Treasure of Khan (A Dirk Pitt Novel)

By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

Genghis Khan virtually conquered the realm. Now, one guy desires to end the job-unless Dirk Pitt can cease him.

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Wofford groaned, rubbing his again. “Does it rain in Seattle? ” Gunn spoke back, overhearing the remark. “Right this fashion, girls and gents. We’ll have the ship’s general practitioner money you over, after which you could leisure and chill out in a cabin or have a drink within the galley. Listvyanka’s a multitude, so we most likely won’t have the ability to placed you to shore until eventually the next day besides. ” “Al, why don’t you cleared the path to ailing bay. I’d like a be aware with Rudi first,” Pitt stated. “My pleasure,” Giordino acknowledged, protecting Theresa’s arm and guiding her and the others alongside the port passageway to the ship’s tiny clinical station. Rudi stepped over to Pitt and patted him at the shoulder. “Al informed us approximately your sojourn within the water. If I’d recognized you have been going to be one with the wave, i'd have strung a few current-measuring units in your back,” he grinned. “I’ll be at liberty to proportion my adventure in fluid dynamics with you over a tequila,” Pitt spoke back. “What is the level of damages round the coastline? ” “From what lets see at a distance, Listvyanka weathered the typhoon in a single piece. The docks are chewed up and there are a number of boats sitting at the major road now, however the remainder of the wear and tear seemed to be restricted to a couple advertisement retailers alongside the waterfront. We’ve heard of no stated fatalities over the radio, so the development caution it seems that did the trick. ” “We’ll have to remain on our ft for strength aftershocks,” Pitt stated. “I’ve received an open satellite tv for pc line to the nationwide Earthquake details heart in Golden, Colorado. They’ll provide us a shout in the event that they become aware of a next quake the second one they see it. ” As nightfall settled over the lake, the Vereshchagin steamed into the port village of Listvyanka. at the ahead deck of the examine send, the team covered the rails to watch the damage. The wave had struck like a hammer, pulling down small timber and shredding the smaller constructions that had stood alongside the water’s side. yet lots of the city and port had survived with minimum loss. The examine send dropped anchor at the hours of darkness a mile from the broken coastline docks, which glistened lower than a battery of transitority lighting fixtures strung alongside the shore. The hum of an outdated Belarus tractor drifted over the water because the townspeople started operating past due into the evening to scrub up the flood harm. within the ship’s galley, Roy, Wofford, and the fishing boat captain sat in a nook chugging photographs with a Russian crewman who generously shared his bottle of Altai vodka. Pitt, Giordino, and Sarghov sat around the room, completing a dinner of baked sturgeon with Theresa and Tatiana. After their dishes have been cleared away, Sarghov produced an unmarked bottle and poured a around of after-dinner beverages. “To your health,” Giordino acknowledged, toasting either girls, his glass assembly a clink from Theresa’s. “Which is far stronger because of you,” Theresa answered with amusing. Taking a sip of the liquid, her smile waned as her eyes unexpectedly bugged out. “What is that this stuff? ” she rasped. “Tastes like bleach. ” Sarghov laughed with a deep bellow. “It’s samogon.

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