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Clive Cussler was an American New York Times bestselling author of adventure novels.

Raised in Alhambra, California, he attended Pasadena City College for two years before joining the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer.

Cussler later on became a copywriter and creative director for two leading ad agencies, writing and producing award-winning radio and television commercials.

Awarded a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997 by State University of New York Maritime College, Cussler is the founder of the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA) a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history.

He died at his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona aged 88.

More about Clive Cussler

Genres: Adventure, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Thriller

Born: 1931 / Died: 2020

United States

Website: https://clive-cussler-books.com/

Children's Books

  1. The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2006)
  2. The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (2010)

Fargo Adventures

  1. Spartan Gold (2009)
  2. Lost Empire (2010)
  3. The Kingdom (2011)
  4. The Tombs (2012)
  5. The Mayan Secrets (2013)
  6. The Eye of Heaven (2014)
  7. The Solomon Curse (2015)
  8. Pirate (2016)
  9. The Romanov Ransom (2012)
  10. The Gray Ghost (2018)
  11. The Oracle (2019)
  12. Wrath of Poseidon (2020)

Isaac Bell Adventures

  1. The Chase (2007)
  2. The Wrecker (2009)
  3. The Spy (2010)
  4. The Race (2011)
  5. The Thief (2012)
  6. The Striker (2013)
  7. The Bootlegger (2014)
  8. The Assassin (2015)
  9. The Gangster (2016)
  10. The Cutthroat (2017)
  11. The Titanic Secret (2019)
  12. The Saboteurs (2020)

Non-fiction

  1. The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks (1994)
  2. Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998)
  3. The Sea Hunters II (2002)
  4. Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (2011)
  5. Built to Thrill (2016)

The Oregon Files

  1. Golden Buddha (2003)
  2. Sacred Stone (2004)
  3. Dark Watch (2005)
  4. Skeleton Coast (2006)
  5. Plague Ship (2008)
  6. Corsair (2009)
  7. The Silent Sea (2010)
  8. The Jungle (2011)
  9. Mirage (2013)
  10. Piranha (2015)
  11. The Emperor's Revenge (2017)
  12. Typhoon Fury (2017)
  13. Shadow Tyrants (2018)
  14. Final Option (2019)
  15. Marauder (2020)

The Dirk Pitt Adventure Series

  1. Pacific Vortex (1983)
  2. The Mediterranean Caper (1973)
  3. The Mediterranean Caper: 40th Anniversary Edition (1973)
  4. Iceberg (1974)
  5. Raise the Titanic! (1976)
  6. Vixen 03 (1978)
  7. Night Probe! (1981)
  8. Deep Six (1984)
  9. Cyclops (1986)
  10. Treasure (1988)
  11. Dragon (1990)
  12. Sahara (1992)
  13. Inca Gold (1994)
  14. Shock Wave (1996)
  15. Flood Tide (1997)
  16. Atlantis Found (1999)
  17. Valhalla Rising (2001)
  18. Trojan Odyssey (2003)
  19. Black Wind (2004)
  20. Treasure of Khan (2006)
  21. Arctic Drift (2008)
  22. Crescent Dawn (2010)
  23. Poseidon's Arrow (2012)
  24. Havana Storm (2014)
  25. Odessa Sea (2016)
  26. Celtic Empire (2018)

The NUMA Files

  1. Serpent (1999)
  2. Blue Gold (2000)
  3. Fire Ice (2002)
  4. White Death (2003)
  5. Lost City (2004)
  6. Polar Shift (2005)
  7. The Navigator (2007)
  8. Medusa (2009)
  9. Devil's Gate (2011)
  10. The Storm (2012)
  11. Zero Hour (2013)
  12. Ghost Ship (2014)
  13. The Pharaoh's Secret (2015)
  14. Nighthawk (2017)
  15. The Rising Sea (2018)
  16. Sea of Greed (2019)
  17. Journey of the Pharaohs (2020)
  18. Fast Ice (2021)

Detailed book overview

Children's Books

The Adventures of Vin Fiz

Lacey and Casey Nicefolk are twins who have always aspired to fly. But everyone knows that ten-year-olds can’t fly—or can they?

Sucoh Sucop is a mysterious man who apparently has a mystical box that turns toys into real things.

And when the twins get close to him, they finally fulfill their dreams of flying, as they journey across the country with their Wright brothers’ biplane nicknamed Vin Fiz—which is Casey’s favorite grape soda.

The world is however a dangerous place.

The twins will have to be very brave if they are to make it to New York.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0142407745
Publisher: Puffin Books
The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy

Although Casey and Lacey Nicefolk look like average American kids, the twins have a mystical box that can transform toys into real things.

Looking for another adventure, they transform their toy boat into the real Hotsy Totsy and sign up for a national boat competition.

Accompanied by their pet, Floopy, the twins pack their things and head to San Francisco.

This is however not an average boat, and this race is not in any way average.

Will Casey and Lacey work together and win this deadly race?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0142418734
Publisher: Puffin Books

Fargo Adventures

Spartan Gold

When a search for lost gold takes them to the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland, the husband and wife duo of Sam and Remi Fargo instead end up discovering a German WWII sub.

Found inside the submarine is a dead body and a very rare bottle of wine believed to be among those taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'; one which could very well lead to lost treasures.

Someone else has also been searching for the bottle. But they are not in it for the wine, but rather after Napoleon's map that could lead to the discovery of treasures that once belonged to King Xerxes the Great.

NB: This book was co-authored with Grant Blackwood.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0425236291
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Lost Empire

The treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo find an artifact belonging to a Confederate ship that disappeared many years ago while scuba diving in Tanzania.

A strange discovery inspires them to solve the mystery, unaware of how the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca—the ruling party in Mexico— is determined to claim the relic which contain a secret that could ruin the party.

From Tanzania to Zanzibar, Madagascar to Indonesia, Sam and Remi Fargo engage in a fierce race against time where failure could be tantamount to death.

NB: This book was co-authored with Grant Blackwood.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0425243619
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Kingdom

Husband-and-wife duo Sam and Remi Fargo are seasoned treasure hunters. But how would they fare in hunting for people?

One of their friends, enlisted by a Texas oil tycoon to investigate the disappearance of the mogul’s father, has now vanished too.

Although the case seems suspicious from the onset, Sam and Remi Fargo launch an investigation that sees them unravel shocking secrets.

Plunged into a world of black-market fossils, a puzzle chest hundreds of years old, and the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, Sam and Remi face their most challenging case yet.

NB: This book was co-authored with Grant Blackwood.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0425248089
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Tombs

When the dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo are requested by their archaeologist friend to assist in the unearthing of a highly covert historical site, they end up discovering far much more than they anticipated.

Embarking on a treasure hunt, they are led to the secret resting place of Attila the Hun, the High King allegedly buried with immense treasures which have never been recovered.

