The Rising Sea opening line: The thunder of charging horses gave way to the clang of swords as two armies met on a field in the highlands of Japan.
Paul and Gamay are on the run in Communist China. They have committed a crime which could see them end up in prison. Their only hope is General Zhang. He has already had a ‘run in‘ with NUMA and hopefully this time he will listen to what has to be said. In the meantime, Kurt and Joe are in Japan where they nearly become part of an international disaster.
The Rising Sea
A global threatThe world’s sea levels are rising at an alarming rate, too quickly to be caused by glacier melt. A risk so big it sends Kurt Austin, Zoe Zavala and the NUMA team rocketing around the world in search for answers.A desperate missionTheir hunt takes them from the shark-filled waters of Asia to the high-tech streets of Tokyo to a forbidden secret island, but it’s in the East China Sea that a mysterious underwater mining operation is discovered.A devastating endgameKurt uncovers a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined: a plan to upset the Pacific balance of power, threatening the lives of millions. It falls to the NUMA team to risk everything to stop it and save the world from the coming catastrophe.
This 15th installment of the Numa Files was a great read. It delves into the future of Artificial Intelligence which gave me pause for thought. I can only hope that the machines never take over!
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.