Sacred Stone is the second book of the Oregon File series. The Oregon Files are a group of novels written by Clive Cussler with Craig Dirgo. The books follow the mysterious “Corporation” and its leader Juan Cabrillo. The “Oregon Files” come from the name of the boat on which the series is based—The Oregon. The Oregon is a high-tech ship owned by the Corporation. It is disguised as a rusty old tramp steamer, to add to its appearance of authenticity this disguise is highly detailed; including a fake mess hall, a captain’s cabin with smoke infused substances, a dysfunctional toilet, and a painting of a depressing velvet clown. In reality it is a state-of-the-art ship with high-tech weaponry that would match the most advanced battle ship in the world and the luxury facilities that are on par with the best in the world.
In the remote wastes of Greenland, a young scientist has unearthed an artifact hidden in a cave for a millennium—a 50,000-year-old meteorite known as the Sacred Stone, which possesses potentially catastrophic radioactive power. But the astounding find places him in the cross-hairs of two opposing terrorist groups who seek the stone for themselves.
One is a group of Muslim extremists who have stolen a nuclear device. With the power of the meteorite, they could vaporize any city in the West. The other group is led by a megalomaniac industrialist who seeks to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself.
Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Juan Cabrillo and his ship of high-tech mercenaries of the Corporation must fight to protect the sacred stone and prevent the outbreak of World War III.
An interesting book with non stop action and drama over land and water. A must read for the Clive Cussler fan.
- Author: Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo
- Publisher: Berkley
- Year: 2004
- ISBN: 9780425198483
- Cover & Page Count: Hardcover, 416 pages