Library of Gold (Rogue Angel, Book 37)

By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

He used to be one in every of Russia's so much notorious rulers, and he by myself held the most important to a mythical Byzantine number of books, given to him within the dowry of Princess Sophia of Constantinople.

Ivan Vasilyevich—otherwise often called Ivan the Terrible—owned a library choked with infrequent and helpful tomes that males might kill for. may die for. however the czar carried the data of its whereabouts to his grave. And it falls to archaeologist Annja Creed, virtually years later, to find the secrets and techniques of the Library of Gold.

When the chance to solve the secret of this so-called 8th ask yourself of the realm lands in Annja's lap, she can't withstand. Armed with a diary of cryptic clues, she embarks on a trip to Russia, the place she needs to by some means locate her approach into the very center of the rustic, underneath the Kremlin.

But Annja quickly discovers she's racing a ruthless KGB agent pushed through sinister factors. She unearths herself deep underneath the Russian soil in a deadly video game of cat and mouse… Will she be the following to mysteriously disappear from historical past?

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Annja knew a handful of languages, yet regrettably Russian wasn’t one among them. She desperately desired to understand what the officer was once asserting. The officer hung up, bought up from at the back of her table and disappeared via a door within the again at the back of her station, all with out asserting a notice to Annja or Gianni. “What’s occurring? ” he requested. Annja simply shook her head. “I’m unsure. ” She glanced over-the-counter, attempting to learn no matter what used to be at the officer’s desktop computer screen, however it was once angled too a long way to the left for her to get a transparent glance.

The large Russian grew to become to reply to, yet Annja beat him to it. “Metro-2,” she acknowledged in a voice jam-packed with disbelief. She’d definitely heard of it; given Chasing History’s Monsters’ penchant for city legends, how may she now not? yet she’d constantly assumed that this was once particularly not anything greater than fanciful rumor. That rumor claimed that there has been a moment, mystery subway procedure that paralleled the general public metro procedure, designed and equipped by means of the govt to be used within the occasion of an emergency. The KGB used to be presupposed to have outfitted the 1st line on Stalin’s behalf, working without delay from the Kremlin to the Soviet leader’s inner most dacha.

They trigger down the most highway and Annja marveled on the information, from the hearth hydrants and white wooden fences alongside the road to the old school automobiles parked on the curbs. She couldn’t aid yet move into the financial institution for a number of moments. It was once like anything out of an previous eighties cop express, with open teller home windows rather than sizeable sheets of bulletproof glass. an indication inside of stated loan premiums simply above 9 percentage and Annja blinked at that. She didn’t take into accout instances being that undesirable, yet in spite of this, she’d in simple terms been a baby within the eighties.

Run! ” Annja yelled. bankruptcy 25 Annja broke left, instinctively heading down an aspect highway that had its justifiable share of parked vehicles and overhanging bushes. She caught to the dense shadows, no longer eager to supply a simple objective. midway down the road she reduce left back, slipped among homes and commenced operating her long ago within the course they'd come from, decided to trap a glimpse of whoever it was once that stored interrupting their plans. It didn’t take lengthy. at the subsequent road over she stuck movement out of the nook of her eye and became to determine anyone sprint around the highway and hunker down in the back of a close-by vehicle.

Sooner than the echoes had died, Danislov evenly walked over and placed a 3rd bullet via Gianni’s head to complete the task. “When you advised me the plan hinged on Travino, I warned it can come to this. ” He picked up the map that had fallen from Gianni’s arms and gave it to Goshenko. The colonel glanced at it, then tucked it away. He headed towards the go out from the room, conversing over his shoulder to Danislov because the different guy undefined. With Gianni lifeless, the 2 males had switched again to Russian, so Annja didn’t trouble to pay attention.

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