Atlantis (Jack Howard)

By David Gibbins

From a rare discovery in a distant desolate tract oasis to a determined race opposed to time within the ocean depths, a staff of adventurers is ready to discover the reality at the back of the main baffling legend in background. the search is on for…

Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an old puzzle. With a crack crew of medical specialists and ex–Special Forces commandos, he's heading for what he believes may be the maximum archaeological locate of all time—the website of fabled Atlantis—while a ruthless adversary watches his each flow and prepares to strike.

But neither of them can have imagined what awaits them within the murky depths. not just a surprising fact a few misplaced global, yet an explosive mystery which can have devastating effects this day. Jack is set to forestall the legacy of Atlantis from falling into the inaccurate fingers, regardless of the fee. yet first he needs to do conflict to avoid a world disaster.

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Miserable barrels to minimal elevation. have interaction over open points of interest! ” York frantically spun the elevation wheel whereas Howe flipped up the metal viewfinder in entrance of the gunner’s seat. simply as his hand closed at the left-hand set off, there has been a deafening crash that threw either males to the ground. With a valid like one thousand smashing home windows, a hail of steel splinters ricocheted off the turret armour. considered one of them sliced deep into York’s leg and soaking wet his overalls with blood. Seconds later extra explosions swept the deck and a searing concussion marked one other armour-piercing projectile because it ploughed during the deckhouse and crashed within the sea off the starboard bow. York hauled himself to his ft, his ears ringing furiously and his left leg dead, and stared on the gaping gap the place the bridge have been. For a guy wedded to the ocean it was once an appalling sight, as though he have been helplessly observing the lady he enjoyed in her demise throes, sightless, past speech, her face destroyed. “Let’s get these bastards. ” His voice was once chilly and regular regardless of the discomfort. “Aye, aye, sir. ” Howe was once again within the gunner’s seat with the RIB in his points of interest because it hurtled in the direction of them below 200 metres away. With the barrels at greatest melancholy he blasted off the rest HE rounds at one-second periods. the 1st fell brief yet raised the pontoons until eventually they stuck the wind and looked as if it would take off. the second one handed lower than the keel and blew the RIB solely out of the water, the strict careening up so that they may see the six wetsuited males clinging desperately to the floorboards. The 3rd exploded opposed to the transom, igniting the gas offer and vaporizing the boat and its occupants in a fireball of carnage that rolled in the direction of them at scary velocity. the 2 males had no time for elation. the top whilst it got here used to be as violent and cruel as they can have foreseen. because the first burning fragments of the RIB hit the turret, they felt a huge ripple direction underneath their toes. Rivets burst out and the steel twisted grotesquely from one part of the deck to the opposite. A second later one other shell blasted the turret off its mounting and blew them in the direction of the starboard railing. They have been enveloped in a holocaust of fireside, a burning vortex that hurled them right into a narrowing void. As York fought oblivion he stuck a last glimpse of Seaquest, a pyre of destruction but nonetheless miraculously afloat, a boat ravaged past popularity but as defiant because the volcano that loomed impassively at the back of. AS THEY PLUNGED INTO THE FORBIDDING darkness of the tunnel underneath the eagle’s left wing tip, they can see the partitions were smoothed and polished just like the past passageways. For the 1st few metres past the corridor of the ancestors, Costas led the way in which, yet quickly it widened and Jack and Katya have been in a position to swim along. After approximately ten metres the ground turned a shallow stairway, the worn steps progressing upwards at a gradual gradient so far as their lighting may possibly penetrate. “The gods are with us this time,” Costas acknowledged.

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