By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise
One secret may perhaps swap the destiny of a nation...
The skeletal continues to be of a accomplice soldier, hidden deep in the Paris Catacombs. The legend of a long-lost accomplice treasure. An elderly scrap of paper that reads easily, Berceau de solitude--Cradle of Solitude.
It used to be sheer dumb good fortune, fairly. Archaeologist Annja Creed occurred to be in Paris while the bones of the soldier have been stumbled on. yet this used to be no usual soldier--this guy used to be the keeper of a treasure which could have affected the result of the yankee Revolution. someplace, the treasure waits to be claimed.
Now Annja is unraveling a 150-year-old secret and a path of clues that would lead her around the ocean and deep into the guts of the outdated South. yet she isn't the one seeker of this treasure. another individual wishes it--bad sufficient to kill someone who stands of their way....
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Please, take a seat. we've got much to speak about. ” She did as he requested, taking a seat at the sofa contrary the place he sat and curled her legs up beneath her. The room used to be offered in post-modern minimalist, it seemed—all black and chrome performance with little that wasn’t completely wanted. The sofa, notwithstanding, proved to be strangely cozy. Garin gave her a frank search for an extended second after which replied her unique query. “I was once on the Cradle of Solitude as a result of you, Annja. ” She raised her eyebrows yet didn’t say whatever, anticipating him to extend on his comment. “As I’m definite you already know, info is energy and masses of Dragontech’s luck comes from the truth that we now have larger entry to extra designated info than our rivals. ” Or your enemies, she concept. “We computer screen a wide selection of conversation channels via numerous diverse tactics, searching for definite phrases or words that could provide us a leg up in our enterprise dealings. when you got here alongside and claimed the sword, your identify was once one of many phrases I requested our screens to monitor for. because the emergency reaction strains are one of many frequencies we visual display unit, if you happen to gave your identify to the 1-1-2 operator this afternoon, the decision was once flagged and despatched to my realization. ” So that’s how he constantly turns out to maintain tabs on me, she proposal. “No faster had notice of your name been relayed to me than we intercepted one other transmission, this one from a cellphone tower in Paris, which additionally pointed out you through identify. That was once a tape of that decision I performed for you prior. ” Annja unexpectedly had a picture of Garin sitting amid a financial institution of laptop screens, hearing signs bounced down from satellites everywhere in the international. colours of massive Brother. It used to be just a little creepy to imagine guy with Garin Braden’s assets was once deliberately retaining standard watch over her. Garin went on. “I attempted to arrive you by way of mobile phone to provide you with a warning of the matter, yet was once not able to take action. As my workforce and that i have been already right here in Frankfurt, I made the choice to try to provide you with a warning in individual. it'll look I arrived simply in time. ” His tale had the hoop of fact to it. He hadn’t been capable of achieve her on her mobilephone simply because by way of then it used to be mendacity on the backside of the river someplace; she’d had it in her pocket whilst she made the bounce off the roof. the gap from Frankfurt to the monastery used to be approximately part an hour air time, which might have positioned his arrival within the correct timeframe for him to have intercepted after which reacted to her emergency name. Given what they’d been via long ago, it wasn’t an immense shock that she hadn’t relied on him correct off the bat. within the early days, he’d attempted to kill her on multiple social gathering. in recent times, although, he looked as if it would have come to peace with the truth that she wasn’t going to give up the sword to his keep an eye on willingly and had long past from being a probability to an occasional best friend and, dare she say it, even a pal. something used to be for yes, nobody might ever say her existence wasn’t advanced. “What, precisely, are you stuck up during this time, Annja?