By Catherine Coulter, J. T. Ellison

"A mystery jam-packed with nonstop motion, real-life name-dropping and sufficient state-of-the-art technological know-how to make you ask yourself how a lot of it can be true." —Kirkus Reviews

The most recent access within the hot foreign mystery sequence that includes Nicholas Drummond, from number 1 manhattan Times–bestselling writer Catherine Coulter.

Freshly minted FBI agent Nicholas Drummond is simply out of his Quantico education while he and his accomplice, Mike Caine, are known as to enquire a stabbing on Wall road.

Their research, even though, yields extra questions than solutions. It quick turns into transparent that the sufferer, John Pearce, was once greater than the naval historian and antiquities broker he . What Drummond doesn’t recognize is that purchasing and promoting infrequent books was once Pearce’s conceal, and that he had committed his lifestyles to researching the whereabouts of a lacking international warfare I U-boat concealing a stash of gold bullion, and an unforeseen shock that purely increases extra questions. whilst Drummond and Caine locate either one of Pearce’s grownup teenagers have disappeared, the case assumes a brand new feel of urgency. The FBI brokers understand their most sensible lead lies within the victim’s cryptic ultimate words—“The secret is within the lock.” yet what key? What lock?

The look for Adam and Sophia Pearce takes them on a global manhunt, which threatens to run them afoul of an eccentric billionaire industrialist together with his personal plans not just for the misplaced gold, however the production of a weapon in contrast to something the area has ever noticeable.

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34 O. PONGS On the other hand, some studies on the effects of chloramphenicol on peptide bond formation suggest that it does not bind to the peptidyl acceptor site of the ribosome, but to the peptidyl donor site (for a thorough discussion of these data, see HAHN and GUND, 1975). The point of view relies heavily on observations that chloramphenicol inhibits peptide bond formation much more strongly when the peptidyl donor site is occupied by peptidyl residues rather than ~ artificially ~ by aminoacyl-tRNA.

J. BioI. Chern. : Chloramphenicol inhibition of polyuridylic acid binding to E. coli ribosomes. : Chloramphenicol. In: Khimia Antibiotikow I. : Drug Resistance of Staphylococci. XI. Induction of chloramphenicol resistance by its derivatives and analogues. Japan. J. Microbiol. : Protein Synthesis in heart mitochondria. I. Amino acid incorporation into the protein of isolated beef-heart mitochondria and fractions derived from them by sonic oscillation. Biochim. Biophys. , Lipmann, F. : Differences in chloramphenicol sensitivity of cell-free amino acid polymerization systems.

Mol. BioI. : Identification of chloramphenicol-binding protein in Escherichia coli ribosomes by affinity labeling. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. : Active sites in Escherichia coli ribosomes. FEBS-Lett. Suppl. : In "Topics in Infectious Diseases. Drug Receptor Interactions in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy" (J. Drews a. E. ). Vol. 1, 179-190. : Chloramphenicol (chloromycetin). J. Am. Chern. Soc. : Some compounds related to chloromycetin. J. Chem. Soc. 77, 24-26 (1955) Rendi, R. : The effect of chloramphenicol on the incorporation of labeled amino acids into proteins by isolated subcellular fractions from rat liver.

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