Ladies, fyi, although SKeleton Coast is a Clive Cussler book, it was actually co-written by a charming young man named Jack Dubrul! He is "co-authoring" a book called Plague Ship that will come out this spring. Jack also writes books under his own name with a main character like Dirk Pitt named Philip Mercer who is a geologist and has similar adventures. I have met both Clive and his son who is named Dirk btw, several times and also Jack. I'm going to attempt to attach a pic of me and Clive taken in November when Chase was released. Can you tell I am a fan? I've read everything Clive has written and actually have signed first editions of almost all of them as well as Jack's.