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The Hunt for Atlantis: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

A misplaced CIVILIZATION.
A risky QUEST.
A lethal SECRET.

It’s considered one of history’s so much enduring and arguable legends—the misplaced urban of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is sure she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts—and with the aid of reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his appealing daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s approximately to take advantage of vital discovery in centuries. yet no longer each person desires them to be successful: a strong and mysterious association will cease at not anything to make sure that a mystery submerged for 11,000 years by no means resurfaces.

More than one would-be discoverer has already died in pursuit of Atlantis’s secrets—including Nina’s personal mom and dad. Failure isn’t an alternative. From the streets of ny to the Brazilian jungle, from a Tibetan mountaintop to the ground of the Atlantic Ocean, Nina and Eddie will race opposed to time—and keep on with a path of risk and loss of life to a revelation so explosive, it may possibly spoil civilization forever….

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Helicopters! regularly it’s fucking helicopters! I knew it! ” “You’re nonetheless alive, Hugo, so cease complaining! Come on! ” Chase acquired up. Nina used to be approximately to do an analogous, yet he shook his head. “It’s too risky. Wait right here. ” He trigger after Kari, Castille following. The helicopter hadn’t stuck fireplace, to his aid, yet there has been a robust stench of fuel—and the engine used to be nonetheless operating, the damaged stubs of the rotor blades whirling round above the wrecked fuselage. The aircraft’s physique used to be tilted at virtually a forty-five-degree attitude, its nostril beaten like an eggshell. Kari used to be already on the ruin, ducking below the spinning blades to arrive the door. “Ms. Frost, wait! ” Chase shouted back as he moved quickly down the steps to the pad. “Kari! It’s now not secure! ” “We need to get the artifact! ” she spoke back, fumbling with the deal with. within she may possibly see Hajjar slumped in his seat, blood operating from a lower on his brow. The seize clicked, and she or he pulled the door open— Hajjar burst into existence, swinging his correct hand at her and cutting all over the sleeve of her coat. She screamed as blood spattered the natural white fabric. Instinctively she clutched on the wound together with her different hand. In that second Hajjar leapt from the cockpit and knocked her onto her again, pinning her to the floor as he pressed the end of the serrated blade opposed to her throat. The converted M11 was once in his different hand. “Drop your weapons or she dies! ” he yelled. “Now! ” Chase discovered that even a head shot will be little need during this situation—if Hajjar fell, he might force the blade via Kari’s neck with the burden of his personal physique. without selection, he dropped the Wildey. Castille did an analogous together with his rifle. They kicked the fallen weapons away. “Good,” acknowledged Hajjar. nonetheless conserving his knife-hand opposed to Kari, he rose to a crouch and taken his gun round to hide Chase and Castille. “Her I nonetheless wish alive. You? now not so—” Blam! A bullet smacked into the fuselage, punching a gap throughout the skinny sheet steel. all people appeared as much as see Nina status within the damaged window, aiming the useless bodyguard’s MP-5 down on the helicopter. “Let her move, Hajjar! ” she yelled. “Nina, don’t shoot him! ” Chase warned. “If he falls, he’ll minimize her throat! ” “Let her move! ” “You have by no means used a gun sooner than, have you ever? ” Hajjar referred to as satirically. “I can inform simply from how you are keeping it! Do you actually imagine you could hit me sooner than I kill her? ” “I wasn’t aiming at you! ” she spoke back. Castille raised an eyebrow. “I wish you weren’t aiming at Ms. Frost! ” Hajjar’s voice used to be nonetheless packed with derision. “Then what? ” “I was once aiming on the gasoline tank. that is now on hearth. ” All heads grew to become again to the crashed airplane. soiled black smoke rose from the engine cowling, whipped up through the spinning rotor. Momentarily nervous by means of the hot threat, Hajjar flinched, the strain of the blade easing— Giving Kari the opportunity to grab up her left hand and strength the weapon clear of her neck. She felt one of many serrations tear her dermis, however it used to be only a scratch.

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