The Eye of the Tiger

By Wilbur Smith

The deep. The lethal. The damned...

For one thousand years, an incredible treasure has rested at the backside of the Indian Ocean, hidden through quick blue currents, guarded via lethal coral reefs, or even deadlier tuition of man-eating nice white sharks. Harry Fletcher, a former soldier grew to become fisherman, is now being pulled right into a murderous secret by means of males keen to kill and a stunning girl keen to lie for what rests a long way underneath the ocean. Now, Harry has no selection yet to go into complete bore into a global conflict to elevate a rare item from the deep. simply because owning this treasure is not just approximately getting rich--it's approximately staying alive... in Wilbur Smith's The Eye of the Tiger.

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The place the swells met the barrier of coral their dignity became to unexpected fury, they usually boiled up and burst in leviathan spouts of spray, pouring wildly over the coral with the explosive surprise of impression. Then they sucked again, exposing the evil black fangs, white water cascading and creaming from the barrier, whereas the following swell moved up, humping its nice slick again for the subsequent attack. Jimmy used to be directing me progressively southwards in a gentle converging direction with the reef, and that i might inform we have been very on the subject of his marks. during the compass he squinted eagerly, first at one after which the opposite top of the outdated males. ‘Steady as you cross, skipper,’ he referred to as. ‘Just ease her down on that heading. ’ I appeared forward, tearing my eyes clear of the menacing coral for a couple of seconds, and that i watched the following swell cost in and holiday – other than at a slim aspect yards forward. right here the swell stored its form and ran on uninterrupted in the direction of the land. On both sides, the swell broke on coral, yet simply at that one aspect it used to be open. unexpectedly I remembered Chubby’s boast. ‘I used to be simply nineteen whilst I pulled my first jewfish out of the opening at Gunfire holiday. Weren’t no different might fish with me – don’t say as I blame them. Wouldn’t pass into the holiday back – obtained a bit extra brains now. ’ Gunfire holiday, unexpectedly I knew that used to be the place we have been heading. i attempted to recollect precisely what overweight had instructed me approximately it. ‘If you return in from the ocean approximately hours prior to excessive water, steer for the centre of the distance till you come back up point with an incredible previous head of mind coral in your starboard part, you’ll realize it in the event you see it, go it shut as you could after which come around challenging to starboard and you’ll be sitting in an incredible gap tucked in well at the back of the most reef. nearer you're at the again of the reef the higher, man—’ I remembered it basically then, obese in his talkative part within the public bar of the Lord Nelson, smug as one of many only a few males who were throughout the Gunfire holiday. ‘No anchor going to carry you there, you were given to lean at the oars to carry station within the hole – the opening at Gunfire holiday is deep, guy, deep, however the jewfish in there are immense, guy, large. in the future I took 4 fish, and the smallest was once 300 kilos. can have took extra – yet time used to be up. You can’t remain in Gunfire holiday greater than an hour after excessive water – she sucks out throughout the holiday like they pulled the chain mainly damned sea. you return out an analogous method you went in, simply you pray a little tougher at the manner out – ‘cos you were given a ton of fish on board, and ten ft much less water lower than your keel. there's otherwise out via a channel at the back of the reef. yet I don’t even prefer to speak about that one. simply attempted it as soon as. ’ Now we have been bearing down at once at the holiday, Jimmy was once going to run us correct into the attention of it. ‘Okay, Jim,’ I referred to as. ‘That’s so far as we cross. ’ I opened the throttle and sheered off, creating a sturdy offing earlier than turning again to stand Jimmy’s wrath. ‘We have been virtually there, rattling you,’ he blustered.

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