Sea of Greed
From the #1 New York Times bestselling master of adventure, a brand new mission for Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew--based on a remarkable historical incident.January 1968
Two submarines--one French, one Israeli--vanish in the Mediterranean within days of each other. Extensive search-and-rescue operations turn up no sign of either vessel. Thirty years later, the wreck of on...more
A 5-star adventure, and enough to keep me content while I wait for the next release in one of my favorite ...more
This adventure is quite timely due to the volatility of oil prices, the debate on which clean/alternate energy version will be adopted worldwide and yet another massive oil leak in the Gulf still recovering from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
As usual there is the flashback that has French and Israeli scientists creating a biological agent that attacks and 'eats' oil. The partnership falls apart and the French government sub tries to flee with the research and s ...more
The French don't come out looking well from the start of this action-oriented tale of treachery and greed that, at least in novels, always backfires on the bad guys. It's that textual journey to find out whodunnit and why-they-dunnit that I adore, and in this case, the conflict is quite topical, as it pits oil against alternative energies.
Cussler/Brown use multip ...more
I'm a great fan of most of what Mr. Cusslers writes. This book is so much fun. It will also suck you in where you don't want to stay away too long before you need to get back to it.
You need to read this book if you're a Cussler fan and if you don't know him, you'll become a fan
What is going on? How can this be stopped? What will the economic damage be to the world's oil market and thus financial markets as the fuel oil we need to rely on stops flowing?
As Kurt and Joe continue to save people from harrowing situations t ...more
Once again Clive Cussler comes thru. Kurt Austin and his crew manage to save the world one more time. This time, they take on a group that wants to take control of the world's oil supply. The ending is a bit lame, and there are a couple of loose ends, but this is the NUMA operations that everyone has come to know and love, with NO profanity or vulgarity.
A solid 3 I think.
An entertaining enough read that zipped along, like watching a Jason Statham movie.
Passed the time and kept the attention but not something I will probably ever read again. Or indeed want to.
The normal cast of characters appeared for a NUMA files story, although this time the story line of oil crisis caused by a biological weapon was more up to the minute than usual.
And is it just me but this was another novel where the story and action is bouncing along and then sudden ...more