By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown
An explosive NUMA® adventure that includes hero Kurt Austin from New York Times bestselling writer Clive Cussler...
When Kurt Austin is injured trying to rescue the passengers and staff from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted stories. Did he see an outdated good friend and her little ones drown? Or used to be the yacht deserted while he got here aboard?
Determined to understand the reality, he quickly reveals himself descending right into a shadowy global of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a development of vanishing scientists, suspicious injuries, and an online of human trafficking.
With the aid of Joe Zavala, he is taking at the sinister association on the middle of this internet, dealing with off with them in destinations starting from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. yet the place he'll eventually prove even he couldn't start to guess—except might be in loss of life…
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Dirk stated you have been keen. glance to the paddock the place the profitable horse is being brushed down. ” Kurt picked up the binoculars back and interested in the a ways facet of the music. He observed numerous males accumulated round the horse. have been wearing Arab clothing like El Din, the opposite 3 have been in fits regardless of the warmth. “Who am I ? ” Kurt requested. “The one with out a tie,” El Din stated. “Who is he? ” “He is going through the identify Rene Acosta, yet he's neither Portuguese nor Spanish. He speaks satisfactory French, yet not anyone is aware what his genuine identify is or the place he got here from. ” Kurt famous the identify from the digital dossier Pitt had given him. He zoomed in on Acosta. It used to be an analogous guy within the photograph Dirk had proven him. He was once huge and brief, thick from entrance to again, with a barrel chest and a tree-stump neck. His nostril used to be flattened like a boxer who’d taken too many punches. A buzzed head of brief grey hair coated the perimeters and again of his cranium, notwithstanding front and best have been delicate and glossy within the scorching center japanese sunlight. Kurt pegged his age at 40. “Is he a consumer or a vendor? ” Kurt requested, taking a brief examine the 2 males in the back of Acosta. either have been taller, extra svelte, even though powerfully outfitted. incidentally they stood, Kurt guessed they have been bodyguards. “Both,” El Din spoke back. “Acosta likes the finer issues in existence. He trades much less useful goods to get them. ” “The barter approach? ” “Not exactly,” El Din acknowledged. “It’s a triangle exchange. he'll convey the goods lower than his keep watch over to a 3rd get together if the 3rd occasion purchases what he wants and grants it to him. a really advanced, tax-free approach to life. ” “So he’s a smuggler. ” “That he is,” El Din stated. “And he has a brand new line of commercial that's quickly increasing: the smuggling of human shipment, rather specialists in complicated electronics. ” “Are you convinced of this? ” “Unfortunately, certain. ” Kurt regarded again towards the paddock. “He wishes the pony. ” “Very badly,” El Din stated. “That animal could be the odds-on favourite to win the Dubai Cup and a ten-million-dollar handbag. If it does that, it will likely be worthy fifty million or extra as a stud. ” “That’s a hefty rate. Acosta should have anything sizeable to promote. ” El Din nodded. “And if it’s your lacking good friend he’s supplying, you'll be yes there are numerous on this planet who may pay handsomely for what she is aware. ” It was once nearly greater than Kurt can have was hoping for. He in short questioned if Sienna’s wisdom should be worthy hundreds of thousands to the correct individual. Then he stopped doubting. Phalanx itself used to be worthy billions to Westgate’s corporation. If she may perhaps supply the Iranians their very own model, they might be safe in the back of an digital wall, a objective they’d looked for years. Fifty million was once not anything for that sort of safeguard. “Any likelihood you may get me into one in all his conferences? ” El Din shook his head. “No,” he stated. “My paintings makes it most unlikely. ” Kurt knew approximately El Din’s “work” from the CIA records at the reminiscence stick. a tragic truth was once that a lot of Dubai’s glittering skyline were equipped at the backs of contemporary slaves, foreigners introduced from India and the Philippines with offers of wealth.