By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
While Kurt Austin, the chief of a brave nationwide Underwater & Marine service provider exploration group, rescues appealing marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he turns into the subsequent aim of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a brand new state out of the southwestern usa and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's contemporary discovery regarding Christopher Columbus, and a necessary pre-Columbian antiquity buried within the battered is still of the sunken Italian luxurious liner Andrea Doria. merely Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA crew stand among Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent metal hull -- and if their lethal undertaking fails, Halcon will experience to strength on a wave of demise and destruction.
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