The Tomb of Hercules: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

AN old WARRIOR.
AN tremendous TREASURE.
A deadly ENEMY.

It’s the possibility of a lifetime–the likelihood to turn out tomb containing the continues to be of the mythical hero Hercules truly exists. If American archaeologist Nina Wilde can find it, it is going to be crucial old locate ever unearthed. yet as Nina and her ex-SAS bodyguard, Eddie Chase, commence their seek, it’s transparent that others are looking to locate the tomb–and the unbelievable riches within–and will do whatever to get there first.

Who will locate the tomb of Hercules first, and what amazing treasure does it carry? From big apple to Shanghai, from Switzerland to the diamond mines of Botswana, Nina and Eddie needs to remain one step prior to their enemies in a race to resolve a secret as historic as civilization itself. but if a stunning lady from Eddie’s previous joins the quest, all of the ideas change–and during this life-and-death video game, their subsequent circulate could be the most threatening one in all all.

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A deadly enemy Nina and Chase are quickly following a violent path of corruption and conspiracy world wide. From Switzerland to Shanghai , Botswana to London , it is a race opposed to time to discover the Tomb of Hercules sooner than it falls into the main evil of hands... PROLOGUE The Gulf ofCádiz 100 miles off the southern coast of Portugal was once hidden one of many maximum secrets and techniques in human heritage. For now, it should stay hidden, guarded by means of one other mystery of even more contemporary beginning. formally, the enormous six-legged floating platform used to be indexed as SBX-2, a sea-based X-band radar station. Nicknamed the Taj Mahal for the large white radar dome dominating its top deck, the high-tech U. S. army behemoth swept the skies to the east for millions of miles, its said goal to watch North Africa and the center East for ballistic missile launches. In functionality and alertness, it used to be what it claimed to be. yet that was once now not the genuine reason behind its presence. the reality lay 8 hundred toes less than. Fifteen months past, the fort on the center of the misplaced civilization of Atlantis—long believed to be not anything greater than a legend—had been found at once underneath the place the SBX was once now anchored. notwithstanding the one noticeable constitution, the large Temple of Poseidon, have been destroyed, radar surveys had printed many extra buried underneath the silt protecting the seafloor. because the discovery of Atlantis had eventually became out to join a conspiracy to exterminate three-quarters of humanity with a organic weapon, the Western governments that stepped in after the plot was once foiled determined that not just the situations of the traditional city’s discovery, but additionally the mere truth of its life may still stay a mystery. no less than, until eventually a extra benign tale of its discovering should be concocted—and any threat of somebody repeating the genocidal plan eradicated. So whereas the SBX stood vigil over the skies, underneath it scientists and archaeologists explored the location in secrecy lower than the auspices of the foreign historical past service provider, a United international locations association verified a 12 months previous with the mandate of finding and securing historical websites corresponding to Atlantis. The important leg at the starboard part of the large radar platform were switched over right into a submersible pen, a bit of the pontoon at its base now open to the ocean. Shielded through concrete partitions six toes thick, the IHA scientists have been ordinarily capable of behavior their explorations without interference from the skin global. yet now not this night. “Jesus,” muttered invoice Raynes, the IHA’s day trip director, clutching a handrail because the rig swayed back. The SBX was once so colossal and securely anchored that generally even an Atlantic typhoon did little greater than lightly rock it. This was once truly an even bigger hurricane than traditional. one of many vibrant yellow two-man submersibles swung on its chains because it used to be winched out of the water. Raynes watched it anxiously. Its dual was once already secured over the dock, but when stipulations obtained a lot worse there has been a probability that the free sub may well develop into an uncontrollable pendulum.

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