READING WITH THE AUTHORS: The Numa Files One and Two (Now Edited)

Good afternoon campbellsworld visitors and bookworms everywhere.
This afternoon I’m here to talk with you about a series I’ve fallen in love with.
It is The Numa Files.
First, we have:
Serpent: a novel from the Numa files DB48719
Cussler, Clive; Kemprecos, Paul. Reading time: 16 hours, 23 minutes.
Read by Bob Askey.

Adventure
Bestsellers

National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) investigators Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala use their aquatic skills and keen minds to try to retrieve a mysterious object from an armored car on the sunken Andrea Doria. They face numerous adventures fraught with complications and impeded by political schemes. Bestseller.
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Now I’ve talked about this book in previous reviews.
I’ve told you that this book is high on the suspense factor, rating a 10 on the scale of 1-10. 10 being high and wonderful.
I’ve talked of how the action begins quite literally as the book does.
I’ve explained how the narration is spot on, and I’ve told you that there were only a couple of spots where there was any form of disbelief.
I finished this book a day or so ago and am now reading:

Blue gold: a novel from the Numa files DB50937
Cussler, Clive; Kemprecos, Paul. Reading time: 13 hours, 7 minutes.
Read by Bob Askey.

Adventure
Bestsellers

When National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) investigators Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala hit a pod of dead whales during a boat race, it sets off an inquiry that leads to an eco-extortionist’s plot to control the world’s freshwater supply. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2000.
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What I’ve enjoyed about this series is how the author takes topics of some political national and at times international interest and weaves them into wonderful adventurous investigative stories.
There is mystery, intrigue, suspense, and just a tasty hint of romantic interest that leaves you imagining all sorts of possibilities.
I’m amazed at how many planes, cars, and other forms of equipment are destroyed or damaged during these investigations.
I also imagine that happens quite a lot in real life.
I love the two main investigator characters and their sophisticated yet boyish ways.
The way the scientist couple always manages to get into some sort of trouble and one or the other of the married pair manages to get kidnapped or into some other kind of trouble makes the series just a tad bit predictable but not so much that you’re not totally drawn into the story and biting your nails in anticipation of the rescue to come.
I’m enjoying this series quite a lot and am glad to see that they’re available for my downloading pleasure.
If others have read these books and have anything to share I’d love to know of it.
For now, I shall go but I absolutely recommend this series if you like adventure investigation with just a bit of murder and violence tossed in for good measure.
One thing to note is that there is not a lot of bad language and there have yet not been any descriptions of sex.
Great reading to be sure.

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