Treasure of Lima (Rogue Angel, Book 46)

By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

White shores and coral reefs may be adventure-proof…

For archaeologist and television express host Annja Creed, a restful holiday in Costa Rica is as elusive as an extraordinary artifact. Days into her sojourn, Annja's peace is interrupted through a lady with a mysterious—and enticing—tale. Weeks prior, her husband led an excursion into the rain wooded area, looking for the misplaced treasure of Lima, and hadn't back. The useful hoard was once smuggled out of Peru through the country's nineteenth-century riot opposed to Spain. however it disappeared whilst a boat captain went mad with greed.

Twenty-six expeditions have long past after the treasure. And twenty-six expeditions have vanished.

Sympathetic to the woman's misery, Annja has the same opinion to go up a rescue celebration for her lacking husband. And Annja can't deny her personal curiosity within the misplaced hoard. Now the fates of 2 expeditions are at stake, in addition to a fortune in gold, silver and jewels rumoured to be beautiful. however the dense jungle of Cocos Island guards its primitive secrets and techniques good. probability lurks underneath the traditional eco-friendly cover. And this time, Annja doesn't see it coming….

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You glance generic. ” “No, yet i do know you,” Annja advised him. “In truth, i used to be employed to discover you. My name’s Annja Creed. ” Now it used to be Knowles who smiled with unforeseen satisfaction. “You’re the host of that Chasing History’s Monsters convey. I knew you seemed ordinary! ” He caught out his hand and so they shook. “It’s a excitement to satisfy you. I’m an important fan! ” Annja used to be shocked. “You are? ” “Oh, convinced. whatever that popularizes archaeology and for that reason is helping to herald investment whilst it’s time to release a brand new excursion someplace is an outstanding factor in my ebook. i may do with out a number of the supernatural silliness,” he stated with a wink, “but you do what you want to as a way to retain scores excessive, I’m certain. ” for those who basically knew. “Are you and your staff very well? ” “Fair sufficient. They’ve had us operating within the mines, yet we’re getting right foodstuff and water and thus far not anyone has been subjected to any type of self-discipline. They even handled Gregor’s fractured wrist. ” He pointed to a more youthful guy with a splint on his correct arm. “You acknowledged you have been employed to discover me? ” Annja may have kicked herself. How may she be so silly? “Yes. I’m sorry, I must have acknowledged whatever immediately. in the event you stopped reporting in, your spouse prepare a small excursion to look for you. We stumbled on the camp you’d organize and the cave you’d been excavating, yet by the point we—” “Excuse me,” Knowles stated a bit forcefully as he lower into her reviews. “Did you are saying my spouse? ” Annja enable her remark path off, questioned by means of his response. “Yes. Your spouse, Claire. ” A cloud looked as if it would omit Dr. Knowles’s face. He reached out and grabbed her arm, his anger now glaring. “Is this a few type of comic story, pass over Creed? simply because whether it is, I’m now not discovering it humorous. ” Annja was once nonplussed and wasn’t definite what to claim. She made no flow to tug loose, apprehensive approximately antagonizing him extra. She stuck his gaze along with her personal and acknowledged conscientiously, “I’m no longer joking, Dr. Knowles. i used to be employed by means of your spouse, Claire, to assist locate you. She’s around the corridor, within the contrary mobilephone. ” Knowles stiffened. “I don’t recognize who's in that different mobile, omit Creed, yet i will guarantee you it isn't my spouse. Claire suffered a near-fatal vehicle coincidence six months in the past and has been in a coma ever on the grounds that as a result of a worrying mind damage. whether she have been to regain attention, which the medical professionals inform me isn’t most probably, she wouldn’t have the psychological functions of a five-year-old. ” His voice shook with soreness as he acknowledged, “I don’t be aware of who you’ve acquired with you in that different mobile, yet one thing’s for certain—whoever she is, she isn’t my spouse! ” 32 Annja couldn’t make heads or tails of what Dr. Knowles was once announcing. She understood the phrases, yet what they intended was once to date open air of what she’d anticipated him to assert that they simply weren’t coming including any kind of solidarity. That used to be while the clapping began. gradual, measured claps from the telephone around the approach. Annja and Dr. Knowles grew to become even as and stared around the area among them to the place Claire stood on the door to the opposite mobilephone, her palms among the bars and clapping jointly ironically.

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