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Clive Cussler

Famous for his adventure stories featuring Dirk Gently (a character named after his son, who he has now co-written a number of books with), Clive Cussler is one of the world's top-selling authors. Born in Aurora, Illinois on 15 July 1931, Clive Cussler worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency after leaving the military. He started writing fiction when his wife started working nights and he needed something to do after putting his children to bed.

Clive Cussler's books are full of larger-than-life plots and fantastical elements that ask 'What if?' With 24 Dirk Pitt novels and 13 NUMA books to his name, he has sold millions of books all over the world and often makes cameos in his own stories. In his spare time, he likes to scuba dive and is also the founder and chairman of the real-life National Underwater and Marine Agency.



Clive Cussler Books

  • ABOZK
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    In April 1950, the rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the waters of a Montana lake, revealing the remains of three men who died forty-four years before o astonishing all those who look on. Back to 1906 - the American West has been suffering a two-year crime spree: a string of bank robberies by one man who murders all witnesses, and then vanishes without a trace. The US government brings in the best man they can find - a no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast. But he has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco, he pursues the best criminal mind he has ever encountered. Soon, it will take all of Bell's skills not to prevail ...but merely to survive.
  • AGULI
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    Poseidon's Arrow by bestselling Clive Cussler is the next thrilling Dirk Pitt adventure. A man has developed the most revolutionary naval technology in decades: an attack submarine that can travel unimaginably fast. This man is dead. And part of his prototype is missing. Dirk Pitt and his NUMA team travel across the world in their search to retrieve the missing element, and as they close in, they discover that they are facing a much more dangerous threat than they had ever imagined. Poseidon's Arrow follows Artcic Drift, Crescent Dawn and Atlantis Found as the next in the enthralling Dirk Pitt adventures. Clive Cussler is on form as ever, fans of previous work in the Dirk Pitt series will love this as will anyone who has enjoyed work from his NUMA files series of indeed the Fargo adventures. Praise for Clive Cussler: "The Adventure King". (Sunday Express). "Cussler is hard to beat". (Daily Mail). "The guy I read". (Tom Clancy). Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt[registered] adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA[registered] Files adventures, most recently Medusa; the Oregon Files, such as The Jungle; the Isaac Bell adventures, which began with The Chase; and the highly successful new series - the Fargo adventures. He lives in Arizona.
  • ASZWD
    Clive Cussler
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    Sacred Stone is the second adventure for Clive Cussler's hero of the Oregon Files, Juan Cabrillo. Tens of thousands of years ago: a fist of stone punches through the Earth's atmosphere and falls on the snowy wastes of Greenland - its deadly secret waiting to be found by man...The discovery of a radioactive meteorite in Greenland sends Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his hi-tech ship Oregon - in Iceland to seize a nuclear weapon from terrorists - on a second rescue mission: to retrieve the dangerous stellar object before someone unlocks the terrible properties it holds. Unfortunately, Cabrillo is too late to prevent a fanatical group from spiriting the orb away. Now Cabrillo and his team aboard the Oregon have two problems: preventing the detonation of a nuclear bomb in London on New Year's Eve, and getting their hands on the meteorite before a madman uses it to start World War III...Clive Cussler, author of the bestselling Dirk Pitt novels including Arctic Drift and Black Wind, and co-author Craig Dirgo, put hero Juan Cabrillo to the test once more in the second Oregon Files adventure, Sacred Stone. Golden Buddha was the first. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Impossible to put down...a compelling sense of adventure that can rival any cinematic blockbuster' Big Issue 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
  • ASZVR
    Clive Cussler
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    In Golden Buddha Clive Cussler introduces a new hero: Juan Cabrillo. Clive Cussler is back with a new action hero for the high seas: Juan Cabrillo, captain of the Oregon, a state-of-the-art vessel disguised as a rusting heap of junk...When Cabrillo and his ship are hired by the US government to find an ancient statue known as the Golden Buddha, stolen from the Dalai Lama in 1959, the stakes couldn't be higher. Success of failure will determine the future of Tibet. Playing the Russians off against the Chinese while battling against mysterious forces who will do anything to stop them, the crew of the Oregon face a formidable foe. But like his extraordinary ship, the enigmatic Juan Cabrillo has more than a few aces up his sleeve...Packed with blazing action and daring exploits, Golden Buddha is a nerve-shredding thriller from the best in the business. The number-one bestseller Clive Cussler, author of the thrilling Dirk Pitt novels Crescent Dawn and Atlantis Found, and co-author Craig Dirgo tell the tale of a new hero - Juan Cabrillo - caught up in a plot of treasure hunting and international relations in,the first novel of the adventure series TheOregon Files, Golden Buddha. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy).
