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For seven books, Clive Cussler has dazzled readers with the "spine-tingling adventures" (_Chicago Tribune_) of Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMAョ Special Assignments Team, but in Medusa the NUMAテつョ team faces what may be its most perilous mission of all.

In the Micronesian Islands, a top secret, U.S. governmentテつ穆ponsored undersea lab conducting vital biomedical research on a rare jellyfish known as the Blue Medusa suddenly...disappears. At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is attacked by an underwater vehicle and left helpless a half mile below the surface, its passengersテつ擁ncluding Zavalaテつ様eft to die. Only Kurt Austin's heroic measures save them from a watery grave, but, suspecting a connection, Austin puts the NUMAテつョ team on the case. He has no idea what he's just gotten them all into. A hideous series of medical experiments...an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization...a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic. Austin and Zavala have been in tight spots before, but this time it's not just their own skins they're trying to saveテつ擁t's the lives of millions.

Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention unique to Cussler, *Medusa* is the most thrilling novel yet from the grand master of adventure.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
I stopped reading this book about halfway through. It isn't a bad book - I simply lost interest. It is still worth giving it a go, though. ( )
  seldombites | Jul 10, 2013 |
it was a very interesting book excspecially when they got trapped at the bottom and the people at the surface had to find a way to get to them. ( )
  NaHa0827 | Jan 31, 2011 |
I have always enjoyed Clive Cussler's novels, and this one was the same. It was a reasonably good story, and a fairly quick read. I did find that this book had several rather campy references to earlier books, and introduced characters such as Dirk Pitt and Admiral Sandecker from his earlier novels, with very little purpose in moving forward the story. The story would have been stronger without them.

I also felt that while the characters of Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala were fun, they didn't hold a candle to Dirk Pitt, having lost a lot of that larger than life quality which drove most of Clive Cussler's earlier books, and without that quality, the books lost some of their charm.

Still a good story, and worth reading. ( )
  whiteknight50 | Nov 10, 2010 |
This was another typical hero-saves-the-world-type story that has become the genre of so many of Clive Cussler's books. However, I did enjoy it and it was a page-turner. ( )
  TomWheaton | Mar 23, 2010 |
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"If the epidemic continues its mathematical rate of acceleration, civilization could easily disappear from the earth."

---Dr. Victor Vaughn,

The American Experience, "Influenza 1918"
"Wash inside of nose with soap and water each night and morning; force yourself to sneeze night and morning, then breathe deeply; do not wear a muffler; take sharp walks regularly and walk home from work; eat plenty of porridge."

---Influenza prevention advice in
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News of the World 1918
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In all his years sailing the worlds ocean, Captain Horatio Dobbs had never known the sea to be so barren.
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very good book excpecially when they get trapped at the bottom of the ocean
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Kurt Austin puts the NUMAA team on a case involving a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic.

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