By David Leadbeater

Booklet 2 within the Matt Drake sequence. The 3rd - The Gates of Hell - is out now! ~ prompt if you love an escapist motion event. ~ compliment for 'The Bones of Odin' - a united kingdom no 1 Bestseller ~ "Bond meets The Da Vinci code yet with better stakes!" "If you love Andy Mcdermott or Matthew Reilly, get this book." ~ during this a lot awaited sequel to The Bones of Odin, Matt Drake takes his thirst for event to an excellent larger point whilst an immense machine relationship again millennia is salvaged from Blackbeard's send, the Queen Anne's Revenge. With the reply to the secret of the Bermuda Triangle of their fingers, the US is attacked by itself soil by means of the Blood King - an underworld determine so robust his very lifestyles is an insignificant delusion: a guy who coerces humans on the maximum degrees of presidency and society; a guy who sends a military to first hurricane a USS Destroyer, guarded by means of enormous quantities of marines and particular Forces squaddies, after which to thieve the key of the Bermuda Triangle - a resource of energy that would permit its proprietor to carry any civilised govt to ransom. Matt Drake and his neighbors needs to stick to a treasure path via wealthy pirate background that leads past the loss of life of Blackbeard himself, via sleek sea battles and conflict at the streets of Key West, to a show-down with the main risky, well-connected and feared guy on the earth - the Blood King.

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Just like the reggae trucks of Barbados, this factor was once historic, colourful and intensely noisy. Bob Marley tunes blasted from the track field. the one distinction used to be they have been by myself in this trip, rather than being stuffed in with 40 people on a fifteen-seater journey. where they have been trying to find was once referred to as Stony Hill, now a part of a warren of roads and housing at the fringe of a no-man’s-land. the fellow they have been searching for used to be Lionel Raychim, an engineer now retired, answerable for numerous of Jamaica’s major roads that shaped the spine of the island’s delivery process. Rick’s Bar used to be situated in a grubby nook of a cul-de-sac, a ramshackle position surrounded via stone structures, the very concentration of the sun’s baking warmth. Drake paid the driving force and headed for a door lined by means of American beer indicators. Budweiser. Coors. Michelob. “Don’t worry,” he acknowledged, laying a consoling hand round Ben’s shoulders, “we’ll get you a pitcher of icy chilly milk. ” Rick’s Bar was once strangely agreeable as soon as the warmth and the site have been mounted away in the back of them. The meandering, dimly lit position was once wood-paneled and embellished with a mind-boggling array of furniture: from a pirate cutlass to a Jolly Roger flag that hung subsequent to the fairway and black Jamaican flag, and from the usually replicated photograph of staff sitting alongside the girders of the Empire nation construction, to plain bikini babes posing on an idyllic seashore. Drake smiled. It was once effortless to visualize ole Rick tacking stuff at the partitions right here and there, something he may well get his arms on. where smelled of beer, sweat and cooking meat. A family members of English travelers, their arms and legs the colour of virgin paper, have been completing off a meal, no longer their nutrition yet learning the locals as rigorously and warily as they can. A under the influence of alcohol sat on the bar, head slumped and hair dangling in his personal dinner. “Awesome,” Kennedy shook her head. “Let’s locate Raychim and come again to civilization. ” “This ain’t so bad,” acknowledged Hayden having a look a bit harm. “Small city woman - I grew up in a spot with a bar like this. We can’t all have a Denny’s at the doorstep you recognize. ” Kinimaka walked slap bang right into a desk, spilling a guy’s drink and waking up the under the influence of alcohol on the bar. The Hawaiian stated: “Oops, sorry,” and skirted round, going crimson. “If that’d been me,” Ben commented, “there’d were threats, fist shaking, even perhaps a head-butt. ” Drake glanced at him. “Not whereas I’m the following, there wouldn’t. ” they discovered a desk and sat down, Kinimaka taking a look in particular uncomfortable perched on an undersized chair. A waitress with jet-black curly hair and a filthy pinny got here out from the again, noticed them, and moved quickly over. “Help you? ” Her English was once stilted and tuneful, yet 1000000 occasions greater than any in their Jamaican. “I wish so,” Kennedy took the lead. “We’re searching for Buds, all around, and a talk with Lionel Raychim. ” The waitress immediately seemed suspicious. “Wha’ you would like wit’ previous guy Ray? ” “A historical past lesson,” stated Kennedy laying a few money at the desk. “He round this present day?

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