Temple of the Gods

By Andy McDermott

One other magnificent Wilde/Chase mystery from the most effective within the enterprise - Andy McDermott. Archaeologist Nina Wilde's existence has fallen aside. Her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase is at the run, falsely accused of homicide, and her basically distraction has been investigating the beginning of 3 unusual statues stolen from her in advance of Eddie's disappearance. whilst Nina discovers they're relics from the misplaced civilisation of Atlantis, it's transparent that she has to get her head again within the online game, and quick. Eddie, in the meantime, attempts to stick prior to the experts as he hunts the fellow chargeable for his fugitive prestige around the globe. A mysterious benefactor deals the data he wishes - however the cost will positioned him in direct clash along with his spouse. whilst Nina learns eastern industrialist has received the statues at the black industry she instantly heads to Tokyo meet him, unaware that Eddie is already on his method. Their arrival unleashes a series of occasions that may have devastating effects for the area, atmosphere Nina and Eddie on their most threatening quest ever - with the way forward for humanity itself at stake...

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To what? ’ ‘To every little thing. To lifestyles, i assume. ’ She struggled to bear in mind the feeling, yet a lot of it had already light, like a half-remembered dream. ‘And there has been whatever else, a sense like, like . . . ’ The phrases refused to shape. Takashi provided them, besides the fact that. ‘Something calling to you? ’ ‘Yes, precisely! ’ She looked him in shock. ‘How do you know? ’ ‘As I instructed you, we've got entry to a lot details. ’ ‘Someone else already knew approximately this? Who? ’ ‘A individual from many years in the past. But,’ he went on, ahead of she may perhaps ask any follow-on questions, ‘there is anything you could no longer have obvious. in the event you introduced the statues jointly, their glow replaced. sooner than, they pointed to one another, yet for only a moment the sunshine moved to . . . ’ He indicated a path, then gave an order in eastern to Kojima, who took out his mobilephone and taken up an app – a compass, Nina observed. ‘About 2 hundred and sixty levels west,’ the younger guy said. Takashi nodded. ‘Is that from the place you felt this name? ’ ‘Yes . . . no less than, i feel. ’ Nina rubbed her brow. ‘I’m unsure. the whole lot occurred so fast, and now it’s fading away. ’ ‘There is how to adventure it back. ’ Takashi held up the determine in his fingers virtually reverently. ‘Dr Wilde, might you be keen to put the 3 statues again jointly? ’ She hesitated. not anything approximately her striking event had felt remotely destructive – if something, on the contrary – and her innate clinical interest used to be now crying out to profit extra. nonetheless, for all Takashi’s fantastic phrases, he nonetheless needed to offer any evidence that he meant to again them up with deeds. His actual target can be just like Mitchell’s. yet . . . she needed to recognize. an identical a part of her psyche that had pushed her to discover Atlantis and all her different discoveries was once now absolutely on top of things and important solutions. even if she had no concept the place this direction may lead, she knew she needed to stick to it. regardless of the expense. ‘All right,’ she stated ultimately. ‘I’ll do it. simply verify you’re able to capture me and the statues this time, huh? ’ ‘We should be very careful,’ stated Takashi with a small smile. ‘Are you prepared? ’ Nina took a breath to settle herself. ‘No time just like the current. ’ Takashi held out the 3rd statue to her. She associated the opposite jointly in a single hand, then reached for it— a noisy crash got here from the adjacent room, the clang and clatter of steel by means of the thump of anything heavy touchdown at the thickly carpeted flooring. Nina, Takashi and Kojima whirled, the statues momentarily forgotten. A determine stepped into the vault. ‘Ay up,’ stated the recent arrival. ‘Eddie? ’ Nina gasped, if something extra surprised than she have been by means of her brain journey. ‘What are— How did— Huh? ’ used to be all she may well be able to say. Kojima’s hand darted into his jacket, yet Eddie snapped up the Makarov. ‘Don’t do something silly, mate. simply maintain nonetheless. You an’ all,’ he additional, flicking the gun in the direction of Takashi. ‘And you, Nina. ’ His harsh tone despatched a relax via her. ‘Eddie, what are you doing? ’ ‘What’re you doing?

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