On a desolate island off the coast of southern Chile, the largest known meteorite has been found, entombed in the earth for millions of years. In New York, a billionaire decides he must have this incredible find for himself, no matter what the cost. At four thousand tons, it will be the heaviest thing ever moved by human ingenuity. The effort to retrieve it will be the most expensive, secretive, and sophisticated salvage mission ever mounted. But from the beginning, people begin to die. Now a disgraced Chilean navy officer is out to stop the expedition, a brutal Pacific storm is raging toward them, and a frightening truth is beginning to unfold. The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them...Preston, Douglas is the author of 'Ice Limit' with ISBN 9780446610230 and ISBN 0446610232.