By Clive Cussler
Clive Cussler's awesome new Dirk Pitt(r) experience. Clive the Mighty!" hailed Kirkus experiences approximately Cussler's final Dirk Pitt(r) novel, Trojan Odyssey. "Hurricane Clive at his so much tumultuous." no one has been in a position to fit Cussler but for the difficult plotting and sheer audacity of his paintings, and Black Wind units the bar even larger. within the waning days of global conflict II, the japanese attempted a final determined measure-a various type of kamikaze venture, this one conducted by means of submarines sure for the West Coast of the us, their shipment a innovative new pressure of organic virus. Neither sub made it to the detailed aim. yet that doesn't suggest they have been misplaced. anyone understands concerning the subs and what they bore, is aware too the place they could be, and has a unprecedented plan in shop for the prize inside-a scheme that can reshape the realm as we all know it. All that stands within the approach are 3 humans: a marine biologist named summer season, a marine engineer named Dirk, and their father, Dirk Pitt, the recent head of NUMA. Pitt has confronted devastating enemies prior to, and has even teamed up together with his teenagers to trace them down. yet by no means has he appeared upon the face of natural evil . . . beforehand. full of superb suspense and breathtaking motion, Black Wind is Cussler on the peak of his storytelling powers.
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Navy Hellcats. On the submarine, several petty officers crowded the conning tower to take a final glimpse of their green island nation, uncertain as all seamen departing for bat de whether they would return home again. When the approach to the Pacific became visible to the lookout, Ogawa issued the command to dive. A loud bell clanged throughout the submarine and sailors scurried to secure the deck and hatches. "Submerge to fifteen meters," Ogawa ordered from the bridge. Large ballast tanks were flooded with seawater and the diving planes tipped forward.
Gradually the lights of Kure fell away as the submarine snaked around several large islands, then entered the Seto Inland Sea. Ogawa ordered increased speed as the mountainous island outcroppings fell away and the first gray patches of predawn light tinted the eastern sky. As he marked their route in the conning tower with the I-403\ navigator, Ogawa was approached by the executive officer climbing up from below. "Hot tea, sir," Lieutenant Yoshi Motoshita said, thrusting a small cup toward the commander.
In an instant, the I-403's deck gun boomed as the submarine's experienced gun crew attempted to halt the oncoming dervish. The slim, head-on profile of the destroyer made for a difficult target, however, and the shell passed harmlessly to one side. Hurriedly, the gun crew took aim and fired again. Once identifying the ship as a destroyer, Ogawa recognized the futility of a surface duel with a superior vessel and immediately ordered a crash dive. The mission would have to be sacrificed for the safety of the ship and crew, he reasoned, if it wasn't already too late.