  • AQJGU
    Clive Cussler
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    Dirk Pitt returns in Havana Storm, the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and number 1 New York Times bestselling author, Clive Cussler. While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous - a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings the pair both to Cuba as well - and squarely into harm's way. Pitt father, son and daughter have been in desperate situations before...but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Clive Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy). "The adventure king." (Daily Express). "Nobody does it better than Clive Cussler, nobody." (Stephen Coonts).
  • ASZVX
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    THE LATEST KURT AUSTIN ACTION-PACKED NUMA FILES ADVENTURE NOVEL FROM THE UK NO.1 BESTSELLER CLIVE CUSSLER A deadly poison On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa a mysterious ship runs aground, explodes and releases a poisonous black mist. As the island's inhabitants fall where they stand, someone sends a distress call. A rescue mission Kurt Austin and the NUMA team are diving for antiquities when they pick up the call. As the only vessel for hundreds of miles, they attempt to rescue survivors. But something is very wrong about this incident. A secret conspiracy Tasked with finding who might be responsible, Kurt uncovers a secretive organization that is using the knowledge and power of the Ancient Egyptians to destabilize northern Africa. If he doesn't find out why and how to stop them, millions will die ...*** 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The Adventure King' Sunday Express 'Nobody does it better...nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post 'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers' Associated Press
  • AXBHZ
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    The ninth book in the action-packed series featuring Isaac Bell, from Sunday Times bestseller Clive Cussler Crime, corruption and murder in the back alleys of New York ...a vicious organisation is terrorising the city and only one man can stop them The Black Hand Strikes 1906, New York City. Italian gangsters calling themselves the Black Hand terrorize citizens in a menacing spree of kidnapping, extortion and arson. Who dares stop them? Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special 'Black Hand Squad' - but with each gangster caught a new one appears on the street. Are these new recruits or other criminals imitating the Black Hand? Where are these men coming from? Murder is just the beginning ...Then the killings start. Each victim is a man more powerful than the last. Bell is convinced that he's facing a murderous organization hell bent on bringing the city to its knees. But that's before he discovers their ultimate target - the most powerful man in the country: the President of the United States ...'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The Adventure King' Sunday Express 'Nobody does it better...nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post
  • AQPLC
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    Kansas, 1905. On a new well out on the plains an assassin's bullet kills oilman Spike Hopewell. Minutes later an explosion rips apart his refinery. Death and destruction - just another bad day at the well? Except Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency witnessed everything. He's trailing a murderer who has been targeting anyone brave enough to stand against the powerful interests of Standard Oil. It's a cat and mouse chase which leads Bell to Texas and New York in pursuit of the sharpest shooter in the land. Yet there's more to this assassin than meets the eye. And they're creeping closer to Bell with each passing day...Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat". (Daily Mail). "The guy I read". (Tom Clancy). "The Adventure King." (Sunday Express).
  • AAAQI
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    The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded. Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century ...ICEBERG.
  • ABDUQ
    Clive Cussler
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    December, 1941. Four brothers investigate the secrets of a treasure pit on a small island in the Pacific. But a sudden death and the coming war allow its secrets to lie forgotten ...Present day. Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon team have been sent to locate the remains of a crashed NASA satellite in the Argentine jungle. Coming under attack, they make a mysterious discovery which sends them to a small Pacific island. There, they will discover the deadly secrets of an ancient Chinese expedition - by the lost ship The Silent Sea. Now Cabrillo and his team are in a race against time to find the remains of The Silent Sea. Because there will be terrible consequences if someone else finds it first ..."The Silent Sea" is a gripping, white- knuckle ride of a novel, and is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best.
