Serpent From The Numa Files

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 1999 - Fiction - 480 pages
65 Reviews
INTRODUCING KURT AUSTIN
From the classic novel Raise the Titanic! to his latest blockbuster Flood Tide, Clive Cussler and his fictional alter ego Dirk PittŪ have earned legions of fans worldwide. Now, the author of fifteen consecutive bestsellers unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills.
On the bottom of the icy sea off Nantucket lies the battered remains of the Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria. But few know that within its bowels rests a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity -- a treasure that now holds the key to a puzzle that is costing people their lives.
For Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) exploration team, the killing begins when he makes a daring rescue of a beautiful marine archaeologist. The target of a powerful Texas industrialist named Halcon, Nina Kirov was attacked off the coast of Morocco after her discovery of a carved stone head that may prove Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover America. Soon Kurt and Nina embark on a deadly mission to uncover Halcon's masterful plan -- an insidious scheme that would have him carve out a new nation from the southwest United States and Mexico, and ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.
With Austin's elite NUMA crew attacking the murderous conspiracy from different sides, an extraordinary truth emerges: that Columbus may have made a fifth, unknown voyage to America in search of a magnificent treasure. And that the silent, steel hull of the Andrea Doria not only holds the answer to what the explorer may have found -- but the fate of the United States itself.
  

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Review: Serpent (NUMA Files #1)

User Review  - Burke Hodgson - Goodreads

A fun read for those whose guilty pleasure is Hardy-Boy-books-for-grown-men-who-should-have-better-taste. Cussler's blend of phony archeology and anthropology is always clever, imaginative, and ... Read full review

Review: Serpent (NUMA Files #1)

User Review  - Sharyn - Goodreads

Read in July. Took me about 4 days to read it. That's a long time for me! My first time reading Clive Cussler. I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by him. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Clive Cussler is the author of fifteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. In his life away from the written word, Clive Cussler has searched for lost aircraft, led expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, and garnered an amazing record of success. With his own NUMA crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost confederate submarine, Hunley.

A world class collector of classic automobiles, Cussler divides his time between the deserts of Arizona and the mountains of Colorado.

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