From Hungary to Italy, France to Russia, Sam and Remi find themselves confronting treasure hunting thieves, an unscrupulous Russian businessman, and a vicious Hungarian claiming to hail from Attila’s lineage.

NB: This book was co-authored with Thomas Perry.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0425265079
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Mayan Secrets

The latest adventure for the dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo takes them to Mexico when they make an astonishing discovery: a human skeleton with an ancient pot containing a Mayan book.

The book not only contains fascinating records about the Mayans, their cities, and about the human race, but also has devastating secrets—so much that sinister figures would stop at nothing to find them.

Many will lose their lives because of that one book. The real question is, will the husband-and-wife duo of Sam and Remi Fargo survive unscathed?

NB: This book was co-authored with Thomas Perry.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0425270165
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Eye of Heaven

While on an expedition in the Arctic, the dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo shockingly find a meticulously preserved Viking ship in the ice. And inside it are pre-Columbian relics from Mexico.

Desperate for answers, they journey to Central America in search of more clues, only to attract danger.

As it turns out, there is a link between between the Vikings and the fabled Eye of Heaven.

From running through forests, temples and hidden tombs, Sam and Remi are forced to confront treasure hunters, vicious cartels, and other forces determined to stop them at all costs.

Will they manage to solve a mystery that has been around for a millennium?

NB: This book was co-authored with Russell Blake.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0425275177
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Solomon Curse

If you ask some people, they would say that Guadalcanal, one of the Solomon Islands, hosts the lost fortunes of King Solomon’s empire.

Others would however say that nothing good could ever come out of it, as the place is rife with extreme acts of cruelty, and man-eating giants. In fact, no one can go there and live to tell about it.

Now that’s the kind of thing that excites the dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo, who dive in head first to unravel the dark mystery.

What they however uncover in their latest adventure encompasses both the good and the ugly, unlike they have ever witnessed before.

NB: This book was co-authored with Russell Blake.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0399574252
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pirate

Just when the dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo thought that they would enjoy some time off work, they come across a dead body while on a visit to a remarkable bookstore.

Even more interesting is that a book in the store could very well hold the secret to uncovering an ancient treasure.

Cutting their vacation short, Sam and Remi embark on a quest to unravel the mystery.

From California to Arizona, Jamaica to England, they find themselves facing a ruthless figure hell-bent on possessing the treasure.

NB: This book was co-authored with Robin Burcell.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0399183980
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Romanov Ransom

Back in 1918, a huge ransom was paid in a desperate bid to make the Bolsheviks free the Romanovs.

That wasn’t to be, as the Romanovs were all executed. What however happened to the ransom?

Well, the Nazis plundered it from the Russians during the Second World War, only for the fortunes to mysteriously disappear.

When the dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo are drawn into a case about a present-day abduction, the couple soon discovers that the Romanov ransom could very well be back in the mix.

Journeying from Europe to Northern Africa, and South America, Sam and Remi face their most perilous quest yet in their course to deliver justice.

NB: This book was co-authored with Robin Burcell.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0399575563
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Gray Ghost

1906: A game-changing Rolls-Royce mock-up dubbed “the Gray Ghost” disappears without a trace in Manchester, England, until it is recovered by American detective Isaac Bell.

Although a man named Marcus Peyton was framed of the theft, his grandson enlists the help of Sam and Remi Fargo to clear his name more than a century later.

This is however no ordinary case, as the car contains a secret that could affect the lives of many.

Given the high stakes involved, sinister figures will do whatever it takes to reclaim it.

And now it’s up to of Sam and Remi to stop them.

NB: This book was co-authored with Robin Burcell.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0735218987
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Oracle

When an archaeological excavation in Northern Africa, financed by Sam and Remi Fargo, unearths leads that could result in the rediscovery of a lost ancient scroll, the treasure hunters finds themselves in yet another adventurous quest.

They don’t have much of a choice, as the shipment for a Nigerian school that they sponsor has been plundered.

These are however no -ordinary robbers.

When Remi and other students are held hostage by the robbers, it soon becomes evident that the abductions are connected to the missing scroll.

Will they manage to rescue the young girls and find the treasure?

NB: This book was co-authored with Robin Burcell.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0525539636
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Wrath of Poseidon

Fortunes belonging to Croesus were plundered by pirates in 546 B.C, only to mysteriously vanish—until now.

The dynamic treasure hunting duo of Sam and Remi Fargo believe that the treasure is still out there.

Ten years after beginning their hunt, Sam and Remi journey to Greece hoping to finally find the one treasure that has caused them endless sleepless night.

Other forces are however also after that very treasure.

Things get more intriguing when a bitter foe re-emerges, determined to inflict vengeance.

Will Sam and Remi make it out alive?

NB: This book was co-authored with Robin Burcell.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0593087909
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Isaac Bell Adventures

The Chase

April 1950: A corrode remnant of a steam locomotive emerges from the depths of a lake. Inside it is what’s left of three men who died forty-four years earlier. But there’s more to come…

1906: The western part of America is being terrorized by a series of bank thefts carried out by one vicious perpetrator who kills all witnesses before mysteriously disappearing.

Looking to bring an end to the reign of terror by “The Butcher Bandit,” the U.S. government enlists the services of expert detective, Isaac Bell, who is renowned for hunting down murderers all over America.

Will he capture arguably the best criminal mind he has ever come across?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0425224427
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Wrecker

1907: It’s the year of terror and uncertainty.

Threatened by train accidents, infernos and widespread destruction, the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Cascades express line seeks the help of Isaac Bell through the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency.

Upon investigating, Bell learns that a strange figure, known as “the Wrecker” is sabotaging the operations by enlisting henchmen to ambush the railroad—before later murdering them.

He journeys across the Western part of America, leaving a trail of dead bodies and destroyed property.

But who exactly is The Wrecker and what does he want?

That’s for Bell to uncover.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0425237700
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Spy

1908: War is on the horizon.

When a smart American weapon designer allegedly takes his own life, the man’s devastated daughter enlists the help of Van Dorn Detective Agency to exonerate her late father.

Assigned to the case, detective Isaac Bell discovers that the man was actually murdered.

It doesn’t take long before it soon becomes apparent that an evasive secret agent is determined to get rid of some of the most brilliant technological minds in the U.S, with the killings all trailing back to a highly confidential project dubbed Hull 44.

With the fate of America, and, by extension, the whole world hanging in the balance, failure is simply not an option for Bell.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0141045924
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Race

1910: Newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is willing to award $50,000 to anyone who will fly across America in under fifty days.
Furthermore, Whiteway is also willing to fund one of the top contenders named Josephine Frost.

The only problem is that Frost’s temperamental husband, who has just murdered her lover, is coming to kill her—having tried to do so previously.

Isaac Bell already knows the kind of man that Harry Frost is, having amassed his wealth through murder and theft.

