The former demolition expert who's converted black gold, platinum, and cobalt into paper(back) possibilities of sorts now tells a story about former war hero/swindler/tycoon Harry Desceau who owns a mercury mine in the hinterhinterlands of South America. And found a way to radioactively transform the mercury into gold--sure megakill. Working with or against him there's a Cuban, a Russian, and a small team of Americans anxious to prevent the catastrophe ahead. Indifferently written in ""Buh-Buh-Bupp!!!"" prose with not much shock to absorb.