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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Shoved approximately within the again, Pitt staggered into the box, falling opposed to a delicate item. less than the dim gentle he discovered that he had fallen opposed to a human shape, mendacity crumpled at the box flooring. The physique moved, the torso pulling up on an elbow as its hidden face grew to become to Pitt. “Dirk…it’s reliable of you to drop in,” rasped the weary voice of Alexander Sarghov. while PITT was once apprehended at the bow, Giordino silently cursed from the shadows. with no weapon to hand, his ideas have been restricted. He thought of charging the gunman from afar, yet there has been simply too a lot open deck to move in undeniable view. gazing the defend hearth a caution shot at Pitt dispelled the concept of conspicuous heroics altogether. Then listening to the boys from the dock working aboard, he determined to go into reverse and skirt in the course of the cross-passageway to the starboard part. possibly he may well fall in position in the back of the boys boarding the gangplank and make a circulation at the protect with the technique of the opposite males. relocating silently alongside the bulkhead, he quickstepped down the port deck and become the cross-passageway. simply as he became the nook, a black-clad determine operating from the wrong way collided head-on with him. In a scene out of a Keystone Kops silent motion picture, either males bounced off one another like rubber balls and fell flat on their backs. Agile as a cat and quick shaking off the blow, Giordino sprang to his ft first and lunged on the different guy as he scrambled to face up. Grabbing him by way of the torso, Giordino slammed the opposite guy headfirst into the bulkhead. A smooth clang echoed because the man’s cranium met the metal wall and his physique immediately fell limp in Giordino’s hands. No quicker used to be the guy out chilly than the sound of footsteps resonated down the port deck. a look to the lighted ahead deck printed Pitt being escorted aft. quick dragging the subconscious guy down the cross-passageway, Giordino ducked again into the convention room. Hoisting the limp physique onto the convention desk, he spotted that the crewman was once his similar top and wearing an identical black overalls that the deck safeguard wore. a short seek grew to become up no guns at the guy, who was once really the ship’s radio operator. Giordino stripped off the overalls and slipped them over his personal pants, then pulled on a gloomy wool fishing cap that the guy have been donning. chuffed he may possibly at midnight move as a crewman, he stepped again into the hall and moved aft, thoroughly not sure of his subsequent movement. SARGHOV’S outfits have been rumpled, his hair askew, and his left forehead glistened a hour of darkness blue. although his face was once weary, his eyes sparkled with existence as he well-known Pitt. “Alexander, how undesirable are you harm? ” Pitt requested, assisting Sarghov to a sitting place. “I’m all right,” he answered in an improved voice. “They simply roughed me up a bit after I laid considered one of their males down. ” A moderate smile of pride creased his lips. in the back of them, the double doorways of the box slammed close, casting the inner into whole darkness. The hum of a diesel generator kicked to existence as one of many crewmen took the controls of a close-by shipboard crane.