By Clive Cussler
August 1945: A lone B-29 takes to the air from Alaska for the lengthy flight to Japan, bearing the 3rd atomic bomb as back-up to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. Shot down simply in need of its aim, the airplane crashes into the ocean, taking its mystery to the ground. within the aftermath of the conflict, its very lifestyles is denied, then forgotten.
October 1993: a brand new eastern empire has emerged, one depending upon monetary energy instead of army prowess. An uneasy the United States, more and more less than siege from the industrial may possibly of its "ally," is still blind to the lengths to which a few eastern should be prepared to visit ascertain Japan's dominance. Unaware, that's, till a big jap automobile service wearing hundreds of thousands of "Murmoto" vehicles made via the mysterious Hideki Suma is destroyed—by a nuclear explosion... In Dragon, his such a lot exciting and wonderful novel up to now, Clive Cussler deftly mixes contemporary historical past with a few of our private fears.
He has created a masterpiece of suspense, within which it really is once more as much as the inimitable Dirk Pitt to defuse a terrifying chance to international peace. From the icy Alaska coast to a tropical paradise within the Pacific, Dragon describes an mind-blowing and brutal conspiracy, geared toward forcing the West into ultimate attractiveness of Japan's global management. With endless persistence and ruthlessness, the conspirators have laid their plans so good that the US lies helpless earlier than the complicated eastern plot... Dirk Pitt, Cussler's brilliantly conceived hero— defined by means of the hot York occasions e-book overview as an "endearing mix of Boy Scout, document Savage, and James Bond"—is the single guy who can foil the conspirators and forestall the japanese plan ahead of Armageddon is unleashed. even if exploring the sea flooring 5 kilometers under the outside, or battling an evil samurai-inspired eastern thug, saber opposed to conventional katana to the demise, Pitt is usually one step sooner than his adversaries.
From the key underground vault the place he uncovers Nazi treasurers safe for many years by way of immediately deadly nerve gasoline, to a ironmongery store in a suburban Maryland city the place he fends off an assault by means of ninja-suited warriors, Pitt is a digital one-man military of ability and bold, reacting to each situation together with his ordinary appeal, reliable humor, and outstanding inventiveness, as profitable with the women as he's in his feats of derring-do. yet can anybody guy defeat the crafty and may of the hot Japan whilst it mobilizes its titanic technological assets and its historic warrior traditions? For Dirk Pitt, in his greatest experience but, the reply may well suggest dying. For the United States—defeat and enslavement.
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I turn my head around, and Asuna had already opened her item window and got ready to take out a very expensive healing crystal. I couldn’t help but smile wryly and said, “Isn’t it too exaggerated? ” 61 Sword Art Online Volume 8 – Early and Late A Murder Case in the Area “Idiot! Anything can happen outside the area! ” Asuna angrily stated as she seemed to be lecturing a stupid little brother, and then opened a window and invited me to a party. I cringed my head back a little and immediately pressed on the accept button, and right below my HP bar at the top left hand corner, I could see Asuna’s small HP bar.
She then slowly and clearly nodded. ” I clenched my fists subconsciously. Was the criminal in that room? If that’s the case, the criminal pushed the victim —— «Kains» out of the window and got away while everyone’s looking. In that case, the criminal must have used some sort of equipment with a stealth ability equipment, but such an item effect would naturally weaken when moving. Speaking of which, does the criminal have some high level hidden skill to make up for this flaw? At this moment, my mind thought of the dangerous-sounding term «Assassin».
46 Sword Art Online Volume 8 – Early and Late A Murder Case in the Area Agil continued to walk to the right. Asuna and I held our breaths as we looked at the names mentioned, and seemed to find that name at the same time. «Grimlock». On it —— there’s no line. ” Both of us heaved a sigh of relief at the same time. Slightly further away from us, Agil was looking at the «K» column, and immediately said to us with a serious look, “Kains’ definitely dead. The date and time are correct. ” Asuna muttered and looked down, lowering those long eyebrows of hers.
Dragon (Dirk Pitt, Book 10) by Clive Cussler