Sacred Stone: Oregon Files #2 by Clive Cussler
"Sacred Stone" is the second adventure for Clive Cussler's hero of the "Oregon Files", Juan Cabrillo. Tens of thousands of years ago: a fist of stone punches through the Earth's atmosphere and falls on the snowy wastes of Greenland - its deadly secret waiting to be found by man...The discovery of a radioactive meteorite in Greenland sends Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his hi-tech ship Oregon - in Iceland to seize a nuclear weapon from terrorists - on a second rescue mission: to retrieve the dangerous stellar object before someone unlocks the terrible properties it holds. Unfortunately, Cabrillo is too late to prevent a fanatical group from spiriting the orb away. Now Cabrillo and his team aboard the Oregon have two problems: preventing the detonation of a nuclear bomb in London on New Year's Eve, and getting their hands on the meteorite before a madman uses it to start World War III...Clive Cussler, author of the bestselling "Dirk Pitt" novels including "Arctic Drift" and "Black Wind", and co-author Craig Dirgo, put hero Juan Cabrillo to the test once more in the second "Oregon Files" adventure, "Sacred Stone". "Golden Buddha" was the first. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Impossible to put down ...a compelling sense of adventure that can rival any cinematic blockbuster". ("Big Issue"). "Cussler is hard to beat". ("Daily Mail"). Bestselling author Clive Cussler has kept readers on the edges of their seats for four decades with his thrilling action novels. As well as the "Oregon Files" series there are also the "NUMA Files", the "Dirk Pitt" stories (which started it all), the "Isaac Bell" adventures and the "Fargo" series. The other titles in the "Oregon Files" are: "Golden Buddha", "Dark Watch", "Skeleton Coast", "Plague Ship", "Corsair", "The Silent Sea" and "The Jungle" and are all available in Penguin paperback.