Fully armed and with all hands on board, the nuclear submarine Starbuck sailed into the calm Pacific Ocean for sea trials - and vanished. No wreckage, no signals, no survivors: nothing . . . until ace maritime troubleshooter Dirk Pitt finds a single, chilling clue in the shark-torn surf off Hawaii - the log of the Starbuck. 'Do not search for us, it can only end in vain . . . ' A crazed journal of madness and death is all that remains. And the Captain's final, scrawled, fear-crazed note locates the Starbuck's grave hundreds of miles from her last known position! The search for the Starbuck plunges Dirk Pitt into his most shattering assignment to date - a whirlpool of deep-sea mystery and terror - the Pacific Vortex!Pitt rose, walked over to the porthole and breathed deeply to cleanse his lungs of the stale smoke from Denvera#39;s cigarettes. ... When you spot the Starbuck, simply radio undermaritime transmission that youa#39;ve stopped all engines to repair a burned ... Then heflipped his cigarette intothe calm, oily water below the pier, shoved his handsinhis pocketsand wearily made his wayalong the dock tothe parking lot.
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2009-09-17|