Medusa (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780425235096, 528pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

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Description

Deep-sea explorer and government operative Kurt Austin must save the world from a deliberate viral outbreak in this thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author
In the Micronesian islands, a top-secret U.S. government-sponsored undersea lab conducting vital biomedical research on a rare jellyfish known as the Blue Medusa suddenly disappears. At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is attacked by an underwater vehicle and left helpless a half-mile below the surface, its passengers including Zavala left to die. Only Kurt Austin's heroic measures save them from a watery grave, but suspecting a connection, Austin puts the NUMA team on the case.
Austin's team has no way to prepare for what comes next: a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic. Austin and Zavala have been in tight spots before, but this time it's not just their own skins they re trying to save it's the lives of millions.
Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention that are unique to Cussler, Medusa is the most thrilling novel yet from the grand master of adventure.


About the Author

Clive Cussleris the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt(r), NUMA(r) Files, Oregon(r)Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works includeBuilt for Adventure The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, andBuilt to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plusThe Sea HuntersandThe Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate shipHunley.He lives in Colorado and Arizona. Paul Kemprecoshas coauthored all five previous NUMA Files novels with Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers."
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