The Mission: At the bottom of the Sargasso Sea lies a sunken German U-boat filled with Nazi gold. For more than half a century the treasure, worth untold millions of dollars has been waiting - tempting, luring, but always out of reach. Now Elliot Wages has been hired to join a salvage mission to retrieve the gold, but it isn't long at all before he realizes that there's quite a bit he hasn't been told - and that not everyone wants the mission to succeed.
Terrorist Plot: When a military jet went down off the California coast, killing the Secretary of the Air Force, it was a tragedy. When another jet crashed with the Undersecretary of State on board, it became cause for investigation. When a member of the State Department was found shot in the back of the head, his top-secret files missing, it became a national crisis.
"Give me a break"
The cutting-edge Russian SU-39-Covert stealth bomber, with fighter capabilities years beyond anything the U.S. can produce, vanished while on a test run over the Gobi Desert. Half a world away, a dissident faction of the Chinese Red Army engineered an abduction of a top scientist, the one who developed SU-39, while he was visiting Washington. Now, Commander T.C. Bogner has his orders-retrieve the fighter and its designer within 72 hours-or else.
It began when satellite photos revealed certain anomalies along the border of Saudi Arabia and Jordan: entire areas with no signs of life. That, combined with reports from Iraq that nomadic tribes are being decimated by mysterious illnesses. Could it mean a global nightmare is becoming a reality? Someone is perfecting an ultimate and deadly form of germ warfare, but who?
The heads of state of the world's most powerful nations - the United States, Russia, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, and France - are meeting in Jakarta, on the island of Java, to issue a joint declaration to the Chinese government. China must stop its nuclear testing or face the strictest sanctions of the World Economic Council. But a powerful group of Communist terrorists has other ideas.