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Ark Found: An Omega Files Adventure
Omega Files Adventures, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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The follow-up to breakout action-adventure best seller Atlantis Gold. Treasure seeker Carter Hunt continues his odyssey with Omega Team to safeguard and preserve the world's treasures so that all may enjoy them for generations to come. The Omega Files Adventure books are meant to be enjoyed in any order.
Now available in one collection, the Jurassic Dead omnibus includes all three novels in the action-horror trilogy: Jurassic Dead, Jurassic Dead, Book 2: Z-volution, and Jurassic Dead, Book 3: Ctrl-Z. An Antarctic research team studying an underground lake discovers something far more amazing: perfectly preserved dinosaur corpses. After one thaws and wakes ravenously hungry, it becomes apparent that, like life, death will find a way. Billionaire visionary and megalomaniac William DeKirk has plans for these dinosaurs....
An accomplished geneticist, known for trailblazing work with a gene editing technology known as CRISPR, is found dead at his desk in his South Florida home by apparent suicide. His jugular vein punctured with a foot-long T-rex claw. However, the claw is not a fossilized one. A simple note signed by the scientist reads, “I’m sorry”. A team of researchers and park rangers is hastily and quietly assembled to find out what it is he’s apologized for, suspecting he has unleashed a genetically altered animal atrocity into the wild.
Ex-US Navy specialists Carter Hunt and Jayden Takada are working one of their first jobs in civilian life - repairing a subsea data cable for an international telecom company - when their mini-sub is attacked by persons unknown wishing to stem the flow of information in and out of Egypt. They survive the encounter only to receive a call from Hunt’s ex-girlfriend, an archaeologist currently on an excavation at the Great Pyramid of Giza. She has a most unusual request - she needs someone to scuba dive inside the pyramid.
An encrypted laptop left behind by a crypto-currency CEO killed in a hang-gliding accident. His estate is auctioned off, inlcuding rare pre-columbian artifacts that point Carter Hunt and Omega Team toward the legendary lost city of El Dorado. After winning an artifact at auction that he believes holds a clue to the whereabouts of El Dorado, former Naval Historian Carter Hunt soon learns that his Omega Team isn’t the only organization searching for physical manifestations of the golden legend.
An Antarctic research team hoping to study microbial organisms in an underground lake discovers something far more amazing: perfectly preserved dinosaur corpses. After one thaws and wakes ravenously hungry, it becomes apparent that death, like life, will find a way. Environmental activist Alex Ramirez, son of the expedition's paleontologist, came to Antarctica to defend the organisms from extinction, but soon learns that it is the human race that needs protecting.
For centuries, would-be explorers have examined a document written in 1753 rumored to hold the key to locating the so-called Lost City of Z, a fortified settlement containing many treasures and built entirely of gold. Thought to be buried somewhere within the Mato Grosso region of the Amazon rain forest, the lure of the vanished riches has long proven deadly to treasure seekers. Dr. Hunter Winslow, fired from a lucrative professorship for stealing rare documents in order to gain a competitive edge, thinks the key to Manuscript 512 lies not in its words, but in its paper itself.
Six friends on a tourist trip to the Korean DMZ have their lives changed forever when they decide to step into a no-man’s-land. They soon discover that a border is not the only line they’ve crossed. A revealed secret between them causes bad blood to spill over, preventing the friends from cooperating. With the specter of capture by a totalitarian regime awaiting them should they stray too far off course, and with a pack of primordial predators roaming the woods, the travelers must find a way to set aside their differences if they are to avoid becoming political prisoners...or prey.
When evolutionary biology professor Dr. Zack Hitchens loses his wife in a senseless accident, he decides to follow her dreams all the way to the roof of the world - the peak of Mount Everest. On the infernal mountain, Zack and his teammates battle sickness, whiteout conditions, avalanches, the oxygen-starved minds of other climbers - and something else. Something primitive and consumed with rage. Something seeking revenge. Something downright abominable.
When a ruthless and ambitious government official puts a plan in motion to topple the sitting president, the Outcast team members find themselves fighting not a foreign threat, but one from inside the US government itself.
When newly licensed Honolulu private eye Nate Savidge hits the streets to track down the killer of a local college student, he soon discovers there's a dark side to paradise. With the help of criminal lawyer Jake Harper, Nate takes on a city teeming with violence and corruption to keep an innocent 17-year-old from a life behind bars.
In the jungle cities of the Amazon, thousands of tribal descendants suddenly drop dead at the exact same moment for no apparent reason. Strange truths start to emerge that lead respected ecologist, Antonio Medina, into the deepest reaches of the rain forest, to a tribe that has seen virtually zero contact with the outside world. On the other side of the planet, in the Indian Ocean, anthropologist Stel Foster is on a similar quest.
When a troubled young American couple leases a flat in Portugal, they hope to rekindle lost feelings for one another in an exotic new setting far removed from reminders of their past. But as the first hours in their new surroundings unfold, it quickly becomes apparent that their stay in the flat will be anything but relaxing. Something haunts the unit, and now it's haunting them, shutting them off from the outside world.
"The Most Dangerous Reality" is a short story inspired by Richard Connell's classic tale "The Most Dangerous Game." It originally appeared in anthology The Game. A newly minted M.D. confronted with massive student loan debts decides to put himself to the ultimate challenge: volunteer to be hunted for sport by a wealthy outdoorsman on a remote tropical island. If he is still alive after three days, his financial problems will be solved. What the doctor doesn't know is that the "sportsman" contracting him for the hunt is an actor as part of a reality TV show.
A biotechnology conference in Prague is the target of a terrorist attack, and in its aftermath a renowned geneticist lay dying. His last act is to inject a man he has never before met with an experimental substance - artificial DNA that has been encoded with the details of a plot to unleash mass terror on the United States. Enter OUTCAST (Operational Undertaking to Counteract Active Stateside Threats) - six ex-operatives from six of America's most powerful organizations.
Matt Knox managed to reach middle age without ever breaking a law. So far as he is aware, he has never transcended the law, ever, no matter how trivial. He will not step outside the lines of a crosswalk. He refuses to take the "creative" tax write-offs suggested to him by professional advisers. He will not opt to get away with anything simply because he can. Until now.
Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake have left the Navy SEALs and set out on a search for the legendary lost treasure fleet. The search takes them to Haiti, where they encounter the forces of a madman bent on finding the treasure in order to fund his maniacal experiments and help him seize the power he craves. But not all their foes are human.
Three months after the fall of Washington, D.C., the planet is a hellish battleground for an all-out war between prehistoric undead forces and the scattered remnants of the living. Billionaire William DeKirk, now ruling the last vestiges of civilization, is human no longer, but rather an unpredictable rogue driven by a noxious blend of primordial virus and modern day sociopath. He deliberately spreads the zombie plague across the world and deploys his dinosaur-human army to destroy survivors.
When a new island forms in the South Pacific after a volcanic eruption, nearby nations quarrel over who owns the fresh land. One of the countries sends an advance scouting party to plant flags and lay claim to the nascent isle, but none of that party returns. The sponsoring nation is accused of deception. Political rivals assert that members of the landing party are still on the island, building a military installation in secret.
Marine biologist Dr. Mason Rayman is experimenting with gigantism in sea creatures when he accidentally creates a monstrously large sawfish. When it grows so big he can no longer keep it in his Miami lab, he is preparing to have it destroyed when he learns he is being terminated from his position. By way of revenge, he dumps the oversized shark relative into the ocean, where it soon slaughters bathers at nearby trendy South Beach. Dr. Rayman doesn't let on that it's his fish responsible for the killings, but someone knows what he did, and she's blackmailing him.