In the Micronesian Islands, a top secret, U.S. governmentsponsored 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 passengersincluding Zavalaleft to die. Only Kurt Austins heroic measures save them from a watery grave, but, suspecting a connection, Austin puts the NUMA team on the case. He has no idea what he's just gotten them all into. A hideous series of medical experiments ... an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization ... 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 saveit's the lives of millions.
Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention unique to Cussler, Medusa is the most thrilling novel yet from the grand master of adventure.
"Some clunky dialogue and an ending right out of a Scooby Doo cartoon hurt a bit, but Cussler fans will stick around for the action." - Booklist
"Soon enough, the disparate plot lines converge in an action-packed tale that snags readers and drags them racing through heavy seas and high drama." - Publishers Weekly
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Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California. He attended
Pasadena City College for two years, then enlisted in the Air Force during the
Korean War and served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the
Military Air Transport Service. Upon discharge he became a copywriter and later
creative director at two of the nation's leading ad agencies. He wrote and
produced radio and television commercials in Hollywood that won numerous
international honors including an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New ...
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