By Clive Cussler

ISBN-10: 0399156259

ISBN-13: 9780399156250

The exciting new event from the number 1 big apple instances- bestselling writer. Clive Cussler's stories of the Oregon and its crew-"the shrewdpermanent, indefatigable Juan Cabrillo and his merry band of difficult, tech-savvy combating women and men" (Publishers Weekly)-have made lovers of thousands of readers. however the Oregon's 6th event is its such a lot remark­able one but. On December 7, 1941, 5 brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington country make a rare discovery, basically to be interrupted by way of information of Pearl Harbor. within the current, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite tv for pc within the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a stunning revelation of his personal. His seek to untangle the secret leads him, first, to that small island and its mystery, after which a lot farther again, to an historical chinese language expedition-and a curse that turns out to have survived for greater than years. If Cabrillo's workforce is profitable in its quest, the present might be incalculable. If now not . . . the single present is loss of life.

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The oakum plug wouldn’t hold for long once the tide came back in, which was why his time on the bottom would be so short. Nick tugged again and started down once more, passing clusters of mussels clinging to the rock. The smell was noxious. He plugged two more similar-sized clefts and when the third was dammed completely he could no longer hear water entering the pit. He pulled the plumb four times, and a moment later the flaccid hose attached to the surface pump puffed out as it started to suck the shaft dry.

Kevin,” Nick said, a little out of breath after their second trip to the boat and back to the bluff, “you and Jimmy go get wood for a fire. ” Before his order could be carried out, natural curiosity made all five of the Ronish brothers edge closer to the pit for a quick look. The vertical shaft was approximately six feet to a side and perfectly square, and for as far down as they could see it was ringed with age-darkened timbers—oak, in fact, most likely cut on the mainland and brought to the island.

No, it was decided that Andy didn’t have bug-eyes. He was just a sullen loner who the others were more than happy to avoid. “Morning,” Andy Gangle muttered when he entered the rec hall. The smell of frying bacon from the cafeteria-style galley filled the room. The overhead fluorescent lights made his pallor particularly wan. Like most of the men, he’d long since stopped shaving, and his dark beard contrasted sharply against his white skin. A pair of women at one of the Formica tables paused from their breakfasts to greet him and then returned to their food.

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