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Storm, The by Clive Cussler

Storm, The

by Clive Cussler

Other authors: Graham Brown

Series: NUMA Files (10)

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This is another of the NUMA series with Kurt Austin as the primary character. Like all the NUMA novels this one starts in the distant past, in this case 1943, with a freighter carrying a new and deadly weapon on the run from the Japanese Navy.

Arriving in 2012, three NUMA researchers disappear in the middle of the Indian Ocean, but their catamaran survives badly burned leaving behind a curious residue. Kurt is sent in to discover the mystery of the missing crew. Add a beautiful Russian researcher, a dedicated NUMA crew and a stereotypical uber-bad guy, complete with a private army and an insane goal to harness the weather, and you the starting gun has been fired.
In most ways this mass market novel is formulaic, but it does have two advantages over several of the Cussler novels I’ve read. That being much shorter with far less detailed descriptions of equipment and motivations, which made it a quicker and more entertaining novel. My preference is for novels that move along, telling a story rather than spending exhaustive pages inside the character’s heads.

While this is a work of fiction, many aspects seemed far more plausible than what’s populated so many of his other novels.

Entertaining, fast paced, beautiful people, awesome technology and just the right bad guy for the occasion. An enjoyable read. ( )
  DavidLErickson | Dec 20, 2013 |
Crazed Bedouins, world domination plans and a bit of high tech mixed together to form a highly enjoyable fast paced action adventure story. Definitely one of the better KA/NUMA novels. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 30, 2013 |
The Storm was another fun fast-paced story about Dirk Pitt, oops I mean Kurt Austin... This isn't the first time nanobots are used as a terror inducing tool buy an author, though it came closer to using them in a way that was possible than others I've read. Nano technology and it's possible uses both good and bad are incredible.

The story was about a man who wanted power and decided he wanted control of the weather, across the planet. he got pretty close too. There was lots of action and lots of near death experiences for our heroes while they try to save the day. Fun read, not very deep. Entertaining. ( )
  readafew | Mar 5, 2013 |
This story is like something out of the future and leaves one wondering if such a feat is actually possible at this point in time. I have learned over time not to second guess the author. Kurt and Joe find themselves against all odds in "The Storm" when taking on this ruthless billionaire and his horde. They continue to find themselves in and out of what seems like an impossible situation, leaving the reader on edge to see how they will escape. Solutions are normally something the reader never even considers. Clive is a great story teller and surprises us with technology and other nuances, I especially like the moving island in this story. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to the next one.

John Podlaski
Author, Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel ( )
  JPodlaski | Nov 21, 2012 |
The premise of this book reminded me a lot of a recent book by Michael Crichton called Micro what with the idea of microbots. This is one of the few books by Cussler that actually had a storyline that was believable. ( )
  TomWheaton | Nov 14, 2012 |
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In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel spots what the crew believe is a slick of oil. But as their boat sails into this liquid they quickly find that it is something far more deadly. In moments everyone on board is killed, and only a flaming wreck is left.

Quickly, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are dispatched to investigate. What they find on recovering the smoldering hulk leads them to the discovery of an audacious scheme to parmenently alter the Earth. It will kill millions - and it is already well underway.

Who could be behind it, and why? These are the questions Austin and Zavala must answer if they are to somehow prevent murder on a global scale. . .

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Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala investigate the smoldering hulk of a NUMA research vessel in the Indian Ocean and soon uncover an audacious scheme to permanently alter the weather on a global scale, killing millions.

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