Medusa / Clive Cussler; with Paul Kemprecos.
In the Micronesian Islands, a top secret, U.S. government- sponsored undersea lab conducting vital biomedical research on a rare jellyfish known as the Blue Medusa suddenly . . . disappears. At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere is attacked by an underwater vehicle and left helpless a half mile below the surface, its passengers - including Zavala - left to die. Only Kurt Austin's heroic measures save them from a watery grave, but, suspecting a connection, Austin puts the NUMA® team on the case. He has no idea what he's just gotten them all into. A hideous series of medical experiments . . . an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization . . . a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic. Austin and Zavala have been in tight spots before, but this time it's not just their own skins they're trying to save - it's the lives of millions.
c. Berkley Publishing Group, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-425-23509-6 (paperback)
ISBN: 0-399-15565-1 (first edition, hardcover)
Gods of Atlantis, the / David Gibbins
Atlantis. The world's mightiest empire. Its secrets have been lost to the ocean's depths, but in this high-action race against the clock, marine archaeologist Jack Howard is about to find out that the gods of Atlantis live on - through a terrifying new evil.
A lost Nazi bunker in a forest in Germany contains a dreadful secret. But is there a horrifying new dimension to the Nazis' rule of terror? When Jack Howard, head of the International Maritime University, and his team of adventurers return to the lost island of Atlantis in the Black Sea, they realize they're not just on the trail of the most sought-after treasures in history but are about to uncover a surprising link between Atlantis and the 1930s expeditions of Himmler's Ahnenerbe, the Nazis' Department of Cultural Heritage. But unbeknownst to Jack, shadowy figures from his past are joining forces - and they have their own ghastly vision for a new Atlantis. Can he stop them before it's too late?
c. Davis Gibbins, 2011
Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0-7553-5398-9 (hardback)
ISBN: 978-0-7553-5399-6 (trade paperback)
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Mermaids singing, the / Val McDermid.
Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different – this one’s on the loose. In the northern town of Bradfield four men have been found mutilated and tortured. Fear grips the city; no man feels safe. Clinical psychologist Tony Hill is brought in to profile the killer. A man with more than enough sexual problems of his own, Tony himself becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional skill and personal nerve to survive.
c. Val McDermind, 2003
Harper Collins Publishers
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