The Sacred Vault: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

A bold HEIST.
A precious ARTIFACT.
A mystery LOCKED correctly AWAY—UNTIL NOW.
whilst Michelangelo’s David is stolen from its museum in Florence, it’s in simple terms the most recent in a sequence of audacious raids at the world’s maximum treasures. yet American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, observe the raiders’ final goal while the Talonor Codex—a cryptic shuttle magazine that Nina present in Atlantis—is snatched from a well-guarded exhibition correct in entrance in their eyes.

The codex holds clues to the positioning of the Vault of Shiva and its legendary contents: the chronicles of the traditional Hindu god of destruction himself. From a perilous shootout in San Francisco to a hidden valley within the snowbound Himalayas, Nina and Eddie needs to run a labyrinthine gauntlet of ruthless killers, corrupted faiths, and twisted pursuits to arrive the sacred vault sooner than a crafty billionaire with a plot to remake the world—after he brings this one crashing down.

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He surveyed the lengthy wall surrounding Khoil's estate. 'How substantial is that this position? ' 'Over 3 sq. kilometres. they've got their very own airstrip - even a flora and fauna safeguard. their very own little deepest global. ' 'Too inner most. they could do whatever they wish to Eddie and Nina, and no-one might comprehend. ' Mac became his realization again to the gate. 'Could you employ your police credentials to get us in? ' package shook his head. 'They'd call for a warrant, and getting one should be very tricky, in particular at brief become aware of. The neighborhood magistrates are just like the neighborhood police - it's going to take loads of persuasion for any of them to hazard their careers via performing opposed to humans as robust because the Khoils. ' 'So what will we do? we need to get them out of there. ' 'Unless we will have the ability in with no being visible, which i do not believe shall we until eventually darkish, there is not anything we will be able to do until they get a few type of sign to us. Then i'll declare possible reason for access and insist police backup, yet with no whatever sure . . . ' 'Sod it! ' Mac banged a fist down on his thigh in frustration. there has been not anything he may well do to aid his acquaintances. At gunpoint, Nina and Eddie have been marched via an underground passage to 1 of the remark bunkers. 'Who the hell owns tigers? ' Eddie stated in disbelief after Nina defined the sanctuary's function. 'I idea they have been laptop nerds, no longer the Indian Siegfried and fucking Roy! ' 'Did the SAS train you something approximately facing wild animals? ' Nina requested optimistically. 'Yeah - keep away from them! ' 'I hoped for whatever extra particular. And talking of staying away, why the hell did you come back to India? I informed you to not supply them the Codex! ' Eddie shook his head in disbelief. 'You're nonetheless happening approximately that? i do know you are bloody mad for previous junk, yet you cannot heavily imagine that i might placed a few e-book above your lifestyles! ' 'It's not only "some book", Eddie,' acknowledged Nina, exasperated regardless of the chance. 'It's an essential component of regardless of the Khoils are making plans. they need to begin a conflict, a few form of worldwide disaster, i do not be aware of what - yet prior to they could, they want the Codex to allow them to locate the Vault of Shiva and take the Shiva-Vedas. ' 'What do they wish them for? If they have the facility to begin a battle, then i do not see how a few ten-thousand-year-old stone tablet's going to make a distinction. ' 'It's 11 thousand years, at least--' 'Yeah, simply because getting the dates correct is basically vital right away. ' 'And,' she went on, annoyed via his sarcasm, 'Pramesh thinks that with out them, the plan will not paintings. he is attempting to deliver the area into the following level of the Hindu cycle of life, or a few warped model of it, not less than - but when he does not have the Vedas, Shiva's personal natural teachings, he is confident that every thing will fall again into chaos and corruption. ' 'So,' Eddie stated as they approached the tip of the passage, 'the Khoils are looking to commence international battle 3 . . . for the nice of humanity? ' 'Pretty a lot. ' 'Christ. ' He shook his head back. 'We know the way to choose 'em, do not we?

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