By Clive Cussler
A foundered Victorian send trying to find the fabled Northwest Passage holds a mystery in its icy grave . . .
When Dirk Pitt of NUMA is sort of blown to items in a lab explosion, he suspects sabotage. The lab in query belongs to a scientist hoping to exploit an extraordinary mineral to wrestle greenhouse gases - yet who would wish to damage our one probability to save lots of the planet?
But there are those that will do something to regulate any such worthy prize. Pitt's investigations take him to the Arctic looking for a clue to the origins of this necessary mineral. There, he and NUMA colleague Al Giordino needs to conflict for survival opposed to the adverse components and an evil megalomaniac who's approximately to plunge the North American continent into conflict . . .
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Dr Nathan gazed round at the forecourt. Someone had drained the ornamental pool. Like an immense uterus, its neck pointing towards the departure bays, it lay drying in the sunlight. The young man climbed the rim and walked down the sloping bowl to the centre. Dr Nathan laughed briefly into his gold-tipped cigarette. ' Perhaps Trabert would become her lover, tend her as she gave birth to the sky? The Abandoned Motorcade. Walking through the deserted streets with Kline and Coma, Trabert found the motorcade abandoned in the sunlight.
In the case under consideration the previous career of the patient as a military pilot should be noted, and the unconscious role of thermonuclear weapons in bringing about the total fusion and non-differentiation of all matter. What the patient is reacting against is, simply, the phenomenology of the universe, the specific and independent existence of separate objects and events, however trivial and inoffensive these may seem. A spoon, for example, offends him by the mere fact of its existence in time and space.
Twenty yards away Dr Nathan was watching him in the sunlight, the sculpture beside him reflecting a dozen fragments of his head and arms. Kline and Coma were moving away along the railway track. Pornography is under attack at present, thanks in part to the criminal excesses of kiddy porn and snuff movies, and to our newly puritan climate— the fin de siecle decadence that dominated the 1890s, and which we can expect to enliven the 1990s, may well take the form of an aggressive and over-the-top puritanism.