By James Rollins
New York Times bestselling writer James Rollins dives some distance underneath the waves into unbelievable peril during this vintage story of motion and adventure.
Ex-Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage venture to discover Earth burning. sunlight flares have prompted a sequence of gargantuan typical mess ups. Earth-quakes and hellfire rock the globe. Air strength One has vanished from the skies with America's president on board.
Now, with the us at the slim breaking point of a nuclear apocalypse, Kirkland needs to pilot his oceangoing exploration send, Deep Fathom, on a determined venture miles less than the ocean's floor. There, devastating secrets and techniques anticipate him--and an influence an historical civilization couldn't include that has been solid out into modern-day, the place it's going to endlessly modify an international that is already racing towards its personal destruction.
See why the Providence Journal-Bulletin calls James Rollins "the glossy grasp of the motion mystery" with this vintage Rollins story.
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From his spot below the overhang, Jack allowed himself a sigh of aid. They have been nearly freed from the ruins. Rifle fireplace all of sudden tore throughout the tarpaulin cloth. Bullets chewed into the outdated wood facets of the boat. Jack pulled Karen to the ground, protective her. The chief yelled orders. A motor on the stern unexpectedly roared. Jack felt the bow finish raise because the prop dug into the water. The sampan lurched ahead. A small explosion blew no longer faraway from the strict. A column of water flumed up. Grenade. Hurry, he instructed silently. Rifle fireplace endured to pepper the boat. The chief, busy with the rudder, leaned towards Jack. He held out his pistol, supplying it. Jack hesitated, then took it. the guy pointed to the bow. Jack crawled ahead. “Jack? ” Karen warned. “Stay down. I’ll be correct again. ” Jack inched his approach towards the opposite males, who crouched with pistols in hand. whilst he reached them, he silently pantomimed that they need to look forward to his sign. freed from the safeguard, there has been a gentle breeze. Jack listened as rifle fireplace pelted the starboard rail over his head, digging away chunks of teak. He waited for a pause within the assault. while it occurred, he jerked up, firing blindly towards the rifle blasts. the opposite go well with. Jack fired for a count number of 5, then ducked down. back the opposite males his lead. protecting his head, the subsequent barrage used to be much less riotous. so much photographs whizzed via harmlessly. by means of now the sampan had won enough velocity to race and jump away. Jack stayed down. after they have been previous the diversity of the rifles, the boys tentatively stood. Jack rolled to his toes and slipped less than the overhang. He stumbled on Karen sitting up, eyes fearful. “You ok? ” he requested. She nodded. The chief met Jack’s gaze. They stared at one another quietly for a second, then Jack passed the pistol again. the fellow took the weapon, slipped it again into its holster, and waved them to a worn teak bench. Karen sat down, yet Jack remained status. He sought after solutions. “Who are you? ” he requested. “I am Mwahu, son of Waupau. ” “Why did you support us? ” This earned a scowl from the fellow. “Elders say we needs to. To punish us. We failed our nice ancestor. ” “Failed to do what? ” Jack jerked a thumb in Karen’s course. “Failed to kill her and her good friend final week? ” “Jack…” Karen counseled him less than her breath. Mwahu leaned at the rudder, glancing away. “We are looking to harm nobody. merely to guard. it really is our responsibility. ” “I don’t understand,” Karen stated softly. “Protect who? ” the guy remained silent. “Who? ” Jack repeated. He raised his eyes to the roof. “Protect the area. Oldest teachings say that none needs to disturb the stone villages, or a curse will come to smash us all. ” He glanced again towards the fires close to the horizon. “Already the curse comes. ” Jack leaned towards Karen. “Do you know any of his mumbo jumbo? ” She shook her head yet stored her eyes at the chief. “Mwahu, inform me extra approximately those teachings. Whose are they? ” “The phrases of our nice ancestor, Horon-ko, have been written in the past. merely elders learn it. ” “Elders of which island?