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Nighthawk : a novel from the NUMA Files


"NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world's most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind's last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don't--that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster. but they may be caught in a race that no one can win"-- Provided by publisher.

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Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964 — Ian Fleming's James Bond is probably the closest match to Cussler's Dirk Pitt when it comes to resourcefulness and independence. Exotic locales, technical details (often of unusual weaponry), and fast pacing characterize both series. But beware: although the character has been taken up by newer authors, it's still Fleming who writes the quintessential Bond. -- Shauna Griffin
Adams, Will, 1963- — If you like Clive Cussler's novels for exotic locales, historical mysteries, and action-packed adventures, try Will Adams. -- Katherine Johnson
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Du Brul, Jack B. — Both Jack Du Brul and Clive Cussler write fast-paced, over-the-top Adventures. The heroes in both series face overwhelming odds and terrible villains on their way to saving the day. Du Brul, however, features more sex and violence than does Cussler. -- Shauna Griffin
Preston, Douglas J. — Whether they're writing together or separately, Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child also create stories that contain many of the elements Clive Cussler's fans prize-exotic settings, treasure or secrets or other intriguing backgrounds, high-tech toys. Some of their novels even have marine settings. -- Shauna Griffin
Bell, Ted — Like Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt, Ted Bell's Alexander Hawke is a modern-day swashbuckler who always has the skills he needs to handle a crisis. Toss in exotic locales, off-the cuff humor, plenty of colorful details, and sinister villains, and you have an excellent option for Cussler fans. -- Shauna Griffin
Reilly, Matthew — Like Clive Cussler, Matthew Reilly places his heroes in dangerous situations in exotic locales. Although more violent than Cussler's, these over-the-top Adventure stories also feature dangerous chases, treasure, and deadly enemies, as well as fascinating background details involving historical and contemporary perspectives. -- Shauna Griffin
Rollins, James, 1961- — The non-stop action and danger found in James Rollins' thrillers are sure to appeal to Clive Cussler's fans, as will the problem-solving, independent nature of his heroes, their exotic surroundings, and the combination of historical and contemporary timelines. -- Shauna Griffin
Child, Lincoln — Whether they're writing together or separately, Lincoln Child and Douglas J. Preston also create stories that contain many of the elements Clive Cussler's fans prize-exotic settings, treasure or secrets or other intriguing backgrounds, high-tech toys. Some of their novels even have marine settings. -- Shauna Griffin
Greanias, Thomas; Benson, Raymond, 1955- — These authors' works are Suspenseful, Plot-driven, and Fast-paced, and they share: the genres 'Thrillers and suspense' and 'Adventure stories' and the subject 'International intrigue'.

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★★★★★ One of the best Cusslers books!

By SFBayAreaReader on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:55:32

Having read them all, I think this is one of the best Cusslers books!

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