By Alex Archer, Mel Odom
Uncovering an historical aristocracy and its hidden secret
Archaeologist and television convey host Annja Creed trades in her dig instruments and soiled excavations for the sunny climes of Hollywood. Serving as a prop advisor for a well-liked television myth sequence, Annja's having fun with the lighting, digicam and masses much less motion. till a scrying crystal is stolen off the set…and it seems to be anything greater than a prop.
The crystal, actually, is a necessary artifact from the interval of the Crusades. yet within the means of recuperating it, Annja discovers anything way more worthwhile: an old rfile which can result in the misplaced treasure of the Merovingian kings. Rulers of France's oldest dynasty in the course of the 3rd century AD—predating even Charlemagne—the Merovingians have been stated to be mystic warriors, armed with the facility of God.
But Annja isn't the one one that is aware concerning the rfile. And now she needs to face down a malevolent staff that's a ways too acquainted with Garin, certainly one of her closest allies. great thing she stocks way more with those mystic warrriors than even she may be able to think.
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She’s a woman. ” For a second, Annja thought of drop-kicking Krauzer in a manner that may remind him he used to be no longer a lady. She blew out a relaxing breath and reminded herself that there has been loads of study she used to be watching for this night. and she or he would certainly get to examine the scrying crystal and fulfill her interest concerning the piece if Melanie had it and was once nonetheless domestic. Krauzer stopped in entrance of the door to house 4F, took the pistol from his waistband and gripped it in his fist. He stood there for a second, ran his loose hand via his hair, set free a short breath and shook himself. Then he knocked at the door. there has been no solution. For a second, Krauzer stood there. Then he checked out Annja. “Why isn’t she commencing the door? ” “I don’t learn minds. ” He shrugged. “So what may you wager? ” “Maybe she’s now not domestic. probably she’s on her as far back as the studio with the scrying crystal and feeling particularly in charge. ” Krauzer considered that for only a moment. “Or might be she’s taking a shrewdpermanent forgery again there to go off because the actual factor. ” Annja regretted stating something approximately insurance firms and counterfeit goods. His awareness again at the door, Krauzer banged at the door along with his fist. “Melanie! It’s Steven Krauzer. i do know you’re in there! You can’t cover from me. Open up. i need my scrying crystal again! ” They may perhaps listen move sounding inside of. there have been not less than pairs of footfalls. “See? ” Krauzer acknowledged, frowning on the door. “Told you she wasn’t by myself. The mastermind of this entire factor is in there along with her. ” Krauzer advanced and banged at the door back, more durable and speedier this time. “Melanie! Get out right here within the subsequent minute and I’ll retain you off the leisure indicates. I’ll have the PR humans whip up a narrative that the explanation you’re not within the motion picture is that you just had whatever else arise. you know the way this city works. you begin placing a narrative in the market, no matter if it’s a lie, lovely quickly every person has heard approximately it. Then someone, if you happen to play your playing cards correct, will truly give you anything. ” “I were provided anything, you self-absorbed little Hitler,” Melanie referred to as again throughout the door. Krauzer gazed at Annja in disbelief. “Did she simply name me ‘little’? ” Annja overlooked the query. “Melanie, it’s Annja Creed. ” “What are you doing right here? ” “We want the scrying crystal. ” There used to be a brief pause. “It’s now not the following. ” Krauzer kicked the door. “What do you suggest it’s now not right here? ” They heard a brief flurry of whispering. “I suggest it’s no longer right here except you pay me for it,” Melanie spoke back. “I’m not likely to pay you for anything you stole from me! ” Krauzer howled. “If you will want it again, you're. ” Krauzer stepped again and kicked the door. The body splintered because the lock tore loose. within the room, Melanie Harp stood subsequent to a beefy bald man donning a biker jacket and soiled denims. The actress’s fingers have been crossed in entrance of her defiantly. Her blond hair was once piled on her head in a twist that used to be coming undone and regarded as if a surge of electrical energy had stunned it loose.