By Clive Cussler
A Mysterious Plague within the Antarctic...
A Diamond Empire Run by way of an Evil Genius...
A Devastating New Technology...
NUMA agent DIRK PITT® is investigating the baffling deaths of millions of Antarctic marine animals while he stumbles on whatever much more chilling. The passengers and team of a cruise send all died concurrently and immediately, leaving stranded on a distant island whaling station a small social gathering of visitors led through the gorgeous 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 get away 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 hundreds of thousands of blameless lives!
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Have the staff unfold what is left of the sails and seize as a lot rainwater as attainable prior to the squall stops," Scaggs ordered Ramsey. "We now not have bins to shop it," Ramsey stated solemnly. "And what's going to we use for sails? " "After everyone beverages their fill, we will fix what we will of the canvas and proceed on our east-southeast heading. " As lifestyles reemerged at the raft, Dorsett untied himself from the mast shrouds and gripped Betsy via the shoulders. "Are you harmed? " he requested attentively. She peered at him via lengthy strands of hair that have been plastered opposed to her face. "I will not be attending no royal ball having a look like a sopping wet cat. Soaked as i'm, i am joyful to be alive. " "It used to be a foul night," he stated grimly, "and I worry it will not be the final. " at the same time Dorsett comforted her, the sunlight again with a vengeance. with out the awning, torn away through the onslaught of the wind and waves, there has been no security from the day's warmth. The torment of starvation and thirst quickly undefined. each morsel of nutrition which may be came upon one of the planks used to be fast eaten. The little rainfall stuck via the torn canvas sails used to be quickly long past. while their tattered is still have been raised back, the sails had little impression and proved virtually valueless for relocating the raft. If the wind got here from astern, the vessel was once possible. yet trying to tack merely served to curl the raft into an uncontrollable place crosswise with its beam to the wind. the lack to command the course of the raft in simple terms additional to Scaggs' mounting frustrations. Having kept his worthy navigational tools through clutching them to his breast throughout the worst of the deluge, he now took a repair at the raft's place. "Any closer to land, Captain? " requested Ramsey. "I'm afraid not," Scaggs acknowledged gravely. "The typhoon drove us north and west. we are farther clear of New Zealand than we have been at present days in the past. " "We will not final lengthy within the Southern Hemisphere within the useless of summer season with out clean water. " Scaggs gestured towards a couple of fins slicing the water fifty toes from the raft. "If we do not sight a ship Generated by means of ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html inside 4 days, Mr. Ramsey, I worry the sharks could have themselves a luxurious dinner party. " The sharks didn't have lengthy to attend. the second one day after the hurricane, the our bodies of these who succumbed from accidents sustained throughout the raging seas have been slipped over the facet and fast disappeared in a disturbance of bloody foam. One monster appeared relatively starving. Scaggs famous it as an exceptional white, feared because the sea's greediest homicide desktop. He anticipated its size to be someplace among twenty-two and twenty-four toes. The horror used to be in simple terms starting. Dorsett used to be the 1st to have a premonition of the atrocities that the negative wretches at the raft may inflict upon themselves. "They're as much as something," he stated to Betsy. "I do not like the way in which they are watching the ladies. " "Who are you conversing approximately? " she requested via parched lips.