Dr. Quest's new Underwater Prober, an amphibious craft with mechanical arms, enters its final series of tests before turnover to the Navy. Hadji and the doctor take leave to attend a mainland meeting with scientists from Calcutta while the others stay behind, adjusting the Prober's ejection system. Foreign agents, who've been patiently eyeing the project, mobilize to take it. As they force Race to drive the Prober to their secret underwater base, Jonny talks to Hadji through their portable communicators that the agents failed to notice. At the base, Race, Jonny and Bandit attempt an escape on hovercraft but fail, and when Dr. Quest and Hadji zero in for a rescue, they, too, are taken captive. With no other options handy, Hadji engineers an escape by hypnotizing their guard with his ruby. Now the Quests flee for their lives in the Prober, pursued by agents in minisubs with orders to kill. Written by
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Race dislodges the metal time bomb from the exterior of the Prober. It immediately floats upward because, apparently, metallic bombs packed with explosives are far lighter than water. See more
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I hold you responsible for seeing to it that the takeover attracts no attention.