A New York Times Bestseller, the 9th novel from the NUMA Files featuring hero Kurt Austin -- Filled with high-stakes suspense and the boundless invention unique to Cussler, Devil?s Gate is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure. Japanese cargo ship is cruising the eastern Atlantic near the Azores -- when it bursts into flames. A gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disaster -- and their boat explodes. What is happening in this part of the world? As Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA Special Assignments Team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator.