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Blue Gold: A Kurt Austin Adventure

Cussler, Clive;Kemprecos, Paul

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ISBN 10: 067178546X / ISBN 13: 9780671785468
Published by Pocket Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine + Soft cover
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Very nice new unread third printing with sharp and bright pictorial wraps and very nice clean and tight page block. No Dust Jacket as issued. SIGNED by both Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos on the full title page. Very sharp collectable copy for a Clive Cussler/Paul Kemprecos collector. Bookseller Inventory # 004364

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Title: Blue Gold: A Kurt Austin Adventure

Publisher: Pocket Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine +

Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued

Signed: Signed by Both Authors

Edition: 3rd Printing

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Synopsis:

With the world running short of drinkable water, Kurt Austin and his NUMA team races against time to hunt down the missing scientist who has invented a process for turning salt water into fresh. Original. fresh. Original.

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Reading a Clive Cussler novel is like watching several movies at once. He's a master of the jump cut, moving the action from one continent to another with an entirely different cast of characters, good guys and bad, in each place. He always manages to pull the various characters, plots, and counterplots together, though, and the heroes always triumph in the end after saving the world from eco-terrorists, megalomaniacs with their ambitions primed for world domination, and a few regular old criminals thrown in for good measure. In this new adventure from the National Underwater & Marine Agency (NUMA) files, Kurt Austin and his partner Joe Zavala nearly die during a powerboat race when a pod of dead, bloated gray whales bobs to the surface and obstructs the race course. Attempting to discover what killed the whales, Kurt and Joe track their migratory route to a mysterious underwater laboratory on the Baja Peninsula. Once again they narrowly miss death when the lab explodes, destroying their minisubmarine and almost poaching them alive. What seemed like a simple scientific investigation turns into something very different: a confrontation with a 7-foot Valkyrie who's bent on taking over the earth's depleted freshwater reserves. In order to thwart her plans, Austin and Zavala venture deep into the jungle of the Venezuelan rain forest to find a supposedly mythical tribal goddess (one with a Ph.D. in science, of course) whose secret formula to desalinate seawater can put the kibosh on the Valkyrie's plans. Helped by a husband-wife NUMA team who've already made the goddess's acquaintance, plus the always fascinating techno-toys so beloved of superheroes, Kurt and Joe save the day. But before they do, there's plenty of heart-stopping action, random acts of murder and mutilation, and even a little romance. Great pacing, plenty of gadgets, a strong narrative, and bigger-than-life heroes and villains. If you've run out of summer action flicks already, make your own popcorn and curl up with Blue Gold instead. --Jane Adams

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