Treasure and the occult are vividly blended in this stirring tale of Africa. Allan Quatermain finds a village in the middle of the Dark Continent ruled by a huge, pale man with a strange knowledge of future events.
391 AD:Fanatics destroy the greatest storehouse of knowledge and treasure in the ancient world – the mighty library and museum of Alexandria. But a few conspirators secretly remove its most precious items and hide them deep in a specially excavated stronghold…1991 AD:A UN plane, with the Secretary-General aboard, crashes in the icy waters of Greenland, brought down by a murderous conspiracy. And trouble-shooter Dirk Pitt is drawn into a deadly battle, against the darkest forces of international terrorism, that could reshape the balance of world power forever.