And now that Bell is involved, Frost will also target him.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0425250440
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Thief

1910: Two European scientists aboard a passenger ship in the ocean narrowly escape being kidnapped after being saved by detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency.

When a second ambush is however made, one of the scientists loses their life.

Why exactly are they being targeted? Who are the criminals targeting them?

As it turns out, the scientists hold an astonishing new creation; something the Germans will do whatever it takes to possess.

With the fate of the whole world hanging by a thread, Isaac Bell must act before they run out of time.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0425259290
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Striker

1902: Still wet behind the ears, a youthful Isaac Bell, of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, receives a crucial request for his boss.

Enlisted to hunt down radical unionist sabotaging activities in the coal mines, he witnesses a horrifying accident that leaves him with more questions than answers.

Left with only a week to solve the case, Bell is plunged into a deadly battle with two of the most vicious challengers that he has ever encountered.

And they are not going to let an amateur detective thwart their plans.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0425264683
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Bootlegger

1920: Prohibition and bootlegging are rampant.

When Joseph Van Dorn, Isaac Bell’s boss and close friend, is almost murdered while leading the intense chase of a ship smuggling illicit liquor, Bell vows to apprehend those involved; unbeknownst of what awaits him ahead.

When a person who witnessed Van Dorn’s attempted murder is meticulously killed using a method invented by the Russian secret police, Bell discovers that he is dealing with a far greater threat than he imagined.

Forced to lock horn with a band of Bolshevik hitmen and saboteurs, the future of the United States is in Bell’s hands.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0425272817
Publisher: Berkley
The Assassin

While attempting to secure a government contract to investigate oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, private eye Isaac Bell, of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, is shocked to learn of the mysterious sniping of the competitors of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil.

Things intensify when Bell's crucial witness in the investigation is executed, with the sniper then setting off an explosion that destroys the victim’s self-supported refinery.

The murders have however only just begun.

Will Bell manage to track down the assassin and bring an end to the mayhem in his most explosive case yet?

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1405919609
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Gangster

1906: New York City.

An Italian crime syndicate known as “The Black Hand” is striking fear into the hearts of New Yorkers with their abductions, extraction and arson.

When victims of the criminal organization enlist the help of Van Dorn Detective Agency, private investigator Isaac Bell creates a “Black Hand Squad” as he begins searching for leads.

It soon however emerges that the criminals are all over the place.

Could this be the work of imitators looking to profit by using the name to cause terror?

When the killings however begin, Bell knows he has to bring an end to the madness before one of the most powerful people in the nation becomes the next victim.

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1405923842
Publisher: Penguin Books
The Cutthroat

1911: Enlisted to find a youthful woman who took off from home in order to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress, Isaac Bell instead finds the lifeless remains of Anna Pape.

Promising to find the murderer, Bell embarks on a determined chase that leads to a shocking discovery: a sinister figure has been ruthlessly killing beautiful young women like Anna all over the U.S.

But that’s not all.

The physical attributes of the victims not only match, but the shocking similarities drawn from the killings also prove that this can only be the work of a deranged serial killer.

Will Bell manage to capture a monster that walks among men?

NB: This book was co-authored with Justin Scott.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0399575624
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Titanic Secret

A hundred years apart, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell join forces to solve an infamous maritime tragedy.

Present day: After undertaking a courageous rescue operation in the New York City waters, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt is rewarded with a century-old document belonging to fabled detective Isaac Bell.

1911: While looking into the inexplicable Little Angel Mine disaster in Colorado that took the lives on nine people, detective Isaac Bell finds himself with another puzzle revolving around a rare and invaluable element known as byzanium.

And sinister forces will stop at nothing to possess it.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0735217287
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Saboteurs

Trouble always seems to find Detective Isaac Bell, according to his wife.

This is exactly what happens when Bell foils the assassination attempt on a U.S. Senator briefly after meeting him.

Bell’s act of bravery is however only the beginning of a mystery where the would-be assassins have a deadly and audacious agenda revolving around the almost-constructed Panama Canal.

Although the senator supports the noble project, there are a number of sinister forces, such as the Panamanian insurgency known as the Red Vipers, who are determined to sabotage it.

Will Bell stop the insurgents and ensure the safety of the project?

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0593342039
Publisher: Random House Large Print

Non-fiction

The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks

A steamboat suddenly explodes before subsiding to the floor of the sea. A locomotive shockingly disappears after falling into a creek. A German submarine sends an American troop transport, and kills hundreds on Christmas Eve.

Clive Cussler and his dedicated team at NUMA (National Underwater Marine Agency), a nonprofit organization, have discovered what’s left of these and other unfortunate disasters.

This fascinating non-fiction book contains the story of twelve of the most impressive underwater discoveries made by Cussler and his NUMA team.

NB: This book was co-authored with Craig Dirgo.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1994
Ebook: B01MZ3QPV2
Publisher: Pocket Star
Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed

Clive Cussler’s life in many ways mirrors that of his fictional protagonist, Dirk Pitt; from looking for renowned shipwrecks to driving vintage cars.

This exclusive insider’s guide plunges you into the worlds of both Clive Cussler, the unmatched king of adventure, and Dirk Pitt, the best adventure hero the world has ever seen.

It contains:
An exclusive interview with Clive Cussler.
A brief summary of each Dirk Pitt book.
Rare photos, a Dirk Pitt trivia, and Cussler’s car collection.

NB: This book was co-authored with Craig Dirgo.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-1501162060
Publisher: Gallery Books
The Sea Hunters II

Clive Cussler and his dedicated team at NUMA (National Underwater Marine Agency), a nonprofit organization, have discovered what’s left of famous tragedies and other unfortunate disasters.

In this sequel to the bestselling “The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks”, the authors offer true insights into their adventures, from looking for the renowned ghost ship Mary Celeste, to the legendary Carpathia that rescued the Titanic survivors, and L’Oiseau Blanc, these tales are nothing short of gripping.

NB: This book was co-authored with Craig Dirgo.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2002
Ebook: B00C7EW5VY
Publisher: Berkley
Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt

Anyone who has read Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt series knows that the author is quite passionate about classic cars.

What they may however not know is that the automobiles which have features in his novels are actually part of his very own car collection.

Complete with beautiful color photographs and cozy, informative commentary, this book will take readers into the fascinating world of Cussler’s fifty-six automobiles in all their grandeur; from Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Touring to Mercedes-Benz 630K and Cadillac V-16 Roadster, among others.

This is a paradise for car aficionados!

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0399158100
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Built to Thrill

Anyone who has read Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt series knows that the author is quite passionate about classic cars.

What they may however not know is that the automobiles which have features in his novels are actually part of his very own car collection.

Complete with beautiful color photographs and cozy, informative commentary, celebrated adventure author Clive Cussler shows readers his own car collection.

Cussler not only touches on the novels in which the cars have featured, but also reveals how every model was found and repaired.

