By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
Dirk Pitt returns, within the exciting new novel from the grand grasp of experience and number one New York instances bestselling author.
While investigating a poisonous outbreak within the Caribbean Sea that can finally threaten the USA, Pitt unwittingly turns into interested by whatever much more dangerous—a post-Castro energy fight for keep an eye on of Cuba. in the meantime, Pitt’s kids, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer summer season, are on an research in their personal, chasing an Aztec stone which can display the whereabouts of an enormous treasure.
The stone was once supposedly destroyed at the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them either to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s manner. the 3 of them were in determined occasions before…but might be by no means fairly as dire because the one dealing with them now.
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Díaz requested. “That may possibly clarify why we stumbled on the codex in Tabasco,” Madero acknowledged. “There should have been a few reference to their departing or returning element at the coast. ” “There is way we don’t know,” Torres acknowledged. all of them studied the subsequent panel, which confirmed the seven canoes heading around the water towards the sunlight. the subsequent picture confirmed a unmarried canoe returning. “Now issues get interesting,” Torres stated. “The subsequent panel indicates an Eagle Warrior, most likely from the surviving canoe, describing his voyage to a stonecutter. Then we see the similar pictures being carved right into a huge round stone. ” “It resembles the sunlight Stone,” Madero acknowledged. “Where have I heard of that? ” summer season requested. “It used to be found in 1790 in the course of renovations of the Mexico urban Cathedral and is now displayed within the nationwide Anthropology Museum. a few twelve toes throughout, it includes a myriad of Aztec glyphs, many relating to recognized calendar sessions. ” “If the dimensions is accurate,” Torres acknowledged, “this stone will be significantly smaller. ” Dirk checked out the picture, nonetheless considering the canoes from the sooner panels. “Any thought in regards to the nature of the voyage? ” “The function isn’t transparent, however it seems they have been transporting whatever of serious importance. that's implied through the presence of the Eagle Warriors as escorts. probably a distinct providing to at least one of the deities. ” “Would that come with goods of intrinsic value,” Díaz requested, “such as gold or jewels? ” “The Aztecs valued and traded such gadgets, and they're mirrored of their spiritual artifacts, in order that will be most likely. ” the subsequent panel confirmed the stonecutter together with his handiwork, status in a home, whereas males donning metal helmets and breastplates gather outdoor. “And now the Spanish appear,” Madero acknowledged. “Yes, and so they wish the stone. ” Torres pointed to the subsequent picture. “The stonecutter cuts it in part and attempts to conceal either items. The Spaniards locate one piece after which kill the stonecutter. ” the following web page confirmed a stone fragment being loaded onto a boat with a wide sail. A monkey was once depicted above the bow. “So the Spanish acquired the stone and loaded it on a galleon,” summer season stated. “It has to be now sitting within the basement of a museum in Seville, gathering dirt. ” “I’m now not conscious of such a artifact,” Torres stated. “And the Spaniards bought merely part the stone. the ultimate panels express extra Eagle Warriors transporting the rest piece and hiding it in a cave underneath a mountain marked with a cow. ” “Any clue the place that would be? ” Torres pointed to a web page depicting footsteps alongside a flat-topped pyramid topped via 4 huge statues. “That almost definitely is the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl at Tula,” he stated, “which is north of Mexico urban. After achieving Tula, the footsteps at the subsequent body point out they persisted farther. It’s tricky to gauge distances, but when the following web page represents one other day or two’s trip, they may have traveled one other thirty or 40 miles past Tula. ” Madero pored over the ultimate photo. “They then buried the stone in a cave, it is going to look, close to a mountain marked with a cow.