cover image Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. Putnam, $28.95 (448p) ISBN 978-0-399-16731-7

Bestseller Cussler’s electrifying 12th NUMA Files adventure (after 2013’s Zero Hour, also coauthored by Brown) takes Kurt Austin, director of special projects at the National Underwater Marine Agency, across the globe in search of Sienna Westgate, the long-lost love of his life, and the world’s preeminent expert in cybersecurity. Pronounced dead after her family’s yacht sunk in the Indian Ocean, a revived Sienna may have surfaced in the shadows of the Iranian black market. Notorious smuggler Rene Acosta is eager to trade her talents to any number of foreign governments for a huge sum, but the nefarious Brèvard clan is also vying for control over the brilliant Sienna. Trusty colleague Joe Zavala and Dirk Pitt, NUMA’s director, provide assistance as Kurt uses a range of advanced technology in the hunt for the woman whose disappearance haunts him day and night. Cussler delivers all the usual twists and turns on the way to the explosive climax. [em]Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (May 27) [/em]