This is certainly a paradise for anyone who loves automobiles from the forties, fifties, and sixties.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0399184192
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

The Oregon Files

Golden Buddha

As the leader of the “Corporation”, a special U.S Government-funded group operating from an advanced scientific research vessel called the Oregon, Juan Cabrillo and his sharp crew returns Tibet to the leadership of the Dalai Lama after securing an agreement with the Russians and Chinese.

However, for this to succeed, he’ll need a recover a Golden Buddha containing information about huge oil deposits in the controversial land.

Finding it is one thing, but stealing it is another totally different task.

Will Cabrillo succeed despite the efforts by dark forces to ensure his failure?

NB: This book was co-authored with Craig Dirgo.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0425218181
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Sacred Stone

Somewhere in Greenland, a youthful scientist discovers a strange artifact that has been concealed in a cave for a thousand years.

Known as the Sacred Stone, it’s a 50,000 year-old meteorite with huge radioactive power.

Now the target of two rival terrorist organizations thanks to his discovery, the young scientist finds himself fighting for survival.

One of the groups comprises of Islamic radicals who intend on harnessing the radioactive capabilities of the meteorite to destroy the west, while the other group is lead by a deranged magnate seeking to wipe out Islam.

Will Juan Cabrillo and his devoted Oregon team protect the scientist and the precious artifact before hell is unleashed on earth?

NB: This book was co-authored with Craig Dirgo.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0425201022
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Dark Watch

Juan Cabrillo, leader of a special U.S Government-funded group operating from an advanced scientific research vessel called the Oregon, earns his daily bread from helping to advance western agenda.

Their latest clients are however from the Far East.

Continually terrorized by pirates in Southeast Asia, a consortium of moguls in the Japanese shipping industry approaches Cabrillo for help.

Pirates on the high seas usually target smaller ships. So why have they begun targeting huge commercial cargo carriers?

As Cabrillo and his team seek to solve this mystery, they uncover a horrifying international conspiracy of modern-day enslavement.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0425226278
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Skeleton Coast

1896 in the Kalahari Desert: A ruthless African tribe chases four Englishmen who have just plundered treasures from them—only for a terrible sand storm to consume them both.

Present day: Having just narrowly escaped a daring mission on the Congo River, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon team receive a distress call from a vessel off the African shore.

Although Cabrillo rescues the stunning Sloane Macintyre who is searching for a long-sunk ship that could contain lost treasures, what shocks the Oregon head is the wild story about a fisherman who insists he was ambushed by monstrous metal snakes.

Beginning his search for the snakes, Cabrillo instead finds a psychotic militant with a deranged agenda.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0425245712
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Plague Ship

Juan Cabrillo is the leader of the “Corporation”, a covert group operating from an advanced scientific research vessel called the Oregon.

Though a private entity, Oregon can lend its services to any government agency willing to meet the asking price.

Having just finished a highly confidential assignment against Iran in the Persian Gulf, the Oregon crew crosses paths with a cruise ship with hundreds of lifeless remains aboard.

Narrowly escaping an explosion that rocks the ship, Cabrillo finds himself dealing with arguably his most challenging case yet; one involving a cult with devastating plans for humankind.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0425226698
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Corsair

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in different shapes and sizes.

There are those who terrorized the Barbary Coast in the 18th and 19th centuries, and modern day pirates in Africa and Asia. Then there are others who look completely different.

When a plane belonging to the U.S secretary of states descends from the sky while en route to a summit in Libya, the CIA—suspicious of the Libyans—enlists the help of Juan Cabrillo and his crew to find the government official.

Turns out their suspicions weren’t unfounded, as Libya’s new foreign minister has terrible plans for the summit meeting; plans which Cabrillo must foil at all costs.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0425233290
Publisher: Penguin
The Silent Sea

1941: While investigating a shaft on a tiny island not far from the shores of the state of Washington, five brothers make an astounding find—only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor.

Present day: While looking for the remains of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, Oregon head Juan Cabrillo makes a terrifying discovery that leads him to that tiny island.

Suddenly plunged into a desperate race against time, success could translate to huge rewards, while failure could be tantamount to death!

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0425240083
Publisher: Berkley
The Jungle

Juan Cabrillo is the one-legged the leader of the “Corporation”, a covert group operating from an advanced scientific research vessel called the Oregon. An expert leading a very smart team, Cabrillo is faced with his most dangerous assignment yet.

From a deadly new instrument of war unleashed in China in the thirteenth-century, to an audacious rescue mission in the bitterly cold mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan, and dealing with the  mysterious vanishing of a woman deep in the wilderness of northern Thailand and Myanmar, the fate of the United States is in the hands of Cabrillo and his crew.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0425246542
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Mirage

October 1943: An American warship mysteriously disappears after leaving the shores of Philadelphia, as a result of an electromagnetic radiation experiment carried out by the Navy. Although the story is dismissed as fake, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon crew have their doubts.

Rumor has it that a deadly weapon, which could pose a serious threat to Uncle Sam’s interests, will soon be auctioned. It’s also believed that Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy at the time of his death, is linked to the weapon.

Are the works of the renowned inventor in the hands of the wrong people?

Only Cabrillo and find out and act before it’s too late.

NB: This book was co-authored with Jack Du Brul.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0425250631
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Piranha

1902: Mt. Pelée, located on the island of Martinique, erupts—killing all residents of the city.

The tragedy also destroys a vessel carrying a German expert who was about to make a shocking development.

More than a century later, Cabrillo and his crew carefully fakes the subsiding of the Oregon—only for a mysterious foe to still locate them.

How can this enemy foretell their every move?

As it turns out, a treasonous American expert has finished the work of the German scientist.

And Cabrillo must stop him before he unleashes terror.

NB: This book was co-authored with Boyd Morrison.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0425280188
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Emperor's Revenge

A brutal bank robbery takes place during the Monaco Grand Prix, financially crippling the Corporation.

Desperate to recover the money, Oregon leader Juan Cabrillo enlists the help of an old CIA ally to hunt down the renegade hacker and a vicious ex- Ukrainian naval officer.

As soon as they begin their search, Cabrillo shockingly learns that the bank heist was just but the initiating phase of a sinister scheme that will cost the lives of millions of people—destroying the economies of the world.

Will Cabrillo save Europe before it’s too late?

NB: This book was co-authored with Boyd Morrison.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0735215368
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Typhoon Fury

Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon crew yet again find themselves at the heart of another conspiracy while searching for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars.

The brutal head of an uprising in the Philippines is not only using them to fund his assaults, but he has also discovered the most dangerous and widely guarded secrets of the Second World War.

A drug created by the Japanese during the war, but remained unused, is capable of transforming soldiers into devastating warriors.

Will Cabrillo and his Oregon team stop the drug from falling into the wrong hands?

