By James Rollins
The explosive first experience in James Rollins' bestselling Sigma strength series!
A freak explosion within the British museum in London ignites a deadly race for an earth-shaking energy resource buried deep underneath the sands of heritage. Painter Crowe is an agent for Sigma strength, a covert arm of the safeguard division tasked with maintaining harmful medical discoveries out of enemy fingers. while an old artifact issues the best way towards the mythical "Atlantis of the Sands," Painter needs to shuttle the world over looking for the misplaced city-and a damaging strength past imagining.
But Painter has pageant. A band of ruthless mercenaries, led by way of a former good friend and best friend, also are purpose on claiming the prize, and they'll smash somebody who will get of their way.
Ancient historical past collides with state of the art science-with the security of the area at stake!
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Cassandra the backyard direction again to the prayer room. As she entered, Kane famous what she held in her palms. His eyes glinted. Safia grew to become from the place she was once huddled in entrance of the wall. She had chalked out a rectangle. A foot broad on the best and approximately 4 toes tall. “We’re getting readings all alongside this area,” the curator acknowledged, status up. She frowned as she stuck sight of the gadget in Cassandra’s hands. “A ULS laser,” Cassandra defined. “Used to dig via rock. ” “But—” “Get again. ” Cassandra lifted the unit to her shoulder and pointed the belled barrel of the unit on the wall.
Kara persevered, “Everything in this center is so obviously rendered. Da Vinci may have a troublesome time being so anatomically specific. ” She stared over to Safia. “Nature doesn’t like ninety-degree angles. ” Safia leaned nearer. She traced the strains together with her arms, as though she have been examining Braille. Doubt slowly pale to surprise. “The ends…they easily cease by surprise. They don’t combination backtrack. ” “It’s a letter,” Kara stated. “Epigraphic South Arabian,” Safia agreed, naming the traditional script from the area, a script that predated Hebrew and Aramaic.
Possibly he may locate whatever at the gunman that might aid. A radio or anything. Captain al-Haffi joined him. “I dragged him again right here, hoping he had additional ammunition on him. Or a grenade. ” He acknowledged this final with thick bitterness. A unmarried grenade might have ended the stalemate at the deck. Painter patted the physique down, ripping away the masks. the guy wore a subvocalizing radio. He tugged it unfastened and driven the earpiece in position. not anything. now not even static. The workforce had long gone silent. As he searched extra, he pocketed the man’s night-vision apparatus and stumbled on a thick strap round the man’s chest.
Keyed to Safia’s transceiver. lets try out that back? ” Painter easily hung his head. She could do it. Ubar used to be open. Cassandra had no additional desire for Safia’s services. Cassandra knelt nearer. “Now that i've got your complete awareness, might be we will have that little chat. ” 1:52 A. M. SAFIA LOUNGED, one hand at the iron figurehead, her hip leaning opposed to the ship’s rail. How may possibly she be so terrified, but so drained whilst? It have been a part hour due to the fact all of them heard the explosion, coming from the path of the spiral ramp.
There's a excessive likelihood that the exploded meteorite contained a few type of antimatter. ” Omaha let loose an explosive sound of derision, as though he have been keeping all of it alongside. “Antimatter…what a load of bullshit! Who do you are taking us for? ” Coral spoke at his aspect, matter-of-fact, specialist. “Dr. Dunn, he's telling you the reality. We proven the blast sector ourselves, detecting Z-bozons and gluons, decay debris from an antimatter/matter interplay. ” Omaha frowned, much less definite. “I comprehend it sounds preposterous,” Painter stated.