By David Wood

1539- In a distant Spanish outpost, one guy holds the key to the best treasure and deadliest mystery in human heritage. Utah, ultra-modern Cave work in a newly-discovered Indian web site supply proof that Christ visited the recent international. Or do they? Dane Maddock returns in one other unforgettable experience! whilst Dane rescues attractive archaeologist Jade Ihara , he joins her on asearch for the mythical Seven towns of Cibola. Cibola takes the reader on a trip around the American southwest, the place the ruins of the mysterious Anasazi disguise lethal secrets and techniques, and foes lurk round each nook. Dane and his companion "Bones" Bonebrake needs to decipher clues from the fabled Copper Scroll, outwit their enemies, and be the 1st to unencumber the key of Cibola.

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One other, slender line of rooms ran around the directly aspect, and one other bisected the half-circle. there have been many kivas right here of various sizes. He marveled on the scale and workmanship of the buildings. not like the extra well-known Anasazi cliff dwellings that have been developed of huge block, Pueblo Bonito used to be fullyyt built of small, flat stones that healthy including precision, giving the influence of a brick constitution. “The partitions have been inbuilt the ‘core and veneer’ style,” Jade defined. “The internal center is made up of dust and sandstone. The formed stones are the veneer. whilst humans lived right here, the veneer used to be plastered over and painted vibrant shades. ” “So it wouldn’t be out of the query for whatever to be hidden in the middle of a wall? ” Dane acknowledged. Jade shrugged. “It’s much more likely than whatever being hidden lower than the slab up on Fajada Butte. ” “I think so,” she admitted. “The position is abandoned. Let’s locate this room and also you do no matter what it truly is you’re going to do prior to anyone exhibits up. by way of Chaco Canyon criteria, this is often the most well-liked appeal. ” They speedy positioned the solstice room. A small, keyhole-shaped moment tale window was once reduce into the nook of 1 of the bigger buildings. It used to be approximately 8 toes off the floor, no challenge to arrive, however it will be a decent squeeze to get inside of. “Make it quickly, Maddock,” Jade acknowledged, waiting for any unwelcome procedure. “My, aren’t we testy? ” he teased. “I didn’t take you for the apprehensive sort. ” He took off his backpack and dropped it at her toes. He’d by no means healthy throughout the window with it on his again. “Toss that to me while I’m inside of. ” no longer anticipating a reaction, he sprang up, catching the broader components of the keyhole together with his delicate fingertips. He overlooked the stinging- no less than there have been no helicopters round this time- and pulled himself up. It was once challenging to discover toeholds within the well-fitted stone wall, yet he controlled, and used to be quickly squeezing throughout the small window. He wasn’t the largest man, even though broader of shoulder than common, yet he used to be compelled to head in on his facet, which made for a clumsy spill all the way down to the ground. The partitions mercifully concealed his fall from view. “Everything okay in there? ” Jade known as. “Sure factor. Toss me my backpack. ” She didn't answer, however the black canvas pack got here flying throughout the establishing a second later. He stuck it and grew to become to examine the other nook wall. safe to a better measure from the weather, the interior partitions during this specific room have been in higher than the outer partitions. The plaster used to be nonetheless intact in different areas, together with the ground nook contrary the window. utilizing a small steel detector, he scanned the objective region, and was once happy on the ensuing squeal that indicated anything huge lay at the back of the wall at the backside left, a foot above the ground. Had he no longer gotten successful, he may have attempted Jade’s radar unit, yet he used to be happy. From his mountaineering apparatus he pulled out a spike and small hammer, and started chipping away on the plaster over the realm the place the detector had chanced on whatever.

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