Book Reviews of Serpent (NUMA Files #1)

Serpent  (NUMA Files #1)
Serpent - NUMA Files #1
Author: Clive Cussler
The Market's bargain prices are even better for Paperbackswap club members!
Retail Price: $18.00
Buy New (Paperback): $13.79 (save 23%) or
Become a PBS member and pay $9.89+1 PBS book credit (save 45%)
ISBN-13: 9780671026707
ISBN-10: 0671026704
Publication Date: 6/1/1999
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

25 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great for any Clive Cussler fan. It offers the usual twists and turns that is based on some historical event described in the prologue. Kurt Austin is the protagonist here.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The story was fast moving and exciting with twists and turns throughout. Excellent story and a fast read.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 161 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Kurt Austin must find a precious artifact aboard the Andrea Doria. Okay, suspend belief for a little while-it's a good book for the adventurous minded reader! As usual the sites are all over- Texas, Mexico, Guatemala and a few I've probably forgotten.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Cussler's books mostly take place deep in the ocean..the main character is likable but can be ruthless.......I want to live in his neat place..LOL
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I little slow to start but in typical fasion the story sucks you in and takes you on a wild ride.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Clive Cussler has created a new bunch of NUMA supersleuths !!!!! From the back of the book - "When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous NUMA exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria." From me: With the introduction of a new "hero" Kurt Austin, many of Cussler's old fans may go into mourning for their old hero "Dirk Pitt". Steady-On old fans, if you are uncomfortable with this new guy, just substitute "Dirk" for "Kurt" and you'll find that this one is worth your time. As with all Cussler's books, reading this one will not increase your IQ! But, if you have that inner adventurous spirit, and want several hours of pure escapism and loads of fun (now, be honest, isn't that the real reason you read Clive Cussler books?) - read this one!Just remember - Kurt Austin is really Dirk Pitt in disguise (not really, but it will sooth the "Pitt" fans.) Enjoy the book - I did immensely!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 24 more book reviews
This is just one of a series written by Clive Cussler and I have always found them to be very intertaining and have read the entire series. Always hoping for another to be added to the series.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 6 more book reviews
very good!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 1076 more book reviews
This is a seriously convoluted tale revolving around the Spanish mafia from Christopher Columbus's time and the Mayan culture. Two things that really shouldn't have anything to do with each other. Did Columbus really discover America? That is the ultimate question and if not, who did? And why are archeologists being killed when they find certain types of artifacts. A skillfully woven tale that is wholly believeable. The death defying adventures, the life threatening artifact thieves and the underwater (of course) adventures. Just a wonderful roller coaster of a ride. Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are great characters who really can think on their, flippers.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 8 more book reviews
All his books are great
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 107 more book reviews
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 16 more book reviews
Good Book overall...
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 1533 more book reviews
On the bottom of the icy sea off Nantucket lie the battered remains of the Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria. But few know that within its bowels rests a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity--a treasure that now holds the key to a puzzle that is costing people their lives.
For Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater Marine Agency (NUMA) exploration team, the killing begins when he makes a daring rescue of a beautiful marine archeologist. The target of a powerful Texas industrialist named Halcon, Nina Kirov was attacked off the coast of Morocco after her discovery of a carved stone head that may prove Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover America. Soon Kurt and Nina embark on a deadly mission to uncover Halcon's masterful plan-an insidious scheme that would have him carve out a new nation from the southwest United States and Mexico, and ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.
With Austin's elite NUMA crew attacking the murderous conspiracy, an extraordinary truth emerges: that Columbus may have made a fiftn, unknown voyage to America in search of a magnificent treasure. And that the silent, steel hull of the Andrea Doria not only holds the answer to what the explorer may have found--but the fate of the United States itself.
Great adventure yarn!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 192 more book reviews
From the Numa files, an imaginative mystery.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 52 more book reviews
Fast read! Very good Kurt and Joe adventure.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 51 more book reviews
this one was great..edge of seat..dirk and al are such hoots!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 204 more book reviews
The story was very exciting and intriguing. It was well written and overall a good read.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 9 more book reviews
I bought this book for 10 cents at a library fundraiser. The corners are a bit curled up from reading by so many people but the pages are straight & clean, no water damage.

I didn't think I'd like this book when I first started but I always finish a book once I start and I'm sooooo glad I did. Twists, turns and amazing archeology kept me up until 3am some days!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 9 more book reviews
Read this with no expectations and was very pleasantly surprised. Good read!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 23 more book reviews
Cuessler has a nother great read!
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on
its a nice quick entertaining read
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 3 more book reviews
Enjoyed it like all of the rese of Clive Cussler's books.
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 247 more book reviews
Dull; did not finish
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 178 more book reviews
reviewed Serpent (NUMA Files #1) on + 15 more book reviews
Typical Cussler, entertaining, quick read