By Jon Land
What if Pandora's field have been actual? Blaine McCracken unearths himself dealing with this very question--and the best risk to mankind--in his long-awaited return.
Rogue special-operations agent McCracken hasn't ever been shy approximately answering the decision, and this time it is available in the aftermath of a deep-water oil rig catastrophe that says the lifetime of a onetime member of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its lacking group lead him to the inescapable end that the most mysterious and lethal forces within the universe is responsible: darkish subject, either a unlimited resource of strength strength and an unimaginably harmful weapon.
Joining forces back along with his trusty sidekick, Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to prevent lethal enemies who wish the darkish subject in any respect charges. a robust power rich person and the chief of a jap doomsday cult either search the final word prize for his or her personal nefarious purposes, and McCracken and Wareagle's challenge to defeat them takes the duo on a nonstop trip internationally and hundreds of thousands of years into the previous the place the reality lies within the old Pandora's Temple, outfitted to guard the world's strongest weapon.
McCracken's purely wish to save lots of the area is to discover the legendary temple. alongside the best way, he and Wareagle locate themselves up opposed to Mexican drug gangs, killer robots, a military assassins, and a mythical sea monster. The hero of 9 prior best-selling thrillers, McCracken is used to the percentages being stacked opposed to him, yet this time the stakes have by no means been higher.
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Gun-loving Juárez, particularly. position is just like the previous West. You’ll be going up opposed to 100 weapons in a walled fort. ” McCracken rose, jarring the desk simply enough to ship the remainder of his watery ginger ale sloshing round amid the melting ice cubes. “Send me the specifications and the satellite tv for pc recon. ” “That’s it? ” Folsom requested. “Not particularly. I don’t like operating for someone I can’t belief. ” Folsom opened his mouth to reply, yet McCracken rolled correct over his phrases. “You’re no longer from kingdom. country doesn’t paintings with humans like me. It’s no longer of their task description. Too busy masking their very own asses. Politics, Hank, whatever you sincerely don’t supply a shit approximately. ” “All correct, you were given me. I’m place of origin Security,” Folsom instructed him. “Ah, the hot catchall . . . ” “You’re correct concerning the instruments at nation, McCracken. yet we, however, get shit performed. Being place of birth supplies us a license to do pretty well something we'd like. ” “Including going open air the approach to name in a dinosaur like me? ” Folsom attempted to carry McCracken’s stare. “Just solution me one query. Your cell doesn’t ring until eventually I name, it leaves me considering. ” “That’s no longer a query. ” Folsom didn’t hesitate. “The query is, do you continue to have it or now not . . . McCrackenballs? ” McCracken smiled tightly. “Let me positioned it this manner, Hank: while this is often over, you might have considered trying to revise that thesis of yours. ” bankruptcy three Juárez, Mexico “What’s consuming you, boss? ” Sal Belamo requested, as McCracken prompt the SUV towards the compound’s gates after the guards ultimately waved him via. “Folsom requested me if I nonetheless had it. ” “Any doubt on your brain approximately that? ” “Two years is many years, Sal. ” “You’re now not announcing you’re scared. ” “Nope, yet i used to be: scared that the decision wouldn’t get back after the telephone stopped ringing years in the past. ” Belamo gazed round him. “Well, we will be able to adequately say that concern’s been placed to leisure. ” the interior of the compound jibed completely with the satellite tv for pc reconnaissance photographs Folsom had supplied. It reminded McCracken of a standard Spanish project, no longer in contrast to the famed Alamo in San Antonio, with an internal courtyard and a nest of constructions situated past a walled façade that during olden instances could have supplied an additional layer of safety from assault. A lavish fountain left over from an prior period was once headquartered within the courtyard, fantastically restored yet not sensible. The sunlight burned excessive in a cloudless sky, flooding the compound with blistering scorching gentle that mirrored off the cream-colored array of constructions. The air smelled of scorched dust combined with stale perspiration that hung within the air like haze, the mix acrid adequate to make McCracken are looking to carry his breath. Trays of freshly grilled fowl, fish, and pork smelling of chili powder, pepper, and oregano sharp adequate to arrive the SUV’s now open home windows, in the meantime, have been laid out on tables lined by means of open-sided tent. McCracken might see plates of sliced tomatoes and bowls of freshly made guacamole positioned in one other part no longer faraway from ice chests jam-packed with bottled water.