The Jungle by Clive Cussler (Background Blurb from the publisher and review)
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have undergone many hair-raising adventures before - but never one quite like this.
Jungles come in many forms: there are the steamy rainforests of the Burmese highland. There are the lies, and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination.To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and his remarkable men and women must survive them all.
A devastating new weapon unleashed in thirteenth-century China . . . a daring rescue mission in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border . . . a woman gone missing in the jungles of Northern Thailand and Myanmar . . . For Cabrillo, all of these events will come together -leading to the greatest threat against US security that the country has ever known.
In recent books Cussler has become a little off his game, but except with the character Juan Cabrillo, this seems to be where he has retained his mastery of this genre, Dirk Pitt and Dirk Pitt Jnr have had their day and need to be retired in favour of these characters, they have more scope and are more in tune with the modern stories he is weaving.
this is a solid Cussler tale and i totally enjoyed it, it is the usual turn your brian off sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster ride thrill ride so dont expect to have the grey matter taxed and dont buy the book expecting that sort of story line, but for balls out thriller...this is worth the money. (Parm)