On 7 December 1941, four brothers exploring a pit on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Juan Cabrillo, Captain of US spy-ship Oregon, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over 500 years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not …the only reward is death.
Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of bestselling novels, including the famous Dirk Pitt (r) adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA (r) Files adventures, most recently Medusa; the Oregon Files, such as Corsair; and his historical adventures, which began with The Chase. He lives in Arizona. www.clivecussler.co.uk Jack du Brul is the author of the Philip Mercer series, most recently Havoc, and is the co-author with Clive Cussler of the Oregon Files novels Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship and Corsair. He lives in Vermont.