A civilization stolen from the history books.
A billionaire’s obsession to unlock its secrets.
A brotherhood determined to hide the truth.
And time is running out.
Only a handful of people know what destroyed the ancient Atlanteans, whose very existence is a secret that they will kill to protect. Unfortunately, the very same catastrophe that destroyed that once proud civilization is drawing near once more.
The question is, can marine biologist Sam Reilly discover the truth in time to prevent it?
Extreme weather conditions are wreaking havoc on the world, and baffled scientists are unable to discover the cause.
The most powerful hurricane in history approaches New York, while at the same time atmospheric rivers flood Las Vegas.
Wildfires spread through Canada, and Europe is wracked by powerful earthquakes.
Most bizarre of all: a tempestuous mass of dark, foreboding sky seems to be spreading across the globe.
In Arizona, an astronomer tries to decipher the hidden message inside a thirteen-thousand-year-old megalithic stone, which just might hold the key to everything.
Can Sam Reilly and his unique team break the Code to Extinction?
In the dead of night, a decrepit, unmarked motor yacht drifts into the medieval port of Vernazza, Italy.
The run-down vessel forms a jarring contrast to the pastel colored tower homes and terraced vineyards surrounding the natural harbor along the coast of Cinque Terra.
Less than fifty yards away, a man wakes up on board a small rowboat, covered in blood.
Lying next to him is a woman with two — execution style — bullet holes to her forehead.
In his right hand he holds a small suitcase. Tucked into his pocket is a Russian built Makarov semiautomatic handgun — with two rounds missing.
The man asks himself one question: Who am I?
In the Pacific Ocean a Silicon Valley magnate vacationing on his luxury motor yacht Carpe Diem stumbles across a floating island of pumice.
Two weeks later, their motor yacht returns to its home port in San Diego on autopilot — but when it arrives, nobody gets off.
Sam Reilly and his team are called in to investigate what happened on board Carpe Diem. But what at first appears to be a simple boating accident soon turns into a deadly game of international intrigue — sending America and Russia racing toward each other on an unavoidable collision course.
Name: USS Omega Deep
Cost: 8 billion dollars
Noise Emissions: Undetectable by current sound monitoring capabilities
Current Status: Unknown. Last contact 96 days ago. Presumed sunk. 192 souls lost.
The US Navy’s most advanced nuclear attack submarine, the USS Omega Deep was the first to disappear.
It was followed swiftly by the loss of the Russian spy vessel Yalta, and then the Feng Jian, a Chinese Aircraft Carrier.
Sam Reilly and his unique team of troubleshooters are requested at the express order of the President of the United States of America to locate the Omega Deep and determine the cause of these unexplained tragedies, before they lead to World War III.
The offer — $20 billion split between four leading scientists on alternative energies to purchase and then squash their research lines, which include the recent discovery of a powerful new energy source capable of replacing mankind’s reliance on fossil fuels.
There’s no doubt their discovery is worth ten times that much. But will any one of them live if they refuse?
At the same time, the greatest technological advancement in warfare since the creation of the Atomic bomb has been discovered, and is being offered to the highest bidder.
There is just one problem though; the seller might no longer have any control of the weapon.
Can Sam Reilly weave his way through the web of industrial and political espionage before the human race loses its greatest fight for survival?
A Russian cargo ship sinks in the shallow waters of the Bering Strait, and somehow vanishes without a trace.
In the Colorado Plateau Desert, a cowboy follows a river of sand into an undiscovered ruin.
A tunnel-boring operation between the Alaskan and Siberian peninsulas is stalled when its largest burrowing machine disappears into an abyss.
Sam Reilly leads a search and rescue mission for the missing ship and crew. What should be a simple operation quickly turns into something much more dangerous. He soon learns that all three strange events are irrevocably interwoven, and unlocking their connection may just hold the key to the survival of the human race.
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean in 1962, at the height of the cold war, the U.S. military experimented with electromagnetic pulses created by detonating high atmosphere nuclear bombs. The project was code named Starfish Prime. The primary objective was to develop the ability to produce an EMP with enough force to knock out an entire nation’s communications, rendering a retaliatory attack impossible.
The secondary objective, along with its consequences, was deemed too important to national security to ever be released.
In 1983 an American B52 Nuclear Bomber goes missing somewhere near the Bering Strait while delivering a secret cargo at the express order of President Ronald Reagan to an unmapped island. Present day, in the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica, a woman wakes up on a cruise ship to discover she’s the only person left aboard, despite no apparent fault with the ship.
Sam Reilly, already on a rescue mission to Antarctica to save five French scientists, may be the only person standing in the way of the completion of The Cassidy Project.
On January the 22nd, 1945, a secret weapon of unimaginable power was brought from the quiet town of Haigerloch in Germany’s southwest, and loaded onto a plane waiting at Stuttgart.
Less than a dozen people knew of the weapon’s existence, and even less knew where it was being taken.
The aircraft, its crew, and its remarkable cargo were never seen again.
When the wreckage of the aircraft is located in present day Washington D.C. with no sign of its deadly cargo on board, Sam Reilly is called in to investigate.
