The Mask of Troy: A Novel (Jack Howard)

By David Gibbins

Here is the main explosive experience but from the New York Times bestselling writer of Atlantis and The misplaced Tomb—a whiplash-inducing novel that sends marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his staff on a treasure hunt . . . and a race opposed to time to prevent a terrifying threat.
Greece, 1876. well known archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann reveals the tomb of mythical King Agamemnon and makes a striking discovery. decided to maintain it mystery until eventually the time is correct, he dies prior to it may be published to the world.

Germany, 1945. The liberation of a focus camp finds clues to the misplaced antiquities stolen through the Nazis. however the operation is roofed up after a bad mystery surfaces.

Northern Aegean, today's. Jack Howard, head of the overseas Maritime collage, and his staff detect the wreckage of the mythical Greek fleet from the Trojan warfare, sending shockwaves worldwide. however the greatest shock is but to return, for Jack is at the path not just of Agamemnon, yet of Schliemann’s precise discovery—and a secret so explosive that it results in the abduction of Jack’s daughter and a war of words with a brand new and evil foe.

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You suggest unlike 5 months in the past, looking for the celestial jewel in Afghanistan, pinned down on a mountainside by way of the world’s such a lot deadly sniper? ” “When I kept your existence. back. ” “As I keep in mind, it used to be my shot that took him out. ” “I suggest prior to that. All these instances diving. preventing you from taking that additional plunge into the abyss. ” Costas squinted over the bows and pointed. “Anyway, if saving my life’s your task, it seems like you were given rusty. The target’s purely wounded, Jack. ” “I had Ben make up a few reloads. The bullet weight’s a bit off. ” “It makes a pleasant swap while our defense leader has the time to do this. ” Jack gestured on the vapor path dispersing above them. “It is helping being in a limited army area. I don’t imagine somebody who could be shadowing us goes to clutter with the Turkish military. ” “That’s what I got here up right here to speak to you approximately. Our let from the Turkish army simply permits us to keep up place on one spot for 3 hours constantly. We’ve simply come again on website now. Macalister says that offers us time both for a sidescan survey or for a dive. A test gave us that stunning photograph of the Byzantine ruin the day prior to this, all the way down to person pots and blocks of stone. a superb locate, yet we knew it wasn’t what we have been after even ahead of we obtained within the water this morning to envision it out. The Byzantine wreck’s 7th century advert. We’re searching for anything virtually thousand years older than that. Macalister says a experiment may possibly supply us all we'd like this time, too. He’s apprehensive in regards to the wind opting for up this afternoon. It’s your name. ” Jack squinted at Costas. “We’ll do it the old school manner. See what’s down there with our personal eyes. regardless of the sonar may possibly convey, I’d are looking to dive besides. And that means we don’t have preconceptions. when you imagine you recognize what you’re going to be taking a look at, your brain occasionally purely seeks affirmation. You pass over very important clues. ” “You suggest it’s extra interesting, Jack. Plunging into the unknown. It retains the adrenaline pumping. that's while Jack Howard does his most sensible pondering. Makes the connections. Joins the threads. ” Jack grinned and nodded. “Okay. you recognize me too good. but when the ocean stipulations permit a twenty-minute sonar run in the course of the briefing, we’ll do this, too. it may paintings the opposite direction round. The sonar facts this morning intended we knew the destroy used to be Byzantine, so after we did the dive i used to be capable of focus somewhere else, past the most obvious. i'd now not have noticeable that form. ” “If it used to be a form. ” “I belief my intuition. ” Costas gestured over the channel towards the doorway to the Dardanelles. “There’s loads of warfare particles down there, Jack. I knew in regards to the carnage of the 1915 land crusade at Gallipoli, yet now not the dimensions of the naval losses. Macalister confirmed me the British Admiralty spoil map. The methods to the Dardanelles are affected by them. Battleships, destroyers, submarines, gunboats; British, French, Turkish. a few of them have been salvaged, yet there’s lots nonetheless down there. ” “And particles from a prior war,” Jack stated.

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