Medusa (Kurt Austin, Bk 8)

By Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos

A plague that threatens to remove millions...

A ruthless cabal on a quest for domination...

Mysterious undersea occasions lead Kurt Austin and the NUMA workforce to find a hideous sequence of clinical experiments, a very formidable chinese language felony association, and a mystery new virus that threatens to trigger a world-wide pandemic.

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I’ve purely heard bits and items of the tale. ” “Pretty a lot through chance,” he acknowledged. “I’m chairman of a board that advises the feds approximately clinical discoveries that experience safety or political implications. I had many times handed alongside information of a potential step forward in antiviral study to the facilities for illness keep an eye on. whilst the recent virus pressure was once chanced on in China, we have been recruited to return give you the chance to struggle it. The cash positioned us at the quick tune in our examine. ” “You stated you have been confident approximately your progress,” Lee stated. “Guardedly so. As a virologist, you recognize the hurdles in constructing an antiviral agent. ” Lee nodded. “I am nonetheless amazed,” she stated, “at the complexity of the mechanisms filled into what's primarily a submicroscopic little bit of nucleic acid wrapped in protein. ” Now Kane nodded. “I’ve regularly believed that the inability of fossilized files of viruses used to be circumstantial facts that they're an alien life-form from one other planet. ” “You’re now not the single person who has posed the idea of an alien invasion,” she acknowledged, “but we need to struggle them with the instruments we've to be had on the earth. ” Lee smiled. “Or, on your case, what you discover within the sea. How am i able to be of aid in the course of my time the following? ” “We’re honing in on a unmarried antiviral chemical. shall we use your services in virology as we placed the stuff during the exams. on the comparable time,” he extra, “I’d such as you to advance an epidemiological plan on how most sensible to exploit the vaccine after we have synthesized it. ” “How shut are you to synthesis? ” she requested. “I want we have been nearer, yet we’re nearly there,” he responded. Kane became down a well-worn direction that branched off from the most strolling path. After a couple of hundred toes, the trail ended at a cinder-block development. a guy was once status there in entrance of a door of strengthened metal. He wore tan shorts and a blue T-shirt and will have handed for a upkeep guy, yet rather than instruments a sidearm hung from his vast leather-based belt. the fellow didn’t glance shocked to determine them. tune Lee recalled Max Kane asserting that there have been cameras far and wide at the island. the guy opened the door and stepped apart to permit his viewers in. the internal of the development used to be cool and darkish with the exception of the sunshine coming from dozens of glass tanks that held numerous varieties of sea existence. there has been a low hum from the water-circulation pumps. As they strolled previous the rows of tanks, Kane stated, “We have been accomplishing learn on these types of organisms yet placed the paintings at the again burner when we obtained the decision from the CDC. ” He led Lee to a facet door and punched a few numbers within the blend lock. The door opened right into a smaller chamber that was once thoroughly darkish with the exception of the chilly blue mild coming from a vertical, tube-shaped water tank. The glow emanated from a few undulating round varieties that rose and fell within the tank in a slow-motion dance. tune Lee used to be mesmerized through the ghostly figures. “They’re beautiful,” she stated. “Meet the blue medusa, Dr. Lee,” Kane acknowledged. “All our learn efforts were focused on this wonderful creature.

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