The Storm

A Novel From the NUMA Files

Cussler, Clive

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Storm
The thrilling new novel in the New York Times bestselling Kurt Austin Adventures... In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples when a crew member spots a patch of black oil ahead of them. But the substance is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles from the spoiled sea suddenly attacks, killing everyone aboard while the ship goes up in flames. A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they find on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to discover the most audacious scheme they have ever encountered: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. The insidious plot will kill millions...and it has already begun.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
ISBN: 9780425259658
Characteristics: 404 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Brown, Graham


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Jan 09, 2013

Clive has overreached on this one. Many of his writers have given us interesting pulp over the years but "The Storm" is a book which leave YOU feeling like a fool for reading it to the end when you knew early on you should have packed it in.

Dec 09, 2012
  • Komplikator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Spoiler Alert.

This comment contains some plot elements

I'm just about done with Cussler

He has always played fast and loose with the English Language, but I can forgive that for a good read.

But within 10 pages he has folks swimming out of a compartment at least 10-12 feet below sea level against in rushing waters??

They find a security badge in a locker full of extra work uniforms?

A pilot fleeing Austin exits a mooring area and instead of heading into the wind to escape turns DOWNWIND to set up the take off

I mean fiction is one thing, but pure fantasy is quite another

If I could give this a zero star vote I would. but I'll have to settle for 1 star

Nov 13, 2012
  • gloryb rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Dirk Pitt doesn't feature in this novel, but others, Kurt and Joe, working for NUMA are the main characters. A fascinating premise that weather can be changed and controlled by putting something into the oceans. Reminds me of the Haida Gwai experiment recently reported in the news. It's an OK read, but slow going until 3/4 way through. It seems to take a while in order to establish the motives of the bad guys, their chosen means of destruction, getting the good guys on their trail and finally putting a stop to the bad guys. The tension builds towards the end as Kurt and Joe both try to stop destruction on a massive scale at different locales. I didn't enjoy the casual banter among the good guys or the attempt to inject humor into their conversations.

Aug 05, 2012
  • Mommies2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this author and this series. The characters work well together and I find Cussler is adding more humorous interactions with his characters. As mentioned by earlier reader, it is a nice way of learning about history. A+ read!!!

Jul 05, 2012
  • smworthy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not too bad. The NUMA Files are not my favorite series by Clive Cussler, but this one was a bit better than the others. Felt a little short, though -- not the usual with several plot lines going at the same time.

Jul 04, 2012
  • karenw32 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another excellent book! :)

Jun 16, 2012
  • KatSu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fascinating as usual. The main thing I love about Clive Cussler is he builds his stories around an interesting piece of history. I am always learning new things from him.

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Jun 27, 2014
  • white_horse_398 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

white_horse_398 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jun 24, 2013

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