Medusa by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

The guys from NUMA are back in the latest release from the great Clive Cussler.  This is book 8 in the NUMA Files series staring the character Kurt Austin, special projects director for the National Underwater and Marine Agency.  As with the rest of the series (and in my opinion just about every other thing that Cussler has ever written), this novel is a fast paced action adventure from cover to cover.

This story is based around a viral outbreak in China.  The United States tries to aid in the development of a cure by utilizing the venom of the rare Blue Medusa jellyfish.  The Chinese Triads try to prevent the development of a cure to further their own agenda and threaten to allow the disease to over take the planet.

As is normal with these types of action novels, the story takes us to exotic locations and far away lands.  International politics and intrigue fuel the story as it moves at a break neck pace.  And, as always, Clive Cussler tells a unique and intriguing story that seems surprisingly credible with recent Swine Flue outbreak in Mexico.

Another creative work from the grandmaster of adventure.  I highly recommend this book!

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