In the Micronesian Islands, a top-secret US undersea lab vanishes . . .
At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere operated by NUMA and overseen by Kurt Austin is attacked and becomes stranded half a mile below the surface. Only quick thinking and bold action will save the crew – which includes the head of a certain, now-missing undersea lab – from a watery grave.
Austin is convinced both events are connected, and he puts NUMA on the case. Soon he’s uncovering some hideous medical experiments and evidence of a terrifying virus that could be used to create a worldwide pandemic. Behind it all lies an ambitious Chinese criminal organization prepared to commit mass murder to achieve its ends.
Now Austin must put his life on the line in order that millions will be saved from death . . .
I’m a big fan of Clive Cussler’s books, though recently I have stopped buying the hardbacks as soon as they come out (as I don’t have space for them all!) and waiting for the paperbacks, because of this it’s been a while since I read my last Cussler!
I really enjoyed Medusa, the book is one from the Kurt Austin series, a series that I feel has really revitalised Cussler’s writing. While I will always have a fondness for the Dirk Pitt adventures after twenty books it feels like the character story arc has run its course, whereas the Kurt Austin series (Medusa is the 8th in the series) provides fresh characters and with limitless possibilities.
The general storyline is a familiar one to Cussler fans, starting in the past on a New Bedford Whaling ship the Princess and then moving to modern times, where a current problem will find itself linked to the story of the Princess Whaling ship. I thought this was a great read and got through the book in just 3 days. Looking forward to the next!
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