"Fire Ice" is Clive Cussler's third "NUMA Files" novel, packed with nerve-shredding suspense. In the Black Sea, Kurt Austin and the NUMA team discover an abandoned submarine base commandeered by a mining tycoon who claims Romanov ancestry. Backed by his incredible wealth, the tycoon has proclaimed himself Czar of Russia. He is determined to overthrow the already shaky Russian government - and he has a terrifying surprise in store for the Americans that will ensure they don't interfere. But standing in his way are Kurt Austin and the NUMA team...Packed with the hair-raising action and dazzling imagination that are his hallmarks, "Fire Ice" is a stunning thriller from a writer at the top of his game. Clive Cussler, author of the best-selling "Dirk Pitt" novels "Arctic Drift" and "Crescent Dawn", and co-author Paul Kemprecos unravel a tangled web of ambition and conspiracy in "Fire Ice", the third novel of the action-packed "NUMA Files" series. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat". ("Daily Mail"). "The guy I read". (Tom Clancy). Bestselling author Clive Cussler has kept readers on the edges of their seats for four decades with his thrilling action novels. As well as the "NUMA Files" series there are also the "Oregon Files", the "Dirk Pitt" stories (which started it all), the "Isaac Bell" adventures and the "Fargo" series. The other titles in the "NUMA" files series are: "Serpent", "Blue Gold", "White Death", "Lost City", "Polar Shift", "The Navigator", "Medusa", "Devil's Gate", and "The Storm".