Atlantis (Jack Howard)

By David Gibbins

From a unprecedented discovery in a distant wilderness oasis to a determined race opposed to time within the ocean depths, a workforce of adventurers is ready to discover the reality in the back of the main baffling legend in background. the search is on for…

Marine archaeologist Jack Howard has stumbled upon the keys to an historic puzzle. With a crack staff of clinical specialists and ex–Special Forces commandos, he's heading for what he believes may be the maximum archaeological locate of all time—the website of fabled Atlantis—while a ruthless adversary watches his each circulation and prepares to strike.

But neither of them can have imagined what awaits them within the murky depths. not just a stunning fact a few misplaced global, yet an explosive mystery that can have devastating results at the present time. Jack is set to forestall the legacy of Atlantis from falling into the inaccurate fingers, regardless of the price. yet first he needs to do conflict to avoid a world disaster.

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He dropped his hand to the deck and started scrabbling round within the encrustation. “I can believe cord. ” Katya exposed extra and pulled it taut way back to the guns loading chute. She moved quickly over and peered up the ladder prior to returning. “It is going again to the switch,” she introduced. “Right. I’m confident. ” Costas withdrew his arm and reached into his belt for a compact multi-tool, pulling it open to shape a couple of high-precision wire-cutters. The rubber in his E-suit glove would offer insulation opposed to electrical surprise, even though if that occurred he wouldn't dwell lengthy adequate to care. He tilted his head again in the direction of Jack. “You’re with me in this one? ” “I’m with you. ” Costas resumed his place of a second ahead of, his left hand now preserving the cutters without delay underneath the twine the place it hung in a shallow arc from the plughole within the warhead housing. For a couple of seconds he lay immobile. the one sound used to be the regular drip of condensation and the shallow rasp of respiring from their respirators. Katya and Jack stared at one another underneath the torpedo rack. Costas used to be sweating in the back of his masks and snapped it open together with his correct hand for a clearer view. He pulled off his glove among his knees and wiped his forehead ahead of staring determinedly on the cord. Katya close her eyes tight within the break up moment it took Costas to fasten the cutter’s blades at the cord. He squeezed difficult and there has been a noisy snap. Then silence. All 3 of them held their breath for what appeared an eternity. Then Costas set free an extended sigh and slumped at the deck. After a pause he holstered his multi-tool and reconnected his visor and respirator. He tilted his head in the direction of Jack with a twinkle in his eye. “See? No challenge. ” Jack had the thousand-yard stare of a guy who had regarded demise within the face as soon as too usually. He shifted his gaze to Costas and controlled a half-smile. “No challenge. ” on the front TO THE guns BAY Costas extracted one other device from his belt, a yellow field the dimensions of a telephone. He flipped open the lid to bare a small liquid crystal display reveal which glowed boring eco-friendly. “Global positioning system,” he introduced. “This should still do the trick. ” “How can it paintings right here? ” Katya requested. a sequence of figures flashed at the display. “That field is our speciality, a mixed underwater acoustic GPS receiver and navigation computer,” Jack acknowledged. “Inside the sub we can’t ship out acoustic waves so we don't have any entry to GPS. as an alternative we downloaded the specifications for this category of sub from the IMU database and mated it with a chain of GPS fixes we took through floor buoys outdoor the submarine on our Aquapod recce this morning. the pc may still let us navigate inside of as though we have been utilizing GPS. ” “Got it,” Costas introduced. “In the Aquapod I took a repair the place the stairway disappeared below the submarine. It’s at the port aspect of the torpedo room. Bearing 200 and 41 levels from our current place, seven aspect six metres forward and metres down. That places us past the guns racks simply prior to the port-side ballast tank.

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