A New York Times BestsellerIn the waning days of World War II, the Japanese tried a last desperate measure - a different kind of kamikaze mission, this one carried out by two submarines bound for the West Coast of the United States, their cargo a revolutionary new strain of biological virus. Neither sub made it to the designated target. But that does not mean they were lost.Someone knows about the subs and what they bore, knows too where they might be, and has an extraordinary plan in store for the prize inside - a scheme that could reshape the world as we know it. All that stands in the way are three people: a marine biologist named Summer, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the new head of NUMA. Pitt has faced devastating enemies before, and has even teamed up with his children to track them down. But never has he looked upon the face of pure evil . . . until now.Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-seven other books, including the Dirk Pitt(r) adventure Trojan Odyssey, the Kurt Austin novel Lost City, and the new Oregon series novels Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone. Cussler's past international bestsellers include Mediterranean Caper, Raise the Titanic, Treasure, Dragon, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, and The Sea Hunters. Cussler is also the author, with Paul Kemprecos, of the first in a new Dirk Pitt spinoff series - The NUMA(r) files. Dirk Cussler, an MBA f Stanford University, worked many years in the financial arena and has been an active participant in the real-life NUMA(r) expeditions. Clive Cussler divides his time between the mountains ofColorado and the deserts of Arizona.