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Fire Ice: NUMA Files #3 (The NUMA Files) Kindle Edition
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The central organization is the same; specifically NUMA, but the central character and the events he is involved in are stepped down from the more outrageous elements that sometimes turn a Dirk Pitt adventure into something akin to Indiana Jones. The famous bathtub escape comes to mind. The Pitt adventures have become classic in the genre and they make for great reading, they also have had occasion to go over the top at times. Kurt Austin is Dirk Pitt on a smaller scale. Austin collects antique dueling pistols while Dirk accumulates World War Two German Jets, railroad cars, and fantastically rare cars.
The idea of introducing a Romanov theme into a story is a gutsy decision for it has been used countless times, and in the majority of uses has become an overused cliché. Cussler and Paul Kemprecos handle the idea well, and while it is still a bit fantastic it does not cross the line in to storytelling that really is a pretty wild stretch to suspend disbelief.
I don't know the science of the Methane (Fire Ice), but again it strikes me as being credible. These books almost seem to take their cue from some of the countless ships that Mr. Cussler has located in real life, and which history will always owe him a debt.Read more ›
In their way is, by pure chance, Kurt Austin and the other three members of NUMA's Special Assignments Team.
Unlike the Dirk Pitt Adventures, the tasks and odds to which the Special Assignements Team is set are usually not as fantastically daunting as those encountered by Pitt and Giordino, although the danger is no less lethal.
This time the stallwart US citizens are helped out by a Russian agent nicknamed Ivan by Austin, who heads something called the Siberian Pest Control office. If anyone can tell me where I could have heard or read about that Russian agency before, I'd be most gratefull... It did have a familiar ring to it.
Anyway, Fire Ice made a delightful light read. Keep the Special Assignment Team adventures coming, I'd say!
One thing is for sure with this authors novels. Kurt Austin is all action. He is always supported by the wisecracking,Joe Zavala.Money is no object to NUMA,the villain always dies and Kurt always gets the girl.
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Another masterpiece and great story from the mind of Mr cusslerPublished 10 days ago by gerry w davies
Plausible plot but weak at times and ending faded It Jumped around initially but all ends tied together eventually. A good readPublished 28 days ago by Sunny seaside
Love his work and when you just want to relax just put the tape in and your emerced in the storyPublished 29 days ago by Kim
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