The Lost Scroll (Rogue Angel, Book 6)

By Alex Archer, Victor Milán

Historical papyrus scrolls recovered one of the charred ruins of the Library of Alexandria demonstrate extraordinary texts that aspect the wonders of Atlantis--knowledge which may shatter the blueprint of worldwide strength. Archaeologist Annja Creed confronts shadow figures made up our minds to maintain empires outfitted on energy, greed and worldwide manipulation, discovering not going allies in a mysterious American with connections in excessive areas, and a tender linguistics prodigy with perspective. Dodging a petrol conglomerate and their puppy killers on a high-speed chase that leads from Egypt to the North Sea oil fields to the city battlegrounds of China, Annja turns into an unwilling conspirator in a bid for strength to manage the thrashing center of the world's power.

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It used to be piled excessive with smoked salmon, eggs, bacon and boiled potatoes. again on the desk she shared with Tex and Jadzia she had a plate jam-packed with clean fruit slices. "She's a superheroine," Jadzia acknowledged matter-offactly. "She must consume tremendous quantities. " Her personal plate wasn't precisely empty. After the rescue the Gannet workforce had taken the 3 again to Papa Westray airfield. There Annja recovered the bag of scrolls, which she had left locked within the airfield secure. They then stuck a small plane Tex had chartered to fly up from mainland Scotland and hold them around the North Sea. They have been checked right into a Copenhagen inn via nighttime. As she headed again to the desk together with her break-fast Annja's cellphone rang. It took her all at once. Did Leo get my quantity by some means? she questioned. Tex were off and on his mobile all morning attempting to mollify the landlord of the ultralight airplane that they had deserted at the drilling platform. whereas Annja felt sorry for the jovial former RAF try pilot, she did not want to accommodate him. "Good morning. " The voice that poured from her mobilephone whilst she flipped it open and held it to her ear used to be British, very well. yet rather than Leo's hearty country-squire tones it used to be plummy and extra quietly pleased. "Have I the excitement of addressing Ms. Annja Creed? " "Yes. " "I characterize the vital in a undeniable negotiation within which you took half, and that you lately broke off in a such a lot precipitous demeanour. you're to be congratulated for the pluck with that you carried that out, incidentally. In its approach, it was once so much admirable. " "Thank you," Annja stated, attempting to hold emotion out of her voice. She used to be joyful she used to be sitting down so her knees did not provide out. "What's unsuitable? " Tex requested, noticing the colour drain from her face. She waved him to silence. "We want to parlay," the voice stated. "Tête-à-tête, with the intention to communicate. when you are , please come by myself at the Metro to the Radhusplads. A automobile will gather you. Your defense, your secure go back and the protection of your affiliates if you are absent from them are all assured. " "Why may still I belief you? " Her worry hadn't rather evaporated, yet simply wisps remained. If they're bargaining, she inspiration, they not take without any consideration they could swat us every time they please. "Because you've gotten whatever we'd like very badly," the voice acknowledged unflappably. "And we've paid the penalty for underestimating you. as soon as bitten, two times shy, my pricey. " **** "Don't go," Tex and Jadzia acknowledged at the same time whilst she mentioned the dialog to them in an undertone. The eating place used to be good peopled with travelers, loudly chattering in ordinarily accents of English, yet no longer so crowded an individual used to be sitting close to them. "Not on my own, anyway," Tex further. The corners of Annja's mouth deepwhite ever so a bit of as her lips compressed. She ducked her head to her espresso cup to conceal the grimace, moderate because it used to be. regardless of – or perhaps even due to – the gratitude she felt for Tex going to such lengths and taking such dangers to assist close to overall strangers, she nonetheless felt abashed through how a lot she had had to depend on him.

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