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The "action-packed" (Publishers Weekly) new novel in the New York Times bestselling Kurt Austin Adventures... <P> A Japanese cargo ship bursts into flames near the Azores, and a gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster--but their boat explodes. What on earth is happening? Is it connected to the kidnapping of a top scientist from the streets of Geneva? Or the discovery of an extraordinary underwater graveyard of ships and planes littered across the seafloor? <P> As Austin and the rest of the NUMA® team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginable audacious plan to extort the world's major nations. <P> The penalty for refusal? The destruction of the world's greatest cities. Starting with Washington, D.C....
Un acccidente nuclear en el Pacífico revela la existencia de un grupo ultranacionalista japonés cuyo objetivo es chantajear a Occidente, bajo amenaza de colocar bombas atómicas en puntos neurálgicos, y asegurar la hegemonía comercial de Japón en todo el planeta...
Japan, 1945: Two U.S. bombers take off with atomic bombs. Only one gets through. The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of a cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from a secret island control center. And Dirk Pitt, the dauntless hero of Treasure and Cyclops, is taking on death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt alone controls the West's secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave of destruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!
La fragata unionista Cumberland, hundida por el acorazado confederado Virginia; el Hunley, primer submarino que hundió un barco de guerra; el submarino alemán U-21, que provocó el naufragio del trasatlántico Lusitania durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial; el trasatlántico belga L<éopoldville, reconvertido al transporte de tropas y hundido por un torpedo alemán en la Nochebuena de 1944... Todos estos pecios han sido visitados por Clive Cussler que, además de un notable escritor de novelas de aventuras, es un apasionado de losnaufragios acaecidos desde 1840 en las costas de Estados Unidos, el océano Atlántico y el mar del Norte. En Exploradores del mar, los lectores encontrarán la historia novelada del siniestro de estos y otros barcos, y las operaciones de búsqueda e investigación decada uno de ellos explicadas hasta el más mínimo detalle. Un libro tan trepidante como las novelas de Cussler, e imprescindible para entender cómo se documenta para construir las aventuras del famoso Dirk Pitt. «El magnífico estilo de Cussler y sus variadas experiencias en la búsqueda de tesoros históricos convierten este libro en un primera clase en el género de aventuras, que gustará por igual a los apasionados de la historia y a los fans de Pitt.» Publishers Weekly
Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico.How can that be? <P><P>As they plunge into their research, tantalizing clues about a link between the Vikings and the legendary Toltec feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl--and a fabled object known as the Eye of Heaven--begin to emerge. But so do many dangerous people. Soon the Fargos find themselves on the run through jungles, temples, and secret tombs, caught between treasure hunters, crime cartels, and those with a far more personal motivation for stopping them. <P>At the end of the road will be the solution to a thousand-year-old mystery--or death.From the Hardcover edition.
In his novels Serpent and Blue Gold, #1 bestselling author Clive Cussler introduced a hero for the new millennium: Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignment Team, and an instant hit with critics and fans. Tulsa World said, "As always, Cussler twists fact and fiction into a rope of tension that will leave you dangling until the last page."<P> Now Kurt Austin returns to tackle his most dangerous mission to date... In the heart of the old Soviet Union, a mining tycoon is determined to overthrow the Russian government-distracting the U. S. with a man-made natural disaster using a notoriously unstable compound known as "fire ice." Detonation of this compound could create a tidal wave big enough to destroy a major city. But Kurt Austin and his Special Assignment Team are about to make a few waves of their own....
Dirk Pitt, marine engineer for the National Underwater Marine Agency, desperately needs a vacation and jumps at the offer of an old friend to stay at his lake cabin and get in some fishing. His friend's cabin is the only cabin left on the lake that has not been bought by a reclusive Chinese millionaire. Immediately upon Pitt's arrival strange things begin to happen. Then one night on an exploratory dive bodies begin pouring out of a boat, only these people are not dead, just tied and chained to weights. They soon will be dead if Pitt cannot rescue them, joining hundreds of other bodies on the cold bottom of the lake. It's Dirk Pitt and Al Giordina and their crew to the rescue once more in a spine tingling and hair raising adventure. And of course, there is underwater treasure somewhere in the mystery too!
