"Just seventy-two hours ago Dirk Pitt was lying in the hot California sun with a beautiful woman, a Scotch on the rocks in one hand, but an urgent call from Admiral James Sandecker, his commander at the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), has brought Pitt out of the warm Pacific breezes and straight into a North Atlantic deep freeze.
The reason: the discovery of a long-missing luxury yacht, en route to a secret White House rendezvous, frozen solid in a million-ton tombstone of ice. Tunneling his way into the core of the berg, Pitt comes upon a gruesome scene - a crew of corpses, horribly incinerated at their posts; but the vessel's priceless cargo, which could alter the balance of world power and put the threat of annihilation at America's doorstep, has vanished.
This discovery is the springboard from which Clive Cussler, the Grandmaster of Adventure, launches a compelling and powerful story that takes Dirk Pitt to the remote, uninhabited tundra of Iceland and the frigid abyss of the North Atlantic, determined to force his deadly, unseen opponent - a multi billionaire in the business of playing God - to make his next move. But first Pitt will have to penetrate the shroud of mystery concealing a titanic network of international financial intrigue - and mass murder"