Shock Wave, Clive Cussler
In 1856 a British clipper ship sinks after a terrifying storm while transporting convicts to an Australian penal colony. The survivors are washed up on a solitary tropical island, where they discover an immense source of wealth - diamonds.
One hundred and forty years later, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.
Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the sources of a deadly plague that is killing sea creatures in the Weddell Sea, finds the passengers and rescues them. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, a ruthless Australian billionaire diamond king, and her two sisters are responsible.
A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Through trial by storms, hunger and thirst, Pitt's inventive genius and relentless drive to survive bring him to a final, spine-chilling confrontation with Arthur Dorsett, at the very heart of his domain.
Condition: Very good. A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. The book cover has no visible wear. No highlighting of text. No writing in the margins and no missing pages.
Author: Clive Cussler