Beneath Still Waters (Rogue Angel, Book 55)

By Alex Archer, Joe Nassise

A wrecked German bomber...key to the secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich?

All it took was once one cell name and television convey host and archaeologist Annja Creed is in mortal chance. Her manufacturer Doug Morrell has been kidnapped by way of a grasping treasure hunter who's looking the misplaced raubgold, or looted gold of Nazi Germany. The phrases are easy: retrieve the bounty and Doug lives. Fail, and he dies...

Now Annja and her neighbors needs to discover a lacking German fighter airplane that was once shot down over the Alps in 1945. in keeping with legend, the airplane not just holds a cargo of gold the Nazis had stolen, but additionally carried the final letters of the führer himself. Letters that time to a extra startling treasure buried underwater midway worldwide. yet Annja isn't attracted to treasure, or maybe unearthing ancient relics. Annja has one time table: get Doug out alive...even if it ability drawing her sword from its otherworldly sheath. no matter if it skill loss of life.

Because as soon as greed drives a guy to violence, not anything will cease him...

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But when it broke aside on impact…” Then it can be scattered in bits and items beneath all this snow and we wouldn’t are aware of it. It wasn’t a welcome proposal, for Annja knew it is going to make their task of recuperating no matter what it used to be the kidnapper sought after from the wreckage that a lot more durable. Welcome or no longer, notwithstanding, they'd no less than come ready to house the placement. They pulled harnesses, ropes, a hand-held GPS and a steel detector out of the again of the Sno-Cat. Annja and Reinhold every one tugged on a harness and clipped into the ropes that Garin and Paul had ready. in the event that they encountered whatever unforeseen, like a snow-covered crevasse, the ropes might preserve them from being dragged to their deaths ahead of an individual had time to react. Annja used to be good used to such precautions, however it was once visible Reinhold wasn’t as cozy. He fussed with the harness and double-checked the knot that secured the rope to it part a dozen instances till Annja calmed him by means of reminding him that he wasn’t going available in the market on my own; she will be correct subsequent to him the whole time. The GPS had already been programmed with the positioning of the paradox from the scanned facts. after they have been prepared, Reinhold activated the gadget and the 2 of them advanced, following the sign for almost the size of a soccer box ahead of Reinhold stopped and acknowledged quietly, “Right right here. ” Annja stepped up subsequent to him and seemed round. there has been not anything to determine yet a flat stretch of snow in each course. “You’re definite this can be the precise spot? ” she requested. Reinhold nodded. “Absolutely. in response to the experiment, the paradox might be the following. ” So the place was once it? Annja grew to become in a sluggish circle, searching for whatever, something, that will point out a aircraft had crashed there fifty years prior to. not anything stuck her eye. She activated the steel detector and made a gradual circuit round the spot the place Reinhold was once status. whilst that didn’t supply her any hits, she moved outward a few backyard and repeated the method. She saved doing that until eventually she had made part a dozen revolutions round the aspect the place Reinhold used to be status. The steel detector remained frustratingly silent. “Anything? ” Reinhold known as. “Nothing. ” may perhaps the knowledge were mistaken? she requested herself. might the drone have picked up on anything else fullyyt, whatever now not concerning their seek? She stopped and became in a sluggish circle, trying to find she didn’t be aware of what. She had the nagging feeling that she used to be lacking anything, whatever visible, yet for the lifetime of her she couldn’t determine what. She took within the flat stretch of land she was once status on, permit her gaze roam to the sloping hills that rose from that flat floor on both sides. The valley reminded her a little bit a soup bowl. A soup bowl? A surprising suspicion rushed over her. She went down on one knee and started disregarding the snow at her toes, digging together with her gloved hand. Annja may possibly listen Reinhold calling to her, asking if she had came upon whatever, however it appeared to be coming from far off, simply because her recognition used to be targeted virtually totally on what she used to be doing.

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