But the situation soon erupts into something much more dangerous than a simple recovery mission…
Fresh from his success with the search and rescue of the USS Omega Deep, Sam Reilly was looking forward to some much-needed rest.
Not everyone had the same idea though.
When a panicked man with purple eyes grabs him at gunpoint and takes him hostage, Sam knows that this is more than a mere ransom opportunity; this man is scared of something…
And Sam is going to have to find what it is if he wants to get out of this alive.
On March 11, 2011, the Japanese fishing trawler, Hoshi Maru accidentally hauled up something deadly into its live-fish hold. The crew, having discovered their mistake, raced toward the harbor in the hope that they might survive. They never made it.
Presumed sunk by the tsunami that ravaged the coastline of Japan, its crew were declared dead.
Seven years later, the shipwreck washed up on Cannon Beach, Oregon. By the time the US Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to investigate, people in the nearby towns had started to die in terrifying and inexplicable ways.
Sam Reilly will need to discover what really happened on board the Hoshi Maru — and why all clues point to the Legend of King Arthur…
On May 18th, 1863 — the day the siege of the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg began — a secret war chest was removed by an ironclad and taken away along the Mississippi River.
It contained a Covenant capable of altering the entire course of the Civil War. Its destination was Washington, D.C.
A place it never reached.
In the present day, Minnesotan senator Arthur Perry has enlisted the help of Sam Reilly to track down his son, who went missing while following a strange lead in the centuries old search for the fabled Meskwaki Gold Spring within Lake Superior.
No one could have suspected that these two events, separated by more than 150 years, were inextricably linked…
In 1939 a secret airship departed Nazi Germany in the dark of night filled with some of the most influential people of its time.
Its cargo: a complement of rich Jewish families carrying their most valuable possessions. One such item amongst them was as dangerous as it was priceless.
The airship never reached its destination.
In 2015 Sam Reilly, a marine biologist and wealthy son of shipping mogul James Reilly discovers a missing clue about the lost airship and what follows is a violent treasure hunt, kept secret by the most powerful men in the world today, driven by their greed and need for that which all are motivated: the opportunity for unlimited power.
An ancient shipwreck.
A two hundred year old mystery.
A plague that’s destroying all marine life.
A pyramid half a mile below the sea.
And a puzzle that must be solved before it destroys the human race.
On the 18th of February, 1812, the Emily Rose became shipwrecked on the southern coast of Australia. The survivors are forced to walk nearly a thousand miles through the unexplored land to reach the only settlement, Sydney Cove.
Nearly two hundred miles inland, they come across the remains of a monstrous ship, far bigger than anything the British Navy had ever constructed. Through basic communication achieved with the natives, they learned that the ship had been there for a very long time… Maybe a thousand years? Despite the details of the mysterious ship in the journals from the survivors of the Emily Rose, no evidence that the Mahogany Ship ever existed was found — until now.
Present day: A mining exploration in Australia takes a core sample 500 feet below the surface of a deserted mountain. The sample returns no evidence of gold deposits, but something much more valuable — a single Spanish Gold coin, dated 1518. Could the origins of this coin finally reveal the existence of the fabled Mahogany Ship?
At the same time, Sam Reilly and his team of ocean investigators are exploring the cause of a widespread death of sea life within the Gulf of Mexico. In a race against time to stop the irrevocable destruction of the world’s marine life, the two mysteries may just be entangled, and failure to solve them both will result in the greatest threat to ever face the human race.
In 1562, Michel de Nostradamus led a small party on an expedition deep into the hostile Desert of Barbary, now known as the Sahara. Without any knowledge of what they might find, the small party had entered the vast desert in search of a miracle.
In the present day, Dr. Zara Delacroix enlists the help of Sam Reilly to hunt for answers about a book she believes was buried in the Sahara centuries earlier to protect humanity from some great catastrophe.
This ancient manuscript was named The Book of Nostradamus…
On board Phoenix Airlines Flight 320, Andrew Goddard awakens to discover the cockpit empty and all the passengers unconscious.
In the Colorado Monarch Mountains, an old gold miner discovers a fiendish stone mask sealed inside an obsidian chamber.
Sam Reilly has just three weeks to find out how the two unlikely events are connected, and the secret behind it might change everything we thought we knew about humanity.
A mystery wrapped in a myth about the origins of humanity.
A race to find an ancient pyramid hidden in plain sight.
A secret so dangerous its guardians will kill to protect it.
And an ancient covenant that might save the world, or destroy it completely.
In 1655 a group of explorers from the Emerald Star entered the Namibian Desert in search of an ancient relic rumored to be hidden in a secret temple. None of the crew ever returned — but stories of their mysterious demise continued to be told.
In the present-day Turkish subterranean city of Derinkuyu, a strange wooden placard is discovered floating in an old well. It’s covered in the script of a language long forgotten, but Sam Reilly has seen the text before. The words suggest an ancient race might still exist, and are in the process of building a new temple.
The question is — is it the same temple where Dr. Billie Swan is being held prisoner?