Havana Storm (Dirk Pitt)

By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

Dirk Pitt returns, within the exciting new novel from the grand grasp of experience and number 1 New York instances bestselling author.

While investigating a poisonous outbreak within the Caribbean Sea which could finally threaten the us, Pitt unwittingly turns into interested by whatever much more dangerous—a post-Castro strength fight for keep an eye on of Cuba. in the meantime, Pitt’s young ones, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer summer time, are on an research in their personal, chasing an Aztec stone which can display the whereabouts of an enormous treasure.

The stone was once supposedly destroyed at the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them either to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s manner. the 3 of them were in determined occasions before…but probably by no means particularly as dire because the one dealing with them now.

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He perused the rest records within the dossier, approximately overlooking a one-page letter on White apartment stationery dated 1908. It used to be basically misfiled, he suggestion, spotting the sweeping signature of the President on the backside. yet perusing the presently worded government Order, he felt a tightening in his throat. An hour later, he bundled the Lee papers and carried them to the go back counter, the place Martha used to be completing with one other shopper. “I am such a lot thankful on your counsel, Martha,” he stated. “That may still finish my stories for this day. ” “Find something awesome that might convey you again day after today? ” “Indeed. ” Perlmutter’s eyes have been aglow. “A entire new reason for the Spanish–American battle. ” 36 it'd be meaningless, yet i presumed it was once worthy passing alongside. ” Rudi Gunn’s blue eyes glistened at the ship’s video convention display screen as he waited for a answer 1000 miles away. “Any enter is helpful,” Pitt acknowledged, “when you’re chasing gremlins. ” “When you instructed me concerning the depressions on the middle of the poisonous zones,” Gunn acknowledged, “I had Dr. McCammon within the geology division experiment the area for seismic occasions. in the previous six weeks, there was an occasion close to all the 3 websites, measuring four. zero at the second importance scale, or simply below three. zero at the Richter scale. ” “That sounds significant,” Giordino stated, pacing in entrance of the monitor. “Not unavoidably. There are a few thousand seismic occasions an afternoon worldwide, yet during this example there seems to be a correlation. ” “I suppose the seismic readings might be registering an underwater explosion,” Pitt acknowledged. “Absolutely. approximately 600 to 8 hundred kilos of TNT may well produce an similar interpreting. Dr. McCammon confirmed me comparable readings from recognized land-based mining operations. ” “That’s one other shred of facts that somebody is blasting open the thermal vents,” Pitt acknowledged. “There are a constrained variety of underwater mining structures in operation,” Gunn acknowledged, “but we haven’t tracked one to the Caribbean but. such a lot appear to be deployed in Indonesia. ” “Given the environmental harm they’re causing,” Pitt acknowledged, “it’s little ask yourself they're flying less than the radar. ” “One extra thing,” Gunn acknowledged. “You pointed out you have been headed again to the positioning of the sunken drill send? ” “That’s correct. Al and that i spotted a few backside tracks that matched with marks we chanced on round the vents. ” “We checked that sector for seismic occasions and located there has been a small rattle within the zone simply 4 days ago,” Gunn acknowledged. “Your droop could be a solid one. ” “We’re approximately there, so we’ll recognize quickly sufficient. thank you, Rudi. ” Gunn nodded and his picture vanished from the computer screen. Pitt became to Giordino seated subsequent to him. “Is the Starfish prepped for enterprise? I’d prefer to begin with one other examine these tracks we observed close to the Alta. ” “Standing through and able to cross. ” Twilight had settled over the sea whilst the Sargasso Sea arrived on the spot of the Alta catastrophe. the skin waters have been unusually crowded. under a part mile away, the lighting fixtures of one other vessel will be obvious, status on station.

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