By James Rollins
The explosive first event in James Rollins' bestselling Sigma strength series!
A freak explosion within the British museum in London ignites a dangerous race for an earth-shaking strength resource buried deep underneath the sands of background. Painter Crowe is an agent for Sigma strength, a covert arm of the protection division tasked with conserving harmful clinical discoveries out of enemy fingers. while an old artifact issues the way in which towards the mythical "Atlantis of the Sands," Painter needs to go back and forth the world over looking for the misplaced city-and a harmful strength past imagining.
But Painter has festival. A band of ruthless mercenaries, led by means of a former buddy and best friend, also are purpose on claiming the prize, and they'll break a person who will get of their way.
Ancient background collides with state of the art science-with the security of the realm at stake!
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She held it low, lethal regular, regardless of the barrage of gunfire breaking out in spats above their heads. She was once by myself. “Where’s Crowe? ” he hissed. She cocked a thumb up. “Gone to satisfy Kara twenty mins in the past. ” the place the gunfire appeared to focus, Omaha further. worry narrowed his imaginative and prescient as he stared towards the steps. Safia and her scholar had inner most cabins less than Kara’s suite, either with reference to the scuffling with. His middle clutched with each burst of rifle hearth. He needed to get to her. He stepped towards the stairway. a brand new spate of gunplay erupted, sounding from the head of the steps. Booted footsteps pounded, coming their manner. “Weapons? ” Coral whispered. Omaha became and confirmed his empty fingers. that they had been compelled to desert all own fingers ahead of boarding the send. She scowled and moved quickly to the foot of the slender stairs. She used the hilt of her knife to shatter the only bulb that lit the hall. Darkness fell. The footsteps rushed towards them. A shadow seemed first. Coral looked as if it would learn whatever within the shadow, subtly altering her place, widening her stance, reducing her arm. a dismal determine stumbled down the final of the steps. Coral kicked out a leg, cracking the fellow within the knee. He fell headlong into the hall with a cry. It was once just one of the team. The ship’s galley cook dinner. His face struck the planks with a crack, snapping his head again. He groaned yet lay nonetheless, shocked, dazed. Coral crouched over him along with her knife, not sure. Spatters of gunfire endured above, yet basically sporadically now, sounding extra lethal, functional. Omaha driven ahead, eyeing the steps. “We need to get to the others. ” To Safia. Coral stood up and blocked him with an arm. “We want guns. ” A rifle blast sounded above, loud within the tight area. every person took a step again. Coral met Omaha’s eye. He stared up, stuck among dashing to Safia’s rooms and continuing carefully. warning used to be now not on the best of his center values. nonetheless, the girl was once correct. Fists opposed to bullets used to be now not an exceptional rescue plan. He swung round. “There are rifles and ammo kept within the hold,” he acknowledged, and pointed to the ground hatch that led down into the bilge compartment. “We will be in a position to move slowly via there and get to the most carry. ” Coral tightened her grip on her knife and nodded. They crossed to the hatch, threw it open, and climbed down the fast ladder to the low-ceilinged bilge. It smelled of algae, salt, and oak resins. Omaha used to be the final via. A clean barrage of gunfire erupted, punctuated by way of a pointy scream. a guy, now not a lady. nonetheless, Omaha cringed and prayed for Safia to maintain her head low. Hating himself, he closed the hatch. Darkness fell over them. Blind, he dropped down the fast ladder, touchdown with a tiny splash within the bilge. “Anyone carry a flashlight? ” he requested. nobody replied. “Great,” Omaha muttered, “just nice. ” anything scurried over his foot and disappeared with the sound of tiny splashes. Rats. 1:58 A. M. PAINTER LEANED out one of many ship’s home windows. A two-man Jet Ski buzzed lower than, sweeping lower than the overhang of the sticking out forecastle.