Blue Gold A Novel from the Numa Files (Paperback)
|Author: Clive/ Kemprecos Cussler|
|An investigation into the sudden deaths of gray whales leads NUMA leader Kurt Austin to the Mexican coast, where someone tries to put him and his mini-sub out of commission permanently. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue.|
From the Publisher:
KURT AUSTIN -- CLIVE CUSSLER'S NEW HERO FOR THE MILLENNIUM -- BATTLES TO STOP A BILLIONAIRE TYCOON FROM ACHIEVING WORLD DOMINATION
An investigation into the sudden deaths of a pod of gray whales leads National Underwater & Marine Agency leader Kurt Austin 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 team discovers a mysterious tribe, a mythical white goddess, and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions.
Soon, Austin and his crew realize they're working opposite ends of the same grand scheme and must race against time to save the world's freshwater supply from a twisted eco-extortionist. But every step toward salvation takes them deeper into a dense jungle of treachery, blackmail, and death.
With the globe warming and environmental concerns on the tip of people's tongues, Kurt Austin and his organization NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency) have been getting a lot of attention. So much so that when Austin heads to Mexico to investigate why a large group of whales died out of the blue, someone tries to terminate Austin and his team, as well. Clearly Austin is getting too close to something important: a greedy individual sees in the planet's shrinking supply of fresh water a chance for wild economic profit, but this nefarious scheme is wrapped up with lies, plots of blackmail, a tribe of natives living in the wild jungles, and the theft of medicinal plants. Master storyteller Clive Cussler delivers another action-packed, globe-trotting adventure with BLUE GOLD.