Blue Gold: A novel from the NUMA Files

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 1, 2000 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Clive Cussler’s New York Times bestselling Blue Gold, now available in ebook, is a heart-pounding thriller in the NUMA adventure series. Kurt Austin navigates the Amazon jungle in search of a legend that could change the path of science—but secretive powers will do anything to stop him.

From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists—and even fewer suspect its deity may hold knowledge that can change the course of history.

For National Underwater & Marine Agency crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast, where someone tries to put him and his mini-sub permanently out of commission. Meanwhile, in South America’s lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend—and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they’re working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A billionaire California tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth’s vastly depleted freshwater reserves and ultimately dominate the world.

Austin has a hunch Venezuela’s mythical tribal goddess has some real roots in science, and may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn vast amounts of seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water—and must fight a deadly, twisting trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery, blackmail, and murder.
 

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Review: Blue Gold (NUMA Files #2)

User Review  - Theja Putta - Goodreads

The book has too many coincidences and several parts seemed too far fetched. Not worth the time. The only reason I finished the book is because I started it in the first place. Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
Chapter 1
19
Chapter 2
29
Chapter 3
36
Chapter 4
48
Chapter 5
59
Chapter 6
67
Chapter 7
80
Chapter 22
203
Chapter 23
216
Chapter 24
219
Chapter 25
228
Chapter 26
238
Chapter 27
244
Chapter 28
253
Chapter 29
264

Chapter 8
90
Chapter 9
98
Chapter 10
107
Chapter 11
119
Chapter 12
126
Chapter 13
133
Chapter 14
145
Chapter 15
153
Chapter 16
161
Chapter 17
165
Chapter 18
173
Chapter 19
184
Chapter 20
191
Chapter 21
198
Chapter 30
277
Chapter 31
288
Chapter 32
298
Chapter 33
306
Chapter 34
314
Chapter 35
325
Chapter 36
331
Chapter 37
336
Chapter 38
348
Chapter 39
355
Chapter 40
366
Chapter 41
373
EPILOGUE
375
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About the author (2000)

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona.

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