Flood Tide (Dirk Pitt, No. 14)

By Clive Cussler


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 through Qin Shang, a ruthless smuggler who sells chinese language immigrants into slavery. Shang's crusade contributions have received him a set of strong 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 recuperate sunken chinese language treasures misplaced part a century ahead of. And in Qin Shang, Pitt faces ones of his so much bold foes -- a madman bent on killing hundreds of thousands of blameless civilians with a catastrophic surge of mass destruction.

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He stared at Wilbanks. "Do you need to wait until eventually the following day? " "We're the following, ain't we? " Wilbanks retorted with a grin. "Anybody have any objections opposed to operating at evening? " not anyone objected. Pitt and corridor fast retrieved the sonar towfish and magnetometer sensor, and shortly they'd the Benthos MiniRover MK II robot car tethered as much as the keep an eye on handbox and a video visual display unit. At seventy-five kilos, it merely took of the boys to raise it over the part and decrease it into the water. the intense halogen underwater lighting of the ROV slowly vanished within the deep as she all started her trip downward into the darkish void of Lake Michigan.

On a sharper perspective she may need pushed immediately via. the ability of the river's circulation throughout the gash blown out by means of the explosion got here into play and helped slew her monstrous hull laterally opposed to the breach. after which as unexpectedly because the large surge had burst into the marshlands, it used to be loss of life, falling off to a small torrent that curled round the liner's still-flailing propellers on the stern. ultimately she got here to an entire cease, her 4 nice bronze screws beating opposed to the riverbed, embedding their blades within the dust until eventually they can flip not more.

One Sandecker knew, the opposite have been strange. The President held a espresso cup in his left hand as Laird made the introductions. "Mr. President, Admiral James Sandecker and Commander Rudi Gunn. " The President looked like being older than he used to be. He regarded sixty-five yet was once nonetheless in his overdue fifties. The untimely grey hair, crimson veins streaming via his facial dermis, the beady eyes that usually appeared reddened, encouraged political cartoonists frequently to sketch him as a wino, while actually he infrequently drank whatever greater than an occasional glass of beer.

The place they have been to be despatched from there, i have not the foggiest notion. yet foul climate swept in from the north. As a guy acquainted with the Generated by means of ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html oceans, I had no perception that the good Lakes in North the United States may possibly brew up worse storms than any at sea. via God, guy, in view that then i have obvious saltwater sailors get seasick and heave their guts out in the course of an inland-water hurricane. " "They say there are over fifty-five thousand recorded shipwrecks within the nice Lakes alone," acknowledged Pitt.

This had no correlation to an property in any respect. the whole inside of Shang's large residence used to be a mobilephone block immediately out of Alcatraz. The Generated through ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html revelation struck Pitt like a blow to the pinnacle through a meteor. The retreat outfitted to entertain Shang's consumers and company affiliates used to be a facade, he discovered, a damned facade. The maid who performed at making up rooms with out furnishings, the 2 golfers who performed for all eternity—they have been all frosted figures on a cake.

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