The Oracle's Message (Rogue Angel, Book 32)

By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz

Males may do whatever for it…but one girl will make certain its fate

Steeped in legend, the Pearl of Palawan has a historical past marked by way of destruction, vengeance and love. yet extra vital, the legendary black pearl is rumored to supply an influence lengthy coveted via mankind—immortality. it's a strength males might possibility loss of life to achieve.

Sun, sand and scuba diving within the Philippines definitely appeared like an awesome holiday. yet after a way-too-close-for-comfort come across with a tiger shark, archaeologist Annja Creed unearths herself drawn right into a crew of German divers. they're treasure hunters trying to find the fabled pearl. Out of interest, Annja accompanies them. but if an previous pal of hers turns up by surprise, she reveals herself torn among her previous and new acquaintances.

The race is directly to own the pearl. yet not anyone realizes the real nature of the artifact, or the risk it poses to all of them.

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She smiled. yet a minimum of she wasn’t on my own. The dive grasp will be so proud. The shadow placed one other set of lighting fixtures down close to the bottom of the reef and flicked them on. shiny yellow gentle illuminated a space of the reef and the fish spoke back for this reason. such a lot of them sponsored into their tiny crevices, into the darkness. yet Annja observed that the bigger fish crowded round the gentle as though to enquire this burning solar of their international. The shadow overlooked them and instantly began focusing his awareness at the numerous outcroppings within sight. With a silver-bladed knife, he pried into them. Annja well-known the a part of the reef as being the place Hans had chanced on the coated marble. however the shadow wasn’t close to that. was once he trying to find it? Annja frowned and checked round her. whatever approximately floating in the dead of night sea made her think as if 1000 eyes have been upon her. She smirked. after all there have been. the entire existence at the reef may understand she was once there. good, everybody aside from the shadow. one other darkish form at the fringe of her imaginative and prescient darted previous her. Annja whirled, kicking up a disturbance within the sand, yet by the point she’d grew to become, the form used to be long past. one other shark? She swallowed and fought opposed to the emerging tide of worry. She may still go away, in fact. The boat was once above her. someplace. supplied she didn’t screw up an excessive amount of, she will be capable of finding it back. yet what then? She peered round the fringe of the reef and the shadow was once long gone. Annja whirled round. the place did he pass? She crept round the fringe of the reef, pondering he should have moved directly to one other part. She regarded round looking for his air bubble path. If she may perhaps see that, then she may possibly pinpoint his situation with out an excessive amount of hassle. yet she observed not anything. It rather was once nearly as though he had disappeared correct off the coral reef. Annja appeared at the back of her into the depths yet observed not anything there, both. He needed to be round there a few position, she suggestion. yet the place? She crept round to the place she’d obvious him final. She famous the place he’d scraped off a number of barnacles, however the outcroppings yielded not anything that gave her a clue as to the place he’d long gone. What have been the probabilities that he’d been taken through a shark? She shook her head. No, there’d be a few type of facts of an assault. His tanks will be mendacity at the ocean flooring. His weight belt could were shredded. She frowned. until anything even greater than the fourteen-footer had easily taken him in its jaws and swam off. Her abdominal ached. Annja’s mouth went dry and he or she glanced down at her oxygen gauge. It was once operating on the subject of empty. Her brain whirled. The tanks must have been stuffed in the event that they have been going for use for diving. Why hadn’t this one been crammed all of the approach? She hadn’t been down that lengthy! She had to come again to the boat. yet within the subsequent quick, she knew the place the shadow had vanished to. He’d resurfaced. The boat engine roared overhead, its sound muffled throughout the water, yet Annja glanced up and observed the white foam because the boat all at once shot again the best way they'd pop out. Leaving Annja on their lonesome in the dead of night ocean.

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