by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo
The Oregon Files
Original publication date: 2003 by Putnam
paperback | 9780425191729
Only Cabrillo could convert the interior of a nondescript lumber hauler into a state-of-the-art spy shipand only he could take the helm on the dangerous covert missions it carries out for whichever US agency pays the price.
In this first feature-length adventure, Cabrillo and his crew of expert intelligence and naval men must put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and Chinese. His gambling chip is a Golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land.
But first, he'll have to locateand stealthe all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail.