The â€śaction-packedâ€ť (Publishers Weekly) new novel in the New York Times bestselling Kurt Austin Adventuresâ€¦ A Japanese cargo ship bursts into flames near the Azores, and a gang of pirates speeds to take advantage of the disasterâ€”but their boat explodes. What on earth is happening? Is it connected to the kidnapping of a top scientist from the streets of Geneva? Or the discovery of an extraordinary underwater graveyard of ships and planes littered across the seafloor? As Austin and the rest of the NUMAÂ® team rush to investigate, they find themselves drawn into the extraordinary ambitions of an African dictator, the creation of a weapon of almost mythical power, and an unimaginable audacious plan to extort the worldâ€™s major nations. The penalty for refusal? The destruction of the worldâ€™s greatest cities. Starting with Washington, D.C....