Black Wind (Dirk Pitt Adventure)
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Dirk Pitt teams up with his children to find two WWII Japanese subs that went down armed with a devastating payload: a new biological virus.
stammered. “Perhaps your own country,” Kang teased as the color drained from Summer’s face. “Or perhaps not. That is neither here nor there.” “The smallpox vaccine is readily available in the United States in quantities sufficient to vaccinate the entire population,” Dirk countered. “Tens of thousands of health workers have already been inoculated. A release of the smallpox virus might create a minor panic, at best. Certainly, there’s not much risk of creating an epidemic.”
strode sternly into the restaurant. Summer waved the two men over and the senior of the two men confirmed their identity. “I’m First Sergeant Bimson, Fifty-first Fighter Wing Security Forces. This is Staff Sergeant Rodgers,” he continued, nodding to his partner. “We have orders to escort you to Osan Air Base without delay.” “The pleasure will be all ours,” Summer assured him as they stood and left the marina restaurant, following the airmen to a government sedan parked outside.
base of the rocket. The flame deflector was designed to divert and dampen the rocket’s fiery thrust, directing the launch tempest through the platform to the ocean below. Thousands of gallons of fresh water were released seconds before launch into the trench to help cool the exposed portions of the platform during the blazing inferno during the rocket’s slow rise off the pad. “Remind me not to park here when that torch goes off,” Dahlgren said, trying to visualize the conflagration that
Dahlgren adjusted the drive mechanism to aim the platform directly toward the storage building and two guards, then hunkered down under the canvas tarp and lay still. The towering platform crept halfway across the hangar like a robot before one of the guards detected its movement. From under the tarp, Dahlgren heard an excited rush of gibberish in an Asian tongue, but, thankfully, no sound of gunfire followed. A loud cry of “Saw!” screeched through the air, and was repeated a few seconds
ton of bricks, the submersible dropped straight to the dock below, landing on its tail with an accordionlike smash before plopping over on its side in distress. Yoshida grimaced, already thinking of the grief he would suffer at the hands of Takagai, as well as the reams of insurance paperwork he would be forced to fill out. Thankfully, no one was hurt on the dock. As he climbed down from the crane’s cab to inspect the damage, Yoshida glanced at the bald man on the gangway, expecting to see a