For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet. When the US Secretary of State's plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Cabrillo to search for it. The crew locates the plane, but the Secretary of State has vanished. It turns out Libya's new foreign minister has other plans for the conference, ones Cabrillo cannot let happen. But what does it all have to do with a naval battle fought two hundred years ago and centuries-old Islamic scrolls which the Libyans seem so determined to find? The answers will lead Cabrillo full circle into history, and into another pitched battle on the sea, this time against terrorists - and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome.