By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
A most sensible nuclear scientist is going mad and takes an blameless kinfolk hostage at gunpoint, killing one and inflicting an important standoff.
A plume of radiation above big apple urban results in a warehouse the place, it sort of feels, a strong nuclear bomb was once assembled simply hours before.
Sifting during the proof, professionals make certain that the unthinkable is set to take place: in ten days, a big American urban could be vaporized by way of a terrorist attack.
Ten days. And Gideon group, monitoring the mysterious terrorist cellphone from the suburbs of latest York to the mountains of recent Mexico, learns the tip might be whatever worse--far worse--than mere Armageddon.
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They hit the tarmac with a lurch, got here up, then back off with one other jarring thump—and then they have been skidding alongside the floor, eventually coming to a cease in the course of the street. Gideon grew to become and observed the truck screeching to a cease at the back of them, jackknifing, spewing and spitting rubber from shredding tires. It slid to a cease slightly twenty ft from them. forward, within the contrary lane, a motor vehicle imminent from the opposite course additionally slammed at the brakes. after which all was once silent. For a second, Fordyce sat like a marble statue, because the steel ticked and hissed round him. Then he prized his hands from the keep watch over yoke, flicked off the grasp change, pulled off his headset, and undid his defense harness. “After you,” he stated. Gideon climbed out of the airplane on rubbery, nerveless legs. They sat down, routinely, at the shoulder of the road. Gideon’s center was once going so quick he might slightly breathe. The trucker and the driving force of the oncoming motor vehicle got here operating up. “Damn! ” cried the trucker. “What occurred? You men very well? ” They have been o.k.. different autos all started preventing, humans getting out. Gideon didn’t even discover. “How frequently does an engine simply die like that? ” he requested Fordyce. “Not frequently. ” “What approximately either engines? in just a similar manner? ” “Never, Gideon. by no means. ” 30 an afternoon AND A part later, Gideon workforce parked the Suburban—its windshield replaced—in the sphere beside his log-and-adobe cabin, killed the engine, and acquired out. He glanced round, respiring deeply, taking in for a second the enormous sweep of early-evening surroundings laid out earlier than him: the Piedra Lumbre basin; the Jemez Mountains surrounding him, fringed with ponderosa pines. The air, the view, have been like a tonic. It used to be the 1st time he’d been again to the cabin because the enterprise on Hart Island, and it felt stable. Up the following, the darkish feeling that used to be regularly with him looked as if it would impede. Up right here, he may possibly nearly put out of your mind every little thing else: the frantic research, his scientific analysis. And the opposite, deeper issues, to boot: his blighted adolescence; the giant, lonely mess he’d made from his lifestyles. After a protracted second, he scooped up the buying baggage from the passenger seat, driven open the door to the cabin, and walked into the kitchen alcove. The scent of wooden smoke, previous leather-based, and Indian rugs enveloped him. With the rustic in an uproar, towns evacuating, and the voices of the crazies and conspiracy freaks filling the debate indicates and radio, the following a minimum of was once a spot that remained an analogous. Whistling the melody to “Straight, No Chaser,” he begun removal goods from the buying luggage and arranging them at the counter. He took a second to circumambulate the cabin, commencing shutters and elevating windowpanes, checking the sunlight inverter, turning at the good pump. Then he back to the kitchen, regarded over the array of materials, nonetheless whistling, and commenced pulling out pots, knives, and different gear from a number of drawers. God, it felt stable to be again. An hour later, he used to be commencing the oven, checking the development of his braised artichokes à l. a. provençale, while he heard a motor vehicle process.