Publication Date: November 5, 2013
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It is the greatest advance in American defense technology in decadesan attack submarine capable of incredible underwater speeds. There is only one problem: A key element of the prototype is missingand the man who developed it is dead.
At the same time, ships have started vanishing mid-ocean, usually never to be found again, but when they are, sometimes bodies are found aboard burned to a crisp. What is going on? And what does it have to do with an Italian submarine that vanished in 1943? Or did it?
It is up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his team, aided by a beautiful NCIS agent and by Pitt’s children, Dirk, Jr., and Summer, to go on a desperate international chase to find the truth. But what they discover is a much, much greater threat than even they imagined
CLIVE CUSSLER is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His most recent New York Times bestselling novels are The Race, The Storm, and Poseidon’s Arrow. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; the latter two describe the true adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
DIRK CUSSLER, an MBA from Berkeley, worked many years in the financial arena and now devotes himself full-time to writing. He is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of Crescent Dawn, Black Wind, Treasure of Khan, and Arctic Drift. As president of NUMA®, he has researched and directed many of the nonprofit organization’s searches for famous historic shipwrecks. He lives in Arizona.
“Just about the best storyteller in the business.”—New York Post
“Cussler is a master at building suspense and tension.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A new Clive Cussler novel is like a visit from your best friend.”—Tom Clancy
“When the going gets tough, I read Clive Cussler, for no one can spin a yarn that’s so thoroughly spellbinding and entertaining as he can.”—Harold Coyle