|Shock Wave (1996) [Novel]|
by Clive Cussler
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Series: Dirk Pitt/NUMA
(From the publisher):
A mysterious plague in the Antarctic...
A diamond empire run by an evil genius...
A devastating new technology that threatens to annihilate millions!
Tasman Sea, 1856. A British clipper ship bound for Australia's penal colony is crushed in a raging typhoon. A few pitiful survivors wash up on a deserted island. Among them are Betsy Fletcher and Jess Dorsett, who discover an immense supply of exquisite diamonds...
Seymore Island, Antarctica, 2000. Dirk Pitt rescues Maeve Fletcher, a descendant of Betsy and Jess, after an unknown cataclysm kills thousands of marine animals plus nearly two hundred people aboard a cruise ship. Pitt traces the carnage to the global diamond operations of Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her callous sisters. From a chilling escape at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the ingenious Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans--before an unthinkable disaster claims million of innocent lives!
Original title: Shock Wave
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Male-Action/Adventure