Publisher: Vintage

From the author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Congo comes a psychological thriller about a group of scientists who investigate a spaceship discovered on the ocean floor.
In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface, a huge vessel is unearthed. Rushed to the scene is a team of American scientists who descend together into the depths to investigate the astonishing discovery. What they find defies their imaginations and mocks their attempts at logical explanation. It is a spaceship, but apparently it is undamaged by its fall from the sky. And, most startling, it appears to be at least three hundred years old, containing a terrifying and destructive force that must be controlled at all costs.


“A page-turner… Crichton’s writing is cinematic, with powerful visual images and nonstop action. This book should come with hot buttered popcorn.” —Newsweek
“The suspense is real…. You know they’re going to make it. Or do you? The last 10 pages are exactly what they should be.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Crichton excels at storytelling… [A] heart-pounding narrative.” —Newsday