When the world faces a deadly threat from a lost weapon, disillusioned ex-Navy operative Lachlan Fox is forced back into action. On a diving trip off Christmas Island the pair recover an obviously military but unidentifiable pod from the sea floor of the Indian Ocean, setting into motion a chain of events that will drag them both into the corrupt world of international politics and arms races.
Just a few days after the conclusion of Liquid Gold, Lachlan Fox is thrown back into the midst of the action when the dangerous and powerful Umbra organisation offers to trade a man they’ve taken hostage for one of their own operatives. After the CIA claim they won’t negotiate with terrorists, Umbra begins to cut off the natural gas supply to Europe. This is just a small indication of the level of chaos they’re prepared to inflict. Assassinations follow....
September 11 changed everything. The US Patriot Act has given the UKUSA treaty countries free rein to use their ECHELON surveillance program to monitor every spoken or written word transmitted throughout the world. In the wrong hands it could bring down governments and threaten the safety of millions.Ex-navy operative and investigative journalist Lachlan Fox has information hinting at the true reach of ECHELON... and he starts to suspect someone is ruthlessly trying to access its power.
Now working as an investigative journalist, Lachlan Fox has been visiting some of the world's trouble spots. But a trip to Africa brings him face to face with a horror that could change him forever. Set in Nigeria, the US and UK, the book is about terrorism, oil supply and poverty.
The hotly anticipated fourth installment in the action-packed thriller series guaranteed to appeal to Matthew Reilly fans. Water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th...Lachlan Fox has made a career out of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a shore assault specialist in an Australian Navy Clearance Diver Team, he often came up against bad guys and even worse odds.