  • ARMHR
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    Isaac Bell is back in this BRAND NEW ADVENTURE BLOCKBUSTER from Sunday Times bestseller Clive Cussler *** THE PERPETRATORS It is 1906 and in New York City the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a menacing spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. THE INVESTIGATOR Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special "Black Hand Squad," but the gangsters appear to be everywhere. So much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitator mobs emerging, other criminals using the Black Hand name to further terrorise the city. WHERE WILL IT LEAD? But then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last. Bell knows that copycat or not he's facing a lethal organisation, and to his dismay their ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all. *** 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The Adventure King' Sunday Express 'Nobody does it better...nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post 'Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes-Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers' Associated Press
  • ASZVN
    Clive Cussler
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    Lost City is a nerve-shredding NUMA Files novel from Clive Cussler, international bestseller. Kurt Austin's toughest assignment yet...The discovery of a body frozen for ninety years in a glacier high in the French Alps seems of unlikely concern to Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects team. But when those on site are trapped in alpine tunnels flooding with glacial meltwater, Austin can hardly ignore a cry for help. And this near tragedy proves to be no mere accident. For the body held a secret. A secret someone was prepared to kill for. Soon Austin is plunged into a mystery involving a virulent algal weed ravaging the Atlantic's Lost City trench, while he and the team face a family of astonishing greed - who will stop at nothing to get what they want...Clive Cussler, author of the best-selling Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and The Treasure of Khan, and co-author Paul Kemprecos unravel a tangled web of conspiracy and greed in Lost City, the fifth novel of the action-packed NUMA Files series. Praise for Clive Cussler: "The Master is back...Cussler is in top form with this galloping tale of derring-do and world domination." (Sunday Express).
  • ASZVQ
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    White Death is Clive Cussler's fourth heart-pounding NUMA Files novel. When a confrontation between a radical environmental group and a Danish cruiser off the Faroe Islands sinks a ship, trapping her crew beneath the waves, Kurt Austin of NUMA is immediately called to the rescue. Investigating the collision, Austin uncovers a trail of sabotage that leads to a sinister multinational corporation seeking control of the waves. When he is almost killed for his trouble, Austin knows that this is one organization that will let nothing stand in its way. But with an environmental disaster underway, the clock is ticking for Austin and the NUMA team...Filled with heart-stopping adventure and endless imagination, White Death is an exceptional thriller from a writer at the height of his powers. Clive Cussler, author of the best-selling Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and The Treasure of Khan, and co-author Paul Kemprecos navigate a treacherous sea of sabotage and conspiracy in White Death, the fourth novel of the action-packed NUMA Files series. Lost City and Polar Shift are the fifth and sixth. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy).
  • BBCMX
    Clive Cussler
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    The Emperor's Revenge is the new action-packed Oregon Files adventure from bestselling author Clive Cussler. A deadly bank heist, a narrow escape and a secret hidden in history that could cripple life as we know it. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees. 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The Adventure King' Sunday Express 'Nobody does it better...nobody!' Stephen Coonts 'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post
  • ABUOJ
    Clive Cussler
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    A tidal wave of pounding excitement from the first page to the last ...Two and a half miles beneath the icy North Atlantic the mighty Titanic holds the key to the safety of the free world. The Americans want it. So do the Russians. Ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt faces one of the most stupendous tests of courage and ingenuity ever. Raise the Titanic is a spellbinding blockbuster of action and suspense.
