Library of Gold (Rogue Angel, Book 37)
Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise
He used to be one among Russia's such a lot notorious rulers, and he by myself held the foremost to a mythical Byzantine number of books, given to him within the dowry of Princess Sophia of Constantinople.
Ivan Vasilyevich—otherwise often called Ivan the Terrible—owned a library packed with infrequent and beneficial tomes that males could kill for. might die for. however the czar carried the information of its whereabouts to his grave. And it falls to archaeologist Annja Creed, nearly years later, to find the secrets and techniques of the Library of Gold.
When the chance to resolve the secret of this so-called 8th ask yourself of the realm lands in Annja's lap, she can't withstand. Armed with a diary of cryptic clues, she embarks on a trip to Russia, the place she needs to by some means locate her method into the very middle of the rustic, underneath the Kremlin.
But Annja quickly discovers she's racing a ruthless KGB agent pushed through sinister explanations. She reveals herself deep underneath the Russian soil in a perilous video game of cat and mouse… Will she be the following to mysteriously disappear from historical past?
She informed herself yet didn’t cease as she clambered up at the pedestal. Her physique blocked the various gentle, sending shadows into the area of interest within which the statue stood, and so she pulled out her BlackBerry and used the flashlight app. It was once instantly transparent that the statue have been carved from one huge block of stone. the appropriate hand flowed onto the decrease arm and it doesn't matter what she did to it—pushed, pulled, tugged, twisted—she couldn’t get it to maneuver. Very aware of the seconds ticking away,.
The gash within the facet of his head. Annja had wiped clean the wound as top she may and wrapped it in gauze coated with a topical anesthetic, yet that had most likely worn off a number of hours in the past. Of the 3 of them, Vlad was once the single one that had escaped with out damage. His years of being within the underground had ready him for the unforeseen. Annja now understood why Sir Charles valued him so hugely; Vlad used to be a superb guy to have round in a situation. whereas the large Russian drove, Gianni used the.
hours in the past Colonel Goshenko had referred to as him into his workplace and passed him the plans for this Soviet-Army-base-turned-KGB-training-facility. “Creed survived,” Goshenko had stated bluntly. The shock should have proven on Danislov’s face, simply because Goshenko had extra, “Yeah, I felt a similar method. must have identified Chernov was once an fool the minute he began speaking approximately that sword. My purely remorse is that I didn’t shoot him early enough.” “Where is she now?” Danislov had requested. “Making one other.
free of his crushing grip, Annja took a number of deep breaths to get the oxygen flowing and reminded herself to not tackle males two times her dimension. After checking he’d be subconscious for your time, Annja stripped him of the goggles. They appeared to be military-grade night-vision goggles, notwithstanding she’d be the 1st to confess that her event with them used to be constrained. yet she had had social gathering to take advantage of them prior to this and had not less than a operating wisdom of the way they operated. She knew the lengthy.
She heard the train’s electrical motor cough into lifestyles in the back of her and grew to become to work out Vlad delay a hand. 5 mins. might be effortless sufficient. Then the 1st bullets began to fly. * * * DANISLOV HADN’T all started down the stairwell while the seize went off, so he used to be in a position to squeeze his eyes close and switch away on the first indication of hassle. That kept him from the worst of it. His eyes nonetheless burned and watered, and he was once caught seeing stars for no less than a minute in a while, yet that was once all.