Treasure of Lima (Rogue Angel, Book 46)

By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

White shorelines and coral reefs may be adventure-proof…

For archaeologist and television exhibit host Annja Creed, a restful holiday in Costa Rica is as elusive as an extraordinary artifact. Days into her sojourn, Annja's peace is interrupted via a lady with a mysterious—and enticing—tale. Weeks prior, her husband led an excursion into the rain woodland, looking for the misplaced treasure of Lima, and hadn't back. The necessary hoard used to be smuggled out of Peru through the country's nineteenth-century rebel opposed to Spain. however it disappeared whilst a boat captain went mad with greed.

Twenty-six expeditions have long past after the treasure. And twenty-six expeditions have vanished.

Sympathetic to the woman's misery, Annja consents to go up a rescue get together for her lacking husband. And Annja can't deny her personal curiosity within the misplaced hoard. Now the fates of 2 expeditions are at stake, besides a fortune in gold, silver and jewels rumoured to be beautiful. however the dense jungle of Cocos Island guards its primitive secrets and techniques good. hazard lurks underneath the traditional eco-friendly cover. And this time, Annja doesn't see it coming….

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Beside her, Marcos was once doing an identical for the opposite boat. Annja grew to become and peered on the island, as though scoping out an opponent. It particularly used to be the image of a tropical paradise. The seashore on which she stood was once crescent-shaped and the waves rolled in with the mild rhythm and gentle sound of a lullaby. The sand was once gentle grey in colour and so superb that it felt virtually man-made, its perfection approximately yet now not fairly operating opposed to its good looks. numerous yards from the water’s area, the tropical woodland that coated ninety eight percentage of the island’s mass all started, emerging up from the waterline in a steady slope that used to be hidden underneath the dense eco-friendly cover.

In keeping with legend, his ghost nonetheless haunted the Spanish major, whole with spectral pirate vessel, and that was once good enough for her manufacturer, Doug Morrell, to ship her the following to chase down those that claimed to have visible it and maybe get fortunate sufficient to work out it for herself. in general Annja may need objected to such ridiculousness—she used to be an archaeologist by way of education and most popular the episodes she hosted to have a piece extra of a genuine foundation, yet every week having fun with the fairway jungles and beautiful shorelines of Costa Rica used to be anything she simply couldn’t go up.

The lady had both been listening while Cuzco made his causes to the king otherwise had acquired updates past whilst the gang had first encountered the Inca numerous days in the past. using the identify sword-bearer had Annja involved; in actual fact, a person had noticeable her along with her blade, most likely greater than as soon as. Annja began to resolution yet was once bring to an end through Claire. “You can’t be critical! ” she stated, the indignation transparent in her voice. “Since while do 4 humans volume to—” She didn’t get from now on.

Annja grinned. “You can test. ” Dreadlocks gave a shout and got here for her, his machete slashing from side to side. Annja parried together with her sword, aware of the virtue that the opposite man’s shorter weapon gave him. as a result of slim hall and occasional ceilings, her variety of movement with the sword was once constrained; overhead or vast, slashing blows have been out of the query. If she attempted them, all she’d finish up doing used to be get her sword stuck opposed to the wall or ceiling and depart herself at risk of Dreadlocks’s assault.

Treasure hunters have been estimating the price of the loot at anything in the community of sixty million funds, yet Annja knew these estimates have been continually natural guesswork. extra vital, she inspiration, it supplies me the opportunity to participate in a single of the most important treasure hunts of the twenty-first century. Claire paused, seemed to imagine it over after which caught out her hand. “Deal,” she stated. “I’ll have my lawyer draw up a freelance to that impression. With my husband lacking, I’ll use my strength of legal professional to retroactively agree on his behalf.

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