24 Declassified: Vanishing Point
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Area 51: America's top-secret advanced military testing ground, hidden away in the Nevada desert, where the awesome weapons of tomorrow are being developed. But a mole inside the impregnable facility has been leaking highly advanced killing technology to America's worst enemies . . . who intend to turn its destructive power on an unsuspecting nation before the day is out.
Agent Jack Bauer has a mere twenty-four hours to derail a horrific plot, as a deadly endgame takes shape in the neon glare of nearby Las Vegas. But to do so, the rogue CTU operative will have to lead an impossible assault on Area 51 itself—and expose a lethal string of betrayal and corruption that leads from the terrorists to the underworld and all the way into the heart of the U.S. government.
New York New York casinos were so close to the building they seemed to border the runway. “I understood that Groom Lake is close to being deactivated. Was I misinformed?” “Not at all, Senator,” Megan Reed replied. “Activities on the base are winding down ahead of the scheduled deactivation. Staffing is down, but several top secret research programs still continue.” Dr. Reed did not mention the fact that those research projects were also close to deactivation—or rather, de-funding—or that
with the United States military. That means Lee here has a stake in who wins the next presidential election,” Bell explained. “More than that,” Jong declared. “Your government has been my nation’s greatest ally, since the dark days of the Japanese invasion, since our present government was established in 1947. I and many of my compatriots know that it is only America’s military might and our own resolute spirit that keeps Taiwan, the Republic of China, safe from those bandits in Beijing.”
Palmer. Send Mr. Cohen to my suite in two hours to collect the funds. I shall have the package ready for him.” “Thank you, Mr. Lee. My husband’s campaign appreciates your support.” Sherry hung up before the man could reply. Shaking with excitement, she went to the bar and poured herself a scotch. She swallowed it in a single gulp. She had to be careful tonight, hide her emotions. It was diffi cult, however. The thought of all that money in a secret fund made Sherry Palmer feel giddy. With fi ve
quick succession, each with a tap to the head. A flash exploded in Jack’s night vision goggles as Wildman opened fire. Tracers lit the walls as they tore down the corridor. Silhouetted in the muzzle fl ash, Jack saw Don Driscoll drop. The leader of the hit team was exposed now, and Jack fired his last round. Wildman slammed into the wall and slid to the fl oor, the top of his head blown away. Jack stepped over a dead man to reach Don Driscoll. He didn’t have to check the body to know the man
demanded. “I have done everything you’ve asked of me.” Finally, the tall man faced her. “Everything?” Beverly Chang nodded. “I’ve given you the security codes. I killed the people in the tower.” He raised an eyebrow. “And Malignant Wave?” “The device has been installed in a prototype helicopter in Hangar Five. The aircraft is ready to fl y.” Beverly reached out to clutch his arm. Yizi pushed her away. “My sister. Her family,” Dr. Chang cried. “You promised me they would be set free in