Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA Files
Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
whilst Kurt Austin, the chief of a brave nationwide Underwater & Marine company exploration workforce, rescues appealing marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he turns into the following goal of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A madman bent on carving a brand new country out of the southwestern usa and Mexico, Halcon's scheme hinges on Nina's contemporary discovery related to Christopher Columbus, and a worthy pre-Columbian antiquity buried within the battered is still of the sunken Italian luxurious liner Andrea Doria. purely Kurt Austin and his crack NUMA group stand among Halcon and the Andrea Doria's silent metal hull -- and if their lethal challenge fails, Halcon will trip to energy on a wave of demise and destruction.
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Having a difficult time reconciling the broad-shouldered Austin and his softspoken better half with the scholarly scientists she used to be used to. She sized the 2 males up with an analytical eye. At six-foo-tone and 200 kilos, none of it fats, the broadshouldered Austin was once equipped like a certified soccer participant. He had the deeply tanned face of somebody who spent so much of his time outside, with the metal burnishing glance that includes consistent publicity to the ocean. apart from the snicker strains.
Danvers?” “The archaeological neighborhood will surely scrutinize such claims with the best skepticism,” Danvers responded. “But to claim how they could precipitate homicide, good, i am easily at a loss. without doubt it could not be a string of coincidences, not likely as which can be.” Nina shook her head. “Just as not going a accident because the pre-Columbian artifact i discovered being destroyed. And facts of its life being erased from the university's database.” She grew to become to Yaeger. “How may perhaps that.