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Hardcover first Edition
|Author||Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler|
|Series||Dirk Pitt Novels|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|Pages||576 pp (Hardcover edition)|
|LC Class||PS3553.U75 A89 2008b|
|Preceded by||Treasure of Khan|
|Followed by||Crescent Dawn|
The plot begins in the year 1847, when the Franklin Expedition becomes stranded trying to find the Northwest Passage. They experience a harsh winter. The men are seemingly going mad. Their stranded boats (Erebus and Terror) are loaded with a mysterious, unidentified silvery metal. The story switches to the present day. There is an ongoing quest to save the earth from Global Warming. All of the world's scientists are looking for a solution. Some people are trying to thwart these efforts. The NUMA team, headed by Dirk Pitt, Al Giordino and Dirk Pitt's children, Dirk Junior and Summer, are trying to find a way to stop Global Warming. Their quest leads them to investigate a series of mysterious asphyxiations. They soon realize that the solution they are looking for is hidden in the heart of the Arctic; in an old forgotten ship. They will need to solve a centuries-old mystery to save the earth.
- 2008, United States, Michael Joseph LTD, ISBN 0-7181-5459-2, December 2008, Hardcover
- 2008, United States, G. P. Putnam's Sons, First Edition, ISBN 0-3991-5529-5, December 2008, Hardcover.
- 2008, United States, Norwood Press, Limited Edition, ISBN 978-0399-15529-1, December 2008, Hardcover.
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