By Andy McDermott
A bold HEIST.
A invaluable ARTIFACT.
A mystery LOCKED accurately AWAY—UNTIL NOW.
whilst Michelangelo’s David is stolen from its museum in Florence, it’s basically the most recent in a sequence of audacious raids at the world’s maximum treasures. yet American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, realize the raiders’ final objective while the Talonor Codex—a cryptic shuttle magazine that Nina present in Atlantis—is snatched from a well-guarded exhibition correct in entrance in their eyes.
The codex holds clues to the positioning of the Vault of Shiva and its legendary contents: the chronicles of the traditional Hindu god of destruction himself. From a perilous shootout in San Francisco to a hidden valley within the snowbound Himalayas, Nina and Eddie needs to run a labyrinthine gauntlet of ruthless killers, corrupted faiths, and twisted pursuits to arrive the sacred vault prior to a crafty billionaire with a plot to remake the world—after he brings this one crashing down.
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At the very least on a airplane you could watch a film. besides, i will inform her you referred to as whilst I see her. ' 'Okay. thank you, Lola. ' eventually achieving domestic, he lugged his bag to the condominium. 'Nina, you in? ' he known as as he opened the door. No resolution. He dumped his baggage and headed to the kitchen for espresso. a guy was once sitting in a single of the living room chairs, pointing an automated at him. 'Don't flow, Mr Chase. ' Eddie assessed him in a flash. japanese ecu accessory, most likely Bosnian; enormous, good muscled, a face that had noticeable loads of motion. certainly ex-military. one in all Fernandez's males? right here for revenge? even if his travel-induced lethargy were immediately blown away by means of a surge of adrenalin, he feigned tiredness. 'Who're you - and where's Nina? ' 'Safe, for now. My employers wish you to get whatever for them. Do it, and she or he can be published. ' 'Your employers? The Khoils, at a wager. ' That stunned the fellow, yet he fast recovered, indicating a cellphone on a desk. 'Yes. they wish to speak to you. The quantity is already entered. ' preserving a cautious eye at the gun because it tracked him, Eddie picked up the telephone and driven the decision button. The reveal lit up, giving him a glimpse of the quantity prior to it used to be changed via an lively 'Dialling . . . ' icon: from the bizarre prefix code, 882, he realised he used to be being hooked up to a satellite tv for pc telephone. A click on, the ghostly echo of the sign being bounced off an orbiting relay . . . then a peaceful voice. 'Hello. ' 'All correct, Khoil, you fuckwit,' acknowledged Eddie, recognising Pramesh Khoil's flat, certain tones. 'What d'you wish? ' a short pause, the time-lag of the satellite tv for pc transmission. 'There isn't any want for rudeness, Mr Chase. ' 'I can do violence as an alternative. ' 'Your macho posturing is precisely what I estimated. it's not that i am intimidated. Now pay attention rigorously. As Mr Zec has knowledgeable you, we now have taken your spouse hostage. ' 'Zec? ' Eddie glanced on the guy within the chair, the bizarre identify echoing faintly within the recesses of his reminiscence. 'We wish you to procure the Talonor Codex and bring it to Mr Zec. when you do that, your spouse may be published. if you happen to don't, she is going to be killed. this present day is Tuesday; you may have until eventually the top of Thursday. ' there has been a historical past noise that used to be all too time-honored after the final numerous hours: jet engines. Khoil was once on a airplane, which most likely intended Nina was once too . . . 'You've fucked up, you recognize. ' 'Pardon? ' 'I cannot get the Codex for you. not anyone can, other than Nina. you wish her handprint to open the vault. and because i am guessing you are flying her clear of the vault, good . . . ' 'I am conscious of the vault's handprint scanner. Your wife's hand could be supplied to you. ' chilly clutched at Eddie's center. 'If you've got fucking bring to a halt her hand I promise you i'll hunt you down, and bring to an end your fucking hand, and use it to drag your fucking center out via your arsehole! ' 'Fantastical threats aren't worthy - you misunderstand me. Your wife's handprint should be supplied. ' 'It will, will it? allow me seek advice from Nina. ' Khoil spoke to anyone in Hindi. there has been a faint hiss, via a nauseated groan.