Dirk Pitt discovers a secret trail to the treasures of Alexandria - and is plunged into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the government of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. From East to West, anarchists are reaching their deadly tentacles into the very heart of the United States. Now Pitt is up against the most feared assassin known to man. An international band of terrorists is making its play for power on the high seas - and Pitt is the only man alive who can stop them.