Topic: Plague Ship by Clive Clussler and Jack Du Brul
The prologue of the Plague Ship starts off in World War 2 at the English Channel. Were a Focke Wulf Fw 200 Kondor is being used as a spotting plane. The Kondor’s job is to fly along along the English Channel and look for an American fleet. When they found the fleet they would radio in the position of the fleet. Then the Kriegsmarine and the Schnellboots would ambush the fleet completely obliterating them. All while the Kondors crew were completely safe and out of range of anti air guns. That's what would have happened if the Americans had not preemptively launched a Swordfish (It's a plane not an actual fish) before they had gotten spotted. The Swordfish’s ambush killed all the crew except the pilot, Franz Lichermann and the rear gunner Ernst Kessler. With expert flying abilities and damaged fuel lines Franz was able to crash on a glacier in Norway. However the crash costed his life, but Ernst survived the crash. Now Ernst is all alone but he has a plan. Ernst believes he saw a lodge on his way down. So he decides to find it and take shelter in it. When he arrives at the lodge he discovers that its not a lodge but instead an ark. This is the end of the prologue. This prologue left me curious as to why there's an ark in the middle of a glacier. Since the title is plague ship, my guess is that the ark contains some kind of ancient plague. The prologue was enough to get me firmly hooked. I think I am going to like this book.