Everything you need to understand or teach Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler.
Pacific Vortex is a thriller that opens with the main character, Dirk Pitt, lying on a beautiful Hawaiian beach. Gazing out over the sea, he spots something glistening in the waves. He swims out to retrieve the item, which turns out to be a communications capsule from a missing nuclear submarine. He opens the capsule and reads the contents, a missing twenty-six page section of the ship's log. In it, the captain, who has apparently gone over the brink of madness, tells of the strange goings-on in the Pacific Vortex, an area of the Pacific that is like the Bermuda Triangle with strange disappearance of ships.
Pitt, a scientist and adventurer, is thrown into the world of international intrigue with Russian spy ships, sunken islands, assassins, and espionage. After delivering the canister to Admiral Hunter, later that evening Pitt experiences being the object of his first assassination attempt...
Pacific Vortex Lesson Plans contain 166 pages of teaching material, including: