Archeological danger duo Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase, now engaged to be married, dodge bullets in pursuit of another fabled object in their. The Covenant of Genesis is a adventure, action, historical novel written by Andy McDermott. It was originally published in The book is the fourth in Nina. In the brilliant fourth book from Andy McDermott, Nina Wilde must battle the Covenant of Genesis if she is to find the world’s greatest archaeological treasure.
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Learn more about our email lists. More from Andy McDermott. Our Books Recommended Books. Copy and paste the below script into your own website or blog to embed this book. The Covenant of Genesis. Off a remote stretch of the Indonesian coast, archaeologist Nina Wilde has made an astounding discovery: But before she can return to tell the world of her find, her ship is brutally attacked, her crew is ruthlessly murdered, and the artifact is stolen.
Someone wants this secret to stay hidden—and will do anything to keep it that way. Nina and Eddie have faced tough adversaries before, but the relentless Covenant is always two steps ahead of them—and more than willing to kill again. Who will be the first to expose the truth—and claim the most valuable archaeological prize of all time? Enter The Covenant of Genesis And discover an action-packed thrill ride that will keep you reading long into the night!
I know the helmet magnifies things, but Jesus! She had undergone dive training off the coast of Long Island, near her native New York City, and was still getting used to the enormously more varied marine life of Indonesia. But it had definitely stiffened up during the dive. Their survey led them along a circular route, taking twenty minutes to complete.
The Covenant of Genesis by Andy McDermott
Nina was disappointed that she failed to discover anything new—but that feeling vanished as they returned to the center of the circle. Almost a year earlier, a local fishing boat had, by chance, dredged gebesis a handful of wood and stone artifacts from the seafloor.
It had taken several months for everything to be arranged, but now they were here. And had made a discovery. He and another scientist, Gregor Bobak, were using a vacuum pump to clear away the layers of sediment and vegetation that had built up over millennia. She switched off the thrusters and swam the last few yards to join them: The deep suits could operate underwater for longer than traditional scuba gear but still had their limits—and on an operation like this, time was money.
The research vessel anchored gneesis few hundred yards away, the Pianosa, was privately owned, with other clients waiting to use mcdegmott after the IHA. Gozzi aimed a light at what had been exposed. Just like the thing that found this lot in the first place. There are many on the islands. Could have been caused by a tsunami, or a volcanic eruption. He pointed to a spot behind Chase. An orange-painted stick marked where the other divers had been working. Near it, a little mound of round-edged stones stood out above the seafloor.
He looked back at Nina, who was using a smaller version of the vacuum pump to xndy silt away from the net. It gets boring just watching out for sharks.
Genessi, Bobak surveyed the surrounding waters with deep apprehension before finally returning his attention to the net.
While the exposed end had been smoothed off, the rest of it was flat-faced and hard-edged, reminding him of a large brick. Putting it aside, he aimed a light into the new hole. It was sadly lacking in pirate treasure, or even stone knives: He extracted another brick, which came stickily free of its home of untold mcvermott like a bad tooth from cobenant gum.
A couple of colorful fish came to investigate the resulting hole, but like Chase they, too, were disappointed to find only more bricks. Slightly over a foot in length and about five inches to a side in cross section, slightly curved, andg hardly seemed remarkable. Except for the mere fact that it existed. On its screen was a map of part of Indonesia and the Java Sea, with Sumatra and its myriad surrounding islands on the left side.
The depth of the site is ninety-eight feet below sea level. But if I wind back time to show the last time the site was above sea level. Using the most up-to-date radar and sonar maps, the program allowed members of the IHA and its sister agencies to see the topography of the entire planet, above or below the waves, with an accuracy previously available to only the best-equipped militaries.
But GLUG could covenat more than simply show things as they were in the present: Which Nina had done. As Chase watched, the map changed, new islands springing up around the coast. She pointed at a yellow marker on the edge of one of the freshly revealed landmasses. The whole Paleolithic-migration hypothesis thing. Okay, so sixty thousand years ago, Ig and Ook used to live here, catching genesix and making bricks. The earliest known fired bricks were found in Egypt, and date from around three thousand b.
Even plain mud bricks only date from at most eight thousand b. Kind of a gap between that ckvenant fifty-eight thousand b. Maybe it fell off a ship. Though battered, its surface still retained the vestiges of a glaze, suggesting a relatively advanced and aesthetic-conscious maker. Neither concept fitted well with a Paleolithic origin.
She put down the brick. Nina had assumed the role covensnt months earlier, following the death of her predecessor, Hector Amoros. But it was a lock, she was sure; not bad for someone who had only turned thirty that year.
But I still think we gfnesis do it. Proving a theory is one thing, but making a discovery that could change everything we thought about early man.
But if they had kilns able to bake bricks. Your nipples pop up like grapes. We could just nip—fnarr, fnarr—to our cabin. She waved back, then headed for her lab. It had taken some time to persuade Captain Branch—a stickler for adhering to the exact letter of a contract—to allow the floatplane to be used for anything other than its agreed-upon purpose of bringing in fresh food from Jakarta over the course of the ten-day expedition.
But she eventually got her way. At each landing, Chase lowered the sonar into the water to scan the surrounding seabed. In theory, if any of the results matched the reading from the dig site, there was a good chance they would find more of the mysterious bricks, perhaps even their source.
There was an equal chance that the search would uncover absolutely nothing. Chase entered, carrying the tubular sonar array. For about a minute.
Not until next May, anyway. I see, then you will be Mrs. He joined Nina at the computer. Because you lurve me. Okay, this is the dig site. Nina examined it, zooming in on everything that gave a strong sonar return, but found nothing resembling the regular forms of the bricks.
By the time she had finished, more images had been processed, ready for inspection. She opened each up in turn. Like buildings buried under the silt.
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While the objects were scattered, many of them revealed regular, clearly artificial shapes. The map changed, sea level falling still farther. If this is right, then. The image pixelated, but individual objects were still discernible, strewn across the seafloor. As soon as we can. You had a hard enough job getting him to let us use the plane. Once anchored, the crew reassembled the floating dock while the IHA team prepared for the dive.
Nina had used the transit time to explain why she had changed the mission so drastically; both Gozzi and Bobak were startled by what she thought she had discovered, but they quickly became caught up in her enthusiasm. Chase was more pragmatic. Like the other divers, she was wearing a modified dry suit, metal sealing rings encircling her shoulders and upper thighs.
The ones around her legs had already been connected to the lower shell of the deep suit, which Bejo was supporting from behind. This updated design also allowed its wearer to turn and bend, if only slightly, at the waist, an improvement on the earlier rigid shell, but it was still a cumbersome pf of equipment, especially above the water.
Okay, check your systems. He waved at her, inviting her in. For a moment Nina considered jumping in, then took the more prudent course of climbing down the ladder, the fins on her feet flapping against each rung. Chase gave him a look. By now, Gozzi had also entered the water. Chase dropped into covenabt sea beside him with a huge splash.