By James Rollins
The Rand medical day trip entered the plush desert of the Amazon and not again. Years later, certainly one of its contributors has stumbled out of the world's such a lot inhospitable rainforest--a former distinctive Forces soldier, scarred, mutilated, terrified, and mere hours from demise, who went in with one arm lacking . . . and got here out with either intact.
not able to appreciate this inexplicable occasion, the govt sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable mystery international of undreamed-of perils, to stick to the path of his vanished father . . . towards mysteries that has to be solved at any fee. however the nightmare that's anticipating Nate and his staff of scientists and pro U.S. Rangers dwarfs any chance they expected . . . an old, unstated terror--a energy past human imagining--that can without end modify the area past the darkish, deadly confines of . . .
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None of this looked as if it would predicament Professor Kouwe. He easily puffed on his pipe and strode casually after their armed escort. Manny additionally seemed extra distracted than alarmed. They have been marched previous the corrugated Quonset huts that served as barracks for the Brazilian troops and ended in a derelict timber-framed warehouse at the some distance aspect with the few home windows painted black. The Ranger within the lead opened the rusted door. Nathan used to be the 1st via. watching for to discover a depressing, spider-infested inside, he used to be shocked to discover the massive warehouse brightly lit with halogen poles and overhead fluorescents. The cement flooring used to be crisscrossed with cables, a few as thick round as his wrist. From one of many 3 places of work lining the again half the warehouse, a generator will be heard chugging away. Nathan gaped on the point of refined located during the room: pcs, radio gear, televisions, and displays. Amid all of the equipped chaos, a protracted convention desk have been organize, strewn with printouts, maps, graphs, even a pile of newspapers. women and men in either army clothing and civilian outfits have been busy during the room. numerous have been poring over reams of paper on the desk, together with Kelly O’Brien. What’s happening the following? Nathan puzzled. “I’m afraid there’s no smoking inside,” their escort acknowledged to Professor Kouwe, indicating the lit pipe. “Of path. ” Kouwe tapped out his pipe’s bowl onto the threshold’s dust ground. The Ranger used his boot heel to squash the burning tobacco. “Thank you. ” From around the approach, one of many place of work doorways opened and the tall redheaded guy who looked to be Dr. O’Brien’s brother stepped out. At his aspect was once a guy Nate knew good adequate to dislike immensely. He used to be wearing a military blue swimsuit with the jacket slung over one arm, a coat Nate was once certain bore the Tellux emblem. As ordinary, his darkish brown hair used to be oiled and combed into ideal position, as used to be his neatly trimmed goatee. The smile he wore as he approached Nathan and his pals was once simply as oily. nonetheless, his redheaded significant other crossed with an arm prolonged and a extra real expression of welcome. “Dr. Rand, thanks for coming. i feel you recognize Dr. Richard Zane. ” “We’ve met,” Nathan stated coldly, then shook the redhead’s hand. the fellow had a grip that can weigh down stone. “I’m Frank O’Brien, the pinnacle of operations the following. You’ve already met my sister. ” He nodded over to Kelly, who glanced up from the desk. She lifted a hand in greeting. “Now that you’re all right here we will be able to get this assembly lower than approach. ” Frank guided Nate, Kouwe, and Manny towards the desk, then waved an arm, signaling the others to take their seats. A hard-faced guy with an extended faded scar throughout his throat settled himself around the desk from Nathan. At his part sat one of many Rangers, his silver bars suggesting he used to be the captain of the army forces right here. on the head of the desk, Richard Zane sat among Kelly and Frank, who remained status. To the left was once one other Tellux worker, a small Asian girl in a conservative blue pantsuit.