Condor’s Fury, Graham Brown

Condor’s Fury opening lines: An old Russian-made SUV sped through the tiny Cuban village of Arcos on a humid afternoon.

Condor's Fury

My blurb:

What should have been a simple training exercise, rescuing a dummy from falling overboard, turns into a genuine rescue scenario. Kurt and Joe are sent to assist a ship close to where they are situated. But they come across something that intrigues them. And as per usual, this intrigue turns into something a lot more deadly than anticipated. Can they figure out just what is going on before it is too late?

Condor’s Fury
A distress call from a Caribbean freighter leads the NUMA crew to an eerie discovery. The captain lies face down in the bridge. Clutched beneath him – an empty shotgun.
Hidden in wait are his shipmates: paranoid, disoriented and ready to fight.
Could it be a mind-altering sickness? Or is something much more sinister?
The crew’s tale takes Kurt and Joe to a cadre of Cuban mercenaries, with a plot to use magnificent modern airships to hijack a nuclear submarine. As the mission moves from the seas to the skies, stopping them could be the NUMA crew’s toughest task yet…
My verdict:

I usually love the NUMA series of books, and this one was good. But not brilliant or as engaging as the previous ones. I think the subject matter did not have me hooked. And because of that, it took me ages to finish reading Condor’s Fury.

About the Author:
Graham Brown is the author of Black RainBlack SunClive Cussler Condor’s Fury, and Clive Cussler’s Dark Vector, and the coauthor with Cussler of Devil’s Gate, The Storm, Zero Hour, Ghost Ship, The Pharaoh’s SecretNighthawkThe Rising SeaSea of Greed, Journey of the Pharaohs, and Fast Ice. He is a pilot and an attorney.
About the book:

The new white-knuckled thriller in the NUMA series from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling Grand Master of Adventure, Clive Cussler.

About Clive Cussler:

Clive Cussler was the author of more than eighty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA Files®, Oregon Files®, Isaac Bell®, and Sam and Remi Fargo®. His life nearly paralleled that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers discovered and surveyed more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Civil War submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collected classic automobiles. His collection featured more than one hundred examples of custom coachwork. Cussler passed away in February 2020.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241635421
Format Trade Paperback
Published November 2023

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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2 thoughts on “Condor’s Fury, Graham Brown

  1. Hi Tandy, I know Clive Cussler’s books but I don’t know Graham Brown. I assume Graham Brown has taken over writing the NUMA series. I don’t think that sort of thing ever works and its the main reason I won’t ever publish with a traditional publisher. They buy the rights to your characters.

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