By Boyd Morrison
Tyler Locke is on board a Washington kingdom ferry while he gets an nameless name informing him bomb is decided to detonate on deck in ten mins - lengthy earlier than the boat reaches port. while a frantic Locke races to the positioning, he reveals classics professor Stacey Benedict has got the exact same tip; for you to disarm the bomb, the 2 needs to interact to resolve an engineering puzzle, a puzzle written in historical Greek. however the complete setup is simply a try out created by way of a terrorist mobilephone rationale on utilizing them to adopt an enormous project: uncovering the mythical misplaced riches of King Midas. The mobile is utilizing Tyler's father as their bait, maintaining him hostage and giving Tyler simply ten days to trace down the gold. Armed purely with an illuminated manuscript penned via old inventor Archimedes, Tyler and Stacey commence their quest to unravel a secret whose solution is hidden in the workings of a recognized historic Greek artifact...
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I took precautions to make sure the taggant odor was sealed in, and I paid some jobless college kid three hundred bucks to drive it on board. ” “Listen and find out. I want you to go to the truck. It has a padlock on the door. The key is taped inside the left wheel well. ” Bremerton. Suddenly, Tyler had a horrifying thought: the naval base. This guy wanted Tyler to drive the truck into a US Navy port using his credentials. ” Tyler said, furiously thinking of a way to ditch the truck before he reached the entrance to the base.
As Tyler closed the door behind her, she read the first line on the sheet again. It was typewritten in modern Greek with awkward phrasing, as though it had been translated from another language by a free Web service. But she got the gist of it. There is a bomb in the truck. Work with this man to deactivate it. If you don’t accomplish your task, both you and your sister will die. Only an hour before, she’d been packing for her morning flight back to New York when she received a call from an unidentified man claiming to have kidnapped her baby sister, Carol.
The car Felder had hired would stay where it was until it was towed away. Orr didn’t care. There would be nothing to link him with it. When the boat was three miles from town, Orr brought it to a stop. The water here would be deep enough. Down in the cabin, he lashed all three of the bodies to the interior, planted two small explosive charges below the waterline, and readied an inflatable raft and oars. Once he triggered the bombs, which were just big enough to tear openings in the hull, the boat would sink within minutes.
The Midas Code by Boyd Morrison