Book #2 in the Oregon Files series (published 2004)
The discovery of a radioactive meteorite in Greenland sends Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his hi-tech ship Oregon – in Iceland to seize a nuclear weapon from terrorists – on a second rescue mission: to retrieve the dangerous stellar object before someone unlocks the terrible properties it holds.
Unfortunately, Cabrillo is too late to prevent a fanatical group from spiriting the orb away. Now Cabrillo and his team aboard the Oregon have two problems: preventing the detonation of a nuclear bomb in London on New Year’s Eve, and getting their hands on the meteorite before a madman uses it to start World War III…
Clive Cussler, author of the bestselling Dirk Pitt novels including Arctic Drift and Black Wind, and co-author Craig Dirgo, put hero Juan Cabrillo to the test once more in the second Oregon Files adventure, Sacred Stone. Golden Buddha was the first.