Clive Cussler (Author)
Clive Cussler is the author and co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Celtic Empire; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently The Rising Sea; the Oregon Files, such as Shadow Tyrants; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Oracle. He lives in Arizona.
Paul Kemprecos (Author)
Paul Kemprecos has co-authored all of the NUMA (R) Files novels with Clive Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
In the eighth Kurt Austin adventure, a lethal flu virus emerges in China, and the Chinese and American governments join together to search for a vaccine to prevent a global pandemic. Research suggests the sea holds the cure, but when the vital deep sea research laboratory goes missing, NUMA's Special Assignments Team with Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala pursue leads into danger to recover the invaluable resources. Scott Brick adds texture to one of Cussler's deep sea adventures; the timbre and tone of his voice are pleasing-even as he ratchets up the tension to the story's memorable climax. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 20). (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must rid the world of a deadly virus in No. 1 New York Times best-selling authors Cussler and Kemprecos's eighth "NUMA Files" adventure, following Corsair (2009), also available from Books on Tape and Penguin Audio. Audie Award winner/series reader Scott Brick (see Behind the Mike, p. 48) skillfully handles the often mind-boggling action, making the occasionally florid prose and larger-than-life characters translate believably. Recommended. [Richard Ferrone reads the abridged Penguin Audio edition; the Putnam hc was described as "great...escape reading," LJ 6/1/09.-Ed.]-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.