Clive Cussler writing with Paul Kemprecos
A Novel from the NUMA Files
On the bottom of the icy sea off Nantucket lie the battered remains of the Italian luxury liner, Andrea Doria. But few know that within her bowels lies a priceless pre-Columbian antiquity - a treasure that now holds the key to a puzzle that is costing people their lives.
For Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater Marine Association (NUMA) exploration team, the killing begins when he makes a daring rescue of a beautiful marine archaeologist. The target of a powerful Texas industrialist named Halcon, Nina Kirov was attacked off the coast of Morocco after her discovery of a carved stone head which may prove that Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover America. Soon Kurt and Nina embark on a deadly mission to uncover Halcon's masterful plan - an insidious scheme that would have him ride to power on a wave of death and destruction.