Deep Fathom

By James Rollins

New York Times bestselling writer James Rollins dives a ways underneath the waves into unbelievable peril during this vintage story of motion and adventure.

Ex-Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage project to discover Earth burning. sunlight flares have caused a chain of gargantuan usual failures. Earth-quakes and hellfire rock the globe. Air strength One has vanished from the skies with America's president on board.

Now, with the U.S. at the slim breaking point of a nuclear apocalypse, Kirkland needs to pilot his oceangoing exploration send, Deep Fathom, on a determined challenge miles less than the ocean's floor. There, devastating secrets and techniques watch for him--and an influence an historic civilization couldn't include that has been forged out into modern-day, the place it's going to without end modify a global that is already racing towards its personal destruction.

See why the Providence Journal-Bulletin calls James Rollins "the smooth grasp of the motion mystery" with this vintage Rollins story.

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A spot supposedly inhabited by way of a those that may well fly and who lived endlessly. ” “Uh-huh,” her better half answered. Karen checked out Jack, who leaned out one of many home windows. He soaked his handkerchief with chilly seawater, then sat at the windowsill, draping the rainy fabric over his sweaty face. that they had been clambering between those ruins all day, going from one website to a different, preventing just for a chilly lunch of bread and cheese. thus far their seek had proved fruitless. they'd chanced on a handful of barnacle-encrusted items of pottery and damaged bits of statuary, yet no extra facts of writing or crystals. simply rock and extra rock. The ravages of sea, sand, and currents had erased every thing however the basalt bones of this historical urban. “Tired? ” she requested, knowing her litany of news have been most likely falling on deaf ears by way of now. She sat down at the extensive sill beside him. “Sorry to absorb all your day. possibly it might be most sensible if we headed again. ” She checked her watch. “Hopefully, Miyuki has made a few headway at the translations. ” Jack pulled the rainy handkerchief from his face and smiled. “There’s not anything to ask for forgiveness for. You’ve opened my eyes on a previous I by no means knew existed out the following. I’ve traveled those seas looking for treasures for over a decade, yet by no means heard a 10th of those tales. ” “Thanks for listening. ” Jack stood. “But you’re correct. we must always be heading again. ” Karen glanced out the window. nightfall used to be falling. lengthy shadows crept around the waters. She nodded. Jack helped her stand, his grip company on her hand. They crossed over to the building’s front the place their motorboat used to be docked. Jack labored the rope unfastened, whereas Karen tossed her backpack into the strict. Rope in hand, Jack unexpectedly iced up. “Did you hear—” Then he used to be flying around the small room, tackling her to the tough ground. “Stay down. ” She heard it, too. A high-pitched whistle that used to be transforming into louder. She lifted her head. “What is it? ” “Rockets,” he hissed, straddling her. “What—” Then the area exploded with a crashing roar. Jack rolled off her and peeked out the window. Karen joined him. Off to the south she observed a billow of smoke and bits of rock climb excessive into the sky. As they watched, one other explosion blew aside one of many basalt statues a long way to the west. A stone hand flew around the surroundings sunlight. “What’s taking place? ” Karen requested, cringing. Overhead, an army jet streaked south. usa markings. dual streams of fireside bloomed as a couple of missiles have been introduced from the jet’s underbelly, screaming around the darkening sky. different jets shot previous, one winging low around the islands, trailing smoke. Jack pulled Karen backtrack. “Something tells me the blockade round Taiwan simply exploded. ” jointly, they crawled to a window. The southern horizon glowed as though a brand new sunlight have been emerging. “We’d larger get away from the following. ” one other explosion erupted within sight, fast via one other. Karen’s ears rang with the echoing roars as she scrambled to her ft. Out the window the twilight sky was once streaked with ribbons of smoke. They moved again to the door.

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