Devil's Gate

Devil's Gate eBook ´ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 474
  • Devil's Gate
  • Clive Cussler
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 0399157824

About the Author: Clive Cussler

Devil's Gate eBook ´ Hardcover devil's mobile, gate mobile, Devil's GateDevil's Gate ePUBCussler began writing novels in and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in His first non fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, It was the first time since the College was founded in that such a degree was bestowed Cussler was an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, NUMA a C non profit organization named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers discoveredthan historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy s Hunley, and its victim, the Union s Housatonic the U , the U boat that sank the Lusitania the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack the renowned Confederate raider Florida the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to the day after plucking Titanic s survivors from the sea In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler was also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London He was honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration Cussler s books have been published inthan languages inthan countries His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen , Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey and Black Wind this last with his son, Dirk Cussler the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed the NUMA Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death and Lost City written with Paul Kemprecos and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha written with Craig Dirgo and Dark Watch written with Jack Du Brul Clive Cussler died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona on February , .


Devil's GateDevil's Gate eBook ´ Hardcover devil's mobile, gate mobile, Devil's GateDevil's Gate ePUBA Japanese cargo ship cruises the eastern Atlantic near the Azores when it bursts into flames A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster when their boat explodes What is happening in this part of the world As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginably audacious plan to extort the world s major nations The penalty for refusal The destruction of their greatest cities Filled with the high stakes suspense and boundless invention unique to Cussler, Devil s Gate is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.

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10 thoughts on “Devil's Gate

  1. Robert Finlay says:

    Since Clive sold his name, and now sits back and lets others write his schlock, I am done with him Sorry Clive You made good money when you wrote, now you are fooling people with your crap Look at the cover Almost legal small print for the actual writer Buh Bye

  2. Alexander Draganov says:

    I have nothing bad to say about this thriller It is my first book by Clive Cussler and it is fabulous with interesting and kind of original plot, charming heroes, very, very bad villains, interesting popular science and lots and lots of action It reminds me very much of the Sigma Force series by James Rollins I don t know who started first, but now I get why Cussler is so respected among fans of thrillers and adventures Five stars.

  3. Kirsten says:

    A solid but not outstanding input into the NUMA Files series as created by Clive Cussler I find these books to be a lot of fun, but this is not the best Onto the next in the series

  4. Sandy says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Devil s Gate Someone threatening America with a super weapon along with the tiny mentioning of one or two other countries to be fair The usual single American hero middle aged, well built, single, good looking bloke A random but a cute girl with brains a Russian ex Olympian surprisingly not a blonde Last second sabotage of a massive attack on America Hero gets the girl spices Romanov family, little Asian adventures, kidnapping of scientists, destroying vessels, pirates, etc I Devil s Gate Someone threatening America with a super weapon along with the tiny mentioning of one or two other countries to be fair The usual single American hero middle aged, well built, single, good looking bloke A random but a cute girl with brains a Russian ex Olympian surprisingly not a blonde Last second sabotage of a massive attack on America Hero gets the girl spices Romanov family, little Asian adventures, kidnapping of scientists, destroying vessels, pirates, etc In other words,Devil s Gate A well written Hollywood movie

  5. Michael Clifton says:

    Clive Cussler has always written fast paced, interesting thrillers, and he is one of a handful of authors in the action adventure genre who I really never tire of reading Somehow, he manages to keep his novels fresh even as he uses the same formula time and again a historical incident involving bad guys as a prologue, then a flash forward to the present where somehow, the historical incident becomes ensnared with present day bad guys and the National Underwater Marine Agency, or NUMA character Clive Cussler has always written fast paced, interesting thrillers, and he is one of a handful of authors in the action adventure genre who I really never tire of reading Somehow, he manages to keep his novels fresh even as he uses the same formula time and again a historical incident involving bad guys as a prologue, then a flash forward to the present where somehow, the historical incident becomes ensnared with present day bad guys and the National Underwater Marine Agency, or NUMA characters Unfortunately, like James Patterson, Cussler has farmed outand,of the novels he releases Like Patterson, Cussler provides the synopsis, and another author writes the novel Whenever you see Cussler s name paired with another author s name in smaller print, you can be assured the name in smaller print is the person who actually wrote the novel I will give this to Cussler however he does pick authors who are faithful to the Dirk Pitt NUMA series and the personas he has created Most, if not all, of Cussler s books over the past 5 10 years have been spin offs from the original Pitt NUMA novels, and again, most have been written by authors other than Cussler.The Devils Gate is the ninth book in the NUMA series featuring Kurt Austin and Joe Zavalla as the main characters In this novel, Kurt and Joe stumble across a plot by a African dictator to use a scientific breakthrough in particle beam technology to create a weapon capable of mass destruction With ships, aircraft, and even cities vulnerable to total destruction, Kurt and Joe leap into action, ably helped by a beautiful Russian agent.A good, fast moving read and one worthy of the Cussler NUMA franchise Three very solid stars

  6. Barb says:

    I enjoyed Devil s Gate, and I especially enjoyed this Kurt Austin where you had Dirk Pitt in it I m at a loss how to explain this book other than I loved it lol It kept you hanging onto the last page as usual

  7. James says:

    A hohum thriller novel Didn t grab as others have from this author.

