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Deep fire rising
Du Brul, Jack B.
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Publication Information:
New York : New American Library, [2003]

Physical Description:
483 pages ; 18 cm
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"An Onyx book."
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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.

Author Notes

Jack Du Brul was born in Burlington, Vermont on October 15, 1968.

He is the author of the Philip Mercer series and is currently working with Clive Cussler on co-authoring the New York Times bestselling Oregon Files series. Jack's novel, Lighting Stones, made the iBooks bestseller list in 2015

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Combining his extensive knowledge of geology, mining and technology with relentless action sequences and exotic locales, Du Brul's latest (after River of Ruin) is 496 pages of nonstop, over-the-top adventure. Protagonist Dr. Philip Mercer, a wealthy geologist, "sometime" consultant and field agent for the times "when the worlds of science and terror collide," is charged with overseeing the installation of a temporary nuclear waste holding tank at Nevada's infamous Area 51. But after Mercer is nearly killed by assassins while on a Vegas furlough and then inexplicably saved by the stunningly beautiful Tisa Nguyen, he learns of a secret group called the Order. Headquartered in a Tibetan monastery, the Order can supposedly predict disastrous world events using an ancient machine, but a faction of the Order with sinister plans for world domination now jeopardizes the planet's survival. As Mercer barely escapes each near-death situation, well-drawn secondary characters-like his one-legged, hard-drinking 80-year-old best friend, Harry-help ground this adrenaline-drenched tale. Though not as suave as James Bond or as scrappy as Indiana Jones, smart, resilient Mercer is a savvy adventure hero for the new millennium. (Dec.) Forecast: Browsers will gravitate to the book's fiery red and orange cover, which sports praise from Clive Cussler. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved