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By David Gibbins

From the autumn of the Roman Empire to the final days of Nazi strength, marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his crew of adventurers are sizzling at the path of history’s so much elusive and wanted treasure: the misplaced golden menorah of Jerusalem. And what they detect may possibly switch the area forever….

Deep underneath the windswept waters close to Istanbul, Jack and his crack crew of specialists have exposed a shocking clue to the site of the fabled treasure plundered throughout the Crusades. in the meantime, in a dusty cathedral library, anyone reveals a long-forgotten medieval map. jointly the 2 discoveries will resolve an old mystery—and spark a race to prevent a present-day conspiracy of astonishing proportions.

From diving into the center of an arctic iceberg to the final stand of a Viking warship to a rare revelation deep within the jungles of important the USA, Jack is headed directly right into a globe-spanning conflict of civilizations, into an magnificent underground labyrinth steeped in blood and horrors—and to a war of words with a killer on a shattering campaign of his personal.

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It’s natural hypothesis, in fact, yet they can also have sailed during the Florida Keys and into the Caribbean. If that occurred, the present winds can have blown them south-west, while some distance as valuable the US. ” “That’s a hell of far from Constantinople. ” Jack without notice remembered his beneficial days with Katya six months prior to in Istanbul, the 2 of them absorbed within the labyrinthine earlier of town, their dialogue of the way the again alleys of historical past may lead to the main outstanding adventures of discovery. For a second he felt a pang of remorse, yet then was once overtaken by means of a surge of pleasure. “A very good distance indeed,” he stated. “But glance the place we're now, how a ways we're already from their place of origin. The Viking presence the following at L’Anse aux Meadows is absolutely documented, corroborated through archaeology. Anything’s attainable. ” “Half crazed with thirst and exhaustion, a few of them nonetheless crippled through their wounds from Stamford Bridge,” Jeremy murmured. “It’s a major photograph. they'd were terrified yet exhilarated, frightened any second of losing over the sting of the realm but each day getting towards Ragnarøk, to the showdown the place they'd subscribe to Odin and Thor battle-girded for the final time with their nice battle axes. To us the tropics appear benign, yet to the Vikings they might were a imaginative and prescient of hell, a meeting air of mystery of pink that might appear to be drawing them ever towards their future. ” Costas stood and gazed in the direction of the north-eastern horizon, in the course of the strait in the direction of the shore of Labrador and the open Atlantic. Clouds have been increase, and a sea mist was once commencing to shroud the coast. abruptly he pointed to a white shape that seemed out and in of the mist at the horizon. “It’s Seaquest II,” he stated excitedly. “And the Lynx is at the means. ” Jack seemed out to sea. He had gambled somewhat of his recognition on persuading Macleod to name a halt to the icefjord undertaking and sail south to satisfy them, within the expectation that they'd be going someplace farther after L’Anse aux Meadows. Jack by no means regularly exerted authority over his colleagues within the different IMU departments, and fortuitously Macleod had built a prepared curiosity within the archaeology after having introduced Jack to Ilulissat within the first position. The stipulations for taking ice cores have been quickly changing into untenable as summer time drew in, and there have been critical rumbles of discontent one of the invited scientists. Jack pursed his lips and for the following couple of mins watched because the darkish speck of the helicopter grew to become recognisable and the thud of its rotor stuffed the bay. It flew lazily overhead after which settled down on its pontoons within the shallows with regards to the Zodiac. After the turbine had powered down they watched the helmeted figures of Ben and Andy emerge and wade throughout to greet the 2 Canadian Coast Guards. “Where can we move from the following? ” Costas requested. “Looks to me just like the trail’s extensive open. ” “We want whatever more,” Jack acknowledged, his forehead knitted. “I’d was hoping there’d be whatever additional, a few small clue.

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