By Andy McDermott
A bold HEIST.
A beneficial ARTIFACT.
A mystery LOCKED effectively AWAY—UNTIL NOW.
while Michelangelo’s David is stolen from its museum in Florence, it’s in simple terms the newest in a chain of audacious raids at the world’s maximum treasures. yet American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, detect the raiders’ final goal whilst the Talonor Codex—a cryptic trip 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 site 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 goals 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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Eddie ran to the deserted motorcycle and yanked the bent trident out from the wheel. He pulled the motor vehicle upright. It had stalled; he jumped on and slammed his heel down at the lengthy kick-start lever. The engine rasped to lifestyles. He twisted the throttle, pulling front wheel around. 'Eddie! ' Nina yelled around the corridor. 'What're you doing? ' 'Going after them! ' 'No, wait--' Too past due. He powered in the course of the starting, turning demanding to move after the fleeing Nemesis. The bike's tail mild vanished into the fog. one of many site visitors, a balding, middle-aged guy, moved quickly over to Nina and Rowan. 'I'm a doctor,' he informed her. 'Please, flow your hand - i have to see the wound. ' Nina reluctantly lifted her hand from Rowan's chest, cringing as a thick red gush pumped from the outlet. 'Will he be ok? ' 'I do not know,' stated the health practitioner, quick assessing the wear prior to placing his personal palm firmly over the harm. 'It ignored his center, however it may need punctured a lung. ' 'I've referred to as for an ambulance,' one in every of his partners said, waving a cellphone. Anguished, Nina appeared among the injured guy and the damaged window in which her husband had simply disappeared. Rowan learn her expression. 'Nina,' he gasped, his respiring hoarse and laboured. 'Go aid Eddie. Get - get the Codex again. ' 'But i will not depart you! ' 'I'll be ok. ' He pressured a as soon as very commonplace smile during the discomfort. 'Go on. carry me a few sweets on the clinic. darkish ones. ' Nina gripped his hand. 'As if i might put out of your mind what you love. ' She squeezed it extra tightly, then, after a second of hesitation, allow pass and stood. Rowan winked at her. Reassured, despite the fact that a little bit, she grew to become. in the course of the damaged window, the police car's blinking strobes stuck her cognizance. 'Mr Mayor! ' Boyce struggled upright, shaking with adrenalin and worry. He appeared around at Nina's insistent shout. 'W-what? ' Nina grabbed his arm and pulled him in the direction of the plaza. 'There's a police motor vehicle outdoors - inform them to place up roadblocks. Now! ' He used to be nonetheless too stunned to imagine instantly. 'But - i cannot simply organize them to do things--' 'You're the goddamn mayor! ' Nina reminded him as they reached the police cruiser. It used to be a stay away from Charger, a robust four-door sedan in SFPD black and white - yet either officials inside of have been slumped over, subconscious or useless. 'Damn it! ' 'My God,' gasped Boyce, recoiling on the sight. 'Now what will we do? ' Nina seemed within the path Eddie had long gone - and decided. 'We persist with them. you could consultant the police officers to dam them. ' She opened the driver's door. the fellow on the wheel was once lifeless, hit by means of numerous bullets. Suppressing her revulsion, she free his seat belt, then dragged out the physique. Boyce gawped at her. 'You cannot do this! it is - against the law scene or whatever! ' 'Just get in! No, within the entrance! ' she shouted as he opened the rear door. 'I desire you to take advantage of the radio! ' the opposite cop used to be additionally useless, a bloody hunk of epidermis and bone putting off his temple. Shuddering, Nina published his seat belt as Boyce ran around the vehicle. 'Don't examine his face, simply pull him out,' she ordered.