Philip Mercer

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480 ratings

Vulcan's Forge Publisher's Summary

Beneath the Pacific Ocean a volcano surges upward, carrying in its fiery heart a mineral more powerful than uranium. When the volcano breaks the ocean's surface, nations will battle to control what is known as Vulcan's Forge - a source of limitless, clean, nuclear power.

The secret of Vulcan's Forge begins to unravel when Mercer, a man of many talents now working for the US Geologic Survey, learns that the daughter of an old friend is in danger. Saving her takes Mercer from the Oval Office to a secret submarine off Hawaii. On the islands, a secessionist movement has turned violent and the US trembles on the brink of a civil war, while behind the scenes, shadowy figures jockey for control of the emerging volcano.

©2008 Jack Du Brul (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Vulcan's Forge

    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Beneath the Pacific Ocean a volcano surges upward, carrying in its fiery heart a mineral more powerful than uranium. When the volcano breaks the ocean's surface, nations will battle to control what is known as Vulcan's Forge - a source of limitless, clean, nuclear power.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cussler wannabe

    • By Teresa Cumberland on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Vulcan's Forge

    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: Adams Morgan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Beneath the Pacific Ocean, a volcano surges upward, carrying in its fiery heart a mineral more powerful than uranium. When the volcano breaks the ocean’s surface, America and other nations will battle to control what is known as Vulcan’s Forge, a source of limitless, clean, nuclear power.

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 2

    • Charon's Landing

    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Russian mastermind Ivan Kerikov plans to use an ecological terrorist group to sabotage the Alaska pipeline and pollute the western coast of North America with oil, all to turn the United States from domestic to foreign sources of oil. He's being paid millions by a rogue Arab oil minister who is plotting a coup in his own country and is in desperate need of foreign income to solidify his position.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Much

    • By Fan of Fantasy and Fiction on 11-16-14

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • The Medusa Stone

    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Ten years ago, the spy satellite Medusa burned upon re-entry - but not before its sensors revealed a secret buried deep in the earth. A priceless discovery that some would die to find - and kill to possess. With a quick intelligence matched by savvy and courage, Philip Mercer is fast becoming a legend in powerful circles around the world. And at least two groups in those circles need his help. One group snatches and holds hostage his oldest friend, forcing Mercer to help them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Series With 1 Exception

    • By Fan of Fantasy and Fiction on 12-26-14

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 4

    • Pandora's Curse

    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    Geologist Phillip Mercer finds a dead body hot with radiation in a 1950s U.S. Army base under the ice. Mercer is almost killed when the old base is set on fire. Geo-Research hustles Mercer and company out of Greenland, and Mercer vows to find out why. Surviving a bomb on the plane taking them back to Iceland, Mercer, the beautiful Anika Klein, and their fellow explorers search for the shelter of an ice cavern until they can be rescued and that's when they learn the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Arctic Cool

    • By John Laudun on 08-22-12

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 5

    • River of Ruin

    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    It begins at a Paris auction house, with a favor granted by an old high school friend to geologist Philip Mercer: the opportunity to buy a rare diary written during the French attempt at digging the Panama Canal. But Mercer isn't the only one who wants it. Three Chinese assassins have been dispatched to get it, forcing Mercer into a subterranean game of cat and mouse that takes him from the hellish maze of l'empire de la mort and through the sewers of Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Story in the Phillip Mercer Saga!!

    • By dah12345 on 04-29-17

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 6

    • Deep Fire Rising

    • Philip Mercer #6
    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    A reclusive order of Himalayan monks, through special knowledge of the earth's tectonic movement, has predicted the end of the world - and is determined to see the prediction unfold accordingly.

    Now, with icebergs floating through the South Pacific and a thermonuclear bomb set to destroy an island paradise, the stage is set for Armageddon - and it is up to Philip Mercer and the beautiful, mysterious Tisa Nguyan to prevent a cataclysm beyond imagination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I DID IT AGAIN

    • By Kevin on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 7

    • Havoc

    • Philip Mercer #7
    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    "Dear Albert, Nicola was right." The opening lines of a letter lost is the answer to a question no one ever thought to ask, a question that could well reshape the future of the United States as a world power. Seventy years ago, Chester Bowie, a genius driven to madness, unlocked the mystery of how a weapon of unimaginable lethality allowed one man and his small army to conquer so much of the ancient world. The secret, however, died with Bowie in a fiery disaster that was no accident.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Blue Dragonfly on 06-07-15
    • Philip Mercer #7
    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: J. Charles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 10-21-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 191 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 8

    • The Lightning Stones

    • A Novel
    • By: Jack Du Brul
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771

    Philip Mercer, a preeminent geologist with a taste for international intrigue and danger, rides an elevator 2,000 into the Earth at the Leister Deep Mine in Minnesota. Mercer is there to visit his old friend and mentor, who is leading a research team to the deepest section of the mine for a groundbreaking study on climate change. But as Mercer approaches, he is stunned to hear gunfire in the massive underground chambers. By the time he finds his way to them, Abe Jacobs and the entire research team have been brutally attacked - and Mercer is left seeking not only answers but revenge. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • May very well be the BEST ACTION BOOK of the YEAR!

    • By shelley on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $31.50