This is the 7th book in the Oregon series from Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul. The Oregon appears to be a dilapidated freighter manned by a ragged looking crew when in reality it is a high tech and highly armed ship whose crew is known as the Corporation, and is led by Captain Juan Cabrillo, a former CIA field agent. He and the crew perform black ops for the CIA and also private security for different world leaders at handsome prices. All of the Oregon books I have read I have totally enjoyed, their ship is cool.
The story begins on Dec 7 1941 on a small island off the Washington coast. For generations a family have been searching the pit or shaft for the rumored lost pirate treasure. In the present we are off to the jungles of Argentina with the Oregon crew. The CIA have sent them to recover a satellite, Argentina is in political turmoil. Finally we end up in Antarctica where there is something mysterious and dangerous going on. The book is nonstop action. The plot is well thought out and you’ll warm to the Oregon cast of characters