by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo
The Oregon Files
Original publication date: 2005 by Putnam
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In the remote wastes of Greenland, a young scientist has unearthed an artifact hidden in a cave for a millenniuma 50,000-year-old meteorite known as the Sacred Stone, which possesses potentially catastrophic radioactive power. But the astounding find places him in the crosshairs of two opposing terrorist groups who seek the stone for themselves.
One is a group of Muslim extremists who have stolen a nuclear device. With the power of the meteorite, they could vaporize any city inthe West. The other group is led by a megalomaniacal industrialist who seeks to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself.
Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Juan Cabrillo and his ship of high-tech mercenaris known as the Corporation must fight to protect the Sacred Stoneand prevent the outbreak of World War III.