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It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.


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He'll challenge the ultimate evil--for the woman he loves.


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A second chance...to steal her heart.


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The Marquis of Wythebury is expecting an ordinary Christmas—until he meets the mischievous Miss Prim


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A crippling fear of the future is rooted in the past.


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Their beautiful love and marriage will be tested to the limits through twists and turns before the dramatic final outcome readers will love.


Clive Cussler


Photo Credit: Shelley D. Spray

Clive Cussler, the Grand Master of the American action adventure novel, grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two of the nation's leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt® in 1973. His first non-fiction work, THE SEA HUNTERS, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered THE SEA HUNTERS in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

As THE SEA HUNTERS and THE SEA HUNTERS II novels relate, Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. Cussler and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites. After verifying their finds, NUMA turns the rights to the artifacts over to non-profits, universities, or government entities all over the world. Some of these finds include the C.S.S. Hunley, best known as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle; the Housatonic, the ship the Hunley sank; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron; the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, Texas; and the remains of the Carpathia, the valiant ship that braved icebergs to rescue the survivor's of the Titanic. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has also been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

Cussler's books are published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries with a readership of more than 125 million avid fans.

 

Series

Isaac Bell | Oregon Files | NUMA Files | Fargo Adventure | Dirk Pitt

Books:

The Emperor\'s Revenge, May 2017
Mass Market Paperback
The Gangster, February 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Odessa Sea, November 2016
Hardcover
The Pharaoh's Secret, November 2016
NUMA Files Kurt Austin
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Emperor's Revenge, June 2016
Oregon Files #11
Hardcover
Piranha, May 2016
Oregon Files #10
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Pharoah's Secret, November 2015
NUMA Files #13
Hardcover
The Solomon Curse, September 2015
Fargo Adventure #7
Hardcover
The Assassin, March 2015
Isaac Bell #8
Hardcover
Havana Storm, November 2014
Dirk Pitt #23
Hardcover
The Eye of Heaven, September 2014
Fargo Adventure #6
Hardcover
The Bootlegger, March 2014
An Isaac Bell Adventure #7
Hardcover
Poseidon's Arrow, November 2013
A Dirk Pitt Novel #22
Paperback
The Mayan Secrets, September 2013
Fargo Adventure #5
Hardcover
Zero Hour, June 2013
The Numa Files #11
Hardcover
The Striker, March 2013
Isaac Bell #6
Hardcover
The Race, September 2012
Isaac Bell
Paperback (reprint)
The Thief, March 2012
Isaac Bell #5
Hardcover
Devil's Gate, November 2011
Kurt Austin NUMA Files #9
Hardcover
The Race, September 2011
Isaac Bell #4
Hardcover
The Kingdom, June 2011
Fargo Adventure #3
Hardcover
Medusa, June 2010
NUMA Files #8
Paperback (reprint)
The Spy, June 2010
Isaac Bell #3
Hardcover
The Silent Sea, March 2010
The Oregon Files #7
Hardcover
Corsair, March 2010
Oregon Files #6
Paperback
The Wrecker, November 2009
Isaac Bell #2
Hardcover
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, September 2009
Trade Size (reprint)
Spartan Gold, September 2009
Fargo Adventure #1
Hardcover
Medusa, July 2009
NUMA Files #8
Hardcover
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down, June 2009
Hardcover
Corsair, March 2009
Oregon Files #6
Hardcover
Arctic Drift, December 2008
A Dirk Pitt Novel, #20
Hardcover
Plague Ship, June 2008
Oregon Files #5
Hardcover
Sacred Stone, March 2008
Oregon Files #2
Paperback
The Chase, November 2007
Isaac Bell #1
Hardcover
Treasure of Khan, November 2007
Paperback (reprint)
The Navigator, June 2007
NUMA Files #7
Hardcover
Polar Shift, June 2007
Paperback (reprint)
Treasure of Khan, December 2006
Dirk Pitt Series #19
Hardcover
Skeleton Coast, October 2006
Oregon Files #4
Trade Size (reprint)
Black Wind, June 2006
Dirk Pitt #18
Paperback (reprint)
Dark Watch, November 2005
Oregon Files #3
Trade Size (reprint)
Polar Shift, August 2005
NUMA Files #6
Hardcover
Lost City, July 2005
NUMA Files, Kurt Austin Adventure #5
Paperback (reprint)
Black Wind, November 2004
Dirk Pitt #18
Hardcover