Description of SACRED STONE by Clive Cussler:
Clive Cussler, creator of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series, continues the adventure and intrigue with enigmatic high- seas action hero Juan Cabrillo and his high-tech spy ship, the Oregon .. .
In the remote wastes of Greenland, a young scientist has unearthed an artifact hidden in a cave for a millennium: a 50,000-year-old radioactive meteorite known as the Sacred Stone. But the astounding find places him in the crosshairs of two opposing groups who seek the stone for themselves.
One is a group of Muslim extremists who have stolen a nuclear device. With the power of the meteorite, they could vaporize any city in the West. The other group is led by a megalomaniacal industrialist who seeks to carry out the utter annihilation of Islam itself. Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Juan Cabrillo and his crew must fight to protect the scientist and the Sacred Stone--and prevent the outbreak of World War III .. .
This is #2 in The Oregon Files Series.