure
Nonstop fast paced action packed.
A maniac with a god complex wishes to control the world via minibots. While a good story fit for the big screen I felt it was too fast paced for the characters to develop.
Miraç Saral
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have read many of the Dirk Pitt stories this is my first Kurt Austin and I didn't enjoy these characters much. The plot line of microbots was interesting.
Jeff Fambrough
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clive-cussler
Really like how this one ended a pleasure to read Clive
Ian McGaffey
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
This was an interesting look into the misappropriation of technology for nefarious purposes. I was a little disappointed when the historical side didn't end up playing much of a role in the story, but it was still neat to have it included.
Mimi Wolske
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a friend loaned this book to me with the promise that i'd love it.

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
Marianne Søiland
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Vi er i det Indiske Hav. En av mannskapet på NUMA sin forskningsbåt er i ferd med å ta de siste vannprøvene i havet. Det er solnedgang og en lang arbeidsdag er over. Plutselig ser han noe som likner på svart olje som siger rundt i vannet foran dem. Dette er ikke olje! Som en horde av yrende maur angriper plutselig en sverm svarte partikler forskningsbåten og dreper alle ombord mens båten selv går opp i flammer.

Noen timer senere er Kurt og Joe på vei til Det Indiske Hav. Hva de finner på den nest
David Roberts
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am reviewing the adventure novel The Storm by Clive Cussler et al which is an excellent story which I bought from a local supermarket. In Britain this novel has only just been released on the paperback bestsellers chart and is currently doing quite well. It's part of the Kurt Austin series or the NUMA files as it is sometimes called. Actually he also does a Dirk Pitt series who also reputedly works for NUMA in a fiction sense and occasionally features as Kurt's boss in these novels. This novel ...more
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Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time ...more
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