By Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
Genghis Khan virtually conquered the area. Now, one guy desires to end the job-unless Dirk Pitt can cease him.
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The room fell silent back as not anyone dared even breathe within the face of the final secretary’s ire. simply the tinny rattle of the air-conditioning rumbling within the history stirred the heavy morose within the air. Then Shinzhe’s assistant, a petite girl named Yee, cleared her throat. “Excuse me, common Secretary, Minister Shinzhe,” she stated, nodding to the 2 males. “The kingdom has simply this present day bought a unusual supply of strength information via our ministry. i'm sorry I didn’t give you the chance to short you, Minister,” she stated to Shinzhe. “I didn’t realize the significance on the time. ” “What is the thought? ” Fei requested. “It is a suggestion from an entity in Mongolia to provide top of the range crude oil…” “Mongolia? ” Fei interrupted. “There’s no oil in Mongolia. ” “The provide is to provide a million barrels a day,” Yee endured. “Delivery beginning inside 90 days. ” “That’s preposterous,” Shinzhe exclaimed, obtrusive at Yee with inflammation for publicly sharing the communiqué. “Perhaps,” Fei answered, a glance of intrigue by surprise warming his face. “It is worthy investigating. What else does the notion say? ” “Just the phrases they call for in return,” Yee spoke back, abruptly having a look apprehensive. Pausing in hopes the dialogue may finish there, she sheepishly endured while she observed all eyes have been mounted on her. “The rate of the oil can be set on the present industry cost and locked for a interval of 3 years. additionally, specific use of the northeast oil pipeline terminating on the port of Qinhuangdao will be granted, and, additional, the Chinese-controlled lands denoted internal Mongolia might be officially ceded again to the ruling govt of Mongolia. ” The staid viewers erupted in an uproar. Cries of concern rocked throughout the room on the stunning call for. After mins of boisterous dissent, Fei pounded an ashtray at the desk to regain silence. “Silence! ” the president shouted, instantly quieting the group. A pained glance crossed his face, then he spoke flippantly and quietly. “Find out if the provide is actual, if the oil does, in reality, exist. Then we will fear approximately negotiating a suitable cost. ” “As you need, common Secretary,” Shinzhe bowed. “Tell me first, although. who's it that's making this contemptuous call for? ” Shinzhe regarded helplessly at Yee. “It is a small entity that's unknown to our ministry,” she spoke back, addressing the president. “They are referred to as the Avarga Oil Consortium. ” 14 THEY have been HOPELESSLY misplaced. weeks after departing Ulan-Ude with directions to discover the higher Selenga River valley, the five-man seismic exploration staff had misplaced its approach. not one of the males from the Russian oil corporation LUKOIL have been from the quarter, which extra to their misfortune. the difficulty all started while an individual spilled a scorching espresso at the GPS unit, drowning it in a short loss of life. It was once now not adequate to halt their development south, even if they stumbled around the Mongolian border and rancid the sting of the Siberian maps they carried for assurance. What stored them going used to be a sequence of subsurface folds detected from the pounding of the “thumper” truck that indicated attainable structural traps.