NB: This book was co-authored with Boyd Morrison.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0399575594
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Shadow Tyrants

An Eastern emperor, almost two millenniums ago, gave a tiny group the responsibility of protecting secrets powerful enough to alter the history of mankind. They later came to be known as Nine Unknown Men.

The problem now is that two opposing cabals of their descendants are embroiled in a huge battle.

Although both sides believe that they have what it takes to save the world, their strategies might as well bring an end to life on earth as we know it.

Will Juan Cabrillo and his group of Oregon experts stop them before they fulfill their crazed agenda?

NB: This book was co-authored with Boyd Morrison.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0735219083
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Final Option

When the identity of three American secret agents in Brazil is exposed, the CIA enlists the help of Juan Cabrillo and his team of Oregon experts to save the agents.

Although it seems like a straightforward assignment, it ends up being a set up by Cabrillo's bitter nemesis that's driven by vengeance.

Things get more intriguing when Cabrillo learns that at the heart of the conspiracy lies a high-tech vessel strikingly similar to Oregon.

The only difference is that it doesn’t have Cabrillo and his gifted team of experts who will stop at nothing to win this deadly hide-and-seek game.

NB: This book was co-authored with Boyd Morrison.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0525541837
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Marauder

While responding to a distress signal from another research vessel, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon team make a shocking discovery. A strange toxin is now in the possession of a terrorist organization thanks to the final wishes of a vicious billionaire.

When one of Cabrillo’s crew members is affected by the poison, the Oregon head embarks on a desperate race against time to find a cure.

Will he unravel an ancient mystery and avert the death of millions of people in the West, including his own?

NB: This book was co-authored with Boyd Morrison.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0593295427
Publisher: Random House Large Print

The Dirk Pitt Adventure Series

Pacific Vortex

Dirk Pitt, fearless adventurer and deep-sea expert, faces perhaps his most death-defying test yet when he plunges into the dangerous waters of the Pacific Vortex—an eerie sea zone where multiple ships have mysteriously vanished.

The latest to disappear in the region is super-sub Starbuck, America’s deep-diving nuclear arsenal whose loss could heavily compromise on the nation’s defense.

On a desperate mission to relocate it before the sea explodes, Pitt finds himself in a deadly confrontation with underwater assassins, crossing paths with a Summer Moran—the most beautifully exotic and dangerous woman he has ever met.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1983
Ebook: B00DJYF9XW
Publisher: Random House
The Mediterranean Caper

A U.S. air force base on a quiet Greek island is ambushed by a World War I fighter plane—a famous yellow Albatros allegedly lost at sea in 1918.

In his quest to identify the forces behind the crippling of a scientific expedition, Dirk Pitt finds himself in the company of a deranged former Nazi; a determined narcotics agent; a ruthless, murderous Greek strongman; a stunning double-agent; and an amateur egg-head commando group.

A former US Air force that never shies away from any challenge, Pitt works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).

And in his search for answers, he makes a shocking discovery beyond what he could have imagined.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1973
ISBN: 978-0553112665
Publisher: Bantam
The Mediterranean Caper: 40th Anniversary Edition

A U.S. air force base on a quiet Greek island is ambushed by a World War I fighter plane—a famous yellow Albatros allegedly lost at sea in 1918.

In his quest to identify the forces behind the crippling of a scientific expedition, Dirk Pitt finds himself in the company of a deranged former Nazi; a determined narcotics agent; a ruthless, murderous Greek strongman; a stunning double-agent; and an amateur egg-head commando group.

A former US Air force that never shies away from any challenge, Pitt works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).

And in his search for answers, he makes a shocking discovery beyond what he could have imagined.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1973
ISBN: 978-0399166815
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Iceberg

A standard survey mission over the North Atlantic leads to the discovery of a missing luxury yacht frozen inside a gigantic mass of ice.

On vacation in sweltering California, Dirk Pitt of the National Underwater and Marine Agency quickly gets back to work to uncover the truth behind the ship that mysteriously disappeared while on a secret meeting to the White House.

Arriving at the scene, Pitt shockingly finds the charred remains of a whole crew burned alive.

Could the unfortunate loss of the ship be linked to a far more ominous plan?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1974
ISBN: 978-0751507324
Publisher: Time Warner Books
Raise the Titanic!

Known as the Sicilian Project, it is the covert plan of the decade. If anything, it’s the most protected secret since the atomic bomb.

Should it be successful, the defense network, created by the president's secret task force, will protect America’s security from foreign attack for a considerably long time.

The entire project is however centered on acquiring a certain quantity of Byzantium--a very scarce radioactive element.

Even more challenging is that the only Byzantium in the world lies in the hold of R.M.S. Titanic which is more than twelve thousand feet below the North Atlantic.

What better man to Raise the Titanic than Dirk Pitt?

Raise the Titanic
Director: Jerry Jameson
Cast: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby Anne Archer, Sir Alec Guinness, Bo Brundin, M. Emmet Walsh, J.D. Cannon, Norman Bartold, Elya Baskin, Dirk Blocker, Robert Broyles
Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1976
ISBN: 978-0425194522
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Vixen 03

1954: Vixen 03, the plane carrying several Doomsday Bombs bound for the South Pacific, mysteriously disappears.

Though believed to have been lost at sea, Vixen actually crashes into an ice-covered lake in Colorado.

1988: Dirk Pitt, hero of Raise the Titanic, finds the remains of Vixen 03.

However, two lethal canisters are frighteningly missing.

As it turns out, they are in the hands of an African terrorist group on a devastating mission to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and bring Washington, D.C. to the ground.

The terrorists however have no idea that they will be unleashing unconventional missiles.

And Dirk Pitt of NUMA has to stop them before it’s too late.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1978
ISBN: 978-0440423140
Publisher: Bantam
Night Probe!

1914: Two couriers on a secret mission are sunk in twin disasters, leading to the loss of two copies of the North American Treaty—a covert deal between the United States and Great Britain.

Immediately, both heads of the two nations order for the details of the treaty to be destroyed forever.

1989: A smart and stunning American naval commander named Heidi Milligan finds a cryptic reference to the long buried North American Treaty, something that makes the President of the United States to realize just how much redemption the treaty offers to an energy-deficient, economically-shattered America.

To America, the document must be found. Enter Dirk Pitt…

To Britain, the document must never be found. Enter Brian Shaw…

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1981
ISBN: 978-0553394924
Publisher: Bantam
Deep Six

A strange ship without a name plunges into the ocean, unleashing a dangerous tide of poison into the ocean waters.

The President of the United States disappears without a trace while on board his own yacht in the Potomac River.

A luxury Soviet cruise ship on the high seas blazes into a funeral pyre.

Dirk Pitt, a former US Air force that never shies away from any challenge, works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).

Confronting an evil Asian shipping empire in what could very well be his most challenging adventure yet, Pitt endeavors to save the US government—and inflict vengeance.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1984
ISBN: 978-0722127544
Publisher: Time Warner Books
Cyclops

Raymond LeBaron, a wealthy financial publish, embarks on an antique adventure in search of the Cyclops, a U.S. Navy collier which mysteriously vanished near Cuban waters in 1918.

