By James Rollins
The explosive first experience in James Rollins' bestselling Sigma strength series!
A freak explosion within the British museum in London ignites a deadly race for an earth-shaking strength resource buried deep underneath the sands of historical past. Painter Crowe is an agent for Sigma strength, a covert arm of the protection division tasked with conserving harmful medical discoveries out of enemy fingers. while an old artifact issues the best way towards the mythical "Atlantis of the Sands," Painter needs to shuttle internationally looking for the misplaced city-and a harmful energy past imagining.
But Painter has pageant. A band of ruthless mercenaries, led through a former good friend and best friend, also are motive on claiming the prize, and they'll spoil somebody who will get of their way.
Ancient heritage collides with state-of-the-art science-with the protection of the area at stake!
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No longer even the Omani executive. Any notice, at any place, that we’re nonetheless alive jeopardizes our skinny virtue. Cassandra’s workforce controlled to abduct Safia via their benefit of shock. we will win her again an analogous means. ” “But with the sultan’s support, Salalah might be locked down and searched. ” “Cassandra’s workforce has already confirmed too rattling imaginative. They’ve introduced in major manpower and guns. That couldn’t have occurred with no assets within the govt. ” “And if we pop out of hiding, be aware may achieve the kidnappers,” Omaha mumbled. He had holstered the pistol in his waistband and rubbed his knuckles. His indignant outburst looked as if it would have steadied the fellow. “The kidnappers will be long gone sooner than any motion will be taken. We’d lose Safia. ” “Exactly. ” “Then what can we do? ” Kara requested. “We locate transportation. ” Captain al-Haffi progressed. Painter was once uncertain how the guy may believe approximately deceiving his personal govt, holding them at midnight, yet even so, while out within the box, the wilderness Phantoms acted with complete independence. He nodded to Painter. “I’ll ship one in all my males over to the village. They won’t arouse suspicion. ” The captain should have learn anything in Painter’s face, a few query approximately why he was once so without problems supporting the staff. “They killed one in every of my males. Kalil. He used to be my wife’s cousin. ” Painter nodded with sympathy. “May Allah hold him domestic. ” He knew there has been no more suitable loyalty than that to the contributors of one’s personal tribe and relations. With a part bow of thank you, Captain al-Haffi waved to the taller of his males, a real great of a guy, named Barak. They spoke swiftly in Arabic. Barak nodded and started to step away. Kara stopped him. “How are you going to get a truck with out funds? ” Barak responded her in English, “Allah is helping those that support themselves. ” “You’re going to thieve one? ” “Borrow. it really is culture between our wilderness tribes. a guy might borrow what he wishes. Stealing is a criminal offense. ” With this bit of knowledge, the guy headed out towards the far away lighting at a gentle jog, disappearing into the evening like a real phantom. “Barak won't fail us,” Captain al-Haffi guaranteed them. “He will discover a motor vehicle big enough to hold all of us…and the pony. ” Painter glanced again alongside the rocky shore. the rest Phantom, a taciturn younger guy named Sharif, led the stallion with a size of towline. “Why convey the pony? ” Painter requested, desirous about the publicity of a giant motor vehicle. “There’s stable grazing the following, and anyone may locate it. ” Captain al-Haffi responded, “We have little funds. And the pony should be bartered, bought. Used as transportation if wanted. it's also a canopy for us to be touring to Salalah. the pony farms there are popular. it's going to reduce suspicion if we deliver the stallion alongside on our trip. And in addition to, white is nice good fortune. ” This final used to be stated with lethal seriousness. success one of the parents of Arabia used to be as vital as a roof over one’s head. They made a short camp. whereas Omaha and Painter beached the release in the back of a few rocks to conceal it, the others equipped a fireplace out of drift-wood, sheltering it in the lee of a tumbled portion of cliff.