By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
Genghis Khan nearly conquered the realm. Now, one guy desires to end the job-unless Dirk Pitt can cease him.
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They handed a wide loading dock and walked via an adjoining glass access door. Pitt anticipated to discover a reception region, however the front led in its place into the center of a giant paintings bay that opened onto the empty dock. attempt gear machines and digital circuit forums have been scattered round numerous workbenches, being tinkered with via a couple of fellows in white antistatic lab coats. one of many males, who had small birdlike eyes set in the back of wire-rimmed glasses, stood and checked out Pitt and Giordino suspiciously. “Stualét? ” Pitt requested, recalling the Russian note for “toilet” that he picked up in Siberia. the fellow studied Pitt for a second, then nodded and pointed down a hall that ran from the guts of the room. “On the right,” he stated in Russian, then sat down and resumed his tinkering. Pitt and Giordino walked previous the 2 males and grew to become down the hall. “Impressive language skills,” Giordino acknowledged quietly. “Just one of many approximately 5 phrases i do know in Russian,” Pitt boasted. “I simply recalled Corsov announcing that the majority Mongolians recognize a smidgen of Russian. ” They moved slowly down the extensive tiled hall, which stretched twenty ft throughout, and whose ceiling used to be approximately as excessive. Skid marks at the flooring indicated the circulate of huge gear up and down the hall. The hallway was once coated with huge plate-glass home windows that exposed the internal of the rooms on both sides. Small labs, stockpiled with a variety of digital try out and meeting apparatus, occupied many of the construction area. basically an occasional workplace and table, embellished in Spartan blandness, broke up the technical parts. the complete development was once surprisingly chilly and silent, partly simply because just a handful of technicians seemed to paintings there. “Looks extra just like the again of a Radio Shack than an Exxon gasoline station to me,” Giordino acknowledged. “It does provide the looks they're attracted to anything except pumping oil out of the floor. regrettably, that can suggest that Theresa and the others weren’t introduced right here. ” Passing by way of the restroom, they persevered down the hall till it ended at a thick steel door that closed over a excessive flooring sill. Glancing round the empty hallway, Pitt grabbed the deal with and driven at the heavy door, which opened inward. The thick door swung again slowly, revealing an enormous chamber. The room occupied the complete finish of the development, with a excessive ceiling that rose over thirty ft. Row after row of cone-shaped spikes protruded from the partitions, ceiling, or even the ground, which lent the looks of a few type of medieval torture chamber. yet there has been no chance from the spikes, as Pitt proven whilst he squeezed one of many foam-rubber cone tips among his hands. “An anechoic chamber,” he acknowledged. “Built to soak up radio-frequency electromagnetic waves,” Giordino extra. “These infants are typically the valuables of safety contractors, used for checking out refined electronics. ” “There’s your subtle electronics,” Pitt stated. He pointed to the guts of the room, the place a wide platform stood on stilts above the froth ground.