By Jack Du Brul, J. Charles
Employed to guide the excavation of caverns deep underneath quarter fifty one, Philip Mercer unearths himself drilling immediately into the epicenter of an age-old conspiracy. A reclusive order of Himalayan priests, via distinctive wisdom of the earth’s tectonic circulate, has envisioned the tip of the area - and is decided to work out the prediction spread as a result. Now, with icebergs floating in the course of the South Pacific and a thermonuclear bomb set to smash an island paradise, the level is determined for Armageddon - and it truly is as much as Philip Mercer and the attractive, mysterious Tisa Nguyan to avoid a cataclysm past mind's eye.
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Sykes had a wad of tobacco in the corner of his mouth and appeared to be swallowing the juice. ” This was just getting better and better. ” “I know he authorized this flight,” Sykes replied, “but I’ve never met the man. ” Mercer felt the plane leap from the tarmac a few minutes later. There was no sense speculating about their destination. The same went for trying to guess what Ira wanted him for. Instead of frustrating himself further with mental gymnastics, he allowed his mind to slip into a balance between sleep and consciousness.
Harry’s tone put him on alert. ” “Don’t mention it,” Harry demurred. ” An hour later, Harry was on his fourth drink and Mercer his second when Harry hauled himself to his feet. ” He had the dog’s leash in his jacket pocket. He clipped it to Drag’s collar and tugged gently to wake him. The basset snored on. ” Drag’s skin twitched like a horse shooing flies and he woofed in annoyance. It took Harry a minute to coax him down the stairs. Mercer went to the library balcony to watch the tug-of-war. True to his name, Drag slid onto his belly when he reached the tiled foyer, forcing Harry to pull him by his leash until he realized stubbornness wouldn’t get him out of the walk.
Seems we’ve hit a bit of head-wind on our way here. Usually we’d land and you’d be transferred to a blacked-out van. But we’ve missed our schedule, and in about ten minutes a Russian spy satellite will be passing overhead. ” Sykes’s voice took on an earnest tone. “Security at this installation is the tightest in the world, Doc. Standing orders are to shoot first and don’t worry about the questions afterward. ” “I’m telling you this to save your life. When we get off this aircraft, I’ll guide you along.
Deep Fire Rising (Philip Mercer) by Jack Du Brul, J. Charles