Polar Shift (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 30, 2005 - Fiction - 512 pages
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Clive Cussler is rapidly becoming another of my favorite book authors joining the ranks of Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy. In fact, just saw a movie entitled Sahara which is based on the book by Cussler. Anyway, Polar Shift is the unabridged audio book that I just finished. Yes, written by Cussler.<br/><br/>The book starts with the sinking of a passenger boat full of people escaping from Germany during WWII. The next action is the sinking in a whirlpool of a massive state-of-the-art modern cargo container ship. From that point it gets interesting... Let's see, did I mention that the world might end if the bad guys have their way?<br/><br/>Wonderful book, a pleasure to listen too with a clear and easy story line to follow. Cussler Strikes Again!<br/> 

Review: Polar Shift (NUMA Files #6)

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True to form, Cussler manages to sink at least two ships, one of them twice, but this actually isn't a bad story. Kurt Austin an his team save the world with the help of a beautiful young scientist ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona.
Paul Kemprecos†has coauthored all five previous NUMA Files novels with Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers.

My fiction-writing career owes it start to the bad navigation of an 18th century pirate. For it was in 1717 that a ship, the Whydah went aground, reportedly carrying a fabulous treasure. In the 1980s, three salvage groups went head-to-head, competing to find the wreck. The controversy over the salvage got hot at times and I thought there might be a book in their story. I was working for a newspaper at the time. I developed my own detective, an ex-cop, diver, fisherman, and PI named Aristotle "Soc" Socarides. He was more philosophical than hard-boiled. Making his first appearance in "Cool Blue Tomb," the book won the Shamus award for Best Paperback novel. After many years in the newspaper business, I turned to writing fiction and churned out five more books in the series. Clive Cussler blurbed: "There can be no better mystery writer in America than Paul Kemprecos." Despite the accolades, the Soc series lingered in mid-list hell. By the time I finished my last book, I was thinking about another career that might make me more money, like working in a 7-11. Several months after the release of "Bluefin Blues," Clive called and said a spin-off from the Dirk Pitt series was in the works. It would be called the NUMA Files and he wondered if I would be interested in tackling the job. I took on the writing of "Serpent" which brought into being Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Assignments Team. Austin had some carry-over from Soc, and another team member, Paul Trout, had been born on Cape Cod. The book made The New York Times bestseller list, as did every one of seven NUMA Files that followed, including "Polar Shift," which bumped "The DaVinci Code" for first place. After eight NUMA Files I went back to writing solo. I wrote an adventure book entitled, The Emerald Scepter, which introduced a new hero, Matinicus "Matt" Hawkins. I have been working on the re-release of my Soc series in digital and print, and in 2013, responding to numerous requests, I brought Soc back again in a seventh Socarides book entitled, Grey Lady. My wife Christi and I live on Cape Cod where she works as a financial advisor. We live in a circa 1865 farmhouse with two cats. We have three children and seven granddaughters. To learn more about Paul Kemprecos, check out his website at http: //www.paulkemprecos.com.

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