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The Golden Elephant (Rogue Angel, Book 14)

By Alex Archer, Victor Milán

Archaeologist Annja Creed feels she has persevered one treasure-hunting fiasco too many, but if a mysterious collector deals a present for a useful golden elephant stated to be hidden within the mountainous jungles of Southeast Asia, Annja provides in. First she needs to meet with quite a few students in an effort to pinpoint its situation. even if, each one professional she visits is located lifeless, and Annja fears that somebody else is after the artifact, and that she's most likely subsequent at the killer's record.

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Ms. Annja has her purposes for preserving us in the dead of night. She’s a lady who’s continuously bought purposes for what she does. ” “What form of rate? ” Annja requested. Kennedy’s glance of disapproval deepened to a frown. He named a determine in baht, the neighborhood foreign money, which he fast translated to cash. “I recognize it’s high,” he stated. “But i feel you’re wearing alongside very much an excessive amount of ready foodstuff. ” He acknowledged ready as he may possibly say tainted. “We can’t all continue to exist grubs and roots,” Patty acknowledged. She smiled as she consistently did. Kennedy sniffed. “The indigenous peoples do,” he stated. “I don’t see why their nutrition, which has served them good for years, won’t serve Westerners in addition. and also you see some distance much less weight problems one of the inland tribes than within the West. ” “You calling me fats, Phil? ” Patty requested. “Because our esteemed corporation yes isn’t sporting any extra luggage. fact to inform, I wouldn’t brain seeing her fatten up a piece prior to we set out—she’s bought no reserves. ” Kennedy flushed. “Leaving apart the relative advantages of the indigenous nutrition as opposed to the Western one,” Annja acknowledged, placing on her top expert tone, which she used whilst her Chasing History’s Monsters manufacturer Doug Morrell attempted to steamroller her, “speed is key in this excursion. We can’t find the money for the time to forage for meals en direction. ” “Well,” acknowledged Kennedy, with the air of a guy who is familiar with he’s misplaced yet is attempting to hide his retreat, “we can receive nutrients from villages we come across. ” Annja nodded. “And if we do, the clean meals should be a welcome break,” she stated. “I’m no longer awaiting a gradual vitamin of dried meals from now on than you're. yet I’m unwilling to completely depend on haggling to feed us. ” For something, she concept, we’re going to need to prevent attracting to any extent further cognizance than totally priceless. She knew their possibilities of thoroughly heading off detection via the population of villages they handed close to used to be mild, however the extra publicity they obtained the higher the danger of attracting the eye of the Myanmar executive. seen Westerners bargaining loudly within the village sq. have been infrequently low profile. “One question,” Annja requested. “Why did you, as an anticapitalist, discount grasp Chen down so vigorously? ” “I wasn’t going to allow the fats capitalist bastard take advantage of us,” Phil acknowledged with a collection in his bearded jaw and a gleam in his eye, “any greater than I needed to. ” Annja smiled. She couldn’t shake the influence that regardless of their ferocious haggling the 2 males appeared to like one another adequate to have a troublesome time hiding it. “How a few consultant, Phil? ” Patty stated. “Can outdated Chen set us up there? ” Kennedy grew to become again towards the counter. The owner perched in the back of it on a stool. He held whatever to his ear and spoke earnestly, if inaudibly over the track. “He says that he can,” Kennedy acknowledged. “Wait,” Annja stated, “is he speaking on an iPhone? ” “He is,” Patty stated with a nod. “Isn’t hoot? He feels like he can be balancing his books with an abacus at the back of the counter. He may relatively use an abacus. ” Kennedy strode again towards the counter as though to hitch the dialog.

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