By Clive Cussler
AN UNDERWATER GRAVEYARD within the PACIFIC NORTHWEST...A MYSTERIOUS SEAPORT within the LOUISIANA BAYOUS...A DIABOLICAL PLOT TO wreck the United States!
while NUMA agent DIRK PITT® rescues a stunning secret agent in a bold underwater operation at Orion Lake, simply north of Seattle, he confronts a sinister community run by way of Qin Shang, a ruthless smuggler who sells chinese language immigrants into slavery. Shang's crusade contributions have obtained him a set of robust U.S. politicians, yet Pitt isn't a guy to be subverted via politics. As he strikes to probe Shang's mystifying seaport within the Louisiana bayous, his research comprises him in an adrenaline-pumped race up the Mississippi River and a determined sprint to get better sunken chinese language treasures misplaced part a century earlier than. And in Qin Shang, Pitt faces ones of his such a lot bold foes -- a madman bent on killing hundreds of thousands of blameless civilians with a catastrophic surge of mass destruction.
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Hui shouted above the wind. Gallagher shook his head. "I've performed that chore. " "The suction from the sinking send will drag us below. " "Not during this sea, normal. we will be swept transparent in seconds. Now lie down at the backside and get an outstanding grip at the security ropes. " Too numb with chilly to answer, Hui did as he was once suggested and took his position contained in the raft. A deep rumble swelled up from under because the chilly water surged over the boilers, inflicting them to blow up. The ahead element of the send shook and vibrated, then lurched downward amidships, sending the bow emerging into the chilly evening. The cables helping the tall, outdated smokestack snapped less than the stress, and it fell with a wide splash. The water reached the extent of the existence raft, and its buoyancy lifted it from its mounts. The final Gallagher observed of Captain Hunt, water was once surging in the course of the doorways of the wheelhouse and whirling round his legs. decided to move down along with his send, he clutched the helm and stood as enterprise as though he had became to granite. It felt to Gallagher as though they have been suspended in time. expecting the send to drop from less than them appeared an eternity. but all of it occurred in a couple of seconds. Then the raft used to be washed loose and hurled into the chaotic waters. Cries for support got here in Mandarin and Cantonese dialects that have been very unlikely to reply to. ultimate pleas to Generated by means of ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html acquaintances slowly light among the monster wave crests and their troughs and into the fury of the wind. There will be no rescue. No ships have been shut adequate to note them vanish from radar and no demand aid went out. Gallagher and Katie watched with a sense of horror because the bow rose larger and better, as though clawing on the stormy sky. She hung suspended for almost a minute, her ice-shrouded top works giving her the glance of an apparition. Then she gave up and slipped lower than the black waters. The Princess Dou Wan used to be not more. "Gone," Hui muttered, his voice unheard above the typhoon. "All long past. " He was once staring with utter disbelief at the place the send have been. "Huddle jointly for our mixed physique heat," ordered Gallagher. "If we will be able to make it until eventually morning, we stand an opportunity of being picked up. " Surrounded through the threat of loss of life and a poor feel of vacancy, the raft and its pitiful passengers have been swallowed via the bitter-cold evening and unrelenting fury of the typhoon. by means of sunrise the malignant waves have been nonetheless pounding the small raft. The blackness of evening had given method to a ghostly grey sky lined with darkish clouds. The snow had grew to become to a chilling sleet. Mercifully, the wind had fallen to 20 miles an hour and the waves had dropped from thirty to 10 ft. The raft used to be good and sound yet was once an previous version that lacked emergency apparatus for survival. Its passengers have been left with not anything yet own fortitude to maintain their spirits until eventually rescue. Bundled lower than the heavy layers of garments, Gallagher and Katie had survived the evening in reasonable form. yet basic Hui, dressed in simple terms in his uniform and and not using a coat, was once slowly, inexorably freezing to dying.