By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

For seven books, Clive Cussler has dazzled readers with the "spine-tingling adventures" (Chicago Tribune) of Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the remainder of the NUMA(r) specific Assignments crew, yet in Medusa the NUMA(r) workforce faces what will be its so much perilous project of all.

within the Micronesian Islands, a best mystery, U.S. executive- subsidized undersea lab engaging in important biomedical examine on an extraordinary jellyfish referred to as the Blue Medusa without notice . . . disappears. even as, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is attacked by means of an underwater motor vehicle and left helpless a part mile under the outside, its passengers-including Zavala-left to die. in simple terms Kurt Austin's heroic measures store them from a watery grave, yet, suspecting a connection, Austin places the NUMA(r) crew at the case. He has no inspiration what he's simply gotten all of them into. A hideous sequence of scientific experiments . . . a very bold chinese language felony association . . . a mystery new virus that threatens to trigger a world pandemic. Austin and Zavala were in tight spots earlier than, yet this time it's not only their very own skins they're attempting to save-it's the lives of millions.

jam-packed with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention designated to Cussler, Medusa is the main exciting novel but from the grand grasp of experience.

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The natives were friendly enough, but Caleb’s bleached hair and skin might cause problems with the superstitious islanders. Dobbs paid a courtesy call to the American consul, a fellow New Englander. During the visit the consul was notified that a tropical sickness had struck the island. Dobbs cut his men’s shore leave short. In his log he wrote:Last day of shore leave. S. Consul A. Markham, who conducted tour of ancient city named Nan Madol. Upon return, Consul advised of sickness on island. Ended liberty and left island in a hurry.

The cutter and another deckhand grabbed the man’s ankles and pulled the limp form out onto the deck. An opaque, slimy substance enveloped the man’s head. The first mate came over and washed away the slime with a bucket of water. ” the mate shouted. ” Caleb’s lips moved, but they made no sound. Dobbs had been supervising the removal of blubber from the whale. He strode over and stared at Caleb for a moment before he ordered the mates to carry the green hand to his cabin. They stretched the youth out on the captain’s bunk, stripped off his slime-coated clothes, and wrapped him in blankets.

The handsome farm boy of eighteen had been transformed into a wizened old man of eighty. His skin was bleached ghostly white. A lacework of wrinkles puckered the skin of his hands and face as if they had been soaked in water for days. His hair was like strands on a cottonweed. Dobbs laid a hand on Caleb’s arm, expecting him to be as icy cold as the corpse he resembled. “He’s on fire,” he murmured. Assuming his role as the ship’s doctor, Dobbs placed wet towels over Caleb’s body to bring down the fever.

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