Day of Atonement (Rogue Angel, Book 54)

By Alex Archer, Steven Savile

A reckoning that might wreck them all…

Trials, persecutions, fake accusations, the Inquisition—for archaeologist and television host Annja Creed, the present episode they're taping for her convey is an engaging one. yet whereas Annja is filming the final phase in France, a vicious "accident" approximately kills her. It seems to be to be unintentional…until a guy calling himself Cauchon claims responsibility.

The identify Cauchon moves a chord within the exceptionally—some may well say unnaturally— lengthy reminiscence of Annja's buddy and mentor Roux. getting to know the previous man's mystery years in the past, Cauchon desired to blackmail Roux prior to destiny placed the problem to leisure. Or so Roux inspiration. Now this strong enthusiast has became from searching out the divine to allotting "justice." Vengeance. And he'll single-handedly resurrect the violence of the Inquisition to make sure that Annja and her buddy are judged and located to blame. With a lot at stake, Annja might quickly locate that fellowship may be deadly.

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We’re facing a person who’s risky. ” “I’m now not procuring it. ” “What extra do you want? we're facing a loopy guy who has received it into his head that he desires to own every thing that also exists that's hooked up with Joan not directly. ” “Don’t try and con me, Roux. i do know a con while I listen it. That doesn’t clarify why he sought after the Gui papers, does it? Hell, it doesn’t even clarify how he is aware that the armor nonetheless exists. I didn’t even understand you had it, so how may possibly he? ” “I don’t let you know every little thing, Garin. I by no means have. ” “Clearly. yet you proportion with a madman? Or let’s placed it in a different way. If you’ve been so careless that Cauchon might know about that—” he hooked a thumb over his shoulder, indicating the field at the backseat “—what else may he have figured out? I suggest, precisely how careless have you ever been with our secrets and techniques? those are our lives we’re speaking approximately. ” Roux hesitated. He’d been considering this for it slow now, no longer quite a bit the truth that it had occurred because the guilt that got here with the twist of fate that undefined. “It’s now not the 1st time that somebody has attempted to place jointly the items of a puzzle no matter if they didn’t comprehend what the massive photo was once like. ” “What do you suggest, now not the 1st time? ” “There was once another individual, decades in the past. ” “How in the past? many years? 100? 200? without delay you should be a hell of much more distinctive. ” “Twenty,” Roux stated, the reminiscence flooding again back. He’d performed so good to bury it away within the recesses of his brain the place it can not hang-out him. Now he was once willingly letting the genie out of the bottle. “Twenty years? That’s not anything. That’s like the day before today. What it isn't is decades in the past and also you damned good understand that. check with me, Roux. ” Roux shrugged, probably not definite how a lot to inform him. may still he confess how shut that French journalist had come to exposing them? He had considered it time and again through the years, frequently in moments like this while the urge to damage off touch with Garin was once robust. there has been good judgment to it. The extra they have been obvious jointly, the much more likely it used to be for individuals to attach the 2 of them. part by way of facet it was once very unlikely to not detect the single unmarried particular trait they either shared, and now, with the proliferation of cameras and residing lives out on social networks photographing completely every little thing within the minutia of lifestyles, it wouldn’t take a lot to deliver difficulty knocking on their door. “Someone—a journalist—found a number of images of me that have been a variety of years apart…” “…and you didn’t glance an afternoon older,” Garin accomplished for him. “That’s it, isn’t it. That’s what’s occurred right here. you were given careless and a person figured out approximately us. ” “There’s not anything to fret about,” Roux stated. “How are you able to potentially understand that? definitely there’s anything to fret approximately. ” Roux raised a hand to chop him off earlier than he might release right into a tirade approximately how he’d compromised them, yet he stopped midbreath. “He’s useless, isn’t he? That’s the way you comprehend. You killed him. Jesus, Roux. what number secrets and techniques are you hiding in that head of yours?

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