Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553273908, 384pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 1984
1954. Vixen 03 is down. The plane, bound for the Pacific carrying thirty-six Doomsday bombs -- canisters armed with quick-death germs of unbelievable potency -- vanishes. Vixen has in fact crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado. 1988. Dirk Pitt, who heroically raised the Titanic, discovers the wreckage of Vixen 03. But two deadly canisters are missing. They're in the hands of a terrorist group. Their lethal mission: to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, D.C., to kingdom come. Only Dirk can stop them.
CLIVE CUSSLER is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books. He lives in Arizona.
“Dirk Pitt [is] oceanography’s answer to Indiana Jones.”—Associated Press