Flood Tide (Dirk Pitt, No. 14)

By Clive Cussler


whilst NUMA agent DIRK PITT® rescues a stunning secret agent in a bold underwater operation at Orion Lake, simply north of Seattle, he confronts a sinister community run through Qin Shang, a ruthless smuggler who sells chinese language immigrants into slavery. Shang's crusade contributions have obtained him a set of strong U.S. politicians, yet Pitt isn't a guy to be subverted via politics. As he strikes to probe Shang's mystifying seaport within the Louisiana bayous, his research includes him in an adrenaline-pumped race up the Mississippi River and a determined sprint to recuperate sunken chinese language treasures misplaced part a century sooner than. And in Qin Shang, Pitt faces ones of his such a lot bold foes -- a madman bent on killing hundreds of thousands of blameless civilians with a catastrophic surge of mass destruction.

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We actually have a new perception into China's smuggling-operations coverage. Our jobs became a piece more uncomplicated now that we all know which again alleys to enquire. " Harper accumulated up his briefcase and headed for the door. "We'll be on our means and allow you to leisure. " Russell patted her lightly at the shoulder. "I want i'll ship you on prolonged go away, courtesy of the INS, yet headquarters desires you in Washington once you are out of bed. " "I'd prefer to ask a favor," stated Julia, preventing either males on the door. "Name it," acknowledged Russell. "Except for a quick stopover at with my mom and dad the following in San Francisco, i want to come to responsibility through the start of subsequent week. I officially request that I stay at the research of Qin Shang. " Russell checked out Harper, who smiled. "That is going with no saying," acknowledged Russell. "Why do you're thinking that they wish you in Washington? Who in INS understands extra approximately Shang's alien-smuggling operation than you? " when they left, Julia made one final attempt to struggle off creeping drowsiness. She picked up the bedside cellphone, dialed an outdoor line after which the world code and quantity for long-distance info. acquiring the quantity, she referred to as the NUMA headquarters construction in Washington and requested for Dirk Pitt. She used to be positioned via to his secretary, who knowledgeable her that Pitt used to be out on holiday and had no longer back to paintings but. Julia hung up the telephone and settled her head into the pillows. In a few ordinary demeanour she felt reworked. the following i'm performing like a brazen hussy, she suggestion, pursuing a guy I not often recognize. Why, she puzzled, of the entire males in all of the global, why did anyone like Dirk Pitt need to stroll into my lifestyles? PlTT AND GlORDINO by no means MADE IT again TO WASHINGTON. once they back the helicopter to the NUMA marine-science laboratory in Bremerton via a rainstorm, they discovered Admiral Sandecker anticipating them. such a lot males in Sandecker's place may have remained in a dry workplace, sitting conveniently on a sofa consuming espresso, making others come to him. yet he didn't march to an identical drummer as such a lot. Sandecker stood outdoors in a misting rain, elevating his arm to guard his face Generated by way of ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www. processtext. com/abclit. html from the clouds of spray that swirled underneath the rotor blades of the plane. He remained status till the blades spun to a cease earlier than stepping towards the hatch. He waited patiently until eventually Gunn swung it open and dropped to the floor, through Giordino. "I anticipated you over an hour ago," grunted Sandecker. "We were not forewarned you would be the following, Admiral," acknowledged Gunn. "When final we spoke, you elected to stay in Washington. " "I replaced my mind," Sandecker stated gruffly. now not seeing someone left within the cockpit, he checked out Giordino. "Didn't you convey Dirk with you? " "He slept like a rock among Grapevine Bay and here," spoke back Giordino with no his ordinary grin. "He's no longer within the better of form. as though he wasn't already a vintage case of conflict fatigue whilst he arrived at Orion Lake, he needed to move and get himself shot back.

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