Aboard it was alleged to have been a treasure of mythical proportions.

When LeBaron and his crew however disappear without a trace, it triggers a hesitant Dirk Pitt to set off on a deadly yet unforgettable adventure leading to the discovery of a hidden base on the moon, a Soviet scheme against Castro that threatens to draw the whole world into turmoil, and the unveiling of the treasure itself.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1986
ISBN: 978-0722127568
Publisher: Time Warner Books
Treasure

The Great Library and Museum of Alexandria was the main marvel of the ancient world.

It housed huge records of literature, art and knowledge, from the complete works of Homer and the golden casket of Alexander the Great, to invaluable charts of lost gold, mineral and oil deposits that have the ability to alter the balance of power in the world today.

Ravaged by fire in 391 A.D., the loss of the library was seen by many scholars as one of the greatest tragedies in the world.

When Dirk Pitt discovers its most invaluable part was saved and hidden, it marks the beginning of a deadly race to recover its secrets; one that could have terrible consequences.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1988
ISBN: 978-0008216665
Publisher: Harper
Dragon

1945: An atomic bomber takes off from Alaska on its way to Japan.

Aboard it is the third atomic bomb as back-up to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

Shot down before completing its mission, the B-29 plummets into the sea, along with its secret.

After the war, the very existence of the plane is denied and eventually forgotten.

1993: The new Japan now counts on its financial prowess rather than military might.

America, increasingly under siege thanks to the economic power of its “ally,” is completely oblivious of how far some Japanese may go to ensure Japan’s dominance.

All that however changes when a massive Japanese auto carrier ferrying thousands of “Murmoto” cars manufactured by the enigmatic Hideki Suma is destroyed by a nuclear explosion.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1990
ISBN: 978-0008216634
Publisher: Harper
Sahara

1865: A Confederate warship disappears into the Atlantic. On board is a secret cargo that could forever change history.

1931: Kitty Mannock, a renowned Australian aviatrix, disappears in the Sahara, never to be seen again, while attempting a record-breaking flight from London to Capetown.

1995: Dirk Pitt rescues a young stunning woman while on a mission to find the remains of a Pharaoh’s funeral barge buried somewhere in the Nile.

Discovering that a top secret scientific installation is releasing a deadly chemical into the rivers, threatening the lives of thousands of people, Pitt must warn the world of the impending disaster.

But first, he must evade a brutal West African dictator and a French billionaire.

Sahara
Director: Breck Eisner
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Jude Akuwudike, Robert Cavanah, Mark Aspinall, Rakie Ayola, Lennie James, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Matthew Flynn
Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1992
ISBN: 978-0008216658
Publisher: Harper Collins
Inca Gold

1532: A fleet of boats mysteriously land on an island in an inland sea where the ancient Andean people hide a heap of gold far more than any pharaoh. The people and the treasure however vanish soon afterwards.

1998: Deep in Peru’s Andes Mountains, Dirk Pitt rescues two American archaeologists from drowning in an ancient sacrificial pool.

The act however marks the beginning of his woes, as Pitt is soon plunged into a shadowy vortex of danger, extortion and treachery.

A terrifying criminal organization has gotten wind of the long-lost treasure worth nearly a billion dollars, and they’ll stop at nothing to seize the treasure.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1994
ISBN: 978-1416525721
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Shock Wave

1856: A terrible storm wrecks a British ship transporting convicts to an Australian penal colony.

Among the survivors are two individuals who discover a huge source of diamonds on a lone tropical island. And with that, a powerful dynasty is born.

Nearly a-century-and-a-half later, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is rescued by Dirk Pitt on an island in Antarctica, along with other cruise ship passengers.

On an assignment to find out the source of a lethal plague that has been wiping out dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, Pitt discovers that the disease has been caused by a diamond-mining technology used by Maeve's family.

Will he be able to end the murderous exploitation and avert the death of millions?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1996
ISBN: 978-0743449670
Publisher: Downtown Press
Flood Tide

An insatiably greedy and inhuman Chinese businessman makes a fortune from smuggling Chinese immigrants into countries around the world, and the United States is no exception.

Following leads from Washington State to Louisiana, Dirk Pitt shockingly learns that the mogul is constructing a massive shipping port right in the middle of nowhere.

Why has the businessman chosen to go with the most unlikely of locations?

The trail triggers a relentless race to uncover the site where a strange treasure-filled ship sank after Chiang Kai-shek fled China in 1949.

And as the epic showdown nears, Pitt prepares for a confrontation from which he may never return…

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1997
ISBN: 978-0743449779
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Atlantis Found

An Antarctic whaler comes across an old wreck whose frozen crew guard crates of mysterious antiquities.

A team of experts marvel at a wall covered in ancient inscriptions. Moments later, a huge dynamite blast buries them underneath the rocky ground of Colorado.

A US research vessel is ambushed by a ship from a war that seemingly ended more than half a century ago.

As the Director of Special Projects for NUMA, Dirk Pitt has to get to the bottom of the incidences.

Could they be somehow connected?

As more revelations are revealed, a foe threatening the future of mankind is unveiled.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1999
Ebook: B0182Q3492
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Valhalla Rising

NUMA Special Projects Director Dirk Pitt comes to the rescue of passengers aboard a luxury cruise liner, Emerald Dolphin, which mysteriously sinks after being ravaged by a catastrophic inferno.

In search of any clues that could point to foul play, given how the liner was powered by a revolutionary new propulsion system, Pitt is completely oblivious of the fact that sinister forces are scheming against him.

When the stakes increase and Pitt gets caught between the secrets of the past and the intrigues of the future, survival takes on a whole new meaning.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0425204047
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Trojan Odyssey

The inhabitants of a floating resort are in the path of a devastating and unexpected storm brewing not far from the coast of Nicaragua.

With no way of saving themselves, all their hopes lie on Dirk Pitt and his NUMA team to launch a daring escape plan.

In the wake of the storm, Pitt and his team uncover evidence of a dark ancient mystery which could have deadly implications to the present world.

Unmasking a plot by an enigmatic billionaire to strikingly alter Earth's climate, Pitt sets off on a desperate race against time to prevent an impending global disaster.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-1405916219
Publisher: Penguin Books
Black Wind

The Japanese made one last attempt to unleash destruction during the final days of the Second World War.

Somewhat of a kamikaze mission, what made it different was that the Japanese sent two submarines to America’s west coast, both of which contained a devastating new strain of biological virus.

Although neither of the subs got to complete the mission, they weren’t really lost.

A sinister figure knows about where they might be and what their mission was. And his ruthless plan could forever change the world as we know it.

