Wednesday, 4 September 2013
By Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
Summery courtesy of goodreads.com
The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.
It is called zero point energy, and it really exists—a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever found a way to tap into it, however—until one scientist discovers a way.
Or at least he thinks he has. The problem is, his machines also cause great earthquakes, even fissures in tectonic plates. One machine is buried deep underground; the other is submerged in a vast ocean trench. If Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala and the rest of the NUMA team aren’t able to find and destroy them, and soon, the world will be on the threshold of a new era of earth tremors and unchecked volcanism.
Now, that can’t be good.
As a long time fan of Clive Cussler, its always exciting to read his latest book, he does what no other author can- he delivers an exciting no holds bar adventure that leaves you breathless.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. ZERO HOUR is the second collaboration between Cussler and Graham Brown. Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are a talented duo who are the lead protagonists in this adventure, the interplay between them is always funny regardless of how close to death they might be. Zero Hour provides a life-or-death crisis with just about every chapter.
Kurt and Joe save Hayley the damsel in distress, against evil, in another romping adventure, this one is set in Australia - Zero Point energy, is an unlimited resource, ( its new, free but unstable and highly volatile ) In the wrong hands - it could be used as a weapon to exact revenge and change the face of the globe. On vacation in Sydney, Australia, Kurt is drawn into a situation where his ability to think several steps ahead is called upon multiple times to escape certain death. Joe has his back - and his own skills - so the outcome is predictable: evil is thwarted, the world is saved, and Kurt gets the girl.
All in all, Zero Hour was a good read. The action and pacing continued to move at a rapid pace, and was very enjoyable. 3.5 Stars