- Author Bio
Kurt Austin and the NUMA crew risk everything to stop a cutthroat arms dealer from stealing a priceless ancient treasure in the thrilling new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.
In 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler—along with its mysterious cargo—sinks off the coast of Scotland. How are these three mysterious events connected? And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team?
As they search for answers, the NUMA squad join the agents of the British MI5 to take on a wide-reaching international conspiracy. Their common enemy is the Bloodstone Group, a conglomerate of arms dealers and thieves attempting to steal ancient relics on both sides of the Atlantic. Kurt and his team soon find themselves wrapped up in a treacherous treasure hunt as they race to find the lost Egyptian riches…before they fall into the wrong hands.
Story Locale: Scotland, Egypt, the American West
Series Overview: Kurt Austin is head of the U.S. National Underwater and Marine Agency’s (NUMA) Special Assignments Team, a job that ensures he is no stranger to danger above or below the waves.
ONE OF CUSSLER’S MOST POPULAR SERIES: The NUMA Files novels were created as Cussler’s first non-Dirk Pitt series in 1999 and have been consistently popular.
PERENNIAL BESTSELLERS: All fourteen previous novels in the NUMA Files series have been New York Times bestsellers.
STRONG RECENT SALES FOR THE SERIES: In 2018 alone, we published two novels in the NUMA series—sold more than 340K frontlist units. And both of those novels—The Rising Sea and Sea of Greed—have won excellent consumer reviews.
PAPERBACK TIE-IN: This edition of Journey of the Pharaohs will include a teaser from the next NUMA novel (3/2/21).
Marketing: Promote in conjunction with UNTITLED NUMA FILES #16
Author Website: CusslerBooks.com
Author Social Media: Twitter:twitter.com/CliveCussler_; Instagram:@theclivecussler; Facebook:facebook.com/CliveCusslerAdventures
“This nonstop thrill ride will leave readers breathless.”--Associated Press
“Fast-paced, nonstop fun. Cussler fans will gobble it up.”--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Lively…The twist ending fits neatly into the Cussler canon. Series fans will be pleased.”—Publishers Weekly