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The Spirit Banner (Rogue Angel, Book 22)

By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

Genghis Khan carved out a legacy of bloodshed and conquered kingdoms that has lasted nearly 8 hundred years. yet whereas his identify and deeds continue to exist within the annals of background, his tomb hasn't ever been located… till now.

Not everyone seems to be confident that the diary and the map, acknowledged to steer to the nice warrior's ultimate resting position, are genuine. Archaeologist Annja Creed is between those doubters. the truth is that the physique was once misplaced to background. yet regardless of her skepticism, Annja all of sudden unearths herself pulled alongside an more and more advanced path of clues, each one extra distant than the final.

And as she and her partners race to their ultimate vacation spot, something is clear—the simply tomb she could locate is her personal.

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Similar to that, she used to be misplaced within the paintings. She should be a minor tv celebrity—and a fierce adventurer, because of Joan's sword—but that did not suggest she'd misplaced her love of archaeology and the secret and suspense that got here with it. researching a brand new artifact, tracing its lineage, verifying its authenticity—it nonetheless moved and encouraged her in ways in which few different issues may possibly. Her understanding of the opposite humans within the room pale as she gave herself thoroughly to the duty in entrance of her. Annja picked up the digicam and used it to take a massive colour photograph of each unmarried web page within the booklet. She did an analogous with the interior and out of doors conceal pages, either back and front. the photographs have been instantly downloaded directly to the machine and arranged sequentially. this is able to enable her to view the full paintings with out the necessity to deal with the booklet itself, disposing of the chance, regardless of how narrow, of it being broken within the approach. it should additionally allow her amplify quite a few sections, anything she could not do if she have been operating completely from the unique. as soon as she used to be entire, she positioned the digital camera away and changed the magazine in its protecting case. Pulling up a chair, she settled in entrance of the computing device and commenced interpreting. eight Annja used to be speedy engrossed in her paintings, rather a lot in order that she by no means even spotted whilst Davenport gestured to Mason and the 2 of them slipped out of the room at the back of her again. The e-book have been handwritten in Latin in a skinny, spidery script. The pages have been light and, in certain cases, seriously stained, making it obscure yes passages, yet for a seven-hundred-year-old ebook it used to be remarkably good preserved. She started to learn. The ebook used to be precisely what Davenport had claimed—the own magazine of a guy who'd persevered a protracted and laborious trip deep onto the Mongolian steppes on behalf of the church. Curran was once an outstanding author and he or she quickly stumbled on herself drawn into the tale itself. She may feel the man's loneliness, may possibly think his choice to do the activity correct and go back domestic. She even ached besides him while his simply spouse succumbed to his wounds and died in the midst of the evening. Curran's loss of life should have been surprising, for he hadn't made any connection with the arrival result in his magazine. sooner or later he used to be writing approximately attempting to dig himself out after which the subsequent, not anything. She learn throughout the whole paintings as soon as, begin to end, trying to find obvious difficulties that will immediately inform her the record was once a faux. while she did not locate any, she settled in for a extra elaborate exam. the very first thing she did used to be search for old inaccuracies. She'd as soon as tested a manuscript supposedly written by means of a Catholic priest who'd followed Vasco da Gama on his recognized trip round the Cape of excellent desire. It were a very good forgery; the paper had handed the radiocarbon try, the textual content were written within the dialect spoken within the sector the place the priest had supposedly lived on the time, even the ink have been effectively elderly. the full charade had merely fallen aside while Annja reached the final web page of the manuscript.

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