By Clive Cussler
A vintage, exciting Dirk Pitt event from a grasp of the genre!
Nearly 5 centuries in the past a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea. There, an old Andean humans concealed a golden hoard more than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history—until now.
In 1998, within the Andes Mountains of Peru, Dirk Pitt dives into an historic sacrificial pool, saving American archaeologists from sure drowning. yet his death-defying rescue is simply the start, because it attracts the intrepid Pitt right into a vortex of darkness and risk, corruption and betrayal. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure—worth virtually 1000000000 dollars—from the Andes to the banks of a hidden underground river flowing underneath a Mexican barren region. pushed through burning greed and a ruthless bloodlust, the syndicate is racing to grab the golden prize...and to terminate the single guy who can cease them.
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A bust," acknowledged Gunn, the disillusionment coming via in his voice. "The magazine should have learn a ordinary iron deposit. " "No," Pitt answered, striving to maintain his voice calm, "I cannot say that. " "What are you telling us? " "Only that the fungi, bugs, and micro organism that decision this position domestic have made a meal out of each natural portion of the send. now not too magnificent should you determine they'd 400 years to consume it right down to the keel. " Gunn went silent, now not rather comprehending. Then it struck him like a lightning bolt. "Oh, my God! " he yelped. "We chanced on it. you are really status at the spoil of the galleon. " "Dead heart. " "You say all signal of the hull is long gone? " Giordino lower in. "All that continues to be is roofed by means of moss and humus, yet i feel i will make out a few ceramic pots, a couple of scattered cannon shot, one anchor, and a small pile of ballast stones. the positioning reads like an outdated campsite Generated by way of ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html with bushes growing to be during the heart of it. " "Shall we loaf around? " requested Giordino. "No, get your tails to Manta and refuel. i will poke round for the jade field till you come again. " "Can we drop you something? " "I is not going to want whatever however the machete. " "You nonetheless have the smoke canisters? " Giordino requested. "Two of them clipped to my belt. " "Set one off quickly as you listen us go back. " "Never fear," Pitt acknowledged blithely. "I'm now not approximately to aim strolling out of right here. " "See you in hours," stated Gunn, his spirits brimming. "Try to be on time. " In a distinct condition, at a distinct time, Pitt may have skilled a healthy of melancholy because the sound of the McDonnell Douglas Explorer died away, forsaking the heavy surroundings of the rain wooded area. yet he was once energized at figuring out that someplace inside of a brief distance of the place he was once status, buried within the historical pile of particles, used to be the main to an enormous treasure. He didn't throw himself right into a frenzy of untamed digging. as an alternative, he slowly walked during the scattered continues to be of the Concepcion and studied her ultimate place and configuration He may perhaps nearly hint the unique define by means of the form of the damaged mounds of particles. The shaft and one fluke of an anchor that protruded from the humus underneath the extra lately fallen leaves indicated the site of the bow. He didn't imagine that crusing grasp Thomas Cuttill may shop the jade field within the shipment carry. the truth that Drake meant it as a present to the queen steered that he saved it close to him, most likely within the nice cabin within the stern occupied by way of the captain of the send. As Pitt walked in the course of the particles box, clearing away small components with the machete, he discovered relics of the staff yet no bones. so much of them were swept off the send through the tidal wave. He spied pairs of moldy leather-based footwear, hardened bone handles on knives whose blades had rusted away, ceramic consuming bowls, and a nonetheless blackened iron cooking pot. Dread grew inside of him as he learned the meagerness of the particles. He started to worry the damage may need already been came upon and looted.