By Alex Lukeman
WHITE JADE spins an online of deceit and homicide around the globe, opposed to the backdrop of a perilous overseas energy game.
Former Recon Marine Nick Carter is a guy with a dismal background of emotional and actual scars. He works for the venture, a covert counter-terrorism unit reporting to the President. Selena Connor is a gorgeous, powerful and expert linguist. whilst her filthy rich uncle is murdered by means of anyone searching for an historical ebook in regards to the elixir of immortality, she's thrown into Nick's risky world.
Nick is assigned to guard Selena and aid her recuperate the lacking textual content. it is the starting of a existence and dying experience attaining from San Francisco to Beijing, from Washington to the hidden chambers of Tibet. a person is decided to take over China and assault America--and Nick and Selena are correct within the line of fire.
International intrigue, terrorist acts and the specter of nuclear warfare shape the center of this fast paced mystery, the 1st quantity in a chain that includes Nick, Selena and the PROJECT.
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An incredible serpent writhed in soreness underneath its claws. The fearsome beak gaped open and the poultry sat part again on its haunches, wings unfold vast, head tilted again, able to elevate into the air. It regarded alive. It appeared risky. sunlight shone via an East dealing with starting within the roof, portray the ft of the statue in a slender patch of sunshine. "I do not see something other than that statue. " Nick set his pack down at the flooring. The discomfort in his again had settled to a lifeless throbbing. He positioned it out of his brain. "There needs to be a hidden front into the cavern less than. " Selena shone her gentle round the darkish inside. "We may still search for a few irregularity within the partitions, or even the ground. " They started looking for anything extraordinary. Nick inspected the bottom of the statue whereas Selena and Ronnie made a gradual circuit of the partitions. They lined the ground. Time handed. they did not locate something. No hidden doorways. No openings within the flooring. The solar labored its approach up the statue, illuminating the traditional carving. unexpectedly the eyes of the garuda glinted golden because the solar struck them. "Why are the eyes shining like that? " Ronnie walked towards the statue and peered up on the bird's head. "It seems like they could be made up of gold. i need a better glance. " He climbed the again of the idol until eventually he reached the extent of the eyes. "What do you notice? " "Pretty convinced it truly is gold. Wait a minute. there is a gap right here. " He positioned his flashlight in the back of the bird's head. extreme streams of sunshine beamed out of the golden eyes and illuminated one of many carved axes circling the room. "Look at that! " Nick acknowledged. "How did they get the sunshine to concentration like that? " "The imaginative and prescient of the good bird," Selena acknowledged. "You imagine it really is that easy? " "I do not know. " Ronnie climbed down and dusted himself off. They walked over to the wall and appeared up on the labrys pinpointed by way of the eyes of the fowl. It gave the impression of the entire others, one of the. "How will we wake up there? " she requested. "I'll improve you up," Ronnie acknowledged. "See if there is whatever strange approximately that awl. " Selena stood on his shoulders, bracing herself opposed to the wall as Ronnie straightened. She performed her mild over the carving. She reached up and felt round it. "Nothing. " "Try pushing it. " She leaned into it with either arms. "I imagine it moved a bit. " "Push more durable. " She driven. The carving slid into the wall, stone opposed to stone. there has been a harsh grinding sound. anything heavy moved and rumbled less than the ground. The statue of the garuda became in a ponderous part circle till it confronted west. It hesitated, then moved ahead alongside one of many channels, uncovering a depressing starting within the middle of the temple flooring. Carter walked over and seemed down into the hole. A slender flight of stone steps descended into blackness. A stale scent of old dirt and rot drifted up from less than. "I'd say we simply chanced on the best way in. " Selena shuddered. "It jogs my memory of a foul dream I had as soon as. " "Do we've a call approximately happening there? " "No, i suppose now not. What if that statue strikes again and seals the doorway?