Clive Cussler's life nearly parallels that of his hero, Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he has garnered an amazing record of success. With his NUMA crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than seventy lost ships of historical significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features ninety examples of custom coachwork, and is one of the finest in the world. Cussler divides his time between the deserts of Arizona and the mountains of Colorado. Visit the NUMAR website at www.numa.net.Cussler, Clive is the author of 'Raise the Titanic ' with ISBN 9780425194522 and ISBN 0425194523.