When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Read more...
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When Kurt Austin is injured attempting to rescue the passengers and crew from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted memories. Did he see an old friend and her children drown, or was the yacht abandoned when he came aboard? For reasons he cannot explain, Kurt doesn't trust either version of his recollection.
Determined to know the truth, he begins to search for answers, and soon finds himself descending into a shadowy world of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a pattern of vanishing scientists, suspicious accidents, and a web of human trafficking. With the help of Joe Zavala, he takes on the sinister organization at the heart of this web, facing off with them in locations ranging from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. But where he will ultimately end up3/4even he could not begin to guess.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Cussler’s electrifying 12th NUMA Files adventure (after 2013’s Zero Hour, also coauthored by Brown) takes Kurt Austin, director of special projects at the National Underwater Marine Agency, across the globe in search of Sienna Westgate, the long-lost love of his life, and the world’s preeminent expert in cybersecurity. Pronounced dead after her family’s yacht sunk in the Indian Ocean, a revived Sienna may have surfaced in the shadows of the Iranian black market. Notorious smuggler Rene Acosta is eager to trade her talents to any number of foreign governments for a huge sum, but the nefarious Brèvard clan is also vying for control over the brilliant Sienna. Trusty colleague Joe Zavala and Dirk Pitt, NUMA’s director, provide assistance as Kurt uses a range of advanced technology in the hunt for the woman whose disappearance haunts him day and night. Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to the explosive climax. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (May 27)