By Alex Archer
Wanting a holiday from paintings and a few contemporary near-death adventures, archaeologist Annja Creed visits France to indulge one in all her maximum fantasies: discovering D'Artagnan's misplaced sword. The rapier used to be a present from the reigning monarch and has been lacking because the 17th century.
And Ascher Vallois, one among Annja's treasure-hunting buddies, believes he has positioned the location of the relic.
But while Annja meets with Vallois, she learns that he is made an enormous sacrifice to guard the sword and its mystery from a relic hunter. Annja discovers that the artifact holds the major to a fortune. And the fellow will not cease until eventually he will get every little thing he wants—including Annja.
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I thanks for the dignity. No treasure inside of? ” She reached within back, yet pressed her cheek apart the wall of skulls, preserving a prepared eye to Lambert. “Maybe somebody has already claimed it? ” Lambert provided. “You suggest d’Artagnan? He died a pauper. although it’s very attainable Alexandre Dumas discovered it. ” “I notion he used to be fairly in debt while he died, besides? ” “Yes, to his companion, Auguste Maquet. ” She twisted her arm and patted alongside the ceiling of the small region. “Wait. i think whatever. It’s a field. ” “Maybe a small chest containing diamonds or certificate to land and identify and immense riches? ” “To finance your lethal study? ” “It bothers me certainly not that you just reflect on me a pirate. it truly is what I do good, and one must always attempt to do this which they excel at. ” For a second, Annja thought of doing what she did well—laying males flat together with her sword—but the gap used to be too small to maneuver a three-foot-long conflict sword, and in truth, she didn’t are looking to kill the fellow. He deserved to be punished via the felony method. And if realization may be shone on his corrupt experimentation, maybe policing one of these crime will be elevated. Her palms stretched over what felt like a steel field. It used to be cool and the curved edges felt decorative. A thick coating of what may perhaps purely be dirt felt like a pelt of fur. Gripping it, she tugged. first and foremost it didn’t flow, yet, stretching her arm and squishing her cheek opposed to the wall—make that a few medieval villager’s bony cheek—she was once in a position to ultimately pull it loose. “Pull me out,” she stated to Lambert. He positioned an arm round her waist. She hadn’t discovered how chilly she was once till she felt the heat of one other hugging her. Lambert pulled her again. The field, firmly grasped, took out one other cranium as she tugged it unfastened and settled again opposed to a tender floor to grasp it to her chest. “This is nice,” Lambert commented. “The folks, by myself at the hours of darkness. ” Annja jabbed an elbow backward, catching him within the ribs. His breath happy out around the again of her neck. “There’s no lock. i feel it’ll open simply. ” 23 Clinging desperately to the field as Lambert attempted to drag it clear of her, Annja discovered she acted very similar to a baby suffering to maintain a prize from the bully. So she published the field, and Lambert shuffled out into the tunnel. Ascher’s yelp echoed. Annja crawled from the corner to work out her accomplice in event fall to his knees and cave in, hands sprawled ahead of his head. Blood trickled from his cranium, yet he used to be relocating. His helmet lay at the airborne dirt and dust ground. one of many thugs beaten the headlamp with a thick rubber boot heel. “You are looking to stroll out of right here with me? ” Lambert prolonged a ready hand to Annja. A twisted messiah of genetically altered destiny bots, he glowed from the encircling beams of sunshine. “Is that a few type of silly pickup line? ” “Either that or I go away you at the back of with this one. ” He toed Ascher’s rubber boot. “In the darkish. ” a look to the part proven her backpack sat untouched the place she’d dropped it previous. yet her headlamp used to be now not the place she had left it simply outdoor the corner.