  8. Ashley Abate says:

    super fun, as always

  9. Patricia says:

    We start in the Azores with Hudson Wallace great name and his Lockheed Constellation and the adventure quickly goes into high gear Then starts the story of the Kinjara Maru and where we first see our main character Kurt Austin about to embark on a journey, he thought, to join his friend Joe Zavala for a submersible race in their prototype Barracuda and some much needed R R Of course if they actually GOT their R R we wouldn t have a story, would we We travel all over the world in some very i We start in the Azores with Hudson Wallace great name and his Lockheed Constellation and the adventure quickly goes into high gear Then starts the story of the Kinjara Maru and where we first see our main character Kurt Austin about to embark on a journey, he thought, to join his friend Joe Zavala for a submersible race in their prototype Barracuda and some much needed RR Of course if they actually GOT their RR we wouldn t have a story, would we We travel all over the world in some very interesting manners what could beterrifying or cool than the Lunatic Express We also get a story that includes the realism of life and death situations that don t always turn out quite the way you expected them to causing injury and emotional turmoil, even the good guy gets hurt sometimes.We go through explosions, near drownings, being shot at, a hair raising car chase, sinking ships, boa constrictors, underwater landslides, an ultralight escapegood lord, it s exciting even reading about all the excitement in this book The NUMA gang is all here, Kurt, Joe, Paul Gamay Trout, we even get some serious input from our beloved Dirk Pitt and Admiral now Vice President Sandecker This book was a great adventure from beginning to end and I loved it I can really say that I didn t feel like I was reading a Dirk Pitt adventure with a younger, silver haired Dirk but I could actually see the differences and similarities between the two characters, they are similar enough that they can easily understand where the other is coming from but they are two very different men My favorite quote in the book is actually made by Dirk Pitt to Kurt and Joe view spoiler As I ve gotten older I ve learned a few things, he said One of them is you get what you pay for You and Joe are like one of my cars Expensive, bad for the environment, and often a pain in the backside But you re worth every penny hide spoiler Devil s Gate is a great read from start to finish and I loved the book Graham Brown is an excellent choice to continue this series with Mr Cussler and I do believe this is the best Kurt Austin adventure yet I can t wait to read the next one

  10. Kevin Kazokas says:

    This is a book about magnets, and all the power therein Hardly do principles of superconducting, particle acceleration and inexplicably powerful compounds make for compelling reading But add some stock paper thin characters and a mildly interesting, albeit totally impossible, storyline and there s enough inertia to drag dear reader to the finish Mercifully That s Devil s Gate a totally linear, non texturized progression through 474 pages of pseudo scientific, vanilla coated meh The no This is a book about magnets, and all the power therein Hardly do principles of superconducting, particle acceleration and inexplicably powerful compounds make for compelling reading But add some stock paper thin characters and a mildly interesting, albeit totally impossible, storyline and there s enough inertia to drag dear reader to the finish Mercifully That s Devil s Gate a totally linear, non texturized progression through 474 pages of pseudo scientific, vanilla coated meh The novel itself is akin to an analogy referenced by the title Sunken objects get magnetically pulled through a rocky entrance into a narrowing undersea corridor, with the channel s other end pinched off, leaving no hope for egress Essentially, that resembles the experience of reading this Cussler adventure Readers will find their eyes gazing through the pages ambivalently, as opposed to the usual immersive experience of thriller fiction, yet for some reason may opt to stay with this yawner.Cussler resorts to his usual dramatis personae, with a few non compelling throw ins, both butressed by cardboard cutout bureaucrats and villains The characters inspire no reader investment whatsoever.The plot, of a deadly particle beam capable of bending across the globe and causing destruction to U.S and enemy cities alike however farfetched proves powerful enough to keep the reader page turning in a very passive, non vested way.Things don t go off the rails enough to earn a slam worthy review, and the ending actually ratchets up to a brisk, replenishing level, hence the three star bailout But several characters sort of drop off or are left dangling along the way, re emerging at the end as mere afterthoughts Again, nothing to sink your teeth into here or savor until the next book in the series.After this experience, the reader may opt to keep the NUMA file cabinet closed