FOLLOW DIRK PITT ON THE TRAIL OF AN ANCIENT MYSTERY IN THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER FROM MASTER OF ADVENTURE, CLIVE CUSSLER
A deadly collision puts Dirk Pitt on the trail of an ancient mystery stretching back thousands of years . . .
When a rogue cargo freighter strikes an oil tanker in the Detroit River, the oil spill is the worst marine disaster in years. Dirk Pitt's NUMA team lead the clean-up operation, with the help of new green tech firm, BioRem.
But when one of NUMA's best divers dies suspiciously while working on the wreck, Pitt fears there's more to BioRem than simply saving the environment.
Discovering a trail of unexplained deaths which appear to be linked to BioRem's sites around the world, Pitt unravels a mystery from our past that could jeopardise mankind's future.
But someone is determined to make sure Pitt and his associates don't survive to learn the truth...
Praise for Clive Cussler
'The Adventure King' Sunday Express
'Just about the best in the business' New York Post
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
In bestseller Cussler and son Dirk's rousing 25th Dirk Pitt adventure (after 2016's Odessa Sea), a series of maritime disasters catch the attention of Pitt and other members of the National Underwater and Marine Agency. Where these attacks have occurred, a deadly outbreak of a cholera-like illness has followed. BioRem Global Limited, a bioremediation company ostensibly using bioengineered bacteria to clean up these so-called accidents, has instead orchestrated them to revive an ancient disease, genetically enhanced to cause an evolutionary genocide, for which there is no modern cure. Pitt's son and daughter, Dirk Jr. and Summer, discover the source: an ancient Egyptian plague still viable in the DNA of royal mummies. Fortunately, there's hope for a treatment. In 1334 BCE, Maritaten, an Egyptian princess, fled her homeland across the seas to Ireland, bringing along an extinct herbal curative. The authors overly rely on convenience to get Pitt and company out of jams, but then again, that does keep the plot barreling along toward its satisfying finish. This series remains as fresh as ever.