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Kronos

By Jeremy Robinson

Two years after his wife's dying, oceanographer and previous army SEAL, Atticus younger, makes an attempt to reconcile together with his rebellious daughter, Giona, via taking her at the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceable humpback whales within the Gulf of Maine. however the great thing about the ocean belies a fear from the deep-a terrible creature as substantial because it is old. there isn't any blood, no scream, no struggle. Giona is swallowed entire through the large jaws. merely Atticus is still to endure the disgrace of the survivor and his inconsolable grief turns to an unquenchable thirst for revenge.

Drawn via the spectacle, Trevor Manfred, a ruthless billionaire, techniques Atticus with a proposition: Trevor will make to be had all of the complex know-how of his seriously armed mega-yacht, the Titan, to assist Atticus in his death-quest. In go back, Trevor is to obtain the beast's corpse because the final looking trophy. yet in the course of the quest, Atticus makes a terrifying discovery that alterations the way in which he sees the ocean's creatures and begs the query: what's Kronos? the reply units him on a brand new and lots more and plenty extra lethal course.

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She immediately well-known the wrapped item as a brick of marijuana and used to be quickly to her toes. fallacious position, unsuitable time. yet in her haste to retreat, she tripped and fell to the sidewalk. As she fast picked herself up, she gave a look again, assembly the deep-set eyes of the broker. He used to be rubbing his surrender his shaved head and watching her, seeming indecisive approximately what to do. the guy promoting the brick stated a number of phrases, distracting Joe for just a second. while he seemed up, Giona was once long past. yet he’d already noticeable and famous her face. He knew who she was…and what she believed. The footsteps have been sounding louder at the back of her, extra frantic. Then she learned why. She was once approximately to move the doorway to at least one of Portsmouth’s parking garages. Odds have been that the stairwell used to be empty. She glanced around the highway, searching for someplace to move, yet on Sunday afternoon, the entire retailers have been closed. Out of recommendations, she started to run. She’d taken 3 strides while viselike palms wrapped round her waist, hoisted her into the air, and heaved her sideways into the stairwell. She stuck herself simply inches from cracking her cranium at the concrete steps. As she rotated to stand her attackers, she momentarily puzzled if she’d were being knocked subconscious. Having no reminiscence of what was once to return subsequent may be a blessing. Bazooka Joe and a guy she’d by no means visible ahead of have been smiling largely. Their yellow tainted enamel appeared extra like wolves’ fangs than human tooth. As Joe leaned nearer, she discovered that his enamel have been in reality faraway from general. They’d been filed to sharp issues. As he opened his mouth to speak, she felt as if she used to be staring into the jaws of a shark. Joe spotted her specialise in his enamel. “I won’t chew if you’re solid. ” Giona stored her mouth close. to talk in any respect could merely incite the fellow. Joe grew to become to the opposite guy, whose filthy outfits and rank scent spoke extra of a quick employed homeless guy than a real compatriot. “You watch the upstairs door. not anyone comes via. ” the fellow nodded nervously and ascended the steps. Joe became again to Giona, rubbing his quit his shaved head. “You be aware of why we’re right here, correct? ” Giona nodded. “Tell me. ” “I observed your deal the opposite evening. ” Joe made a noisy humming noise. “Wrong. we all know you’re now not a nark. yet you dropped whatever in case you ran away. ” He reached into his pocket and pulled out a four-by-six sheet of paper. Giona knew what it used to be prior to he grew to become it round. Taken a month sooner than whereas she and her father have been snorkeling…the one and in simple terms factor they’d performed jointly all yr, Giona had posed for an image together with her father. The digital camera, set at the captain’s chair, had captured a photograph that none of her punk neighbors might have believed. below the darkish, saggy outfits there has been a bronze-skinned, healthy physique which may have belonged to any variety of Hollywood starlets. Her physique and smiling face have been in stark distinction to the shaggy crimson hair, yet there has been no denying she was once a hidden good looks. “A genuine diamond within the rough,” Joe acknowledged, spittle flinging from his mouth.

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