By Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler, writer of over twenty consecutive New York occasions bestsellers, brings again liked hero Dirk Pitt during this electrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Japan, 1945: US bombers take off with atomic bombs. just one will get through.
The Pacific, 1993: A jap shipment send sure for the U.S. is readily, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. jap lovers have constructed a chilling plan to devastate and ruin the Western powers. From the sea depths to the invention of cache of misplaced Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a bold counterattack. whereas Washington bureaucrats scramble, a brutal industrialist instructions his blackmail scheme from a mystery island regulate middle. And Dirk, the dauntless hero of Sahara and Inca Gold, is taking up death-dealing robots and a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pitt on my own controls the West’s mystery ace within the gap: a tidal wave of destruction ready to be caused at the ocean ground!
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The President made up our minds it'd be top if we stored arms off for now. Too many difficulties. Soviet propaganda is already attempting to lay the blast on our doorstep. Congress is conversing approximately launching investigations, and the President is in no brain to provide an explanation for an undercover salvage operation. He cannot have the funds for discovery of your Soggy Acres enterprise. That went opposed to foreign legislation governing mining of the seafloor. " "We basically took samples," acknowledged Pitt defensively. "It used to be in basic terms an experimental software. " "Maybe so, yet you were given the leap at the remainder of the area. Third-world international locations in particular may howl their heads off on the UN in the event that they inspiration they have been being reduce out of an undersea bonanza. " Pitt stopped and studied an enormous open vehicle. "I'd like to personal this one. " "A Cadillac traveling? " "A Cadillac V-Sixteen phaeton," Pitt corrected. "They're bringing as regards to one million money on the auctions. " Giordino nodded. "Right up there with the Duesenbergs. " Pitt became and checked out Mancuso gradually. "How many automobiles with warheads have they discovered? " "Only your six to date. Stacy and Weatherhill have not despatched observe in their development at the West Coast but. " "The jap should have a fleet of these issues scattered round the country," acknowledged Pitt. "Jordan will want a military to nail them down. " "There's no loss of manpower, however the trick is to do it with out pushing the Japs right into a nook. in the event that they imagine their nuclear bomb undertaking is threatened, they may overreact and set one off guy "Nice if group Honda can penetrate the resource and take hold of a map of the locations," Giordino stated quietly. "They're engaged on it," Mancuso acknowledged firmly. Pitt leaned over and peered at a Lalique crystal head of a hen that decorated the radiator of a Pierce-Arrow roadster. "In the period in-between all of us take a seat round with our arms in our ears. " "Don't believe passed over. You comprehensive extra within the first 4 hours than the complete crew in forty-eight. we will be known as while we are wanted. " "I don't love ready at nighttime for anything to take place. " Giordino switched his recognition from the vehicles to a lady strolling prior in a good leather-based skirt and stated vaguely, "What may be able to take place at a concours? " They appeared an not going team, yet there they have been, heavily observant of their darkish matches and fixé circumstances amid the casually dressed vintage automobile proprietors and spectators. The 4 eastern males gazed studiously on the automobiles, scribbling in notebooks and appearing as if they have been improve males for a Tokyo consortium of collector motor vehicle purchasers. It was once an excellent entrance. humans spotted them, have been bemused via their antics, and became away, by no means suspecting they have been a hugely expert group of undercover operatives and their connecté circumstances have been arsenals of fuel grenades and attack guns. the japanese workforce had no longer come to respect the cars, they got here to abduct Loren Smith. They combed the world round the concours, noting the exits and site of armed defense guards. Their chief, his darkish face glistening within the noon solar, famous that Pitt's Stutz was once parked within the middle of the sector of vintage autos, making it subsequent to very unlikely to spirit Loren away with no inflicting an outcry.