The Mayan Secrets (Fargo Adventure, Book 5)

By Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry

The impressive new novel from the number one New York Times–bestselling grand grasp of adventure.

Husband-and-wife crew Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, after they stumble upon a impressive discovery—the skeleton of a guy clutching an old sealed pot, and in the pot, a Mayan e-book, better than someone has ever visible. The booklet comprises wonderful information regarding the Mayans, approximately their towns, and approximately mankind itself. The secrets and techniques are so strong that a few humans might do something to own them—as the Fargos are approximately to discover out.

Before their event is finished, many women and men will die for that book—and Sam and Remi may be between them.

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Dave stated that no matter what else was once happening within the Mayan global in the course of the past due vintage interval, it was once made worse through droughts—two hundred years of them a minimum of. ” “What do you think that this was once? ” “I imagine this flat house wasn’t a street. The Mayans had no wheeled carts, or tame animals to tug them, so why make it fifty paces large? And it doesn’t pass at any place. It seems like a plaza, other than there are six of them in all instructions. i feel this position used to be designed to assemble rainwater. ” “Of course,” she acknowledged. “Both aspects have a sophisticated slope all the way down to the groove within the middle and the groove may direct the water the place they sought after it. ” “And that will clarify why there are six strips prime inward from either side. where the place they meet is the trap basin,” Sam stated. “The six strips aren’t roads. They’re for catching rain and preserving it from washing away and sinking into the floor. ” “Let’s cross see if we’re right,” acknowledged Remi. They moved quickly alongside the strip towards the spot the place all six converged. from time to time, the comb and saplings got here jointly to make their growth tricky. right here and there, the skin of the strip used to be naked even of leaves, cleared through a few inundation through the wet season. ultimately, they got here to the top. The strip ran to the foot of an historic stone wall approximately fifteen toes excessive. The V-shaped ditch ended in a gap within the backside of the wall, the place there has been a gap approximately ten inches extensive. They walked round the round wall and observed that every of the opposite 5 strips met the wall within the similar manner, bringing the water in via small openings at its foot. they discovered that the wall was once now not a circle with a spot in it for a door or gate. It was once a spiral, in order that the round wall stretched for a whole 300 sixty levels, after which persisted ten levels earlier the start spot so it overlapped for approximately ten toes to shape a slender, curved hall finishing in an front. Sam and Remi sidestepped alongside the hall and located themselves contained in the round wall. within the middle used to be a pool of water. They stepped to the sting and appeared down. The pool used to be really transparent, approximately thirty toes deep. the ground bought no direct sun, a minimum of now not after the sunlight used to be low. The excessive stone enclosure round the pool integrated a walkway close to the head that may be reached through a flight of steps. “Why do you think they equipped a wall? ” requested Remi. “I don’t know,” stated Sam. “Maybe over the past days of town they had to defend their water. might be it was once the final defensive position if the town was once taken. you may do worse than keep watch over the water provide in a siege. And, glance, this position is just approximately thirty toes large. it'd be effortless to shield. The partitions are approximately six ft thick on the backside. ” He walked alongside the wall and collected a unfastened rock, then seemed around the enclosure. “This rock appears a plug. the opposite holes have outfitted stones blockading them too. that may shield the water from poison. ” “I imagine its time to allow Selma and Dave comprehend that we chanced on it,” acknowledged Remi.

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