Geologist and adventurer Philip Mercer is visiting an old friend who’s working far down in Minnesota’s Leister Deep Mine—but he arrives too late to save Abe Jacobs and his climate-research team from a shocking, brutal attack. Mercer vows to seek revenge as well as answers, hoping to pick up Jacobs’s search for a cache of the rare crystals known as lightning stones—rumored to have been aboard Amelia Earhart’s plane when it vanished in 1937.
From a harrowing close call in the Midwestern U.S. to a nailbiting showdown in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, to a remote island in the middle of the Pacific, Mercer must race to stay ahead of a team of highly-trained assassins—and to figure out if he’s chasing a rare scientific discovery, or merely a historical fairy tale.
New Jersey, 1937: A homicidal madman bears a safe holding a terrible secret that is thought lost when fiery fate intervenes. Decades later, the discovery of that secret is about to threaten the world once more….
Mining engineer Philip Mercer is in the war-torn Central African Republic searching for precious metal. There, he meets Cali Stone, a field researcher for the CDC who is investigating why a certain village suffers from one of the highest rates of cancer in the world-a fact that intrigues Mercer. Once back in the states, Mercer’s search for answers leads him to a long-lost safe and a cryptic note inside that may reveal a three thousand year-old deception…
USA Today bestselling author Jack Du Brul brings back geologist-adventurer Philip Mercer for an apocalyptic adventure.
Hired to lead the excavation of caverns deep beneath Area 51, Philip Mercer finds himself drilling straight into the epicenter of an age-old conspiracy. A reclusive order of Himalayan monks, through special knowledge of the earth’s tectonic movement, has predicted the end of the world—and it is determined to see the prediction unfold accordingly.
Now, with icebergs floating through the South Pacific and a thermonuclear bomb set to destroy an island paradise, the stage is set for Armageddon—and it is up to Philip Mercer and the beautiful, mysterious Tisa Nguyan to prevent a cataclysm beyond imagination.
During World War II, in a secret Nazi submarine base, containers crafted entirely from looted wartime gold were hidden away. The treasure was not the solid gold chests, but the cargo they carriedan artifact so lethal that whoever possessed “Pandora’s boxes” held the power to unleash hell upon the Earth… In the unforgiving wastes of Greenland, geologist Philip Mercer uncovers a long-abandoned U.S. Army base buried under the iceand a long-dead body still hot with radiation. But before Mercer and his colleague, the seductive Dr. Anika Klein, can investigate further, a flash fire engulfs the base. Ordered to evacuate, their plane is forced to land when a bomb is discovered on board, and they must seek shelter from the murderous weather in a hidden ice cavern. That’s where they learn the startling truth. A powerful German corporation has launched an operation to destroy evidence of its Nazi past. But one of the corporate mercenaries knows what’s inside the Pandora’s boxes, and he plans to hold the entire world hostageunless Mercer can find a way to stop him…
Years ago, a secret Soviet plan was created to destroy the Alaskan oil pipeline. Now, those plans have been stolen by the brilliant and treacherous ex-KGB agent Ivan Kerikov. Joining forces with a powerful Arab oil minister, Charon’s Landing is about to be unleashed at last. But they didn’t count on the one man who possesses the determination and daring to stop them cold. They didn’t count on Philip Mercer.