Will Dirk Pitt and his NUMA team prevent evil from being unleashed?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0425204238
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Treasure of Khan

Revered as the greatest conqueror of all time, Genghis Khan at his blistering best reigned over an empire four times the size of Alexander the Great’s empire—an extensive are that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea.

And now somebody wants it back.

An enigmatic Mongolian magnate dreams of reinstating the conquests of ancient Mongolia.

He not only holds a shadowy secret about Genghis Khan, his grandson Kublai Khan and the treasures of Xanadu, but is also on a ruthless mission to cause death by the millions.

Will Dirk Pitt and his NUMA tea succeed when they face their deadliest foe yet?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0425218235
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Arctic Drift

It’s 2011. The price of gas hits $10 per gallon.

President Garner Ward is forced to confront an unscrupulous Canadian faction that is disrupting his attempts to bring an end to America’s energy deficiency.

When a terrible explosion rocks Washington D.C., NUMA head Dirk Pitt survives by a whisker after the bomb destroys his lab, along with revolutionary records of research into an artificial photosynthesis process that could bring an end to global warming.

Will Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, solve the mystery before the U.S goes to war with one of its closest allies?

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0425231456
Publisher: Berkley
Crescent Dawn

327 A.D.: A Roman galley ferrying extraordinary cargo escapes narrowly after being ambushed by pirates.

1916: A British war vessel explodes under mysterious circumstances at the heart of the North Sea.

Present day: A group of some of the most renowned mosques in Turkey and Egypt are shattered by explosions.

Could there possibly be any connection between these incidences?

There to unravel the mystery is NUMA Director Dirk Pitt who learns that Roman artifacts found in Turkey and Israel are connected to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to reclaim the glory days of the Ottoman Empire.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0425242391
Publisher: Berkley
Poseidon's Arrow

America’s defense has been greatly enhanced by the development of a revolutionary attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds.

Ahead of the rest of the world with the cutting edge technology, a problem suddenly arises when a key element of the prototype mysteriously disappears, with the brains behind it ending up dead.

Furthermore, ships have started disappearing in the ocean never to be found again. And in the rare incidences where they are found, bodies burned to a crisp are usually discovered.

What could be going on?

Does it have anything to do with an Italian sub that vanished at sea in 1943?

NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and his team certainly have their work cut out…

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0425265055
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Havana Storm

NUMA Director Dirk Pitt gets caught up in a dangerous web of deceit while investigating a poisonous tide in the Caribbean Sea that could be perilous to the United States, as he uncovers a post-Castro supremacy battle over Cuba.

Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on the hunt for an Aztec stone that could very well reveal the whereabouts of a huge historical Aztec treasure; a chase that sees them end up in Cuba where the stone was believed to have been destroyed in 1898.

Pitt and his children may have faced desperate situations before, but never one quite as lethal as this...

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0425279168
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Odessa Sea

While on a mission to look for the remains of a lost Ottoman ship on the Black Sea, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and his counterpart Al Giordino respond to an urgent distress call, only to find lifeless bodies and sulfuric smell renting the air.

As the two begin digging for clues, they plunge deeper and deeper into a remarkable chain of discoveries.

From present-day nuclear smugglers to resolute Ukrainian renegades and a stunning anti-terrorism agent from Europol, only time will tell whether Pitt will survive his latest adventure.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0399575532
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Celtic Empire

A team of United Nations experts are brutally killed in El Salvador.

A fatal collision takes place in the waterways of Detroit.

Tomb raiders launch an attack on an archaeological site along the banks of the Nile.

Could there possibly be any connection between these incidences?

While on a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt gets caught up in an international conspiracy that not only endangers his life, but that of his family.

Meanwhile, his children, Dirk and Summer, draw the attention of a group of tomb raiders after unearthing shocking discoveries in Egypt.

Though seemingly unrelated, these mysteries could unveil the secrets of an ancient enigma that could very well alter mankind’s future.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0735219014
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

The NUMA Files

Serpent

Kurt Austin, head of the National Underwater and Marine Agency’s (NUMA) Special Assignments Team, becomes the target of a Texan magnate named Don Halcon after saving the life of a gorgeous marine archaeologist by the name Nina Kirov.

A deranged man determined to create a new state out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon’s devious plan revolves around a stunning discovery made by Nina.

Will Kurt and his dedicated NUMA team prevent Halcon from unleashing mass killing and devastation?

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-0671026707
Publisher: Pocket Books
Blue Gold

While looking into the inexplicable death of rare whales, NUMA head Kurt Austin discovers that someone is trying to destroy him.

Elsewhere, in luxuriant hills in South America, a NUMA team on special assignment finds the lifeless remains of a member of a strange local tribe. Believed to be led by a legendary white goddess, they now risk being destroyed by a group of bio-pirates determined to loot medicinal findings worth a fortune.

Racing against the clock, Kurt and his NUMA team must stop a wealthy California mogul from taking full control of the planet’s hugely exhausted freshwater reserves.

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2000
ISBN: 978-0671785468
Publisher: Pocket Books
Fire Ice

While preparing for an interview aboard a ship in the Black Sea, NUMA head Kurt Austin finds himself conducting a rescue mission after the television crew is ambushed on a neighboring island.  

Uncertain about whom the assailants were or what they want, Kurt enlists the help of his former KGB foe, Vladimir Petrov.

It turns out the island is a former sub base that has now been seized by the wealthy Mikhail Razov, who aspires to become the czar of Russia—convinced that he comes from the Romanov lineage.

With a key resource called “fire ice” possibly under his control, Razov could very well conquer the modern day if he isn’t stopped by Kurt.

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0425190647
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
White Death

When a terrible face off between a reformist environmentalist organization and a Danish cruiser escalates, NUMA Special Assignments Team head, Kurt Austin, and his colleague Joe Zavala come to rescue, only to make a shocking discovery.

A multinational company is apparently determined to gain complete control of the waters, regardless of the environmental consequences.

Kurt gets a feel of how volatile matters are when an attempt is made on his life.

Willing to go to whatever extremes to fulfill their agenda, only Kurt and his dedicated NUMA team can stop them.

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0425195451
Publisher: Berkley
Lost City

An enzyme strikingly capable of extending life has been found in the ‘Lost City’—a region deep in the North Atlantic.

The only problem is that individuals mandated to collect it are dying under mysterious circumstances.

Meanwhile, how come scientists in a secluded Greek laboratory are gradually vanishing one after the other?

And how is this tied to a dead body discovered in the Alps?

Will head of the NUMA Special Assignments Team, Kurt Austin, and his workmate Joe Zavala, rescue abducted archeologist, Skye Labelle, and solve their most challenging mystery yet?

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0425204191
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Polar Shift

Polar shift is an event that can not only unhinge birds and animals and destroy electrical appliances, but also trigger huge eruptions, devastating earthquakes, and climatic change.

Six decades ago, a strange and brilliant Hungarian devised a way of artificially causing this phenomenon, although records of his discovery got lost.

