Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA Files

By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

Whilst Kurt Austin, the chief of a brave nationwide Underwater & Marine organization exploration staff, rescues appealing marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he turns into the following goal of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a brand new state out of the southwestern usa and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's contemporary discovery regarding Christopher Columbus, and a invaluable pre-Columbian antiquity buried within the battered continues to be of the sunken Italian luxurious liner Andrea Doria. merely Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA group stand among Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent metal hull -- and if their lethal venture fails, Halcon will experience to strength on a wave of loss of life and destruction.

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Sure, that is correct, the storage. ” hold glanced at his wife's troubled face. “But you need to hurry. ” hold used to be by no means a guy to take issues with no consideration. Angelo may well bolt for the closest lifeboat once he left the cabin. Carey would not blame him. He gripped Angelo's elbow. “I cannot inform you how a lot I take pleasure in this, Angelo. once we come again to big apple, i'm going to determine you are rewarded. ” “Hey Signor. i do not do that for cash” He grinned, blew a kiss at Mrs. Carey and disappeared from the cabin, grabbing a lifestyles jacket at the approach out. He ran down the hallway, descended a staircase to the lobby deck, and obtained no farther. The Stockholm's bow had penetrated nearly to the chapel, leaving the lobby a multitude of twisted steel and shattered glass. He moved clear of the most harm region and a . important hall that took him towards the strict, then went down one other set of stairs to A Deck. back, a few of the starboard cabins had easily vanished. once again he made his means right down to the following deck utilizing a circuitous direction. Angelo stopped and crossed himself at any time when prior to he descended to a different deck. The gesture gave him convenience even if he knew it was once futile. no longer even God will be loopy sufficient to stick with him right down to the bowels of a sinking send. He paused to get his bearings. He. was once on B Deck, the place the storage and plenty of of the smaller cabins have been situated. The fiftycar Grande Autorimessa used to be sandwiched among the ahead touristclass cabins. The airconditioned storage stretched the width of the send. doorways on each side allowed autos to force at once onto the pier. Angelo had purely been lower than as soon as ahead of. one of many storage males, a fellow Sicilian, desired to express him the beauty automobile Chrysler used to be delivery again from Italy The streamlined Norseman had taken a 12 months to layout, and Ghia of Turin had spent one other fifteen months handbuilding the hundredthousanddollar computing device. He might see the breathtakingly appealing sleek strains via openings within the crate that secure it. the 2 males have been extra attracted to a RollsRoyce wealthy American from Miami seashore used to be delivery domestic from his Paris honeymoon. Angelo and his buddy took turns pretending they have been the Rolls's chauffeur and passenger. Angelo remembered being informed that there have been 9 vehicles within the storage. possibly one could have a jack he might get at. He wasn't hopeful after seeing the level of the starboard harm. the opposite send may have ripped all over the storage wall. He paused within the gloom to trap his breath and wipe the sweat from his eyes. Now what? Flight? Mamma mia. What if the lighting fixtures exit? He'd by no means locate his means. worry tugged at his legs, attempted to set them in movement. Wait. The day he visited the storage his good friend confirmed him one other automobile, a large armored truck, in a miles nook clear of the influence aspect. No markings have been seen at the glossy black steel physique. while Angelo requested approximately it, his buddy easily rolled his eyes and shrugged. Gold maybee. He in basic terms knew that it used to be guarded day and evening. while they talked, Angelo had obvious a guy in a depressing grey uniform looking at them till they left the shipment house.

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