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Fascinating premise. A bit short on Nina Kirov who enchants us in the opening, but good adventure tale overall. ( )
  fbswss | Aug 9, 2015 |
When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 26, 2015 |
EDITORIAL REVIEW: Clive Cussler, the author of sixteen consecutive *New York Times *bestsellers, unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills. When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner *Andrea Doria.* Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the *Andrea Doria's* silent steel hull -- and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Great plot, but lacked strength in emotional involvement and some story logic.
External actions were described to the nth degree, but how the characters felt about the carnage was missing. I also needed 24 hr. guards on the woman scientist and no guards were placed with her. The villains vowed to wipe her off the face of the earth and she’s allowed in the book to ride commercial flights and go to work as usual (until the next time the hero thought about her…at that time, the villain would reawaken a desire to kill her). ( )
  JoAnnSmithAinsworth | Feb 7, 2013 |
Ok. My first Cussler book, and everyone has told me the earlier ones he did by himself are significantly better than these later team-written books. i did at least read the first of the new NUMA series. It was fairly interesting and i did find myself wondering what was going to happen next, which is a good thing. Some of the background made me feel like i was missing the point as to why everyone cared so deeply about pre Columbian artifacts. There was eventually clarification at the end as to why, but i was bothered by the feeling i was lost. But best of all, i learned all about the sinking of the Andrea Doria which until I read this book, was just the name of a ship that sank that meant nothing more to me. Now i have delved deeper and have learned much more, one of my favorite aspects of reading books. A nice lighter read compared to a lot of the heavier things i typically read. and there will be more..... ( )
  jeffome | Mar 19, 2011 |
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Clive Cussler, the author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills.

When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria. Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent steel hull -- and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.

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Kurt Austin, head of an underwater exploration team, rescues a beautiful marine archaeologist who was on the verge of recovering a carved stone head that will prove that Columbus was not the first European to discover America.

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