By Alex Archer, Mel Odom
A holy warfare. An old scroll misplaced in history…until now.
During a dig in Morocco, archaeologist Annja Creed and her partners are approximately buried alive while the khettara ceiling collapses, revealing a 1,300-year-old corpse. but if Bedouin bandits raid the camp, Annja slightly escapes together with her life…and 1/2 a scroll in historic Kufic script. Her companions' survival now is determined by her.
The scroll dates again to 656 advert, whilst Muslim raised sword opposed to Muslim and the assassination of the 3rd caliph left no transparent inheritor to Muhammad's teachings. It's a coveted locate. Annja speedy unearths herself stuck among a devious terrorist whose family members honor is determined by destroying what she possesses and a ruthless CIA group. either think the tip justifies the capability. And that Annja can't enable.
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She ate available in the market, in addition, dipping her hand sometimes into her take-out bag. “No. ” MacKenzie became again to the bissara he was once having for breakfast. He wasn’t partial to split-pea soup combined with olive oil very first thing within the morning, however the suggestion of attempting to get to lunch on a section of bread and jelly wasn’t anything he desired to care for this morning. It was once instances like this that he neglected his granny’s breakfasts: biscuits and gravy, ham hocks and scrambled eggs. anything that may persist with a man’s insides. “She turns out very excited. ” Yahya frowned as he watched her. “She is particularly excited. ” “She doesn’t even understand if her partners are nonetheless alive. ” “She hopes they're. you'll find it in her eyes. ” MacKenzie sipped his tea. “It’s no longer approximately these humans the Bedouin have. She’s an archaeologist. It has to do with that scroll they discovered while the Bedouin took them prisoner. She hopes to get better the remainder of it. ” even if Annja had now not pointed out this, he knew it was once actual. Yahya checked out him and used to be quiet for a second. “Do you think that it’s a treasure map? ” MacKenzie needed to struggle to maintain from grinning. Yahya didn’t confide in many of us, but if he did, he may get his emotions damage simply. And hurting Yahya’s emotions will be risky. MacKenzie had visible the younger guy kill over the slightest affront. He didn’t imagine Yahya may ever try and kill him, or that the younger guy might if he attempted, yet he didn’t are looking to attempt both conception. “No. ” “Why? ” “She hasn't ever said it as a map. Neither have the folks who despatched us the following. ” “Do you think that they'd be aware of? ” MacKenzie selected to offer the impact he was once giving that threat a few concept. “I do. ” “Or that they'd let us know? ” “That will be one other subject. ” Yahya shook his head, then slurped extra of the thick soup. “It needs to result in a treasure. ” “Why? ” “Nothing else will be so vital. This guy, Thabit—” “Yahya, hearken to me,” MacKenzie stated in a low-pitched command. The younger guy quieted right now. “Never point out that identify. it's a very harmful identify to take advantage of carelessly in public. ” After a second, Yahya bowed his head. “Of direction. i'm sorry. ” yet his correct hand was once out of sight underneath the table’s part. MacKenzie used to be sure there has been a weapon curled up in these calloused hands. Yahya didn’t react good to harsh tones or direct instructions, and he continuously went at the protecting whilst criticized. If he’d attempted to soak up with another individual in MacKenzie’s line of labor, he’d be lifeless already. MacKenzie followed a extra informal tone. “I’m telling you this just for your individual security. ” Yahya nodded. “I comprehend. ” however the harm in his tone relayed that he quite didn’t. “I take into account that you don’t belief the girl. You shouldn’t, and that i don’t. yet you'll want to belief that you simply be aware of what she is after, what she will be able to do. She desires no matter what secrets and techniques are in that scroll, and her venture isn’t performed until eventually she will get her fingers on what she is lacking. ” “As you are saying. ” Yahya comfy a bit. They sat quietly on the desk and watched Annja Creed in the course of the soiled window.