  • ASZVT
    Clive Cussler
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    Fire Ice is Clive Cussler's third NUMA Files novel, packed with nerve-shredding suspense. In the Black Sea, Kurt Austin and the NUMA team discover an abandoned submarine base commandeered by a mining tycoon who claims Romanov ancestry. Backed by his incredible wealth, the tycoon has proclaimed himself Czar of Russia. He is determined to overthrow the already shaky Russian government - and he has a terrifying surprise in store for the Americans that will ensure they don't interfere. But standing in his way are Kurt Austin and the NUMA team...Packed with the hair-raising action and dazzling imagination that are his hallmarks, Fire Ice is a stunning thriller from a writer at the top of his game. Clive Cussler, author of the best-selling Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and Crescent Dawn, and co-author Paul Kemprecos unravel a tangled web of ambition and conspiracy in Fire Ice, the third novel of the action-packed NUMA Files series. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy).
  • ASZVU
    Clive Cussler
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    Medusa is Clive Cussler's eighth NUMA files novel featuring hero Kurt Austin. In the Micronesian Islands, a top-secret US undersea lab vanishes...At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere operated by NUMA and overseen by Kurt Austin is attacked and becomes stranded half a mile below the surface. Only quick thinking and bold action will save the crew - which includes the head of a certain, now-missing undersea lab - from a watery grave. Austin is convinced both events are connected, and he puts NUMA on the case. Soon he's uncovering some hideous medical experiments and evidence of a terrifying virus that could be used to create a worldwide pandemic. Behind it all lies an ambitious Chinese criminal organization prepared to commit mass murder to achieve its ends. Now Austin must put his life on the line in order that millions will be saved from death...Clive Cussler, author of the best-selling Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and Trojan Odyssey, and co-author Paul Kemprecos put their hero, Kurt Austin, at the forefront of a battle against time and global pandemic in Medusa, the eighth novel of the action-packed NUMA Files series. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy).
  • ANMJW
    Clive Cussler
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    Ghost Ship is the latest action-packed novel in the No 1 New York Times-bestselling NUMA Files series from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler. When Kurt Austin is injured while rescuing the passengers and crew of a sinking yacht, he wakes up with conflicting memories of what he saw. Did he witness an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain - yet - Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection. Determined to seek out the truth, in his hunt for answers, he soon descends into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, where he uncovers a pattern of suspicious accidents, vanishing scientists and a web of human trafficking. Now, he must take on the sinister organization behind this conspiracy, facing off against them from Morocco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where this highly dangerous quest will ultimately take him, even he could not begin to guess...Clive Cussler, author of recent New York Times bestsellers The Tombs, Poseidon's Arrow, and The Striker brings us the knuckle-whitening doomsday materpiece, Ghost Ship. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Clive Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy). "The adventure king." (Daily Express). Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (registered) adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA Files(registered) adventures, most recently Zero Hour; the Oregon Files, such as Mirage; the Isaac Bell adventures, which began with The Chase; and the highly successful most recent series, the Fargo Adventures. He lives in Arizona. Graham Brown is the author of Black Rain and Black Sun, and the co-author with Cussler of Devil's Gateand Zero Hour. A pilot and an attorney, he lives in Arizona. Find out more about the world of Clive Cussler by visiting the website.
  • ASZWA
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    Clive Cussler's fifth Oregon Files novel, Plague Ship, pits Juan Cabrillo against a deadly adversary. In a Norwegian glacier during World War Two a Nazi officer makes an extraordinary discovery - the most legendary ship of all time...Sixty years later Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon - a top secret state of the art military vessel disguised as a heap of junk - reap the terrible rewards of this find. In the Persian Gulf they encounter a cruise ship full of the dead and the dying. While attempting a rescue, the stricken liner erupts into a fireball. Cabrillo escapes with his life, and one survivor. When Cabrillo decides to probe deeper into this mystery, he finds a powerful cult obsessed with the end of the world. It is a discovery that sees the Oregon and her crew racing against time to prevent a sinister madman from using the secrets of the past to to destroy the future...Plague Ship is a high-stakes, high-seas adventure you won't be able to put down. The number-one bestseller Clive Cussler, author of the thrilling Dirk Pitt novels Arctic Drift and Valhalla Rising, and co-author Jack Du Brul are back with their most exciting Juan Cabrillo assignment yet in the fifth novel of adventure series The Oregon Files, Plague Ship. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy).
