Medusa (Cussler novel)

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Medusa cover (Cussler).jpg
First hardcover edition
Author Clive Cussler & Paul Kemprecos
Country United States
Language English
Series NUMA Files
Genre Thriller novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date
June 2, 2009
Media type Print (hardcover)[1]
Pages 464 pp (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN 0-399-15565-1 (first edition, hardcover)
Preceded by The Navigator (2007)
Followed by Devil's Gate (2011)

Medusa is a Kurt Austin novel, of the series NUMA Files. This book is the eighth of that series. The hardcover edition was released June 2, 2009. Other editions of this book were released on other dates.[2]


This novel centers around the exploits of Clive Cussler's characters Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala. These two and other members of NUMA respond to several mysterious incidents. One is the sudden disappearance of an underwater lab conducting experiments on a rare jellyfish (the Blue Medusa), an attack on a bathysphere that almost kills passenger Zavala and an attempt to kidnap a Chinese scientist at a remote lab in the Florida Keys. The NUMA team seeks to discover who is behind these incidents. They discover a criminal organization based in China that is conducting unethical medical experiments on humans and intends to create a deadly virus that it will threaten to unleash in an attempt to blackmail the world into surrendering to its whims.


As of December 2011 sixty-nine customer reviews of Medusa were on the website. The book was given an average of 3 1/2 stars out of a possible five by reviewers.[3]


  1. ^ Also released as Kindle Edition, as two paperback editions and as various audio and CD editions.
  2. ^ website, ;Fantastic Fiction website, ; V J Books website, .
  3. ^ website.