Ghost Ship (The NUMA Files)

By Clive Cussler, Graham Brown

An explosive NUMA®  adventure that includes hero Kurt Austin from New York Times bestselling writer Clive Cussler...

When Kurt Austin is injured trying to rescue the passengers and workforce from a sinking yacht, he wakes with fragmented and conflicted stories. Did he see an outdated good friend and her little ones drown? Or was once the yacht deserted whilst he got here aboard?

Determined to understand the reality, he quickly reveals himself descending right into a shadowy international of state-sponsored cybercrime, and uncovering a trend of vanishing scientists, suspicious injuries, and an internet of human trafficking.

With assistance from Joe Zavala, he's taking at the sinister association on the middle of this net, dealing with off with them in destinations starting from Monaco to North Korea to the rugged coasts of Madagascar. yet the place he'll eventually prove even he couldn't start to guess—except probably in dying…

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The small tank of compressed air that may be used to chill his breath was once strapped to his facet. He scanned the fence. It used to be rusted previous barbwire, already damaged in areas. there has been no signal of something extra sleek holding the land at this element, yet Kurt didn’t are looking to likelihood it. “According to the GPS, it’s approximately half of one mile from right here to the compound, over this low dirge after which up a protracted slope,” Kurt acknowledged. “We have to conceal that flooring in not more than ten mins. That’ll supply us fifteen mins of thermal invisibility when we achieve the compound partitions. ” Joe nodded and slipped the satphone right into a zippered pocket of the infiltration swimsuit. Into one other pocket he slid the additional clip for the railgun. “I determine we go back and forth as gentle as attainable and depart the remainder of these things at the back of. ” “Couldn’t agree more,” Kurt stated. “Let’s cross. ” They switched on their matches, pulled the hoods over their heads, and readjusted the evening imaginative and prescient goggles. Kurt took element crossing the line, heading into the tall grass at the different part and relocating quick to a holiday within the fence. Joe undefined, staying shut. “I’ll supply them this, those fits paintings as advertised,” he acknowledged. “I’m ten toes at the back of you and very need to paintings simply to see you. Even via those goggles you’re extra of a shadow than anything. ” “I’m going to move immediately for the purpose in this ridge,” Kurt acknowledged. “Stick shut. when you wander off, supply me a birdcall or anything. ” “The simply birdcalls i do know are Woody Woodpecker and Daffy Duck. ” “That’s despicable,” Kurt stated, lisping the phrases in his top imitation of the sketch duck. “Let’s move. ” With that, Kurt used to be off. Joe undefined, discovering he might music Kurt extra simply through the sound of his ft scuffing in the course of the brush and grass and over the dusty soil of the better ridge. They got here down the opposite aspect of the ridge and onto a sloping box that ran all of the approach as much as the granite formations in the back of the compound. on the base of these rocks the lighting of the plantation residence have been in actual fact seen. Kurt checked his watch. “We have thirty mins to verify that the hostages are there and radio in. Any later and the Marines could be turning round. ” Joe nodded and Kurt started to circulation back. They couldn’t run complete out, yet a brisk jog could do the trick. midway up they encountered a small heard of zebu, the horned livestock seeming skittish on the procedure of anything they can odor yet now not see. They pricked up their ears, grunting and making unusual gurgling noises deep of their throats. some of them shuffled off, unnerved through the intrusion, yet Kurt and Joe have been gone them by means of that time, simply shadows relocating in the course of the darkish. As he persevered up the slope, Kurt felt the discomfort in his shoulder from the bullet wound and the load of the heavy railgun. He overlooked it and persevered on.

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