Polar Shift: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

Polar Shift: A Kurt Austin Adventure (NUMA Files Series)

by Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

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Overview

NUMA operative Kurt Austin takes on a madman fronting as an evironmentalist in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift in the polar ice caps, which could cause massive eruptions, earthquaks, and even climate changes. But then his work disappeared, or so it was thought. Now, the charismatic leader of an antiglobalization group plans to use it to give the world’s industrialized nations a small jolt, before reversing the shift back again. The only problem is, it cannot be reversed. Once it starts, there is nothing anyone can do.

Austin, Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team must make strange alliances to protect this technology from being exploited by their new and power-hungry nemesis before the entire planet is made to pay.

Rich with all the hair-raising action and endless imagination that have become Cussler’s hallmarks, Polar Shift is a wonderful thriller—indeed, “vintage Cussler.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425210482
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/05/2007
Series: NUMA Files Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 118,272
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.52(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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 Hunters and 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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Polar Shift 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
DDGraham More than 1 year ago
Some readers need to know that a REVIEW is based on your opinion of the book not a full detailed summary.He is an exceptional writer ... Exciting and thrilling sci-fi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Mr Cussler's writing style. Can't wait for the next Austin adventure in May. I highly recommend all of his writings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good!
Grandeplease on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Entertaining read. Typical Kurt Austin Adventure - save the world without losing sense of humor while getting the pretty girl. The general concept was interesting and a recent topic on the science channel. In the how I'd improve the book - maps, a little more effort on the history and science of the main theme and less on the gimmick near the end and more proof editing (page 477 "He stared" not "Her".)
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like Cussler's books because the plots are so out-of-this-world over-the-top. And he makes them believeable! Kurt Austin is pretty much Dirk Pitt with another name, but that doesn't bother me so much. It just kind of cracks me up, because Cussler doesn't even really try to hide it. I mean, Pitt lives in a converted airplane hanger, and Austin lives in a converted boat house. Same guy, different day. Also, Cussler didn't make his usual cameo appearance in this one.
MSWallack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Once again, not much to add to the reviews for the prior books in the NUMA Files series. In fact, the book was so unremarkable, that I forgot to add it to my personal website for well over a year.
adriel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Typical Cussler book - a fun romp in James Bond style adventure land.
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Has IT been on.
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