Isaac Bell is back in this thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure Clive Cussler. <P><P> It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. 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 imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.
The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure. <P><P>When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.
The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Clive Cussler, the grand master of adventure.<P> When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.<P> Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up¾even he could not begin to guess.
Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon-a state of the art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler-takes him and his crew into dangerous waters, as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.Cabrillo's gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate-and steal-the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail...
Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon-a state of the art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler-takes him and his crew into dangerous waters, as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.<P> Cabrillo's gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate-and steal-the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail...
Un carguero japonés navega por aguas del Atlántico cuando, de repente, se ve envuelto en llamas. Una banda de piratas se acerca rápidamente para sacar provecho del desastre, pero su barco estalla en mil pedazos. ¿Qué demonios está pasando? ¿Tienen estos sucesos alguna relación con el secuestro de un reputado científico en Ginebra? ¿Con la misteriosa huida de un espía ruso sesenta años atrás? ¿Con el extraordinario descubrimiento de un cementerio marino, plagado de restos de barcos y aviones?Cuando Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala y el resto del equipo de la agencia NUMA se apresuren a investigar los extraños incidentes que tienen a la comunidad científica en vilo, se verán inmersos en los ambiciosos y terroríficos planes de un dictador africano que pondrá en jaque a las potencias mundiales.
Dirk Pitt returns, in the thrilling new novel from the grand master of adventure and #1 New York Times-bestselling author. <P><P>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 them both to Cuba as well--and squarely into harm's way. The three of them have been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.From the Hardcover edition.
En Serpiente y Oro azul Clive Cussler presentó a un héroe para el nuevo milenio, Kurt Austin, cabeza del equipo de misiones especial es de la NUMA. Aquí, con su compañero Joe Zavala, se enfrenta a una amenaza espeluznante. En el corazón de la antigua Unión Soviétic a, un magnate megalómano cuya fortuna proviene de la explotación minera se cree el nuevo zar de Rusia. Dice ser descendiente de los Romanov, y con su inmensa riqueza está empeñado en derrocar al débil gobierno ruso y alzarse con el poder. Para neutralizar la oposi ción de Estados Unidos planea provocar una serie de explosiones submarinas en tres puntos estratégicos de la costa estadounidense. E n sus delirios de grandeza imagina las explosiones por doquier, los temblores de la tierra, los gigantescos maremotos...
Un nuevo caso de Dirk Pitt. El insólito hallazgo de un yate de lujo totalmente quemado e incrustado en un iceberg provoca una batalla subterránea entre el gobierno norteamericano y una poderosa organización secreta cuyo objetivo es controlar las materias primas esenciales. Ambos contendientes tienen un propósito muy concreto: la posesión del sofisticado e infalible equipo de detección de minerales y petróleo que llevaba el misterioso yate. El tiempo apremia, y Dirk Pitt se verá obligado a emprender una carrera desesperada en pos del éxito de una misión de la cual depende el futuro de la humanidad...
Frozen inside a million-ton mass of ice -- the charred remains of a long-missing luxury yacht, vanished en route to a secret White House rendezvous. The only clues to the ships priceless -- and missing -- cargo: nine ornately carved rings and the horribly burned bodies of its crew. DIRK PITT, intrepid hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers Dragon, Sahara, and Inca Gold, confronts the most lethal network of intrigue and murder in his war against international crime. Only his strength, skill and daring can thwart a supercharged scheme that could blow every fuse on earth!
Dirk Pitt se enfrenta a una monstruosa red de tráfico de inmigrantes ilegales chinos que pone en peligro la estabilidad de la sociedad norteamericana. Los inmigrantes, esperanzados en una vida mejor, son engañados desde el principio y padecen humillantes vejaciones y tratos inhumanos. Sin embargo, la desarticulación de la siniestra red no será nada fácil, ya que sus ramificaciones llegan hasta las más altas esferas gubernamentales...
