By Alex Archer, Mel Odom
During this electrifying new novella, heroine Annja Creed uncovers yet one more considered one of history's monsters.
From the previous testomony comes a brand new danger...
Fighting skeletons in Addis Ababa isn't in Annja's agreement. particularly while they're "entertainment" rigged by means of an obnoxious radio DJ through the filming of the television exhibit she hosts, Chasing History's Monsters. however the unintended discovery of an historical clay brick turns the prank into lethal peril for the intrepid archaeologist.
If Annja's slump is correct, the brick is basically the 1st key to a better discovery: the Tower of Babel. Now, with Joan of Arc's sword in hand and killers at her heels, she needs to race around the heart East to solve the puzzle first. Enemies and allies will face off opposed to each one other--and themselves. to outlive, Annja should defeat them all...because after all there might be just one winner.
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So... perhaps there has been whatever to the universal-language artifact. Annja’s selected direction took her via the guy who had rented her the donkeys. fortunately he used to be there this morning and he remembered Annja. If he hadn’t been, she might have needed to give some thought to whatever else. If Garin had given her time. He used to be the suspicious style, too. “Hey, you! ” the quick guy walked towards Annja and pointed accusingly. “Donkey thief! the place are my donkeys? ” Garin dropped a hand casually inside of his jacket. “Who is that this guy? ” “Remember the donkeys I requested you to deliver again with us? ” “They’ll be nice out within the mountains. ” “In the mountains? ” the donkey seller shrieked. “You see,” acknowledged Annja, “the donkeys belong to this gentleman. I’d say he’s a bit irate over no longer getting them again. ” Annja’s gaze slid to a small team of Syrian squaddies having espresso at a store and staring at the come across with prepared curiosity. Cursing in his local tongue and gesturing wildly, the donkey proprietor got here to a cease in entrance of Annja and demanded that his donkeys be produced instantly or that he obtain money for them. “My husband pays for them,” Annja stated. Bemused, Garin checked out her. “Husband? ” Annja smiled sweetly because the donkey handler became his complete realization to Garin and demanded urged reimbursement. Garin took out his pockets, which was once full of forex. He didn’t like leaving a electronic path with playing cards. “How a lot do you need for these flea-bitten beasts? ” “Sir, these donkeys have been of the top quality,” the handler protested. “Seldom have you ever obvious the like of such donkeys. they are going to be virtually most unlikely to switch. ” He walked towards research Garin’s pockets, eyes glowing with avarice. Annja kicked the man’s ahead foot in entrance of his different foot as he improved. the guy tripped and fell, flailing for stability and extraordinary Garin’s pockets. financial institution notes fluttered into undefined, immediately drawing a crowd to struggle for the money owed. Garin, knowing what Annja was once as much as, lunged for her, yet she slipped underneath his clutch and placed her shoulder into the donkey handler’s again, shoving him into Garin’s open hands. by the point Garin extricated himself, the Syrian infantrymen had begun over and Annja was once in complete stride. She ran for the closest open-air café, jumping onto a desk, then jumping back to seize carry of a close-by canopy’s help rope, hoping it held. She swung ahead, overjoyed that it held her weight, then swung again, pulling herself up out of succeed in of 1 of Garin’s males and flipped onto the cover. less than, the guy she had eluded scrambled onto a desk, then iced up as a rifle cracked. one of many Syrian infantrymen pointed his smoking rifle at Garin’s guy, who nodded and slowly stepped down from the desk together with his fingers raised. combating for stability at the cover, Annja heard a pointy voice at the back of her calling out for her to forestall in Arabic, one of many phrases she understood in exactly approximately any language. or even in elements of the area the place the observe wasn’t recognizable, the tone regularly was once. She neglected the command and ran towards the development the cover was once connected to.