By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise
One secret may possibly switch the destiny of a nation...
The skeletal is still 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 was once sheer dumb good fortune, fairly. Archaeologist Annja Creed occurred to be in Paris whilst the bones of the soldier have been stumbled on. yet this was once no usual soldier--this guy was once the keeper of a treasure which can have affected the end result of the yank Revolution. someplace, the treasure waits to be claimed.
Now Annja is unraveling a 150-year-old secret and a path of clues that may lead her around the ocean and deep into the center of the outdated South. yet she isn't the one seeker of this treasure. another person wishes it--bad adequate to kill somebody who stands of their way....
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I hardly ever imagine you’re capable of dictate phrases to me,” Michaels stated. “Who requested you to imagine? ” Annja spoke back, after which broke the relationship. Michaels sought after the treasure; Annja had doubtless that he might keep on with her orders. 39 Annja came upon herself status beside the Cadillac within the all-but-empty car parking zone on the Tallulah Gorge nation Park simply over an hour and a part later. After talking to Michaels, she had handed the remainder of the adventure in contemplative silence until eventually her driving force had indicated they'd reached the outskirts of Clayton, which used to be simply north of Tallulah Falls. He drove to the neighborhood Greyhound station, the place he received out, grew to become the auto over to Annja after which bought a bus price ticket again to Richmond. Annja made the remainder of the adventure on her personal. whilst she got here up along with her plan past that morning, she’d anticipated the car parking zone on the Gorge to be packed with keen travelers. regrettably, mom Nature had different rules. The blue skies had given strategy to stone grey and a gentle drizzle had all started to fall within the early afternoon. by the point Annja arrived, the park used to be more often than not abandoned. loads for making the trade in public. not anything some time past day had replaced her view that Michaels could kill either her and Garin as soon as he had the coordinates. Her simply likelihood to drag this off used to be to get Garin out within the open the place they'd conceivable of having clear of Michaels and his males sooner than she used to be compelled to renounce the positioning of the treasure. How she used to be going to do this, she nonetheless wasn’t definite. nice time to not have a plan, the nagging little voice at the back of her brain instructed her as she observed Michaels and his entourage method. 3 black SUVs drove into the parking zone and parked a quick distance clear of her automobile. 4 males bought out of every of the 2 lead cars and took up positions round the 3rd, notwithstanding what they idea they have been guarding opposed to, Annja had no notion. as soon as the staff chief used to be it sounds as if happy with the location, he knocked at the glass of the ultimate car with the knuckles of 1 hand. The doorways opened. Blaine Michaels emerged from front passenger seat, whereas Garin and extra thugs obtained out of the rear. 11 opposed to . no longer the easiest odds, yet she’d care for it. Leaving the majority of his males in the back of him with the automobiles, Michaels strode towards her. Garin got here alongside, to boot, escorted on each side via guards. She may see from the way in which he held himself that Garin’s fingers have been secured in the back of his again. She knew the guards, and even perhaps Michaels, will be armed, yet none in their firearms have been in facts in the interim, which used to be some extent in her want. It wasn’t a lot yet a minimum of it was once whatever. Now if she may well simply get Garin into the right kind place. She’d selected her present position with care. the auto used to be parked lengthwise throughout numerous parking areas behind the lot. simply past it, hidden via the majority of the automobile, not less than at a distance, was once a trailhead prime into the dense Georgia woodland at her again.