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  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405930703
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $26.00

The Rising Sea

NUMA Files #15




The new Kurt Austin adventure in the NUMA Files series from UK No. 1 bestseller Clive Cussler.

A global threat
The world's sea levels are rising at an alarming rate, too quickly to be caused by glacier melt. A risk so big it sends Kurt Austin, Zoe Zavala and the NUMA team rocketing around the world in search for answers.

A desperate mission
Their hunt takes them from the shark-filled waters of Asia, to the high-tech streets of Tokyo, to a forbidden secret island, but it's in the East China Sea that a mysterious underwater mining operation is discovered.

A devastating endgame
Kurt uncovers a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined: a plan to upset the Pacific balance of power, threatening the lives of millions. It falls to the NUMA team to risk everything to stop it and save the world from the coming catastrophe.

  • Published: 2 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405930703
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $26.00

About the authors

Clive Cussler

Date: 2002-10-18
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA Files novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.

He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

Graham Brown

Graham Brown, a former pilot and lawyer and later part of a start-up healthcare firm, decided he hadn't had enough different careers yet and decided to become a writer.

A huge fan of Clive Cussler, Michael Crichton, Stephen King and television shows like the X-filesand Lost, Graham's first novel Black Rain debuted in January 2010. He has now co-written five NUMA Files novels with Clive Cussler: Devil's Gate, The Storm, Zero Hour, Ghost Ship and The Pharaoh's Secret.

Praise for The Rising Sea

Praise for Clive Cussler

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Cussler is hard to beat

Daily Mail

Oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones. Exotic locations, ruthless villains, and many narrow escapes - Cussler's fans come for swashbuckling and he delivers

Associated Press

Nobody does it better . . . nobody!

Stephen Coonts

Just about the best in the business

New York Post

The Adventure King

Sunday Express

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