Sunken Pyramid (Rogue Angel, Book 45)

By Alex Archer, Jean Rabe

The observe from her good friend and colleague had learn "I have rather the monster so you might chase, expensive Annja." after which earlier than she may communicate to him, he'd been discovered lifeless within the hotel's stairwell. It didn't appeared attainable. Annja Creed have been expecting 3 days of geeking out on the archaeology convention in Madison, Wisconsin, after which this tragedy moves. And his is simply the 1st dying over the lengthy weekend.

Determined to enquire her friend's death—and discover why one other colleague she trusts is arrested because the top suspect—Annja starts off collecting the items of a cryptic puzzle. A small choice of Mayan gold medallions. The demise of a potter. The violent visual appeal of a teenaged lady with a wierd eco-friendly knife. And on the heart of the puzzle, an historic mound pyramid purportedly hidden on the backside of a Wisconsin lake. That's a discovery which can thoroughly rewrite Mesoamerican background.

With every one puzzle piece Annja Creed discovers, the secret grows extra risky. And what she understands can—and most likely will—kill her.

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He thumbed the mic back. “Copy? I’m in a blue Impala. ” He positioned the mic again, positioned either fingers at the wheel and altered lanes back. “Don’t be aware of if she heard me. approximately out of radio diversity the following. ” Annja attempted to decipher the chatter at the radio, however it seemed like static. She close the folder, slid it less than her seat and craned her neck to determine out the again window. The Ford Explorer used to be the color of gunmetal. there have been males within, the motive force tall, his head brushing the roof of the SUV, the passenger shorter, his face absolutely noticeable however the positive aspects slightly discernable end result of the rain and the wipers. He had on sunglasses—despite the gloom—and a Milwaukee Brewers baseball cap; she might see the brand as the Explorer used to be so shut it rode the Impala’s bumper. the boys needed to be attached to all of this, correct? a twin of her sword seemed in her brain and back she nearly had the feeling of the pommel in her hand. A caution? instinct? She considered Edgar, Gregor, Mrs. Hapgood, and her throat tightened. And the presence of Garin... that used to be stressful, too. “I don’t have sufficient of the items but. ” Annja hadn’t intended to claim that aloud, deliberating an immense jigsaw puzzle. She wanted additional info to get a greater proposal of what the puzzle should still appear like while accomplished. “Well, both they—or we—are going to be in pieces,” Detective Rizzo spat. “Unless the sheriff or nation police get a few devices the following quickly. ” He flipped at the Impala’s sirens, the sunshine at the dashboard pulsing with an eerie jump opposed to the torrent of water. “If not anything else, this could get site visitors out of our method. Don’t want somebody getting damage. ” The Explorer’s entrance bumper slid up excessive of the Impala’s rear one and gave it a violent shove. “Damn it,” Detective Rizzo cursed. He reached for the mic back. “Dispatch, i would like these devices ten-thirty-three. replica? ” there has been a squelching sound. “Copy? ” “Oh, for... ” He positioned the mic again. Annja observed the Explorer driving force smiling, giant white enamel less than a depressing mustache; a shiver danced down her backbone. She used to be approximately to supply the detective a using recommendation, yet then discovered she didn’t have to. The detective veered to the appropriate, breaking freed from the Explorer, and floored it. there has been a stretch of street forward without vehicles on it. there have been, in spite of the fact that, automobiles pulled over at the shoulder, the drivers ready out the worst of the hurricane and watching the siren and lighting fixtures. Annja knew that riding in climate like this was once treacherous, magnified tenfold via the Explorer’s maniac motive force. “They’re speedier. these SUVs,” he acknowledged. “Higher heart of gravity. I should’ve taken one of many Crown Vics. i love a heavier automobile. ” He jogged to his correct, then left, the automobile spinning sideways, doing a one-eighty earlier than he became it round and headed instantly east back. The Explorer slowed to maintain the Impala in entrance of it. “Not adequate speedy, those sedans. ” He slapped his hand at the steerage wheel, cranking it correct while there has been an extended hole among vehicles. “Not letting me get at the back of her, both.

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