The NUMA Files is a series of books by adventure novelist Clive Cussler and co-authored by Paul Kemprecos and Graham Brown. The main character is Kurt Austin, who is the Team Leader of NUMA’s Special Assignments divisions. Characters from Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series (including Pitt himself) also appear in The NUMA Files.

“NUMA” stands for National Underwater and Marine Agency. Cussler has actually founded the real-life version of NUMA, which is a non-profit organization, rather than the fictional version that is a government agency. Below is a list of Cussler’s The NUMA Files in order of when each novel was published:

Publication Order of NUMA Files Books


Serpent(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Gold(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire Ice(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Death(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost City(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Polar Shift(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Navigator(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Medusa(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Gate(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Storm(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zero Hour(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Ship(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The NUMA Files books were all co-authored by Paul Kemprecos until Devil’s Gate. Since Devil’s Gate, the series has been co-authored by Graham Brown.

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