Destiny (Rogue Angel, Book 1)
Alex Archer, Mel Odom
An historic order tied to the Vatican, a blood fortune buried within the caves of France, a conspiracy of energy, greed and darkest evil. Archaeologist and explorer Annja Creed's fascination with the myths and mysteries of the earlier leads her to a crypt within the caves of France, the place the terrifying legend of the Beast of Gevaudan tricks on the unbelievable. What she discovers is shattering: an artifact that may seal her future; a brotherhood of clergymen prepared to homicide to guard their mystery; and a strong black-market occultist desirous to placed his personal declare to centuries-old blood funds. Annja embarks on a high-tension race throughout Europe and background itself, motive on linking the unholy treachery of the a while with the incredible revelations of the current. yet she needs to continue to exist the shadow figures made up our minds to silence her hazard to their life.
"I came upon l. a. Bête." "A creature that you simply think was los angeles Bête." "I confirmed you the pictures." "I observed it, too," Roux reminded her. "You don't think it was once los angeles Bête?" Annja requested. "Perhaps." Roux lifted his shoulders and dropped them. "The mild was once doubtful. issues have been taking place in a short time in there." "What do you're thinking that it was?" "A fabrication, perhaps." "It was once real." Annja had without doubt approximately that. "There's anything else i am in," the previous guy responded. "Something you.
Out from the gatehouse maintaining an attack rifle. "Mr. Roux," the guy stated. Roux knew one other guy waited for affirmation contained in the bulletproof and bombproof gatehouse. not just was once his panorama good tended, yet so used to be his defense. He paid dearly for it and not begrudged the fee. "Yes," Roux stated, turning his head so he may be truly illuminated by way of the guard's flashlight. The defend swept the SUV together with his beam. "Ran into a few trouble?" "A little," Roux admitted. there has been no approach to.
factor had left her skeptical. "The earth," Garin said, "opened up and allow you to locate the ultimate piece of the sword. Even after it have been hidden from sight for 1000s of years." "That used to be an earthquake." Annja was once starting to think that she used to be getting into a facet size and leaving the genuine international in the back of. "It used to be a miracle," Garin stated. She checked out him, thinking about if he was once intentionally baiting her. "Do you actually think that?" Pausing a second, Garin shook his head. "I do not know.
The bones of the mountain, led out of the cistern room. Annja was once sure they the meanderings of a cave shaft – with occasional sculpting, as testified to via the device marks at the partitions – yet there has been functionality and layout. whilst she waved the lantern on the subject of the stairs, she came upon impressions worn deeply into them. "Whoever lives right here has been right here for an extended time," she saw. "It's a monastery," Roux stated. His voice echoed within the stairwell. "What makes you so sure?" "Can you.
Over 100 humans useless, i might say your 'secret' acquired out on a typical basis." "Regrettable, yet true," Brother Gaspar stated. "If I have been chief of the order at the moment, Father Roger's baby shouldn't have escaped." "Would you could have killed Carolyn?" Annja demanded. The outdated monk's resolution got here with no hesitation. "Yes." "She was once a child," Annja protested. "Children aren't born evil." "By all money owed, she used to be a toddler of the satan allowed front into this global by means of the sin devoted by means of her.