Shock Wave (Dirk Pitt Adventure)

By Clive Cussler

A Mysterious Plague within the Antarctic...
A Diamond Empire Run via an Evil Genius...
A Devastating New Technology...

NUMA agent DIRK PITTĀ® is investigating the baffling deaths of hundreds of thousands of Antarctic marine animals while he stumbles on anything much more chilling. The passengers and group of a cruise send all died at the same time and immediately, leaving stranded on a distant island whaling station a small get together of visitors led by means of the attractive Maeve Fletcher. And the carnage is simply starting, as Pitt's research leads him to Maeve's estranged father and sisters, vendors of the worldwide diamond cartel Dorsett Consolidated Mining. From a chilling break out at a high-security Canadian mine to a tiny boat adrift on lonely, shark-infested seas, the creative Pitt is racing to thwart Dorsett's ruthless plans -- sooner than an unthinkable catastrophe claims thousands of blameless lives!

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Maeve demanded in dismay. "You needs to warn ships to stick out of the world. " "Not a realistic idea," Boudicca responded, "letting the area in on our mystery. in addition to, Daddy's scientists can merely provide tough estimates for the place and whilst the sound waves will strike. " Maeve stared at her sister, her lips slowly tightening. "You had a superior concept if you positioned Deirdre at the Polar Queen to avoid wasting my lifestyles. " Boudicca laughed. "Is that what you think that? " "That's what she informed me. " "I lied to maintain you from informing the NUMA people," stated Deirdre. "Sorry, sister pricey, father's engineers made a moderate miscalculation in time. The acoustic plague was once anticipated to strike the send 3 hours past. . . " "Three hours prior . . . " Maeve murmured because the lousy fact slowly dawned on her. "I could were at the send. " "And you will have died with the others," acknowledged Deirdre as though disenchanted. "You intended for me to die! " Maeve gasped, contempt and horror in her expression. Her father checked out her as though he have been analyzing a stone he'd picked up at his mine. "You became your again in your sisters and me. To us, you now not existed. you continue to do not. " A strawberry-red floatplane with Chinook shipment providers painted in white block letters at the part of the fuselage rocked lightly within the water beside a refueling dock close to the Shearwater Airport in British Columbia. a quick, brown-haired guy with an unsmiling face, wearing an old school leather-based flight swimsuit, used to be retaining a fuel nozzle in a single of the wing tanks. He appeared down and tested the guy who walked casually alongside the dock, sporting a backpack and a wide black case. He used to be wearing denims Generated by way of ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html with a skier's down vest. A cowboy hat used to be set sq. on his head. while the stranger stopped beside the plane and seemed up, the pilot nodded on the widebrimmed hat. "A Stetson? " "No, it was once custom-shade via Manny Gammage out of Austin, Texas. " The stranger studied the floatplane. It seemed to were equipped ahead of 1970. "A de Havilland, isn't really she? " The pilot nodded. "De Havilland Beaver, one of many best bush planes ever designed. " "An oldie yet goody. " "Canadian-built in 1967. She'll raise over 4 thousand kilograms off 100 meters of water. respected because the workhorse of the North. Over 100 of them are nonetheless flying. " "Don't see tremendous radial engines a lot anymore. " "You a pal of Ed Posey? " the pilot requested suddenly. "I am," replied Pitt with no introducing himself. "A bit breezy this present day. " "About twenty knots, I may still pass judgement on. " "You a flyer? " "I have a number of hours within the air. " "Malcolm Stokes. " "Dirk Pitt. " "I comprehend you must fly to Black Water Inlet. " Pitt nodded. "Ed Posey advised me that is the place i'll discover a totem carver by way of the identify of Mason Broadmoor. " "I be aware of Mason. His village sits on the decrease finish of Moresby Island, around the Houston Stewart Channel from Kunghit Island. " "How lengthy a flight? " "An hour and a part throughout Hecate Strait.

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