Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five
bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files,
Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero
Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading
expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of
volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of
historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate
submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press
publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His
collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork.
Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.
Justin Scott is the author of thirty-one novels, including The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; six thrillers under his pen name Paul Garrison; and his coauthorship with Cussler of The Wrecker, The Spy, The Race, The Thief, The Striker, The Bootlegger, The Assassin,The Gangster, and The Cutthroat. Scott lives in Connecticut.
"James Bond style flair with sabotage and villainy...a great action
thriller."-The Associated Press
"This origin story (every hero needs one) will give Bell's fans a fresh look at their favorite private investigator."-Booklist
"The action flows swiftly, and the authors do a good job depicting the work conditions and the class warfare of the time."-Publishers Weekly