By Andy McDermott
A misplaced CIVILIZATION.
A harmful QUEST.
A lethal SECRET.
It’s one in every of history’s such a lot enduring and debatable legends—the misplaced urban of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is sure 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 vital discovery in centuries. yet no longer each person wishes them to be triumphant: a robust 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 new york 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 risk and dying to a revelation so explosive, it could possibly smash civilization forever….
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One after the other the vehicles snaked during the flip. Chase driven himself more durable, ignoring the discomfort. might be there has been nonetheless an opportunity that he might capture up … There wasn’t. He had slightly reached the issues at one finish of the backyard by the point the teach pulled out of the opposite, the locomotive’s noise emerging to a throaty roar because it sped up. Now his thoughts have been the truck … or the opposite teach. A lone soldier stood by means of the again of the truck, looking at the teach go away. He heard footsteps crunching over ballast at the back of him and seemed around—taking a flying kick correct in his chest. Chase up the stream through punching the fallen guy within the face. Grabbing the soldier’s gun, Chase glanced back off the tune at his pursuers, then ran in the direction of front of the freight educate. He heard the 1st bullet hit one of many wood vans ahead of the crack of the gunshot reached him. Animals bleated in worry. He dropped and rolled beneath the closest truck, rising at the different part. He had a number of moments of canopy, however it wouldn’t take lengthy for the warriors to arrive the again of the educate and run round it. The locomotive used to be simply forward, a filthy slab of steel with a cab at each one finish. yet there has been anything he needed to do first… He ducked into the distance among the loco and the 1st truck. The coupler used to be a customary “knuckle” variety; he pulled the lever to free up it with a heavy clunk. Now, while the engine trigger, it will instantly disconnect and depart the remainder of the teach at the back of. He regarded backtrack the size of the educate. of the warriors had him down the left facet, which intended there has been just one at the correct. He jumped up onto the coupler and leapt throughout to the opposite aspect of the truck, whipping round its nook together with his gun prepared. The 3rd soldier was once racing in the direction of him. in one soft flow, Chase dropped to 1 knee, took target and fired. 3 photographs cracked from his rifle, yet he scored successful with the first actual one. The soldier tumbled to the floor. Chase ran to front of the locomotive. A head popped throughout the open door, the motive force leaning out to determine what used to be happening. He figured it out in a short time. “Afternoon,” Chase panted, pointing his gun up on the motive force. “I have to borrow your teach. ” The stunned guy raised his palms, regarded round desperately, then became and with an ululating shriek threw himself out of the opposite aspect of the cab. “At least I asked,” Chase muttered as he climbed the stairs. The cramped cab was once empty, the damn chug of the engine at idle echoing from at the back of a slender entry door within the again wall. throughout the windscreen he observed the fleeing driving force working in the direction of a sign cabin close to the top of the sidings. the most important lever at the keep an eye on panel needed to be the throttle. Which intended that the subsequent biggest was once the brake. He was hoping. Chase driven the throttle lever ahead experimentally. The loco lurched because the engine noise rose—but the brakes held it in position. He published what he suggestion was once the brake lever. there has been a piercing steel squeal, and the loco jolted.