By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
An explosive NUMA® adventure that includes hero Kurt Austin from New York Times bestselling writer Clive Cussler...
When Kurt Austin is injured trying to rescue the passengers and workforce from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted thoughts. Did he see an previous good friend and her kids drown? Or was once the yacht deserted whilst he got here aboard?
Determined to grasp the reality, he quickly unearths himself descending right into a shadowy international of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a trend of vanishing scientists, suspicious injuries, and an online of human trafficking.
With the aid of Joe Zavala, he's taking at the sinister association on the middle of this internet, dealing with off with them in destinations starting from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. yet the place he'll eventually prove even he couldn't start to guess—except possibly in loss of life…
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Most likely a exposure factor. ” Kurt placed the file down. “Doesn’t it strike you extraordinary that he was once in a raft by way of himself whereas his spouse and children have been drowning? ” “He acknowledged he was once attempting to get the raft prepared whereas they held speedy within the bridge. A surging wave crashed onto the deck and took him and the raft overboard. in keeping with his tale, he attempted like loopy to paddle again, however it was once very unlikely. ” Kurt flicked at the desktop and pulled up the NUMA mapping procedure, zooming in at the japanese coast of South Africa. working his finger underneath the numbers indexed within the document, he memorized the range and longitude the place the Ethernet foundered. He typed it into the pc and tapped the input key. the pc marked the spot with a brilliant pink triangle. He did a similar for the positioning of Westgate’s restoration and a eco-friendly triangle seemed. “Nineteen miles apart,” Kurt acknowledged. “No approach. ” “It was once virtually thirty hours later,” Joe mentioned. “And that was once a hell of a typhoon. ” Kurt knew what Joe was once pondering, however it didn’t upload up. “Unless he used to be drifting opposed to the present and during a crosswind, he wound up within the flawed position. ” Kurt became the computer screen round so Joe may see. Little grey arrows denoting the present present ran contrary to the path Westgate had drifted. “He must have wound up southwest of the yacht, now not northeast. ” Joe studied it dumbfounded. “Maybe the typhoon triggered a brief shift within the current,” he acknowledged. “Or might be the wind replaced because the hurricane handed. ” “Not this a lot. ” Joe checked out the map back. He exhaled. “Okay. I’ll chew. What do you're thinking that occurred? ” “I don't have any idea,” Kurt stated, status up. “Why don’t we pass ask Mr. Billionaire himself? He’s acquired a few puppy and pony convey occurring on the Smithsonian. ” “Uhmmm . . . ” Kurt glanced on the clock and grabbed his keys. “Come on, we will seize him if we hurry. ” Joe was once hesitating. He stood up with the entire velocity of a tree sloth. “I don’t understand if that’s one of these strong suggestion. ” Kurt used to be beaming, nearly manic. He suggestion it appeared like an outstanding inspiration. specifically the half approximately it being in public. “It’s fine,” he acknowledged, heading for the door. “In truth, my physician urged it. It’s all a part of my restoration. ” With that, he stepped in the course of the door, hitting the sunshine turn on the way in which out. He didn’t flip round to work out if Joe used to be following. He didn’t need to, he might listen Joe working to meet up with him within the corridor. the stairs of the unique Smithsonian provided a grand backdrop for an individual wishing to make an important statement. equipped of crimson sandstone from Maryland, the “Castle,” because the unique construction was once nicknamed, had a romantic and durable caliber to it. It appeared like a fortress from the Civil warfare period, or maybe the kind of construction that would have stood within the “rockets’ crimson glare. ” however the Smithsonian identify used to be additionally well known for its venture to coach and for its occasion of the fashionable expertise. For a guy like Brian Westgate—an net billionaire descended from an old-money family—there used to be most likely not more excellent spot to show off himself or his corporation.