Crescent Dawn (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

A useful treasure recovered. a strong empire resurrected. Dirk Pitt is at the flow.

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It can look that your shipwreck may possibly include a couple of mystery,” Ruppé acknowledged. Loren checked out the crown via drained eyes, then suppressed a yawn. “I’m afraid I’ve saved you up a long way too late,” Ruppé remarked, putting the crown in a wall secure, then placing the lockbox, cash, and ceramic field right into a plastic bin jam-packed with clean water. “I’ll be troubled to check the goods in additional aspect with the aid of my affiliates once I go back from Rome. ” “I’d prefer to comprehend what a gold crown inscribed in Latin is doing on an Ottoman shipwreck,” Pitt stated. “We may well by no means be aware of, yet I’m curious to determine what else is on that wreck,” Ruppé answered. “Strange because it turns out, there’s really been just a small variety of Ottoman wrecks came across within the Med. ” “If you could notify the Turkish experts of our locate, we’ll do what we will to help,” Pitt acknowledged. He passed Ruppé a nautical chart with the wreck’s place marked in crimson. “It’s beautiful on the subject of Chios, so the Greeks may need whatever to assert approximately it. ” “I’ll make a choice very first thing within the morning,” Ruppé stated. “Is there any probability you and your vessel may perhaps support start up a whole survey of the positioning? ” Pitt smiled. “I’d like not anything greater than to determine precisely what we chanced on. I’ll be capable of divert our vessel for an afternoon or . we now have an archaeologist already aboard who will help direct the paintings. ” “Fine, nice. I’m on stable phrases with the Turkish Ministry of tradition. They’ll be happy to understand that the ruin is in solid arms. ” He checked out Loren, who was once struggling with to maintain her eyes open. “My pricey, forgive my historical ramblings. It’s very overdue, and that i have to get you again for your inn. ” “You higher, ahead of I lie all the way down to sleep on one of many sarcophagi open air. ” Ruppé locked up his place of work, then escorted them previous the safeguard and out of the development. As they have been descending the museum’s steps, a couple of muted explosions erupted within the distance, and a sequence of close by alarms sounded without notice, echoing over the excessive partitions of Topkapi. The trio stopped, astonished, and listened to the faint voices of fellows shouting after which the pop of gunfire damn throughout the evening sky. extra photographs have been fired, the sounds drawing towards them. Seconds later, the door to the museum opened in the back of them, and the safety defend got here working towards them with a horrified glance on his face. “The palace is less than assault! ” he yelled. “The Chamber of the Sacred Relics in Topkapi has been raided, and the guards at Bâb-üs Selâm should not responding. i need to ensure the gate is barricaded. ” Bâb-üs Selâm, or the Gate of Salutations, used to be the most access element into the enclosed sanctuary of Topkapi Palace. It was once a high-towered palisade corresponding to a Disneyland fortress, the place travelers covered up within the morning to discover the palace and grounds of the grand Ottoman sultans. a safety station used to be positioned simply contained in the gate, which housed a number of Turkish military guards assigned to nighttime responsibility. positioned simply up the line, the gate was once in actual fact vast open, and no guards have been noticeable. The museum safeguard, Avni, sprinted prior Ruppé and around the car parking zone.

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