By Alex Archer, Victor Milán
Old papyrus scrolls recovered one of the charred ruins of the Library of Alexandria exhibit wonderful texts that element the wonders of Atlantis--knowledge which could shatter the blueprint of worldwide power. Archaeologist Annja Creed confronts shadow figures made up our minds to maintain empires equipped on strength, greed and worldwide manipulation, discovering not going allies in a mysterious American with connections in excessive areas, and a tender linguistics prodigy with angle. 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 energy to manage the thrashing center of the world's strength.
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Or lots as opened it. i'm hoping there were not condoms in it, she proposal. "Wait," she acknowledged. Jadzia's final assertion had ultimately penetrated her protecting shields of puzzlement. "You're blaming the oil businesses? " Jadzia nodded. "Isn't conspiracy concept? " "Aren't we sufferers of a conspiracy? " Jadzia acknowledged in infuriatingly more suitable tones. "Or do you actually imagine that these males all simply independently made up our minds to assault us final evening, and wound up doing so all even as via twist of fate? that is simply silly. " Annja frowned. It made the snottiness immeasurably worse, one way or the other, whilst the brat being snotty used to be correct. at the very least approximately that attitude of conspiracy. evidently anyone had conspired to hit the Polish-Egyptian dig group final evening. and they might performed a hell of a role. Had it no longer been for the truth that she was once being used to coming less than assault, they'd have made a fresh sweep. Annja's fork halted midway to her mouth. She reduced the chew of fluffy French pastry with frosting simply melting off within the Alexandrian morning warmth again to her plate. She felt her abdominal do a sluggish roll. such a lot of, she proposal desolately. She observed the faces of the useless. The beatnik-looking Naser, darkly beautiful Maria, joyful Szczepan Pilitowski, who had died giving Annja an opportunity to save lots of Jadzia, the scrolls and herself. Ismail – Dr. Maghrabi – who had attempted to protect all of them together with his physique, and were ruthlessly gunned down. is that this what it capacity to hold the sword? a lonely kid's voice requested from the desolate tract of Annja's brain. She already knew the reply. She may listen the gruff voice of her someday mentor, Roux's, attempting to surround cynicism and compassion without delay, announcing, "You can't retailer the entire international, baby. " and she or he knew that used to be real, too. yet cannot I even shop these within sight of my arm? "See? " Jadzia crowed, sipping at her espresso. "You haven't any solutions for me. " Anger spiked in Annja. She held her physique as nonetheless as though it have been encased in concrete, didn't permit the anger to go back and forth as far as her eyes. Jadzia's malice was once the petty malice of a spoiled baby, she reminded herself. blameless malice, if there has been this sort of factor. And without doubt there has been. by way of no stretch of her vibrant mind's eye may Annja see Jadzia atmosphere concerning the callous homicide of a dozen helpless, innocuous women and men. Her petty rudeness belonged in a unique universe from such an act. Oddly, the very act of restraining herself from lashing again at Jadzia made Annja suppose higher. "I nonetheless imagine it was once probably Muslim fanatics," she acknowledged in an merely a bit constricted voice. "Why could they assault our dig? Why may they care? " Jadzia requested. "We've by no means heard a peep from Islamists. No threats, nothing. And the Muslim Brotherhood has a great deal to do already. " reminiscent of waging an more and more winning crusade to dislodge the relatively secular Egyptian govt, Annja concept. She already observed the sand leaking out of her conception besides. She had knocked round, and been knocked round of overdue, sufficient to have uncomfortably firsthand wisdom of Western special-operations equipment.