Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California, and left Pasadena City College to join the Air Force. He went on to a successful advertising career, winning many national honours for his copywriting. His first novel won a Mystery Writers of America award. Now a full-time bestselling author with a tremendous international reputation, he has also explored the deserts of the American Southwest in search of lost gold mines, dived in isolated lakes in the Rocky Mountains looking for lost aircraft and hunted under the seas for shipwrecks of historic significance, discovering and identifying nearly forty.
An avid enthusiast of classic automobiles whose collection contains many beautiful examples of handbuilt coachwork, Clive Cussler lives and works in the foothills overlooking Denver, Colorado. He has a wife and three children