For years, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus have waged an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten western civilization. The most dangerous of these is the Emir. This sadistic killer has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and has eluded capture by the world’s law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail. Joined by their latest recruits, John Clark and Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his cousins, Dominick and Brian Caruso, are determined to catch the Emir and they will bring him in . . . dead or alive.
The Fargos are used to hunting for treasure, not people. But then a Texas oil baron contacts them with a personal plea: an investigator friend of the Fargos' was on a mission to find the oil baron's missing father-and now the investigator is missing, too. Would Sam and Remi be willing to look for them both? Though something about the situation doesn't quite add up, the Fargos agree to go on the search.
What they find will be beyond anything they could have imagined. On a journey that will take them to Tibet, Nepal, Bulgaria, India, and China, the Fargos will find themselves embroiled with black-market fossils, a centuries-old puzzle chest, the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, a balloon aircraft from a century before its time . . . and a skeleton that could turn the history of human evolution on its head.
While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery -- but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.
Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt-but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death.
A fortune lost for ages...a millionaire pursuing his destiny...Sam and Remi Fargo are about to encounter both.
Thousands of years ago, two superpowers of the ancient world went to war, and a treasure of immeasurable value was lost to the shadows of history.
In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps with his Grand Reserve Army, Napoleon Bonaparte stumbled across a startling discovery. Unable to transport it, he created an enigmatic map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared-and the treasure was lost again.
Until now. Treasure-hunting husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's famous "Lost Cellar," and fascinated, they set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts is hunting his own prize, and the Lost Cellar is his key to finding it.
That man is Hadeon Bondaruk, a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire, and the treasure will be his, no matter what.
Dinaric Alps, Bosnian region of Austrian Hungarian Empire, 1918
Four Allied soldiers stumble across a biological weapon that could wreak devastation on the world — and take a vow to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. Ever since, the deadly substance, code-named Kestrel, has been guarded by the descendents of those four brave men — each with the mission of keeping its existence a secret.
Chesapeake Bay, August 2003
The wife of former CIA director Jonathon Root has been kidnapped — and no one except Root himself knows who carried out the crime or why. His grandfather had been one of the soldiers responsible for stealing Kestrel — and now a group of Bosnian terrorists are trying to force Root to hand it over.
Enter agent Briggs Tanner. His mission: follow a trail through the Alps, to the heart of where it all began — before millions of lives are lost.
Ghosts of the Past
Twelve years ago, Agent Briggs Tanner was sent into China to help strategic mastermind General Han Soong defect to the West. The escape went perfectly, until, somehow, the secret police interrupted them at the final rendezvous. Tanner barely escaped the country — but Soong and his family were arrested, and made to disappear…
Threats to the Future
Now, Soong has resurfaced. He’s contacted the CIA with the message that he is alive and must get out of China — and the only person he will trust is Briggs Tanner. But even as Tanner prepares to confront the chaos of his own past and once again go up against China’s brutal secret police, forces around the globe are watching him, waiting for the moment that will secure their power, lead the world to the brink of war — and seal Tanner’s fate once and for all.
Veteran covert agent Briggs Tanner never liked coincidences. In his business, they always meant trouble. So when a man is brutally and professionally assassinated right in front of him, Tanner wants answers.
Why was the man killed? Who pulled the trigger? And what is the mystery behind the key the man clutched in his dying hand — the key that Tanner now possesses?
One War Without End
His search will lead him on an international trail of espionage — from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, through the bullet-ridden back alleys of Beirut, to a secret buried since World War II — a deadly secret that only Tanner can keep from falling into the wrong hands…