By Matthew Reilly
Now in mass-market—the action-packed mystery within the blockbuster and bestselling culture of Jurassic Park from number 1 the world over bestselling writer Matthew Reilly!
It is a mystery the chinese language govt has been preserving for 40 years. they've got confirmed the lifestyles of dragons—a landmark discovery nobody may perhaps ever think is actual, and a systematic revelation that would amaze the realm. Now the chinese language are able to unveil their amazing findings in the maximum zoo ever constructed.
A small team of VIPs and newshounds has been delivered to the zoo deep inside China to determine those very good creatures for the 1st time. between them is Dr. Cassandra Jane “CJ” Cameron, a author for National Geographic and a professional on reptiles. The viewers are guaranteed by means of their chinese language hosts that they're going to be struck with ask yourself at those beasts, that the dragons are completely secure, and that not anything can get it wrong. in fact it can’t…
“Plenty of action....For over-the-top event addicts, a Reilly novel is sort of a new curler coaster commencing at nice the US. traces shape, enthusiasts swoon” (Booklist).
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So it’s a big-ass bomb,” CJ acknowledged. “The greatest you may get with no going nuclear, yes,” Johnson stated. “And you are saying the chinese language have 3 of them right here? ” CJ acknowledged. “Yes,” Johnson acknowledged. “I’ve been monitoring these 3 thermobaric bombs because the chinese language got them off the Russians in a truly shady deal. i do know their serial numbers, their firing codes, even their override codes. ” CJ stated, “So why might the chinese language deliver 3 of them to a zoo, no matter if it's a dragon one? ” Johnson shrugged. “Now that i do know what’s right here at this zoo, my bet is that the thermobaric bombs are a fail-safe, a final lodge in case the chinese language lose regulate of the zoo and the dragons get out. “You blow certainly one of them and also you lose a small volume of actual property yet you convey down each dwelling animal for miles. It’d repair a dragon challenge. regardless of the cause, 3 of these bombs are here . . . someplace. ” they'd been working for roughly ten mins within the slow-falling rain after they rounded a bend within the boardwalk and the wall of reeds to their correct fell away to bare a amazing view. an extended excessive waterfall stretched clear of them to the south. The lake underneath it glistened within the glare of the zoo’s floodlights, the total vista veiled via drizzling rain. on the different finish of the waterfall, approximately half of one mile away, rose Dragon Mountain. In different situations, it will were a gorgeous sight, yet now not this night. CJ didn’t love it the following. The waterfall was once so loud, they couldn’t pay attention whatever coming, a dragon or a chopper. The boardwalk looped away to the left, warding off towards the on line casino inn— Blinding white gentle blazed to lifestyles throughout her, coming from above. a huge chinese language Mi-17 helicopter thundered by means of overhead, banking low. It pulled up right into a hover, its searchlights casting dual beams in the course of the air, beams that founded on CJ and her team at the boardwalk on the fringe of the swamp. Muzzle flashes erupted from the left part of the gunship and the boardwalk was once strafed through bullets. “Into the water! ” CJ yelled as she dived off the walkway a moment earlier than it used to be shredded by means of heavy-caliber gunfire. CJ splashed into the brackish swampwater, correct on the element the place the reeds met the lake. Her ft discovered the ground and he or she stood once more within the water. She flung her rainy hair out of her eyes— —to locate herself staring correct into the jaws of an enormous saltwater crocodile. The crocodile’s tail slunk backward and forward in the back of it, catlike. It was once a monster of a croc, simply seventeen ft lengthy. there has been not anything CJ may possibly do. The croc had her. She knew it. It knew it. With a robust lash of its tail, the crocodile lunged. CJ threw out her correct arm in safety and the croc clamped down on it. She screamed in discomfort because the croc’s foreteeth slammed down on her shoulder. It felt like being pinned in a huge vise. CJ had anticipated to suppose the new searing discomfort of the animal’s tooth piercing her epidermis, yet her yellow-and-black leather-based jacket—taken from the lifeless coach, Yim—had Kevlar plates sewn into its shoulders and the plates had fortunately spared her from that.