In the eighth gripping Numa File novel, Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos deliver an electrifying mix of action and adventure.
In 1846, a US whaling vessel, Princess, is struck by a mysterious and deadly tropical illness. In desperation, the captain shores his ship on a hostile island – where, miraculously, his crew are saved by a cure administered by the natives.
The presentday world is facing an eerily similar pandemic, but now of unthinkably global proportions. While governments try to conceal the danger, virologists toil to find a cure using the deadly toxins of a rare jellyfish – the Blue Medusa. Kurt Austin and his team soon find themselves in a desperate life or death struggle with the bad guys, who will stop at nothing to control both virus and antidote – and wield their power with terrifying consequences. The Numa Special Projects team is back – but this time the stakes are higher than ever… (July 2009)
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Shamus Award winner Paul Kemprecos spent more than 20 years as a reporter for Cape Cod newspapers before penning his successful Aristotle “Soc” Socarides adventure series. He is the first generation American son of Greek immigrants whose writing has often drawn on memories of his family life. In 1999 Kemprecos teamed with Clive Cussler for the first novel from the NUMA files, Serpent. Since that time Paul has co-authored with Cussler several Kurt Austin adventures, including Polar Shift, Navigator and White Death.
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If it’s the first weekend in October . . . this must be Cusslercon! The Clive Cussler Collector’s Society brought its 2008 annual get together back to Denver, where it all began back in 2005.
Old friends and new, nearly 150 in all, gathered once again to celebrate all things Cussler. Early arrivers had a reunion dinner Thursday evening at Cinzetti’s Italian restaurant not far from the Ramada Plaza Hotel, site of the convention. Friday found Debbie and Bruce Kenfield greeting arriving attendees in the society registration room. It’s the place to be on Friday as returning “Cussler Crazies” renew old friendships as they watch for arriving luminaries.
The afternoon passed as Paul and Kristy Kemprecos, and Jack Du Brul sat around chatting with those waiting for the evening festivities to begin. Just as at previous conventions nothing officially starts until the arrival of the grand master himself, Clive Cussler. As the seven o’clock hour approached eager fans gathered near the entrance of the hotel to await Clive’s grand entrance. Not to be disappointed a classic car came into view, the 1932 Auburn V-12, featured in the 20th Dirk Pitt adventure, Arctic Drift. Driven by Dirk Cussler the Auburn came to a stop in the breezeway greeted by cheers of excitement from the gathered throng. Just as Dirk and his sister Teri stepped from the car, another classic – this one a miniature – pulled in behind. Folded into the driver’s seat was none other (more…)
What a concept!
Some four years ago two charter members of the “Cussler Crazies,” Bruce Kenfield and Wayne Valero, had an idea to bring together people from all corners of the world to celebrate all things Cussler.
Meeting in Denver 100 Cussler fans spent three wonderful days in October 2005 getting to know each other as an exciting tradition was born. Cusslercon 2 took us to Phoenix as the event expanded in both program content and participants. CC3 found us in Charleston, as we learned in depth about the Hunley, the Confederate submarine found by NUMA.
Cusslercon 4 returns us to Denver and promises to be even more exciting. Bestselling author Steve Berry
will join us as keynote speaker, and a private showing of Clive’s car collection highlights the agenda. Of course, Clive Cussler
, Paul Kemprecos
, Dirk Cussler
, and Jack Dubrul
will be there to visit and sign all your favorites!
Both Virginia and I will be there (along with Mitchell and Evan), as well as all the people you expect to see at our annual get together. If you haven’t attended before, please consider joining us in Denver the first weekend in October for fun, fellowship, and all the festivities. A tradition has been born. If you are a serious Cussler fan, this annual event is a real escape from the ordinary! Click the link to the Clive Cussler Collector Society
for all the details.
Hope to see you at the convention!