Author(s): Clive Cussler
Deep sea explorers take on a deadly mission. . .
When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon.
A madman bent on carving a new nation out of the southwestern United States and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's recent discovery involving Christopher Columbus, and a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity buried in the battered remains of the sunken Italian luxury liner.
Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the wreck's silent steel hull - and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.
'An outlandishly hatched thrill ride' Publishers Weekly
Clive Cussler is as active an adventurer as his fictional heroes which adds a thrilling authenticity to his writing. He is an avid collector of classic cars and has 75 examples of hand-built coachwork. He lives in Colorado with his wife and 3 children.