Devil's Gate (Numa Files, Book 9)

By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown

The “action-packed” (Publishers Weekly) new novel within the New York occasions bestselling Kurt Austin Adventures…

A eastern shipment send bursts into flames close to the Azores, and a gang of pirates speeds to use the disaster—but their boat explodes. What on the earth is going on? Is it hooked up to the abduction of a best scientist from the streets of Geneva? Or the invention of a unprecedented underwater graveyard of ships and planes littered around the seafloor?

As Austin and the remainder of the NUMA® workforce rush to enquire, they locate themselves drawn into the intense objectives of an African dictator, the construction of a weapon of just about legendary energy, and an unbelievable audacious plan to extort the world’s significant countries.

The penalty for refusal? The destruction of the world’s maximum towns. beginning with Washington, D.C....

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So much might supply in; a few might die. He questioned what might take place to Katarina. He was hoping she and her “chaperone” from the country have been already on the airport and boarding a aircraft. “Forty feet,” Joe referred to as out. Kurt eased again at the throttle only a tad. Crashing the outside at complete velocity used to be in an effort to trap air, and probably even turn the sub. He leveled out they usually broke the skin. “Make the call,” he stated. He didn’t need to supply the order. He might pay attention Joe flipping the switches and the sound of the skin antenna extending. “Argo, this can be Barracuda,” Joe acknowledged. “Please are available in. we've got an pressing transmission to accomplish. ” whereas either one of them waited, Kurt held the Barracuda regular. She used to be designed to fly underwater, yet she rode much less good at the floor. “Argo, this can be Barracuda. ” the following voice they heard used to be Captain Haynes’s, which was once a shock in and of itself, even if Kurt may well comprehend him ready up all evening caring in regards to the risky operation Kurt and Joe believed they have been trying. “Joe, this can be the captain,” Haynes stated. “Listen, there’s an issue the following. We’ve attempted to—” a pointy crack rang out, and the cockpit cover was once all at once lined with dimples and pits. A shadow crossed towards them from the left. one other crack sounded, and Kurt learned it used to be a shotgun blast. This time, he observed a gaping gap seem within the left wing. He gunned the engine and grew to become demanding to the ideal. having a look over, he observed a powerboat bearing down on them. It seemed like it was once approximately to chop them in part. He had no selection. He driven the nostril down, they usually went below. Water poured in via tiny holes within the cover. The boat crossed over them, passing with a roar and a noisy bang that jerked the Barracuda sideways. Kurt seemed to the precise, due to the fact that the winglet that acted as a rudder were torn off the fitting facet. He felt water pooling at his toes, and spotted how gradual the smooth little sub had already turn into. He pulled again at the stick, and the Barracuda became upward, breaking the outside and skipping throughout a wave earlier than coming go into reverse. “Be quick,” he acknowledged to Joe. “Captain, are you there? ” Joe acknowledged. He might see the speedboat turning again towards them on a large curve to the precise. Out past it he observed one other powerboat racing in to affix the struggle. He didn’t comprehend what they have been going to do to flee, yet he knew they'd to complete the decision. He heard Joe keying the mike, yet there has been no suggestions, no static. “Argo, this can be Barracuda,” Joe stated. “The scientists are the objective. Repeat, the scientists are the objective. ” Kurt heard a click on as Joe allow move of the transmit swap. They waited. “No answer,” Joe stated. Kurt grew to become his head, able to order Joe to attempt back, whilst he observed the tail finish of the Barracuda. The high-frequency antenna was once long past. The sheet steel seemed as though it were chewed up through the prop of the passing boat. “I acquired nothing,” Joe stated. The powerboats have been racing towards them back, in a staggered formation. The Barracuda had no wish of outrunning them. And the one different radio on board used to be the underwater transceiver, which had a max variety of a couple of mile.

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