By David J. L. Gibbins
An exhilarating standalone sequel to ATLANTIS, David Gibbins' foreign bestseller of high-action experience, marine archaeology and the exploration of 1 of history's such a lot attention-grabbing and enduring mysteries. A misplaced Nazi bunker in a wooded area in Germany features a dreadful mystery. yet is there a scary new size - one other aspect within the Nazi's rule of terror? Marine archaeologist Jack Howard returns to the misplaced island of Atlantis within the Black Sea to respond to questions about the Atlantis clergymen that experience plagued him. Then through monitoring down the Nineteen Thirties expeditions of Himmler's Ahnenerbe - the Nazi's division of Cultural background - and its hyperlink with Atlantis, Jack realises he isn't simply at the path of the best misplaced relics from the previous. may possibly there probably be a terrifying new edition of 'Atlantis', a priesthood of evil? Jack needs to discover the reality sooner than it really is too overdue.
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It’s like these holes you dig in sand through the beach, the place the water undermines the edges. That’s what the lava’s doing beneath us now, emerging even within the time we’ve been staring at it. ’ ‘How lengthy do you think that now we have? ’ ‘I don’t even are looking to imagine. i think like a kind of legendary heroes, ultimately having reached the sting of the underworld and brooding about even if happening from right here potential no turning again. ’ ‘We’ve bought to come to a decision speedy. ’ ‘Let’s do the geology first. It’s commonly basaltic, yet i will be able to see streaks of rhyolitic lava, viscous, silica-rich stuff that’s come from deep in the magma. That’s an immense warning call, whatever the vulcanologists couldn’t have recognized with out us being right here. And regardless of the geologists considered the seismic task falling off, it feels like a lull ahead of the hurricane. There’s basically a big occasion brewing lower than the North Anatolian Fault, whatever which can simply expand as a long way west because the Bosporus and Istanbul. What we’re here's adequate to place the full of northern Turkey lower than evacuation orders. ’ ‘Good enough,’ Jack stated. ‘Let’s get out of right here. ’ He fastened his mind’s eye back at the smudge of sunshine on the front to the tunnel a long way in the back of them, and became clear of the hellish scene within the cauldron. yet then he stuck sight of whatever less than. A plume of bubbles had risen alongside the wall to their left, clearing away the brown silicate fabric that had obscured the rock face. abruptly he observed a rock-cut stairway top from less than the lava up the facet of the chamber. He it along with his eyes, his middle pounding, after which observed one other front within the wall sooner than them, twenty, possibly twenty-five metres away. He grasped Costas by way of the arm and pointed, his voice hoarse with pleasure. ‘We’ve been the following ahead of, 5 years in the past. That’s the unique rock wall from the time of Atlantis, and that’s the entranceway I have in mind passing. It was once surmounted via the Atlantis image. That’s what I got here right here to appear for, Costas, to determine what’s inside of. ’ Costas his gaze, after which grew to become to examine him. ‘This is the single likelihood you’ll need to see what’s there. We can’t depart and look ahead to issues to chill down. That lava’s going to damage every thing right here, the entire archaeology. Whatever’s within that entranceway can be misplaced eternally. ’ ‘What are the chances for a glance? ’ ‘What’s your anticipated fuel offer? ’ Jack glanced at his desktop readout. ‘At present intake and intensity, approximately thirty-five mins. ’ ‘Mine’s thirty. that provides us part an hour to recover from there, have a look, after which go back the following and come again to the submersible. There’s no radio hyperlink with Seaquest II till we’re out of the tunnel. If we exit now to offer them the geological rundown, we’d by no means come back in. examine the speed of upward push of the lava. That front most likely won’t be there in part an hour. ’ ‘Will an additional part an hour make any distinction to the rate of the earthquake-response workforce? ’ Costas paused. ‘The Turkish professionals are already on classification A alert, with evacuation plans on complete standby.