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 Andrea Doria.
Only Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA team stand between Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent steel hull - and if their deadly mission fails, Halcon will ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 02/09/2002
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780743449656
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Review by bicyclewriter
It's not a Dirk Pitt, but it's a reasonable story. I think I'll keep reading this series, as I do like the main characters. I reviewed his other new series - the Isaac Bell character - and liked it better than this.<br/><br/>The thing that I find attractive about this character is the believability of the main character, and his "normalness". Cussler likes to create larger than life main characters, and this one is life-sized. And I like that!