By Greig Beck
A CATACLYSMIC EVENT
When an enormous volume of gamma radiation is detected someplace underneath the wilderness of Iran, the realm is on facet. Is it a nuclear weapon--or worse? Alex Hunter and his hugely informed incursion crew is on a undertaking to determine. after they arrive on the ruins of Persepolis, they locate an underground facility yet no lab, no guns, no scientists--not even radiation. A black gap has taken everything...
AN old PROPHECY
Meanwhile, Iran is getting ready for the go back of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear warfare. And the main points approximately Alex's unique U.S. army venture--code identify: Arcadian--have been stolen. Then one other gamma spike is detected...and a person, or whatever, is draining the fluids from the our bodies of Iranian squaddies within the desert.
A RACE opposed to DARKNESS
<span>Now it's as much as Alex to persist with the strains of radiation all of the technique to the traditional caves of Arak, the place he'll come head to head with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his group? Or are larger forces at paintings because the international reaches its typical end--and mankind casts its ultimate judgment?
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He beamed. ‘‘Wide-range circuitry that detects transmitters operating on frequencies from fifty megahertz to three gigahertz. Plus it’s got an internal antenna that picks up the horizontal oscillator frequency radiated by video cameras. I’ve optimized it for the PAL standard, which is what you’re most likely to encounter, but I can change it to NTSC or SECAM if you want. Reception isn’t great because it’s so small, so you won’t be able to tell where the bug or camera is, only that one is there.
But I nodded and slipped it into an inside pocket of the blazer I was wearing. I signaled the bartender that it was time for another Lagavulin. ’’ I asked. ‘‘I did. ’’ ‘‘Just a thank-you. ’’ I wondered if she had bought the story. If she hadn’t thanked Harry for his response, I would have known she hadn’t bought it, because she was classy and it wouldn’t have been like her not to respond. But the thank-you might have been automatic, sent even in the presence of continued suspicions. It could even have been duplicitous, intended to lull Harry into thinking she was satisfied when in fact the opposite was true.
After the events of September eleventh in the United States, the Metropolitan Police Force undertook a major initiative to link up these informal networks of cameras with a central database that runs advanced facial recognition software. The software reads characteristics that are difficult or impossible to obscure—the distance be- H ARD R AIN 33 tween the eyes, for example, or the precise angles of the triangle formed by the corners of the eyes and the center of the mouth. Now, when a camera gets a match for a photograph from the database, an alert is automatically sent to the appropriate authorities.
Dark Rising (Alex Hunter, Book 2) by Greig Beck