In a knock-out novel that combines the scientific intrigue of Crichton and the underwater thrills of Cussler, bestselling novelist Lincoln Child takes readers to a top-secret laboratory 12,000 feet beneath the icy Atlantic and into the search for the greatest - and most deadly - archaeological find in history.
'Deep Storm' is the most spectacular science research facility ever constructed. Lying deep beneath the Atlantic on the ocean floor, the heavily guarded structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently-discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to a mystery steeped in centuries of myth and speculation.
Peter Crane, a former naval doctor, is summoned to a remote oil platform on the Atlantic to help diagnose a medical condition spreading through the rig workers. When he arrives, however, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below the rig.
Sworn to secrecy, he descends to the ocean floor and the science station Deep Storm, where a top-secret team is investigating a remarkable discovery. A year earlier, he is told, routine drilling uncovered the remains of mankind's most sophisticated ancient civilization: the legendary Atlantis.
But now that the site is being excavated, a series of bizarre illnesses has erupted among the workers. As he tries to discover the cause, Crane realizes that the covert operation conceals something far more complicated than a medical mystery-and that 'Atlantis' might, in fact, be something far more sinister and deadly.
Like Child's spectacular bestsellers co-authored with Douglas Preston (Dance of Death, Relic), DEEP STORM melds scientific detail and gripping adventure in stunningly imagined, chillingly real journey into unknown territory.
Lincoln Child's new solo novel DEEP STORM has been published by Doubleday in January 2007.
As Lincoln himself modestly points out: "I didn't write the copy... some other nice person is employing all those superlatives!"
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