Polar Quest (Rogue Angel, Book 16)

By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz

Whilst archaeologist Annja Creed reluctantly concurs to assist an previous colleague on a dig in Antarctica, she wonders what he's gotten her into. It seems that her former affiliate has came upon a necklace made from an unknown steel depicting 3 snakes. He claims it's over 40 thousand years old—and that it will possibly no longer have earthly origins.

As the pair behavior their learn, Annja quickly realizes she has extra to fret approximately than being stuck in snowslides. simply because everyone seems to be hiding something—from her good friend, to the U.S. army body of workers guarding the location. with out one to belief and a person out to kill her, Annja has nowhere to show. And every little thing to lose.

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Annja shook her head. “Dave advised me Zach requested him to select me up and get me squared away prior to we observed the marshal. because it grew to become out, I met the marshal that evening besides after my near-death come across with the Sno-Cat. ” “Dave turns out a section off the mark. I don’t be aware of what he will be as much as, although. That’s the article. If we will work out why there’d be such an curiosity in being down the following, lets opposite engineer the plot and discover who's in command. ” Annja pointed outdoors. “What in regards to the mountain itself?

She discovered it used to be only a dream. Annja lay down, taking a second to calm herself by means of respiring deeply. She hadn’t even been right down to the dig but and he or she was once already having nightmares approximately it. She questioned if Antarctica used to be attending to her already. She became onto her facet and was once stunned at how little discomfort she felt. She was once therapeutic good and quick. She thought of her sword for a second. may possibly it have helped the method? open air, the lighting fixtures shifted each now and again because the wind blew them bit by bit.

Annja frowned. “They’ll shoot us ahead of we will be able to circulation an inch. We’d higher play it their means. ” Don dropped his gun. Annja closed her eyes and willed the sword clear of Zach’s physique. She dropped her gun. “Think they’ll kill us? ” Don requested. Annja shrugged. “No notion. ” The speaker known as out back. “Move again clear of the tracked cars. Do it now otherwise you can be shot. ” Annja and Don walked approximately 40 toes clear of the scene of conflict. The wind kicked up a little and Annja observed the helicopter spin a section within the updraft.

Zach coughed and sputtered. Annja grabbed him. “You ok? ” Zach became and threw up within the snow. The pile of vomit steamed within the frozen air. Annja blanched. “Yuck. ” Dave slapped him back. “Next time don’t wait see you later to name within the cavalry, ok? ” Annja rushed to their cat and bought Zach a few water. whilst she walked again, he used to be already on his toes. He took the bottle and took numerous swigs, which he then spit out. eventually, he took an extended drag and swallowed. “Thanks. ” “You’re welcome. ” Dave got here strolling again from the cat.

Annja ate the pastry in silence, sometimes sipping her juice. Garin appeared preoccupied together with his breakfast. Annja felt very unsettled. Garin glanced at her. “You feeling o.k.? ” Annja frowned. “My belly hurts. ” “Really? ” “Yeah. ” Garin persevered consuming. Annja glanced round the mess corridor. every thing appeared nonetheless. Quiet. Too quiet. Annja stopped consuming her roll and placed it down on her plate. Then she wiped her fingers evenly on her serviette. Garin watched her. “You’re all entire? ” “I imagine so, yeah.

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