Book Review: Zero Hour (NUMA Files #11)

Book Review

Zero Hour (NUMA Files #11)

Clive Cussler & Graham Brown

⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3 Stars)

Thriller

Zero Hour by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown features Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala on a mission to save Australia, and the world from a mad scientist bent on destroying entire continents.

This book is SO classic-era James Bond. Daring action from the opening pages to the end. Locations from the most remote parts of the Australian desert to the most remote reaches of the southern oceans. There are nukes involved. And dangerous Russian agents. The mad scientist behind it all even has his own secret underground lair in a volcano.  I’m not even remotely exaggerating. Unfortunately, it was not shaped like a skull or Dr Evil, but it’s still pretty cool. With a lineup like that, how can you not like this book?

The story is typical Kurt Austin fare. Slick action that saves the day. Lots of stuff blowing up. Getting the girl. Cool gadgets and experimental science. And because it’s NUMA, stuff with big boats. If you’re a fan of the NUMA files, or any of Clive Cussler’s works, you’ll enjoy this one. It’s a quick, easy, fun read.

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