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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • AQJGU
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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).
  • 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
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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
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    The Cutthroat, the tenth book in Clive Cussler and Justin Scott's Private Detective Isaac Bell series, is full of action and mystery.

    It's 1911 and a young woman who ran away from home to become an actress has disappeared. Bell gets a shock when her murdered body shows up but his investigation leads him into terrifying territory: a serial killer is targeting petite blonde women all across America...
  • ASZVN
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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).
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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
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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).
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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).
  • 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).
  • ASZVT
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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).
  • AAHVT
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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.
  • ADCXX
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    Some treasures are best left buried...Scuba diving off the Tanzanian coast, husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team, Sam and Remi Fargo discover a huge ship's bell, covered in cryptic carvings. But as they struggle to first recover the bell and then decode its clues, they find they are not alone in wanting to discover its secrets. When news of the find is publicised, Mexican President Quauhtli Garza is forced to act. He knows that this bell comes from a former Confederate ship that sank off the African coast and he fears that the discovery of a missing piece of a Quetzalcoatl statuette, which was aboard the ship, will undermine his plans for Mexico's future. With Garza determined to stop the Fargos investigation at all costs, the couple are drawn into a deadly conspiracy that connects the 1883 Krakatoa explosion with an attempt to resurrect the fallen Aztec empire...
  • ASZVY
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    Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon crew return in Clive Cussler's Dark Watch. A deadly band of pirates is terrorizing the waters of the Far East - and the crew of the Oregon may be the only people who can stop them...Juan Cabrillo and his expert team on the Oregon are used to working dirty, dangerous jobs. While thwarting terrorist missiles, Cabrillo and the crew stumble on pirates in the seas of China - men who are more concerned with destroying ships with their Shock and Awe attacks than plundering their valuables. When the team grows desperate for all the information they can get, one of Juan's best men risks everything to get closer to the truth. Soon, the Oregon team will discover that the pirates are hiding a much more deadly power: an international conspiracy of slavery that will rock the very foundations of the world banks. Millions of dollars and thousands of lives are at stake - and Juan Cabrillo is their only hope...Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail).
  • AXLRF
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    *The No.1 New York Times bestseller* Private Detective Isaac Bell crosses some of America's harshest terrain in pursuit of the most twisted killer yet, in the latest action-packed historical blockbuster from Sunday Times bestseller Clive Cussler. Women are being brutally murdered all over America ...it's going to take an extraordinary mind to uncover the truth before it's too late. The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate - petite young blonde women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America. And the pattern goes beyond the physical resemblance of the victims - there are disturbing familiarities about the killings themselves that send a chill through even a man as experienced with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.
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    The new Dirk Pitt adventure from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling authorAs Director of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, Dirk Pitt has always had a knack for finding rouble. This time, though, trouble has found him . . .On a NUMA mission to the Black Sea to locate the wreck of a lost Ottoman Empire ship, Pitt and his friend Al Giordino respond to an urgent Mayday from a nearby freighter.But by the time they reach the area there's no one left alive - just dead bodies and the smell of sulphur in the air. When a massive blast from the stern suddenly scuttles the ship, Pitt and Giordino are lucky not to add to the death toll.As they investigate the fate of the lost ship, they're plunged deep into an extraordinary series of discoveries.And when connections emerge between a desperate attempt in 1917 o preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov empire, a Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo, modern-day nuclear smugglers and a brilliant engineer developing cutting-edge drone technology, Pitt is face with the most dangerous challenge of his career. One that will threaten the lives of his family and friends.Packed with breathtaking suspense, switchback plotting and remarkable imagination, Odessa Sea proves once again that, when it comes to adventure, Clive Cussler is in a league of his own.Praise for Clive Cussler:'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail'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'Nobody does it better. . . nobody!' Stephen Coonts'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post'The adventure king' Daily Express
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    The 14th book in Clive Cussler and Graham Brown's NUMA series finds the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishing over the South Pacific.

    Both China and Russia would be very interested in the secrets it contains so Kurt and the team are soon drawn into a stealthy race to locate the wreck first... If allowed to thaw, the cargo could obliterate the face of the earth if allowed to thaw.
  • ACVIZ
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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.
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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.
  • ABUOM
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.