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An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world. But others are being drawn there as well, some with dark and sinister purposes. And the many perils of a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey's end: an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia Painter Crowe is introduced to Safia al-Maaz and Kara Kensington , archaeologists who work at the museum, whom discover ancient secrets lost to time, natural phenomena, and connections to the Tunguska event.
The embark onto a massive journey to find a lost city. They go to the Kensington Estate in Oman. As they rest for the moment, they do not wish to waste much time to achieve their goal of discovering the secrets of Ubar. They freshen up and, hours later, head to the harbor of Muscat. They take a yacht loaned by the Sultan of Oman. Cassandra is hot on their tail, funded by the mysterious Guild.
Escaping custody, she pursued them with a team of men to the yacht. Kidnapping Safia, Cassandra blows up the yacht in an attempt to kill Painter and his friends. Part 4 plot The Gates of Ubar. In , a meteorite struck Siberia in what is now known as the Tungska event. This event produced several items that would be used in iron heart in a statue in The London Museum in Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki.
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Added by of our members. Nationally bestselling author James Rollins has transported readers to the dark heart of the Amazon, the bowels of the earth, far below the ocean, and the top of the world. Now he embarks upon his most gripping and terrifying adventure yet: to a nightmare buried beneath a treacherous desert wasteland. An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum -- a devastating blast that sets off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world, as the race begins to determine how it happened, why it happened, and what it means. Lady Kara Kensington's family paid a high price in money and blood to found the gallery that now lies in ruins. And her search for answers is about to lead Kara and her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator, into a world they never dreamed actually existed.
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Rollins' experiences and expertise as an amateur spelunker and a certified scuba diver have provided content for some of his novels, which are often set in underground or underwater locations. Rollins was born in Chicago. His undergraduate work focused on evolutionary biology. He graduated from the University of Missouri , Columbia in with a doctorate in veterinary medicine D. Soon afterward, he moved to Sacramento, California , where he established his veterinary practice, licensed July 24,