En esta electrizante novela el matrimonio Fargo hace un extraordinario descubrimiento, sin sospechar que hay mucha gente dispuesta a hacer cualquier cosa por evitar que los secretos salgan a la luz. El matrimonio formado por Sam y Remi Fargo está disfrutando de unas vacaciones en Zanzíbar practicando su deporte favorito, el buceo, cuando se topa con una antigua reliquia que pertenece a un barco confederado largamente desaparecido. Aventureros como son, no tardan en lanzarse de cabeza a resolver el misterio, sin sospechar que una fuerza muy poderosa está decidida a proteger el secreto. Desde Tanzania hasta los bosques tropicales de Madagascar, pasando por el océano Índico, Indonesia y el enclave legendario en el que el Krakatoa entró en erupción en 1883, los Fargo y sus perseguidores recorrerán el mundo tras el mismo objetivo en una trepidante carrera en la que solo se puede vencer... o morir. La crítica ha dicho...«La serie Fargo se ha convertido en la joya de la corona del imperio de Cussler.»Publishers Weekly
A MAGNIFICENT CACHE OF ANCIENT GOLD BURIED IN MYSTERY...<P> A POWERFUL CRIME FAMILY TAKES BLOODY AIM...<P> DIRK PITT VOWS TO STOP THEM, PLUNGING INTO A PIT OF EVIL! <P> Nearly five centuries ago a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea. There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history -- until now. <P> 1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru. DIRK PITT dives into an ancient sacrificial pool, saving two American archaeologists from certain drowning. But his death-defying rescue is only the beginning, as it draws the intrepid Pitt into a vortex of darkness and danger, corruption and betrayal. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure -- worth almost a billion dollars -- from the Andes to the banks of a hidden undergound river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Driven by burning greed and a ruthless bloodlust, the syndicate is racing to seize the golden prize...and to terminate the one man who can stop them: <P> DIRK PITT!
Dirk Pitt, el intrépido experto en rescates submarinos, afronta un nuevo y peligroso desafío. En esta ocasión, debe recuperar un antiguo documento vital para la buena marcha de las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Gran Bretaña. Las dos únicas copias existentes de dicho documento se encuentran bajo el agua: una en el mar, a bordo de un transatlántico hundido; otra en el fondo del río Hudson, dentro de un tren descarrilado. Pero son muchos los intereses en juego, y Dirk deberá lidiar con un rival difícil de batir.
Clive Cussler's tales of the Oregon and its crew have made fans of hundreds of thousands of readers. And in this latest adventure, a devastating weapon of unbelievable power is sought by a man of unstoppable greed and ambition...<P> Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all. A devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China... a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border... a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar... for Cabrillo and his crew, all of these events will come together-leading to the greatest threat against U. S. security that the world has ever known.
A search for a missing father and son. A find that could rewrite human history. Sam and Remi Fargo aren't about to give up on either.<P> Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series. <P> In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys. <P> Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet. <P> The Fargos are used to hunting for treasure, not people. But then a Texas oil baron contacts them with a personal plea: an investigator friend of the Fargos' was on a mission to find the oil baron's missing father-and now the investigator is missing, too. Would Sam and Remi be willing to look for them both? Though something about the situation doesn't quite add up, the Fargos agree to go on the search. <P> What they find will be beyond anything they could have imagined. On a journey that will take them to Tibet, Nepal, Bulgaria, India, and China, the Fargos will find themselves embroiled with black-market fossils, a centuries-old puzzle chest, the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, a balloon aircraft from a century before its time . . . and a skeleton that could turn the history of human evolution on its head.
An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered two thousand feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City." But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Why are the scientists in a remote Greek laboratory disappearing one by one? What does this all have to do with a body found frozen in the ice high up in the Alps? For Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it's clear they have their work cut out, but it may be even bigger than they think in fact, it may be their greatest challenge ever ...
Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo return in this extraordinary new adventure following their New York Times bestselling debut, Spartan Gold.
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