By Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler’s bestselling Cyclops is one other swashbuckling NUMA records event! whilst a financier became treasure hunter vanishes mysteriously, simply Dirk Pitt can hinder a global incident that threatens to begin a war.
A filthy rich American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an old blimp. From Cuban waters, the blimp drifts towards Florida with a group of useless men—Soviet cosmonauts. Dirk Pitt discovers a surprising scheme: a covert team people industrialists has placed a colony at the moon, a mystery base they're going to guard at any fee. Threatened in area, the Russians are approximately to strike a savage blow in Cuba—and in simple terms NUMA’s Dirk Pitt can cease them. From a Cuban torture chamber to the chilly ocean depths, Pitt is racing to defuse a global conspiracy that threatens to shatter the earth!
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