The Hunt for Atlantis: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

A harmful QUEST.
A lethal SECRET.

It’s certainly one of history’s such a lot enduring and arguable legends—the misplaced urban of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is bound she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts—and with assistance from reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his appealing daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s approximately to take advantage of very important discovery in centuries. yet no longer all people wishes them to prevail: a strong and mysterious association will cease at not anything to make sure that a mystery submerged for 11,000 years by no means resurfaces.

More than one would-be discoverer has already died in pursuit of Atlantis’s secrets—including Nina’s personal mom and dad. Failure isn’t an choice. From the streets of ny to the Brazilian jungle, from a Tibetan mountaintop to the ground of the Atlantic Ocean, Nina and Eddie will race opposed to time—and stick to a path of possibility and dying to a revelation so explosive, it will probably smash civilization forever….

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The demanding situations are for 2 humans. simply because you’re a girl, he’ll allow you to have extra aid. ” Kari nodded. “Hmm. I by no means proposal I’d say this, yet thank God for sexism. ” “You have until eventually dusk. when you haven’t back by way of then, the others can be …” di Salvo paled, “put to loss of life. And so will you, in case you emerge. ” Castille seemed up on the sky. “Sunset is barely an hour away. even perhaps much less. ” “In that case,” acknowledged Kari, giving the elder an imperious glance, “we’d higher start, hadn’t we? inform him to chop us loose a good way to cross. And ask him what we will be able to take with us. ” She regarded over on the team’s packs, which have been dumped in a pile close by. “Explosives, ropes, a crowbar or …” Chase recommended quietly. The hunters untied their wrists. “He says all you could soak up with you're your outfits, and torches,” di Salvo advised them. “That’s all you’ll want if you’re precious of the problem. ” “I imagine this can be a undesirable idea,” Nina informed Kari, rubbing her stiff fingers. “Then aid me make the easiest of it,” Kari responded. “How are you staying so rattling calm? ” “I’m now not. I’m totally terrified. yet I’m unlikely to teach it in entrance of those humans. And nor in the event you. ” Kari took Nina through the shoulders. “I recognize you are able to do this, Nina. belief me. ” regardless of her transforming into worry, Nina felt oddly buoyed by means of Kari’s religion. “Okay, I do. but when we get killed—” “We won’t. ” Nina let loose a fearful snigger. “Promise? ” Kari nodded. “Promise. ” “Sunset’s in fifty-eight minutes,” acknowledged Chase, checking his watch. “So if you’re performed with all of the girl bonding chick flick stuff, you should be pondering extra Tomb Raider-y. ” one of many tribesmen emerged from a hut, wearing a number of lengthy sticks with their ends dipped in what gave the look of tar. “Torches, eh? i feel we will do higher than that. ” elevating either arms, Chase seemed questioningly on the rucksacks, very slowly sidling in the direction of them. throughout him, bowstrings creaked because the hunters took objective. “Okay, simply me being innocuous, see, substantial pleasant smile …” Sweating, and never simply from the warmth, he reached the rucksacks. conscious that one unsuitable circulation could lead to a fast and intensely painful loss of life, he lightly slid an LED torch out of his pack. “See? no longer a gun. only a torch. that's on your ideas, correct? Agnaldo, remind ’em that it’s of their ideas? ” He switched at the torch and shone it first at himself to teach what it did, then on the hunters round him. a few of them jumped again in shock, blinking on the vivid light—but to his severe aid, none of them published their arrows. one of many males advanced and waved his hand backward and forward over the lens, surprised that it gave off no warmth. He acknowledged whatever to the elders, who thought of it sooner than giving di Salvo a answer. “They’ll allow you to use it,” di Salvo informed Chase. “Good. Now, approximately these explosives …” “We’re operating out of time,” Kari stated. She strode ahead to the elders and held out one hand. a little bowled over, he positioned the steel bar in her palm. “Okay. Nina, Mr. Chase, let’s pass. ” “See you soon,” stated Castille because the trio used to be guided to the doorway.

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