Saturday, July 18, 2009

Medusa by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos

Ah, now this is a good summertime read, something that you can take to the beach or the pool and it doesn't matter if you get distracted now and then, it's easy to pick it right back up. It isn't the sort of book that needs to be pondered or that challenges the brain in any way, just good clean fun!
The NUMA (National Underwater Marine Agency) Special Forces group headed by Kurt Austin with Joe Zavala at his side gets themselves involved in another major crises, this time with a possible pandemic SARS-like disease, or maybe like the Spanish flu of the early 20th century, although they don't know that connection until well into the book.
A Chinese criminal organization is behind all the trouble. They have found a way to discredit their government and make themselves the heroes all at the same time but they need the miracle cure being developed in an undersea lab from the blue medusa, a type of jellyfish, in order to carry it off.
Okay, so you know from the beginning who is going to win but so what? It's still just a fun clean book perfect for the beach or poolside! Rated PG-13, only because of some of the more violent scenes.

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