Poseidon's Arrow (Dirk Pitt Adventure)

By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

It's the maximum strengthen in American security expertise in decades—an assault submarine in a position to wonderful underwater speeds. there's just one challenge: A key portion of the prototype is missing—and the guy who constructed it truly is dead.

At a similar time, ships have began vanishing mid-ocean, often by no means to be chanced on back, but if they're, occasionally our bodies are came across aboard…burned to a crisp. what's going? And what does it need to do with an Italian submarine that vanished in 1943? Or did it?

It is as much as NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his group, aided through a stunning NCIS agent and via Pitt’s childrens, Dirk, Jr., and summer time, to move on a determined foreign chase to discover the reality. yet what they notice is a miles, a lot better probability than even they imagined…

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Dirk slipped off his jacket and kicked off his sneakers. “I’ll try to get them out,” he acknowledged. “See if you happen to can get the campus police to assist. ” He jumped into the canal and swam to the van, diving alongside the passenger door. The sparkling headlights became the water’s visibility from 0 to subsequent to not anything, and he needed to locate the open window body through contact. The body top used to be slightly a foot excessive, telling him the roof had collapsed at effect. It didn’t bode good for the occupants. achieving contained in the open window, he felt a dull physique strapped within the seat. Groping blindly, he came across the buckle unencumber and freed the seat belt. The physique dropped loosely, and he pulled at the victim’s shoulders, dragging him throughout the slender window. Dirk shot to the skin, gasping for air, as he pulled the top and torso freed from the water. A vibrant flashlight beam, aimed through the campus policeman, shined at the sufferer, and Dirk knew he had wasted his time. The passenger’s head tilted at a ugly perspective, his neck damaged. Dirk pulled the physique to the financial institution and known as as much as the policeman. “Give me your gentle. ” He handed Dirk the sunshine as he reached out to aid pull the physique ashore. Dirk swam to the van’s different aspect and dove once again. With the flashlight, he may perhaps now see the motive force was once additionally useless, his torso pinned among the overwhelmed roof and the guidance wheel. not like his companion, he hadn’t been donning a seat belt. notwithstanding operating wanting breath, Dirk shined the sunshine previous the motive force and into the rear compartment. A row of digital processing units used to be fastened on a shelf. Sitting close by used to be a wide acrylic parabolic dish used for eavesdropping. Pushing off from the door, he swam to the again of the van and checked its vehicle plate ahead of popping to the skin. He stroked to the financial institution, the place summer time helped him up the incline. “No good fortune with the opposite one? ” “No, he’s lifeless, too. ” “I’ve received paramedics at the way,” the policeman acknowledged. His inexperience with fatalities was once betrayed by means of a faded face. He regained his composure yet spoke with a pressured tone of authority. “Who are these humans? And why have been you chasing them? ” “I don’t comprehend who they're, yet they stole whatever from us. ” “They get your funds? Or used to be it jewellery or electronics? ” “No,” Dirk responded, taking a look at the useless guy. “It used to be our phrases. ” 55 IT was once AFTER nighttime whilst DIRK AND summer time staggered again into the NUMA computing device heart. Gunn and Yaeger have been nonetheless reading photos at the huge viewing display. “I didn’t become aware of you have been taking time for a seven-course meal,” Gunn acknowledged. Then he spotted their visual appeal. Dirk’s hair used to be raveled and his outfits damp, whereas Summer’s outfit sported a wide stain, and she or he reeked of stale beer. “What on the earth occurred to you ? ” Summer similar the sequence of occasions, together with a two-hour interrogation by way of the District of Columbia police. “Any thought who could have tailed you? ” Yaeger requested. “None,” Dirk acknowledged. “I suspect it might have whatever to do with Dad. ” “Could be,” Gunn stated, “especially in the event that they observed you allow his hangar this morning.

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