Genre: action, adventure
Series: Dirk Pitt
This is book 11 in the series (but they do not have to be read in order)
While searching for a treasure on the Nile River, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful U.N. scientist investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world's seas. Racing to save the world from catastrophe, Pitt and his team comb the desert for clues...only to find a gold mine manned by slaves--one that uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries: the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln's assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot. Now, amidst the shifting sands of the Sahara, Dirk Pitt will make a desperate stand--in a battle the world cannot afford to lose!