  • ACVIZ
    Clive Cussler
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    An ancient cargo long thought lost is about to be found. With terrible consequences ...Dirk Pitt is in the Middle East doing routine survey work when a spot of lucks leads him to an Ottoman wreck with a very curious cargo. While investigating the find, Pitt interrupts a night raid on Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum. Suddenly he's at the centre of a race to acquire a series of ancient and legendary artifacts. Meanwhile, a series of mosques across Turkey and Egypt are blown up, stoking tensions that may push the whole region to the brink of war. As Pitt comes to realize that the search for these artifacts and the bombings are related, he finds himself in a desperate bid to prevent a brother and sister team restoring the glory days of the Ottoman Empire for their own fanatical ends ...Packed with breathtaking suspense and fired by an extraordinary imagination, "Crescent Dawn" is a barnstorming read for all fans of action, suspense and intrigue.
  • ABUOM
    Clive Cussler
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    Major Dirk Pitt picked up the frantic distress call as he cruised his lumbering amphibious plane over the islands of the Aegean. Brady Air Force base was under fire, its entire force of jets destroyed on the ground ...by just one First World War bi-plane! A psychotic ex-Nazi, a bloodthirsty Greek strongman and a beautiful double agent set Pitt on the trail of the warped mastermind behind a devastating sabotage plot. And on that trail, danger and death are never far behind ...
  • ABUKV
    Clive Cussler
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    Dirk Pitt doesn't go looking for adventure: it finds him easily enough. His chance witnessing of an airship disaster - which nearly kills him - and subsequent discovery of the gruesome fate of the crew sets in motion the most nail-biting chain of events of his career. The hijacking on a golf course of one of the world's most powerful leaders; an exotic but outrageous undercover operation in the Caribbean; the sinister intrigue of a secret power base on the moon ...Pitt's considerable resources and guile are about to be tested to the limit. But when he finds a trail leading towards a fabulous treasure hidden fathoms deep in the ocean, Pitt realises he is on to something very special indeed. For somewhere in the raging waters lies the legendary lost lady of El Dorado, the golden prize that had already lured thousands to their graves ...
  • AAHVT
    Clive Cussler
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    Over thirty years ago, on an ultra-secret flight to the South Pacific, the transport plane Vixen 03 vanished. It was believed to be lost at sea. And carrying canisters of the most lethal substance known to man. Now Vixen 03 has returned to haunt the world. Dirk Pitt, the ace maritime troubleshooter who raised the Titanic, is the only man who can overcome the nightmarish problems involved in retrieving her cargo. And the price of failure is terrifying.
  • AGENM
    Clive Cussler
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    "The Thief" is Clive Cussler's fifth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell. A bold kidnapping aboard an ocean liner sends detective Isaac Bell across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse...Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear that a foreign power wishes to steal it before they can bring it to America. Bell and the Van Dorn Agency offer to protect them. And it isn't long before Bell is fighting skullduggery in the middle of the Atlantic. In New York City, as well as across the country as he and the inventors head for California, the deadly chase is on. On their trail is the murderous agent known only as the 'Acrobat', instructed to steal this world-changing invention - and kill anyone in his way...Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the "Dirk Pitt" novels "Crescent Dawn" and "Atlantis Found" - has legendary super-sleuth Isaac Bell protect a top-secret invention with the power to shape the course of history. "The Thief" is the fifth novel in the "Isaac Bell" series, following "The Race". Praise for Clive Cussler: "The Adventure King". ("Daily Express"). "The guy I read". (Tom Clancy). Bestselling author Clive Cussler has kept readers on the edges of their seats for four decades with his thrilling action novels. As well as "The Isaac Bell Adventures" there are also the "NUMA" and "Oregon Files" series, the "Dirk Pitt" stories (which started it all) and the "Fargo" series. Other titles in Cussler's first historical series - "The Isaac Bell Adventures" - include "The Chase", "The Spy", "The Race" and "The Thief" which are all available from Penguin. Justin Scott is the author of twenty-seven novels, including "The Shipkiller" and "Normandie Triangle".