Ice Station (Scarecrow Series)

By Matthew Reilly

Anarctica is the final unconquered continent, a murderous expanse of howling winds, blinding whiteouts and lethal crevasses. On one fringe of Antarctica is Wilkes Station. underneath Wilkes Station is the gate to hell itself...

A staff of U.S. divers, exploring 3 thousand ft underneath the ice shelf has vanished. Sending out an SOS, Wilkes attracts a speedy deployment staff of Marines-and somebody else...

First comes a bad firefight. Then comes a plunge right into a drowning pool choked with killer whales. subsequent comes the tough half, as a handful of survivors commence an electrifying, red-hot, continuous conflict of survival around the continent and opposed to wave after wave of elite army assassins-who've all come for something: a mystery buried deep underneath the ice...

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However the metal headrest were robust sufficient to resist the remarkable strength of the bite—it had halted the large whale’s the teeth in simple terms millimeters in need of Schofield’s ears. Now, serious dents within the headrest jutted inward on both sides of his head. one in every of them—sharp and jagged—had drawn a tiny bead of blood from his left ear. Schofield couldn’t see anything. His complete higher physique, from chest to go, was once thoroughly coated by way of the killer whale’s mouth. without notice the ejection seat jolted underneath him. It scraped loudly opposed to the steel deck, and Schofield fell again into the seat because the complete factor lurched ahead. The move stopped all of sudden, virtually once it had all started, and Schofield rocked ahead and shuddered to a halt. He unexpectedly discovered what was once occurring. The whale was once dragging him again towards the pool. The ejection seat jolted once more, and he felt the seat slide one other 3 toes around the deck. In his mind’s eye, Schofield may possibly photo the whale’s hobbies. It was once most likely shuffling backward—as the opposite one had performed ahead of with the Frenchman—undulating its large physique again around the deck because it dragged the four-hundred-pound ejection seat towards the sting of the deck. The ejection seat moved back and Schofield felt a surprising rush of hot air wash over his face. It had come from in the whale. Schofield couldn’t think it. The killer whale used to be huffing and puffing, respiring demanding because it held this surprisingly heavy prize inside its jaws and dragged it again towards the water! Schofield wriggled in his seat as one other rush of hot air hit his face and the seat jolted once more. His ft have been nonetheless protruding from the bottom of the ejection seat, out from the facet of the whale’s propped-open mouth. If he may possibly simply wriggle down that manner, he notion, he may be able to slip out of the chair—and out of the whale’s mouth—before it reached the water. Schofield moved slowly, gingerly, easing himself down within the ejection seat, now not eager to alert the whale to his plan. all at once the seat lurched sideways. It screeched hideously because it slid around the steel deck. Schofield speedy grabbed carry of the armrests to forestall himself from falling ahead onto the massive animal’s the teeth. He reduced himself farther. Now his waist was once out of the chair and his eyes have been point with the whale’s sharp, pointed the teeth. The whale grunted because it heaved at the heavy metal chair. Slowly, Schofield diminished himself an inch farther out of the chair. after which he encountered an issue. He used to be now sitting so low within the ejection seat that he couldn’t preserve a carry at the armrests anymore. He wanted anything to carry onto, anything from which he might push himself out of the seat. He desperately seemed round himself, trying to find whatever to snatch onto. not anything. there has been completely not anything to carry onto. after which his gaze fell upon the killer whale’s enamel in entrance of him. I don’t think this, he notion as he reached up with either palms and took carry of 2 of the killer whale’s huge, immense white tooth.

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