The Osiris Curse (Tweed & Nightingale Adventure, Book 2)

By Paul Crilley

Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files with a splash of romantic rigidity and a wide dose of adventure.

When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his large guns are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn right into a worldwide cat and mouse chase together with his killers. What's extra, it appears the folks who shot Nikola Tesla are a similar humans answerable for Octavia's mother's disappearance. because the situations intertwine, Tweed and Nightingale's investigations make them a murdered archeologist and a mystery society referred to as The airtight Order of Set. Fleeing the cult's wrath, they pass undercover at the luxurious airship, The Albion, starting up on her maiden voyage to Tutankhamen's View, a 5 celebrity resort in-built the hollowed-out and refurbished nice Pyramid of Giza.

In Egypt, the duo start to get to the bottom of the bad fact at the back of Tesla's loss of life, a mystery so earth-shattering that if published it'll suggest rewriting the total heritage of the realm. but when the cult's plans aren't stopped, Britain could lose the long run.

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How are you even the following? ” “You suggest why should not we lifeless? We escaped the cave in. simply as you probably did. we now have been following you because you got here all the way down to Hyperborea. You have been simply too silly to note. ” “But…why? ” “The field. the place is it? ” “Box…? ” It took him a second to achieve she used to be speaking concerning the field he had stolen from her room, the one who contained the plans. “The plans are usually not in it anymore. Molock passed them over to his humans. ” “I don't care concerning the plans,” snapped Nehi. “I wish the field. Temple? ” Temple fast searched the room. It did not take him lengthy. There were not many locations to appear. The small desk, a closet, and underneath the mattress. This final hiding position used to be the place Tweed had placed the field. now not simply because he used to be attempting to conceal it, yet simply because he simply didn't wish to journey over it. Temple yanked the field out and opened it. Tweed moved a step nearer and observed him flick a hidden swap. A fake backside swung up, flooding the room with vivid white mild. Tweed squinted as Temple pulled out a pitcher vial concerning the dimension of his hand. He passed it to Nehi and she or he slipped it within a leather-based pocket on her belt. The white mild winked out, leaving Tweed blinking away fading afterimages. “Is that…is soul? ” he requested. “In an æther cage? ” each person knew how the Ministry Mesmers had the facility to take souls out of the human physique. regularly to insert into automata, but additionally of their best mystery tasks, the sort that led to Tweed being created. “Who…? ” He stopped speaking, his brain operating furiously. “It was once by no means in regards to the blueprints,” he stated slowly. “That's Nikola Tesla's soul, is not it? You took it for those who killed him. You,” he acknowledged, turning to Temple. “You used to paintings within the Mesmer division. I take note Chase announcing anything approximately it after we first began education with him. ” Nehi passed the gun to Temple and retreated to the entrance. “Why? ” he requested urgently. “What do you want his soul for? ” Nehi checked out Temple. “Give me a head commence, then kill him. ” She disappeared into the passage. Tweed frantically looked for a way of break out. There wasn't any. The room used to be tiny. No room to struggle. No room for something. He sat down on his mattress. “You particularly are an idiot,” acknowledged Temple. “We've been one step prior to every person the complete time. Misdirection. that is what you study within the Ministry. Get humans searching for something whenever you stroll off with the real treasure. ” “What are you going to do with it? ” “No. Sorry. i am not going to face the following and recite our plans if you try and get a hold of the way to break out. Suffice it to assert new order is coming. and that i for one am joyful you will not be the following to determine it. ” Tweed threw his pillow at Temple. It used to be really laughable, relatively. A pillow opposed to a gun. however it hit Temple within the face, obscuring his imaginative and prescient. Tweed ducked and moved because the guy pulled the set off. A burst of orange gentle sizzled previous his head and disappeared into the wall, leaving a smoking gap in its wake. He idea he heard it hiss into the sea outdoor. Tweed grabbed the gun. Temple attempted to carry onto it yet Tweed dug his palms savagely into his wrist.

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