The discovery of an artifact by an archaeologist at a Moroccan dig leads to the massacre of the excavation group. The leader, on escaping, is rescued by Kirk Austin and his NUMA team who uncover a sinister plot.
This series of books focuses on Kurt Austin, Team Leader of NUMA’s Special Assignments division and his adventures. Some characters from the Pitt novels appear such as Sandecker, Rudi Gunn, Hiram Yaeger and St. Julien Perlmutter. Pitt makes brief appearances in the books “Serpent”, “White Death”, “Polar Shift”, “Devil’s Gate”, “The Storm”, and “Zero Hour.”
Austin’s assignments take him across the globe and frequently bring him into conflict with those who seek to use any and all means to exploit the world’s resources. But as a professional man of action, Austin is determined that it will never happen on his watch.