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By Clive Cussler

Frozen within a million-ton mass of ice-the charred is still of an extended lacking luxurious yacht, vanished en path to a mystery White residence rendezvous.  the single clue to the ship's priceless-and missing-cargo: 9 ornately carved jewelry and the horribly burned our bodies of its team.

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Pitt steadied the small defenseless craft and hovered because the jet dove like a concrete chook, at once towards him. The gunner, laying providers and firing out an open shipment door, performed it cool this time. He laid down a gradual flow of shells, expecting the narrowing hole to hold them into the trail of the helicopter. The barrage of dying used to be in basic terms thirty yards away now. Pitt braced himself for the impression and threw the Ulysses instantly up into the attacking aircraft, the helicopter's rotor blade! shattering as they sliced during the jet's horizontal stabilizer. Instinctively Pitt flicked the ignition swap off because the turbine engine, with no the drag from the rotor, raced wildly mid the howl of tortured steel. Then the racket stopped, and the sky used to be silent apart from the wind that whistled in Pitts ears. He snatched a look on the unusual jet previous to it crashed into the ocean, nostril first, it really is tail part placing like a damaged arm. Pitt and the subconscious Hunnewell were not far better off. All they can do used to be take a seat and watch for the crippled helicopter to drop like a stone approximately seventy toes into the chilly Atlantic water. while the crash got here, it used to be a lot worse than Pitt had expected. The Ulysses fell on its aspect into the Iceland surf in six toes of water, a scant soccer box size from shore. Pitts head whipped sideways and glanced off the door body, sending him right into a vortex of darkness. thankfully the agonizing surprise of the icy water jolted him again to dizzy wakefulness. Waves of nausea swept over him, and he knew he was once just a hairbreadth clear of announcing To hell with it and drifting off to sleep for the final time. His face twisted with soreness, Pitt undid his seat belt and shoulder harness, taking a gulp of air earlier than a breaking wave crest omitted the helicopter, then fast he loose the insensible Hunnewell and lifted his head above the swirling water. At that quick, Pitt slipped and misplaced his stability as a crashing breaker knocked him from the Ulysses into the surf. nonetheless greedy Hunnewell via a dying grip at the coat collar, he battled the rolling surge because it swept him towards shore, rolling him end-over-end around the asymmetric rocky backside. If Pitt ever questioned what it was once wish to drown, he had a great proposal now. The freezing water stung each sq. inch of his pores and skin like 1000000 bees. His ears didn't pop, and his head used to be one tormenting discomfort; his nostrils full of water, stabbing like a knife at his frontal sinus, and the skinny membranes of his lungs felt as though they might been dipped in nitric acid. ultimately, after bashing his knees right into a mattress of rocks, he struggled to his ft, his head bursting gratefully into the natural Icelandic air. He swore to himself then and there that if he may still ever choose to dedicate suicide, it certainly would not be by way of drowning. He staggered from the water onto a pebble-strewn seashore, part sporting, part dragging Hunnewell like a inebriated prime a inebriated. a number of steps past the tideline Pitt eased his burden down and checked the doctor's pulse and respiring; either have been at the quickly aspect yet typical.

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