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By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

A important treasure recovered. a robust empire resurrected. Dirk Pitt is at the flow.

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The 2 have been early life associates, in Southern California, the place they’d discovered to dive jointly off Laguna seashore. whereas serving within the Air strength, they’d either taken a brief task at a fledgling new federal division tasked with learning the oceans. ratings of initiatives and adventures later, Pitt now headed up the greatly extended organization known as NUMA, whereas Giordino labored along him as his Director of Underwater know-how. “Let’s attempt an elongated circle seek off the anchor line,” Pitt recommended, as they buckled on their air tanks. “My bearing places the web snag just a little inshore of our current place. ” Giordino nodded, then crammed a regulator into his mouth and slipped backward off the Zodiac and into the water. Pitt splashed in a moment later, and the 2 males the anchor line to the ground. The blue waters of the Aegean Sea have been remarkably transparent, and Pitt had no difficulty seeing fifty toes or extra. As they approached the darkened backside, he famous with a few pride that the seafloor used to be a mix of flat gravel and sand. Gunn’s overview used to be right. the realm looked to be certainly freed from obstructions. the 2 males unfold aside a dozen ft above the seafloor and swam a lazy arc seaward round the anchor line. A small institution of sea bass cruised via, eyeing the divers suspiciously prior to darting away to deeper water. As they angled round towards Chios, Pitt spotted Giordino waving at him. Thrusting his legs in a powerful scissors kick, Pitt swam nearer, discovering his accomplice pointing to a wide form prior to them. It was once a towering brown shadow that appeared to waver within the skinny mild. It reminded Pitt of a windblown tree, its leafy branches sprouting skyward. Swimming nearer, he observed that it used to be no tree however the remnants of the fisherman’s nets drifting lazily within the present. Leery of entanglement, the 2 divers moved carefully, positioning themselves up present as they approached. The nets have been stuck on a unmarried element, sticking out simply above the seafloor. Pitt may see a faint trench scratched around the gravel-and-sand backside, finishing in an upright spar tangled with the nets. Kicking towards the obstruction, he may see that it was once a corroded T-shaped iron anchor approximately 5 ft in size. The anchor was once tilted on its facet, with one fluke pointing towards the outside, the fisherman’s nets hopelessly ensnarled round it, whereas the opposite fluke was once embedded within the seafloor. Pitt reached down and fanned away round the base, revealing that the buried fluke was once wedged among a thick beam of wooden and a smaller go body. Pitt had explored adequate shipwrecks to acknowledge the thick beam as a ship’s keel. He became clear of the nets and eyed the large, shallow trench that had lately been scratched around the backside. Giordino used to be already soaring over it, monitoring it to its beginning. Like Pitt, he had surmised what occurred. The fishing nets had snagged the anchor at one finish of the destroy and dragged it alongside the keel line till it had stuck a move body and held company.

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