White Death: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

White Death: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

by Clive Cussler
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White Death: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series) by Clive Cussler

Hailed as a hero for the new millennium, Austin is the leader of NUMA Special Assignments Team--and the threat before him now is definitely special. A confrontation between a radical environmentalist group and a Danish cruiser has forced Austin and colleague Joe Zavala to come to the rescue of a shipful of trapped men; but when the two of them investigate further, they discover that something far more sinister is at work. A shadowy multinational corporation is attempting to wrest control of the very seas themselves-no matter what havoc results--and is killing anyone who attempts to stop them. When Austin's boat blows up and he just barely survives, it seems certain he is the next in line to die--but he cannot stop now. For the environmental disaster has already begun, and only he and NUMA stand in the way...

Rich with all the hair-raising adventure and endless imagination unique to Cussler, White Death is an exceptional thriller from the grand master of adventure fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140297379
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Publication date: 03/28/1991
Series: NUMA Files Series , #4

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill:More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Huntersand The 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 ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona. 

Paul Kemprecos has coauthored all five previous NUMA Files novels with Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers.

Hometown:

Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth:

July 15, 1931

Place of Birth:

Aurora, Illinois

Education:

Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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White Death 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you've got yourself a good one, there's nothing quite like being engrossed in one of Cussler's adventure novels. When you find yourself reading one of his weaker works, there's not much quite like it either. While this book contains mutated fish, nefarious Islanders, a Kurt Austin Romance and a shadowy international Corporation, it was just not written well. I could not shake the feeling that this was just a cookie cutter novel that was more manufactured than written. With 25 pages remaining to the conclusion of the novel, I threw it out, out of frustration. While some of his work (see Lost City for example) can have you up late enjoying his adventures, some are dead in the water. I'd pass on White Death, a book which will amount to a slow death for any reader.
Phroggy More than 1 year ago
Another great read. From start to finish the action and adventure never ceased. I am convinced that any book written with Paul Kemprecos and Clive Cussler is an instant hit, they always seem to keep my captivated. The ending did not let me down, I was captivated until the very last page. If your into Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala then this book is for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a long-time Clive Cussler reader and have enjoyed all of his Dirk Pitt adventures. This summer, I was made aware of his second NUMA series with Kirt Austin, the Numa Files series as it were. Well, I read Serpent and then White Death. Both are marvelous reads, with the typical short chapters and historical prologs. Austin, the hero, is cut from the same cloth as Pitt and his sidekick Zuvela is much akin to Giordano (Pitt's sidekick). White Death revolves around the ethics of genetic engineering so those who like maritime, fish, and the Canadian north sprinkeled with liberal doses of Native Canadian Indians will enjoy this latest novel. For those of you who are Cussler Starved...I have just started the Jack Du Brul series of novels (Vulcan's forge) and only wish they were available in large hardbound format. So far Vuclan is a good read. Enjoy Amigos!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished White Death. I have read everyone of Cussler's novels. Some I liked more than others such as Saraha. That was a grabber. I also like all his characters, Dirk, Joe, Kurt. I thought this was a very good read. I would like to see him write more history as he has in the prior books. I hope he writes a mystery about the southern submarine The Hunley. I recommend all of his books. They are a good read or 'chewing gum for the mind'. Keep on keeping on Mr. Cussler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fear that some reader new to Cussler will read this book and conclude that there's nothing to be gained by reading any other work by this master of adventure. Perhaps Cussler really doesn't write the 'Kurt Austin' books, but he puts his name on the cover and cashes his check so... A trademark of Cussler's best works is the imaginative blend of history with cutting edge events. While the biotech angle in the story is intriguing, the history is sloppy. Placing a King James bible 100 years before its creation (for a throwaway line no less) is suggestive of an author who just doesn't care. The link between the Basques and the Faroe Islands is almost equally suspect. Hopefully Cussler got whatever was bothering him out of his system with this subpar effort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Austin, but I miss Dirk. Hope he is in the next book, and I hope that it is soon
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual from beginning to end the Kirk/Joe and the rest of the Special projects team do it again. However, being a Avid Dirk Pitt Fan from the beginning I totally agree with other readers and reviewers that a Masterpiece would be in teaming up Dirk and Kirk! They could come to eithers rescue or pair up from the start and you would have a Bestseller before it went on sale
Guest More than 1 year ago
I will read this but will miss Dirk. Where is he? One star because he's not the focus of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where is Dirk Pitt? I enjoy all of your novels, but I would like see Dirk and Al in some more adventures.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler is unequaled, surely unexcelled in the field of eco-thrillers. His real life experiences and gift with words have given new meaning to the action/adventure genre. The fourth in his mesmerizing series The NUMA Files is sure evidence that Cussler is a master at his game. 'Master' might also apply to voice actors James Naughton and Scott Brick who render electrifying readings of 'White Death.' Naughton has received various honors during his theatrical career, among them are Tony Awards for his performances in Chicago and City of Angels. With film television, radio and stage appearances to his credit Brick is an accomplished veteran of audio book readings. As readers and listeners of earlier works in this series know hero Kurt Austin heads NUMA's Special Assignments Team. Now, along with his working buddy Joe Zavala, the two have saved a shipload of men. These men were trapped after a head-on between a Danish cruiser and a radical environmental group. But, true to Cussler's suspenseful form, that's not the end - just the startling beginning as Austin and Zavala discover that a sinister multinational corporation wants control of the seas, and will kill anyone who stands in the way of its total rule. Austin's ship explodes but he survives - just barely. What must he do to make sure that he doesn't become a target again? This is vintage Cussler which means action at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the Austin and Zavala but please don't put the number one guy away. DIRK PITT Can we have a few more stories. Maybe they can work together? Carry on
Guest More than 1 year ago
Book goes along with numa adventure and I suppose all of his charactors will live big as life, but us die hard dirk pitt people want him back and soon!!!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1515, a Basque caravel sinks two Spanish war galleys. In 1935 a German zeppelin soars northward on a top-secret flight to reach the North Pole, but in the Arctic the Germans sees a ship stranded on the ice. He goes to help. In the present off the Faroe Islands, whale rescuers try to stop Islanders from killing whales, but lose control of the ship to an overhead helicopter that sends the vessel crashing into and sinking a Danish cruiser with several crew men still aboard.

In the Berents Sea, the search-and-survey NUMA ship William Beebe led by Kurt Austin tests a new device able to attach to a sunken ship's hull and cut a hole in the frame so salvagers can easily enter. With this new device, Kurt and crew might save the lives of the trapped Danes whose air is running out, but they need rapid transport to go twelve hundred miles. Even with Russian help, Kurt will soon realize that the helicopter crowd has a different message in mind.

The forth 'novel from the NUMA files' is an exciting seafaring adventure that never slows down until the final dinner date is arranged. Kurt retains his hero status as he and his crew desperately work to save lives reminiscent of the Russian submarine tragedy. Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos provide fans with an adrenaline-pumping thriller starring a likable champion though the villains' message seems gobbled in comparison.

Harriet Klausner

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This novel is definitely sub-standard to normal NUMA series novels. Thumbs down on this one.
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Yet another Cussler book I found myself not wanting to put down until I finished it.
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Crap crap and more crap