The Tomb of Hercules: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

AN historical WARRIOR.
AN significant TREASURE.
A deadly ENEMY.

It’s the potential for a lifetime–the probability to end up tomb containing the is still of the mythical hero Hercules really exists. If American archaeologist Nina Wilde can find it, it is going to be an important historic locate ever unearthed. yet as Nina and her ex-SAS bodyguard, Eddie Chase, commence their seek, it’s transparent that others are looking to locate the tomb–and the unbelievable riches within–and will do whatever to get there first.

Who will locate the tomb of Hercules first, and what significant treasure does it carry? From big apple to Shanghai, from Switzerland to the diamond mines of Botswana, Nina and Eddie needs to remain one step prior to their enemies in a race to unravel a secret as historic as civilization itself. but if a stunning girl from Eddie’s previous joins the quest, all of the ideas change–and during this life-and-death online game, their subsequent movement could be the most threatening one in all all.

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She jumped up, worry overcoming the soreness as fragments of stained glass stabbed into her naked foot, and sprinted for front door. the fellow charged after her, quickly remaining the space— A small electric arc cracked around the nozzle of the explosive cylinder. A millisecond later, the vapor cloud ignited, increasing at near-supersonic pace right into a ball of liquid hearth that incinerated every little thing it touched because it swept outwards to fill the rest room, the higher touchdown, the total corridor— Nina cleared front door and ran down the stone steps because the bomb detonated. She threw herself flat. The house’s home windows exploded in speedy floor-by-floor succession, large jets of flame bursting via them and boiling skywards. one other burst of fireside erupted from front door because the gunman hurtled via it, the blast propelling him over Nina to land on the street. He yelled and rolled frantically onto his again, attempting to smother his burning outfits. Nina regarded up. considered one of her attackers was once eager about his personal survival, the opposite had escaped in the course of the again of the home and must run round the block to arrive her—this used to be her probability to escape and locate support. She stood— And a steel dart thudded into her thigh. there has been a white van parked around the road, one other guy mountain climbing out of its part door with an odd-looking gun in his hand. “Son of a complain …” Nina simply had time to mumble sooner than blackness swallowed her senses. 17 Switzerland Chase panned the binoculars up the size of the valley. The moon used to be excessive within the evening sky, the snowy mountains bathed in a vibrant ghost light—a astonishing sight. yet normal good looks used to be the very last thing on his brain. as a substitute, he all for whatever man-made and charmlessly utilitarian. “So Yuen’s in there? ” he requested, breath steaming within the chilly air as he surveyed the manufacturing unit complicated sprawled around the valley flooring less than. “As a ways as I know,” stated his significant other. Mitzi Fontana was once a long-haired and lovely Swiss blonde in her early twenties. “He’s been there a couple of hours. I persuaded one of many employees to inform me while he left the lodge. ” Chase took a second to look on the low-cut shirt underneath her in part fixed coat. “I won’t ask how. ” She smiled. “Oh, Eddie! that they had no baggage with them, in order that they haven’t looked at. this can be the one position they can have long gone. ” “Unless they sought after a few quiet time at the piste, yet in some way I don’t imagine Yuen got here right here for the snowboarding. Any probability he left sooner than we came? ” “My buddy on the lodge promised to name me if he got here again. to this point, he hasn’t. ” “Could be en course, yet …” there has been no signal of any site visitors touring down the line to the closest city, miles away. Chase raised the binoculars to substantiate that there has been no wrong way out; approximately half of 1 mile past the manufacturing unit, the valley was once suddenly truncated through a sheer wall of concrete, a hydroelectric dam. The producing station at its base was once lit up as brightly as Yuen’s facility. extra lighting fixtures on the best of the dam stuck his cognizance, a development correct on the fringe of the sheer valley part.

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