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A Kurt Austin NUMA files adventure, Nighthawk is a gripping, action-packed and suspense-filled tale that treks from the Galapagos Islands, to jungles of South America, to the icy birth-place of the Inca people.

A missing aircraft.
Flying over the South Pacific, the most technologically advanced spacecraft ever built vanishes into thin air. Extremely valuable, both China and Russia would kill for the state-of-the-art machine.

An unstable cargo.
Kurt Austin and the NUMA team are drawn into a stealthy race to locate the wreck, before someone else does. Only the United States know that waiting in its debris is a payload of exotic matter, stripped from the outermost reaches of the atmosphere.

A devastating weapon.
Kept at absolute zero, the matter is so unstable that it could obliterate the face of the earth if allowed to thaw. In a race they cannot lose, the NUMA team will risk everything to stop the world's most dazzling research from being the very thing that destroys it. The fate of humanity depends on them.

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  • Paperback

    9781405923866

    May 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9781405923873

    May 14, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780718182892

    June 19, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780718182885

    June 15, 2017

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • Nighthawk
    Clive Cussler, Graham Brown

    EBook

    9781405923859

    June 6, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

South America

January 1525

The spear hit Diego Alvarado in the chest. A jarring blow that knocked him to the ground but failed to puncture the strong Castilian armor he’d carried all the way from Spain.

He rolled, took a position on one knee and leveled his crossbow. Spotting movement in the trees, he let the bolt fly. It sliced into the foliage, drawing an anguished scream.

“In the trees to the right!” he yelled to his men.

A cloud of blue smoke exploded over the narrow trail as several large-bored muskets, known as harquebuses, fired simultaneously. The shots tore into the forest, severing small tree limbs and ripping through the lush green leaves.

A wave of arrows flew back at them in response. Two of Alvarado’s men went down and he felt a spike of pain in his calf as an obsidian-tipped dart punctured it.

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