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Lost City (Numa Files S.) Paperback – 16 Mar 2006

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Product details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141017716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141017716
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.2 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 527,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Clive Cussler (Author)
Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt® adventures, such as Havana Storm; the NUMA® Files adventures, most recently The Pharaoh's Secret; the Oregon Files, such as The Emperor's Revenge; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Solomon Curse. He lives in Arizona.

Paul Kemprecos (Author)
Paul Kemprecos has co-authored all of the NUMA® Files novels with Clive Cussler and is a Shamus Award-winning author of six underwater detective thrillers. He lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


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Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
This book is a must for all Clive Cussler fans,Kurt Austin is in many ways similar to Dirk Pitt and this shows in the plot lines of this book. The scenery that captures the imagination from page one continues all the way through. The characters are easy to relate to and keep you spell bound. The story is set mainly in Scotland, France & in the Atlantic, it twists and turns with every page from deep under the sea to fire fights on remote Scotish islands.The tension mounts with the edition of each character and plot twist.
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Format: Paperback
Lost City is another action-packed thriller from Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos. As usual expect dashing heroes (Kurt Austin leads the pack), beautiful women (Skye Labelle), and a diabolical plot to take over the world. Standard for a Cussler thriller, ;-).
Of course archaeology is involved as Skye is studing the influence of ancient cultures upon other parts of the world and once she makes dinner plans with Austin he won't let anything get in the way. Whenever they reunite he reminds her of the dinner date and give that as the reason he rescues her.
I also was interested to note that when characters are discussint the submersible Alvin they mention its "real world" descent upon the Titanic shipwreck--ignoring Dirk Pitt's adventure in Raise the Titanic.
This volume definately held my interest as I navigated the twists and turns of the plot, but there was nothing truly exciting. I've read many other Cussler novels, I like them, but he isn't Charles Dickens or Lew Wallace. :-)
Still if you're interested in the ocean and saving the world from disaster then you should check out this NUMA files adventure.
Of notable interest is the volume I read--a new "Premium format" paperback apparently designed for easier reading. The pages are certainly larger (i.e. taller--which makes me wonder how this will fit on my bookshelves with other paperbacks), type is larger, and there is more white space between the words. I read so much that I don't pay attention to details like that, but they certainly didn't make it harder to read.
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By A Customer on 5 April 2005
Format: Hardcover
An enzyme that will prolong life is discovered thousands of feet under the North Atlantic. The area known as 'Lost City.' The people attempting to harvest the bacteria are getting killed while scientists in a remote Greek laboratory keep disappearing. and What does all this have to do with a frozen body found in the Alps? For Austin and Joe Zavala, it's there next assignment leading to a book full of action and adventure! A long time Dirk Pitt fan I have not found the The Kurt Austin stories as fullfilling, that is until Lost City! I can't quite put my finger on it but this book just seems to have more zip than the other Kurt Austin books, or maybe I am just getting to know the characters better?
Also recommended: All the Dirk Pitt Novels.
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By A Customer on 8 Jun. 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have read everything that Clive Cussler has written. None of it is a demanding read, it is holiday fodder but it allows you to switch off and read something entertaining without taxing your brain at all. This new book is no exception, enjoyable & entertaining but a bit formulaic. I still enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it as a good read for a couple of hours.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As usual Clive Cussler books have you right from the start, I am working my way through the Kurt Austin books at the moment after reading nearly all the Dirk Pitt novels, thoroughly enjoyable and highly recomended
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Format: Paperback
As with all Clive Cussler novels that I have read, the plot very far fetched, and the heros/heroines seem to have more lives than a cat!

This prologue of the book starts with a air battle in September 1914, where one of the carachters is in a plane with a synchronising mechanism that allows the machine gun to fire through the propeller. This mechanism was not if fact invented until the Spring of 1915.

However, from the start, the book did grab my attention. The action swings from Paris to rural France, Scotland, and a number of underwater locations, and there is rarely a dull moment.

The different nationalities, that the various main characters come across on their adventures are however, very stereotypical. This is a common trait I find in this author's books.

Overall, though, the book is pure escapism, should keep your attention (if you can get over the far-fetched pieces) and is ideal for a holiday read. If you have not read any of Clive Cussler's other books, I would recommend Sahara or Dragon, ahead of this one.
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I have read many Clive Cussler books and I would say that this was definitely not one of his best. I found it hard to keep track of the different story lines and who was doing what at times. It was entertaining enough but far fetched. I got three quarters of the way through the book and wasn't really bothered whether that I finished it or not.
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It becomes very difficult mark down a Cussler novel. The way he writes a novel is a small practised art.
First you get the characters, then the plot, then the adventure begins, and each novel has its own great story line.
I am sure you will never read a bad one.
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