By Clive Cussler
A RIVETING, DEATH-DEFYING DIRK PITT ADVENTURE!
1954: Vixen 03 is down. The airplane, sure for the Pacific sporting thirty-six Doomsday Bombs—canisters armed with quick-death germs of incredible potency—vanishes. Vixen has in reality crashed into an ice-covered lake in Colorado.
1988: Dirk Pitt, who heroically raised the Titanic, discovers the wreckage of Vixen 03. yet lethal canisters are lacking. They’re within the palms of a terrorist team. Their deadly venture: to sail a battleship seventy-five miles up the Potomac and blast Washington, D.C., to nation come. purely Dirk can cease them.
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He gave the impression of a resurrected drowning sufferer. “The/owa? ” Jarvis requested. Metz spastically waved his hands on the darkish. “Shagged ass. ” “Shagged... what? ” “That damned Scot has sailed her away! ” “Jesus, are you convinced? ” Metz's face and his voice have been alive with a determined form of urgency. “I do not misplace battleships. this can be the place she's been moored throughout the refit. ” unexpectedly he noticed anything and ran over to the sting of the dock. “My God, examine that! The mooring traces are nonetheless tied to the dock bollards. The loopy idiots dispose of their traces from the send. it is as if they by no means intend to moor her back. ” Jarvis leaned over and stared down at the place the heavy strains disappeared into the inky water. “My fault. legal negligence to not have believed the handwriting at the wall. ” “We nonetheless cannot be yes they are truly facing with an attack,” Pitt acknowledged. Jarvis shook his head. “They're going to do it; you could anticipate that. ” Tiredly, he rested his weight opposed to a piling. “If simply they might given us a date and a goal. ” “The date was once there all of the time,” stated Pitt. Jarvis checked out him questioningly and waited. “You acknowledged the belief in the back of the assault used to be to encourage sympathy for the South African whites and galvanize American anger opposed to the black revolutionaries,” Pitt endured. “What extra ideal day than at the present time? ” “It is now 5 mins previous twelve on Wednesday morning. ” Jarvis's voice was once demanding. “I make not anything eventful out of that. ” “The originators of Operation Wild Rose have an outstanding experience of timing,” acknowledged Pitt in a dry, ironic tone. “Today can also be December the 7th, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. ” The IOWA Pretoria, South Africa-December 7, 1988 Pieter De Vaal sat on my own and browse a publication in his place of work on the Defence Ministry. It was once early night and the summer season mild filtered throughout the arched home windows. A smooth rap got here on the door. De Vaal spoke with no having a look up from his examining. “Yes? ” Zeegler entered. “We've been alerted that Fawkes has introduced the operation. ” De Vaal's face confirmed no hint of curiosity as he laid apart the booklet and passed Zeegler a bit of paper. “See that the communications officer on accountability for my part sends this message to the yank nation division. ” it truly is my accountability to warn your executive of an forthcoming assault in your shore by means of African military of Revolution terrorists below the command of Captain Patrick Fawkes, Royal military retired. I deeply remorse any inadvertent rdle my cupboard has performed during this grave infamy. ERIC KOERTSMANN top Minister “You have admitted guilt within the identify of our best Minister, who's absolutely unaware of Operation Wild Rose,” stated an astonished Zeegler. “May I ask why? ” De Vaal clasped his palms in entrance of him and peered at Zeegler. “I see no cause to debate the main points. ” “Then may well I ask why you've thrown Fawkes to the wolves? ” The Minister went again to his booklet with a dismissive gesture. “See to it that the message is distributed. Your questions should be spoke back on the applicable second. ” “We promised Fawkes to try his rescue,” Zeegler continued.