By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
While Kurt Austin, the chief of a brave nationwide Underwater & Marine business enterprise exploration group, rescues appealing marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he turns into the subsequent goal of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a brand new country out of the southwestern usa and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's contemporary discovery regarding Christopher Columbus, and a worthy pre-Columbian antiquity buried within the battered is still of the sunken Italian luxurious liner Andrea Doria. merely Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA workforce stand among Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent metal hull -- and if their lethal venture fails, Halcon will journey to energy on a wave of dying and destruction.
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Trout used to be via enjoying video games. “Tell him that if he does not speak we will throw him again within the gap and depart. ” The grin vanished. the specter of being tossed again into the floor unleashed a torrent of Spanish. . Morales listened, nodding. "He's loopy. identify is Ruiz. retains conversing concerning the satan lady and the dwarf who made the earth swallow him:" “Devil girl? ” “Si. He says she broke his nostril. ” “What occurred to this lady? ” “He does not recognize. He used to be down within the hole.. He heard loads of taking pictures. Then quiet. He says his pals deserted him. I ask if those amigos are chicleros. He says no. ” Morales grinned with out mirth. “He's a stinking liar. ” “Tell him we will take him up within the helicopter and throw him out if he does not inform the reality. ” the guy checked out the granitehard expression at the face of the enormous gringo and determined he wasn't joking. “No! ” he acknowledged. “I speak. I speak. ” “You comprehend English. ” Poco," the guy acknowledged, maintaining his thumb and finger a little aside. In halting English, utilizing Spanish while phrases escaped him, Ruiz admitted he was once with a gang of chicleros who got here right here to thieve antiquities. they discovered the girl and the little previous guy and locked them within the floor the place there has been no method they can get away. yet they burrowed out of the earth in some way and threw him into the outlet. the opposite chicleros gave chase. They by no means got here again to appear for him. He did not understand what occurred to the guy and girl. Trout meditated the file in brief. “Okay, get him within the chopper. ” Morales handcuffed the fellow gingerly, attempting to not contact him, then used the toe of his shoe to cajole Ruiz to face. They filled him into the rear bench seat, and Morales bought in beside him. the guy exuded a stench so vile the pilot complained. Morales laughed and stated if it bought too undesirable they would throw Ruiz over the aspect. Ruiz did not imagine it was once humorous, and his eyes grew huge in worry because the helicopter lifted off the floor. He would not be giving them any hassle. They turned around the location a few times, then picked up the gleam of the river. It used to be slightly seen during the bushes, yet with 3 units of eyes they have been capable of hint its direction. Trout could not wait to inform Gamay her new sobriquet. satan girl. He was hoping that she used to be nonetheless alive to listen to it. Serpent 26 the excitement OF the traditional OUTBOARD motor used to be so loud Gamay did not listen the helicopter till it used to be essentially overhead. Even then it used to be Chi's upturned face that alerted her to the coming of corporation. She jammed the tiller over and aimed the pram towards the shore, bumping right into a grassy financial institution lower than a protecting cover of overhanging branches. From the air the boat will be virtually very unlikely to work out via. the thick greenery. Gamay took out additional assurance and nudged the pram right into a large fern bush. She didn't wish the early morning solar reflecting off the aluminum hull. An speedy later the air overhead used to be jam-packed with the slashing of rotors. Flashes of a glittery red-and-white fuselage got here via openings within the dense foliage because the helicopter skimmed the treetops.