An underwater graveyard in the Pacific Northwest... A mysterious seaport in the bayous
of Louisiana... A diabolical plot to destroy America!
Unknown waters, 1948. The Princess Dou Wan, a sea-weary cruise ship covertly seized by
Chiang Kai-shek, slams into a devastating storm that tears the hull apart and sends it and
a mysterious cargo down into the depths, lost to all searchers for more than fifty years.
Pacific Northwest, 2000. Dirk Pitt® rescues a beautiful undercover immigration agent
from Qin Shang, an insatiably greedy smuggler whose vast fortune is made selling Chinese
immigrants into slavery around the globe. Shang's campaign contributions have bought him a
collection of powerful U.S. politicians, but Pitt finds the secret behind Shang's vast and
mystifying seaport in the Louisiana bayou to be shockingly sinister. From an
adrenaline-pumped race against time and tide up the Mississippi River to a desperate dash
to recover Chinese treasures, Dirk Pitt faces one of his most formidable foes -- a madman
bent on killing hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women, and children with a
catastrophic surge of mass destruction.
School Library Journal
The vividly described action takes readers from the ports of Hong Kong to picturesque Washington State and to the final showdown on the Mississippi River in Louisiana. As each problem seems to be solved, larger and more dangerous events occur, such as the seemingly unexplainable smuggling of thousands of illegal Chinese immigrants....The eye-catching cover of this novel should entice readers to open its pages, where they will soon find themselves engrossed in this enthralling adventure.
Speedy storytelling and great fun.
This bombastically scripted tale will satisfy Cussler faithfuls.
Fresh from battling an evil diamond merchant in Shock Wave, Dirk Pitt,
Cussler's perennial hero, and his sidekick, Al Giordino, are out to catch a
Chinese shipping magnate who smuggles illegal Chinese immigrants into
countries around the world to be worked as indentured slaves..... Some
readers will wince at the way Cussler heightens the drama by tapping into
right-wing fears of a flood tide of nonwhite immigrants. Still, series fans
will delight in the well-executed plot twists and revel in Cussler's
portrayal of a shipwreck laden with tons of Chinese antiquities.
Recent Reader Reviews
Rated of 5
Excellent Book..I've read all of Clive's books and they just get better and better. He's an excellent writer. I highly recommend all of his books. You will really get to know all of the characters. You won't be dissappointed.
Rated of 5
i read this book a while back but i find myself keep going back to it. Thanks Clive
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