By Clive Cussler
A RIVETING, DEATH-DEFYING DIRK PITT ADVENTURE!
1954: Vixen 03 is down. The airplane, certain for the Pacific sporting thirty-six Doomsday Bombs—canisters armed with quick-death germs of incredible potency—vanishes. Vixen has in reality crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado.
1988: Dirk Pitt, who heroically raised the Titanic, discovers the wreckage of Vixen 03. yet lethal canisters are lacking. They’re within the arms of a terrorist crew. Their deadly project: to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, D.C., to nation come. simply Dirk can cease them.
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Felicia stated, trying to find an out. “It's no mystery her political occupation is unblemished. ” “Nobody is ideal. ” “What may i glance for? ” “Loren Smith is an enticing unmarried girl. She should have a intercourse existence. ” “What if she does? ” Felicia argued. “Every unmarried lady has her percentage of affection affairs. And so long as she has no husband, you cannot manufacture a scandal out of adultery. ” Daggat smiled. “How astute of you. we will just do that- manufacture a scandal. ” “Loren merits larger. ” “If she throws her aid to our reason, she need not fear approximately her secrets and techniques' going public. ” Felicia bit her lip. “No, i cannot stab a chum within the again. along with, Hiram could by no means pardon the sort of malignity. ” Daggat refused to play her video game. “Indeed? you will have slept with the savior of Africa, yet I doubt if you happen to ever actually learn the fellow underneath the outside. search for his previous someday. Hiram Lusana makes Al Capone and Jesse James appear like sissies. It will get thrown in my face each time I rise up for him. ” Then Daggat's eyes narrowed. “Aren't you forgetting how he actually bought you to me? ” “I have not forgotten. ” Felicia became away and stared out the window. Daggat squeezed her hand. “Don't worry,” he stated, smiling. “Nothing will ensue that would depart any scars. ” She raised his hand and kissed it, yet she did not think his phrases, no longer for an fast. not like her well-known dad or mum send the visual display unit, the Chenago used to be nearly unknown to all yet a handful of naval historians. Commissioned in the course of June of 1862 in manhattan, she used to be instantly ordered to hitch the Union fleet blocking off the doorway to Savannah. the unlucky Chenago by no means had an opportunity to fireside her weapons: an hour clear of her assigned station she met a heavy sea and foundered, entombing her whole group of forty-two males 90 toes lower than the waves. Pitt sat within the convention room of the NUMA salvage send Visalia and studied a stack of underwater photographs taken by means of divers of the Chenago's grave. Jack Folsom, the brawny salvagemaster, chewed a tremendous wad of gum and appeared on, looking forward to the inevitable questions. Pitt did not disappoint him. “Is the hull nonetheless intact? ” Folsom shifted the gum. “No obvious transverse cracks that we will be able to inform. cannot see all of it, in fact, due to the fact seven toes of keel is below the seafloor and the inner is stuffed with a backyard of sand. yet i am guessing that probabilities of a longitudinal holiday are narrow. i will lay odds that we will be able to raise her irt one piece. ” “What process do you plan? ” “Dollinger variable air tanks,” replied Folsom. “Sink them in pairs beside the hulk. Then connect and fill with air. related simple precept that hoisted the outdated submarine F-four after she sank off Hawaii long ago in 1915. ” “You'll need to use suction pumps to take away the sand. The lighter she is, the fewer probability she'll pull aside. The thick iron plate turns out to have stood up good, however the heavy oak planking at the back of has lengthy considering that rotted away its power. ” “We may also get rid of the guns,” stated Folsom. “They're available. ” Pitt tested a duplicate of the Chenago's unique designs.