Blue gold: a novel from the NUMA files / Clive Cussler, with Paul Kemprecos.
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- ISBN: 9780743568586 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0743568583 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 30 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Abridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : Simon & Schuster Audio : 2000.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by David Purdham.
|Summary, etc.:|| Kurt Austin and his crew are back to slake their thirst for action as they attempt to drown an eco-extortionist's plan to control the world's freshwater supply. From deep within the Venezuelan rain forest emanates the legend of a white goddess and a mysterious tribe with startling technical accomplishments. Few believe the tribe exists -- and even fewer suspect its deity can change the course of history. For National Underwater & Marine Agency crew leader Kurt Austin, an investigation into the sudden deaths of rare whales leads him to the Mexican coast. Meanwhile, in South America's lush hills, a specially assigned NUMA crew turns up the white-goddess legend -- and a murderous cadre of bio-pirates intent on stealing medicinal secrets worth millions. Soon Austin and his crew realize they're working the opposite ends of the same grand scheme. A California agribusiness tycoon is poised to rise to power by monopolizing the earth's depleted freshwater reserves and dominate the world. Austin has a hunch the mythical tribal goddess may be the key to locating a secret formula that could turn seawater into fresh. But with each step into the bush, he and his NUMA team feel like fish out of water -- and must fight a trail of enemies through a dense jungle of treachery and murder.
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