The head of an organization opposed to globalization however plans to temporarily shock the developed nations of the world.

Unbeknownst to him is that the deadly process is irreversible.

Will Kurt Austin and his NUMA Special Assignments Team stop the lunatic before he brings an end to life on earth as we know it?

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0425210482
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Navigator

Some sinister forces will stop at nothing to recover the Navigator—an ancient Phoenician statue which was robbed from the Baghdad museum years ago.

Determined to reclaim it, they viciously kill a crafty antiquities trader and could have very well murdered a United Nations investigator, had Kurt Austin and his colleague Joe Zavala not come to the rescue.

Why is the statue worth killing for?

Seeking the answers to the mystery, Kurt and his NUMA team embark on an adventure that will take them from the missing treasures of King Solomon, to strange documents encoded by Thomas Jefferson himself, and a shocking secret scientific undertaking.

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0425222362
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Medusa

A highly confidential state owned undersea lab carrying out crucial biomedical research in the Micronesian Islands mysteriously vanishes.

Meanwhile, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is brutally ambushed by an underwater vessel, with Joe Zavala being one of the passengers left to die after the ordeal.

Although Kurt Austin immediately deploys his NUMA Special Assignments Team on the case, he is in for a huge surprise.

From shocking scientific tests to a ruthless Chinese criminal organization, and a deadly virus that could result in a global pandemic, the fate of millions of lives lies in the hands of Kurt and his team.

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0425235096
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Devil's Gate

The eastern Atlantic is rocked by the explosion of a Japanese cargo ship not far from the Azores.

Pirates rush to exploit the tragedy, only to endure a tragic end.

In to investigate the matter is Kurt Austin and his devoted National Underwater and Marine Agency Special Assignments Team.

What they however uncover is the astonishing aspirations of an African despot, the invention of a deadly weapon, and a crazed plot to steal from some of the most powerful nations on the planet.

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0425246764
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Storm

While collecting water samples aboard a NUMA research ship in the Indian Ocean, a member of the crew catches sight of what looks like oil.

Apparently it isn’t oil, but rather a horde of army ants which unexpectedly ambushes the ship, leading to the death of everyone aboard.

Upon arriving at the scene, Kurt Austin and his counterpart Joe Zavala find clues which help them make a terrifying revelation.

There is a dark plan to change the weather across the world, something that could result in the death of millions.

Will Kurt and his team succeed, given that the plan is already in motion?

NB: This book was co-authored with Paul Kemprecos.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0425259658
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Zero Hour

A scientist has discovered how to exploit zero point energy, an unlimited source of energy contained in all matter everywhere.

The only problem with the discovery is that it triggers tectonic plate movements which result in terrible earthquakes.

One of the machines is buried deep underground while the other one is somewhere underneath an extensive ocean trench.

Will Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the rest of the US National Underwater and Marine Agency’s (NUMA) Special Assignments Team overcome the dark and greedy forces willing to do anything to tap into the world’s resources, preventing a huge catastrophe?

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0425267776
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Ghost Ship

Surviving by a whisker while trying to rescue passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, marine adventurer Kurt Austin wakes with distorted memories from the event.

Did he see an old friend and her children drown? Or perhaps the yacht was deserted by the time he came aboard?

Doubtful of his own recollection but determined to uncover the truth, Kurt launches a desperate mission that leads him to dark world of state-sponsored cybercrime, unearthing a pattern of missing scientists, questionable accidents, and a human trafficking conspiracy.

Will Kurt, with the help of Joe Zavala, bring down the criminal organization? Or will his quest mark the beginning of the end for him?

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0399167317
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Pharaoh's Secret

Kurt Austin, Head of NUMA special assignments, and his close friend Joe Zavala take on a brutal foe determined to build a new Egyptian empire as glorious as those of the pharaohs.

The execution of his plans however counts on the exploitation of a newly discovered aquifer beneath the Sahara.

But that’s not all. The power broker also possesses the black mist, a plant extract believed to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.

Finding themselves in their most perilous mission yet, the NUMA team must confront Osiris, the ruler of the Egyptian underworld, if they are to prevent the destruction of the entire world.

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0735215252
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Nighthawk

Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are called into action after an aircraft with cutting edge technology mysteriously disappears over the South Pacific.

Although Russia and China greatly desire the revolutionary technology, America has bigger things to worry about.

A carefully held secret unbeknownst to everyone else, the lost X-37 carries a payload obtained from the upper limits of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero.

When frozen, it becomes inactive. But when thawed, it could cause total annihilation.

Will the dedicated NUMA team be able to avert the impending disaster?

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0399184024
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
The Rising Sea

Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala and the entire NUMA scientific team set off on a desperate search for answers around the globe after the world’s sea levels rise significantly beyond any possibly connection to a melted glacier.

In their quest, they uncover an ominous plan at the bottom of the East China Sea; one that could interfere with the Pacific balance of power and change the lives of billion of people.

From old Japanese talismans that have been around for five centuries, to a ruthless assassin who even the Yakuza distance themselves from, the NUMA team will stop at nothing to prevent an unthinkable tragedy.

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0525542971
Publisher: Penguin
Sea of Greed

Kurt Austin and his NUMA team are sent to the Gulf of Mexico to uncover the reason behind an explosion that shatters three oil rigs trying to revitalize a dying field.

Following various clues, they learn that a smart billionaire is attempting to provide alternative energy by developing the most advanced fuel-cell systems on the planet.

Bacteria initially lost decades ago, when two submarines disappeared without a trace in the Mediterranean, is depleting the oil before it can be extracted.

With ruthless assassins after him, will Kurt locate a missing submarine and stop the biological terror from being unleashed?

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0735219045
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Journey of the Pharaohs

1074 B.C.: Fortunes from the resting place of Egyptian Pharaohs mysteriously vanish.

1927: An American aviator stuntman disappears without a trace while attempting a transcontinental flight.

Present day: A fishing boat ferrying bizarre freight subsides off the coast of Scotland.

What do these strange events have in common? Are they of any significance to Kurt Austin and NUMA his Special Assignments Team?

Pairing up with agents of the MI5, Kurt and his team desperately find themselves trying to stop a global conspiracy.

Will they succeed in recovering the Egyptian treasures before they are claimed by dark forces?

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0593083109
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Fast Ice

When a former workmate at the National Underwater and Marine Agency mysteriously vanishes while exploring the icebergs of Antarctica, Kurt Austin and his right-hand man, Joe Zavala, head to the icy periphery of the planet to look for answers.

As if being confronted by dangerous waters and piercing temperatures weren’t enough, Kurt and Joe also face stern opposition from a horrifying man-made ice threatening to herald the new Ice Age.

Will Kurt and his NUMA team manage to thwart a Nazi-era scheme and save the world from icy destruction?

NB: This book was co-authored with Graham Brown.

Author: Clive Cussler
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0593395615
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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