America's Galactic Foreign Legion - Book 12: The Ark
General Lopez sends Czerinki's platoon to steal technology from a huge alien spaceship buried deep below the desert oasis of croc-infested Caldera Lake. The spiders believe the ship is an ancient mythological ark, and the race is on to reach it first. Where the Legion goes, progress follows. Soon a Walmart, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and two casinos pop up as tourists pour in and the laughs abound.