The Rising Sea (audiobook)

The NUMA Files Series, book 15

Read by Scott Brick
11.3 hrs • 9 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction/Action & Adventure
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 03/13/18
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 03/13/18 9780525590637
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A #1 New York Times bestseller

Everywhere, the waters are rising—and that is just the beginning of the world’s peril, unless the NUMA crew can beat the clock, in this thriller NUMA Files novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling grand master of adventure.

An alarming rise in the world’s sea levels—much larger than could be accounted for by glacier melt—sends Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA scientific team rocketing around the globe in search of answers. What they find at the bottom of the East China Sea, however, is even worse than they imagined: a diabolical plan to upset the Pacific balance of power—and in the process displace as many as a billion people.

A rare alloy unlike anything else on earth, a pair of 500-year-old Japanese talismans, an assassin so violent that even the Yakuza has disowned him, an audacious technological breakthrough that will become a very personal nightmare for Kurt Austin—from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, the NUMA team must risk everything to head off the coming catastrophe.

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“Invok[es] the classic feel of James Bond reimagined as an oceanographer.”

Associated Press

“One of the best recent novels to bear the Cussler name… The writing here is spot-on…and the story is first-rate, with just enough of a ripped-from-the-headlines feel to it that we imagine it could actually happen. A fine entry in an always-popular series, and a sure bet for those who crave high-concept adventure.”


“An adventurous mix of archetypal mysterious substances, futuristic technology, ancient legends, and global ecological disaster…Readers are deep in Cussler territory, and the water’s fine.”

Publishers Weekly