Vixen 03 by Clive Cussler [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1978
Vixen 03 by Clive Cussler [DIRK PITT #5]
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  THE VIKING PRESS
Hardcover with original unclipped dust jacket.
Dust jacket has some visible wear and tear and a piece of scotch tape near lower spine on front. Some edge wear. Now housed in a new Archival Quality jacket protector.
Book itself is near mint; reads like new with some slight tanning to edges of cloth.
1954. Vixen 03 is down. The plane, bound for the Pacific carrying thirty-six Doomsday bombs — canisters armed with quick-death germs of unbelievable potency — vanishes. Vixen has in fact crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado.
1988. Dirk Pitt, who heroically raised the Titanic, discovers the wreckage of Vixen 03. But two deadly canisters are missing. They're in the hands of a terrorist group. Their lethal mission: to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, D.C., to kingdom come. Only Dirk can stop them.