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011 / May 29, 2012
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x .9 inches
Publisher: Penguin Putnam, Inc.
As head of the U.S. National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), Kurt Austin is no stranger to those who seek to exploit the world's resources. But in The Storm
he may have met his match against a ruthless villain with the power to destroy nations.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples when a crew member spots an expanding sheen of black oil. But it is not oil. Like a horde of insects, this swarm of mysterious black particles attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard.
After hearing the news, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala rush to the disaster site. What they find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will lead them to eccentric inventor Elwood Marchetti, his army of robots and a movable island. But Marchetti is just the tip of the iceberg as Austin discovers someone is using his micro-robots in the most audacious scheme NUMA has ever encountered: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale, forcing nations to pay any price for survival. It will kill millions. . .and it has already begun.
Filled with the boundless invention unique to Clive Cussler, this is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.