Blue Gold

Blue Gold

By Clive Cussler

  • Release Date: 2000-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 174 Ratings
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Description

Clive Cussler’s New York Times bestselling Blue Gold, now available in ebook, is a heart-pounding thriller in the NUMA adventure series. Kurt Austin navigates the Amazon jungle in search of a legend that could change the path of science—but secretive powers will do anything to stop him.

From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists—and even fewer suspect its deity may hold knowledge that can change the course of history.

For National Underwater & Marine Agency crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast, where someone tries to put him and his mini-sub permanently out of commission. Meanwhile, in South America’s lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend—and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they’re working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A billionaire California tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth’s vastly depleted freshwater reserves and ultimately dominate the world.

Austin has a hunch Venezuela’s mythical tribal goddess has some real roots in science, and may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn vast amounts of seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water—and must fight a deadly, twisting trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery, blackmail, and murder.

Reviews

  • Another great book

    5
    By Capsatrr
    I love Clive Cussler books!
  • Good Book

    5
    By Emma Libster
    Typical Clive Cussler... Fast paced, good, light reading. A literary classic - No; worth a couple hours of your time -Yes.
  • Blue Gold

    5
    By Us grant
    Another great Cussler story. Thanks Clive
  • Blue Gold

    4
    By LuvtheDead
    Classic Cussler thriller with good humor mixed in. Nice parallel plot lines that kept the story moving in the beginning until they combined into the exciting finish. I'd say Kurt Austin is no Dirk Pitt, but a good replacement as is Juan Cabrillo and the detective in the train novels.
  • Blue Gold

    4
    By DukieD&M
    Great story and a great read!
  • My review on blue gold

    5
    By Got fish
    Every thing Cussler writes is Gold
  • Blue Gold

    5
    By Merculies
    A great read! Perfect timing. Just finished the book during a dive trip.
  • Huge Clive Cussler fan

    5
    By the Mark Dept
    And this one won't disappoint, either. A very fun read from front to back!

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