Ice Hunt

By James Rollins

Carved right into a relocating island of ice two times the dimensions of the us, Ice Station Grendel has been deserted for greater than seventy years. The twisted brainchild of the best minds of the previous Soviet Union, it was once designed to be inaccessible and almost invisible. yet an American undersea learn vessel has inadvertently pulled too close--and whatever has been sighted relocating contained in the allegedly abandoned facility, anything whose survival defies each normal legislations. And now, as scientists, squaddies, intelligence operatives, and unsuspecting civilians are drawn into Grendel's deadly vortex, the main severe measures attainable might be undertaken to guard its darkish mysteries--because the negative truths locked at the back of submerged partitions of ice and metal may possibly finish human lifestyles on the earth.

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6) BE WARNED US DELTA strength workforce HAS BEEN DEPLOYED. INTEL reviews exact pursuits demonstrated FOR adversarial crew. OPERATIONAL CONTROLLER nonetheless AT huge. DELTA challenge MARKED BLACK by means of NSA. REPEAT BLACK. (7) CHANNELS ascertain rationale ON each side. (8) facts must never FALL INTO opposed arms. ALL activities to avoid THIS ARE licensed. (9) COL. GEN. CHENKO SENDS. BT NNNN Viktor closed the binder. He reviewed Chenko’s feedback. undertaking marked black through NSA…Channels verify motive on each side. He shook his head. It used to be the standard semantics of covert operations. Fancy phrases for the tacit contract on either side to the non-public conflict that used to be approximately to be fought out the following. either governments could salary this conflict, yet neither aspect may recognize it ever occurred. And Vickor knew why. there has been a dismal mystery either governments sought after perpetually silenced, and a good darker prize that went with it. Neither part might ever recognize its lifestyles, yet neither may they go away it untouched. The stakes have been too excessive. The prize, the fruit of his father’s hard work, was once a discovery that may revolutionize the area. yet who may eventually own it? Viktor knew just one factor for yes: it was once his father’s legacy. The american citizens may by no means have it. This he swore. And after that…other concerns should be settled. He glanced back to the Polaris display screen. With the go-code in hand, it used to be now time to begin his personal gambit. He pressed the silver button at the aspect of the wrist display screen, preserving it for an entire thirty seconds. He used to be cautious to not contact the neighboring crimson button—at least no longer but. Viktor stared on the display screen. He had those thirty seconds to re-examine his selection. as soon as Polaros used to be activated, there has been no turning again, no retreat. He persisted to carry the button, unwavering in his selection. through the process his sixty-four years, he had noticeable Russia swap: from a czarist kingdom of kings and palaces, to a Communist country of Stalin and Khrushchev, then right into a damaged panorama of autonomous states, warring, bad, and on the point of damage. every one transition weakened his kingdom, his humans. And the area at huge was once no higher. Century-old hatreds locked the area into strife and terror: Northern eire, the Balkans, Israel and the Arab states. It was once a trend that was once repeated again and again forever, with out answer, with no desire. Viktor saved the button pressed. It used to be time a brand new international arose, the place outdated styles will be shattered perpetually, the place international locations will be pressured to interact for you to live to tell the tale and rebuild. a brand new global will be born out of ice and chaos. it'd be his legacy, within the reminiscence of his father, his mom. the heart set off remained darkish, however the smaller lighting fixtures on the issues of the celebrity started to blink in series, winding round and round. Viktor published the button. It used to be performed. Polaris was once now activated. It in basic terms awaited the grasp set off engine to be deployed on the station. venture Shockwave was once approximately to move from thought to fact. Viktor stared on the flashing lighting fixtures marking the five-pointed big name, winding round and round, expecting his ultimate command.

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