By Steve Berry
As a baby, former Justice division agent Cotton Malone used to be instructed that his father died in a submarine catastrophe within the North Atlantic. yet what he now learns stuns him: His father’s sub used to be a mystery nuclear vessel misplaced on a hugely categorized challenge underneath the ice cabinets of Antarctica.
Twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk also are decided to determine what turned in their father, who died at the comparable submarine–and they comprehend whatever Malone doesn’t: encouraged by means of unusual clues chanced on in Charlemagne’s tomb, the Nazis explored Antarctica earlier than the americans. Now Malone discovers that cryptic journals penned in “the language of heaven,” conundrums posed via an historic historian, and his father’s ill-fated voyage are all tied to a revelation of vast outcome for humankind. As Malone embarks on a deadly quest with the sisters, he'll eventually confront the stunning fact of his father’s dying and the exact probability of his personal.
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She led the crowd to the opposite facet. “Now glance right here. ” the lady pointed. “See the etchings. ” This was once what he’d come for. photos have been integrated within the guidebooks, besides a number of causes, yet he desired to see for himself. Faint traces have been seen within the tough marble floor. A sq. enclosing one other sq., enclosing nonetheless one other. midway alongside the edges of the biggest, a line jutted inward, bisecting the second one shape and preventing at the line for the internal sq.. no longer the entire strains had survived, yet adequate for him to mentally shape the finished photo. “This is proof,” the advisor stated, “that the marble slabs have been initially Roman ground. this can be the board used to play 9 Men’s Morris, a mix of checkers, chess, and backgammon. It used to be an easy online game that Romans enjoyed. they'd etch the squares right into a stone and play away. the sport used to be additionally renowned in Charlemagne’s time and remains to be performed this present day. ” “What’s it doing on a royal throne? ” a person requested. The advisor shook her head. “No one is familiar with. however it is a fascinating point, wouldn’t you assert? ” He motioned for Christl to float away. The advisor droned on in regards to the higher gallery and extra cameras flashed. The throne an exceptional picture op and, fortunately, every person sported their respectable wristbands. He and Christl rounded one of many higher arches, now out of sight of the journey workforce. His eyes searched the semi-darkness. From the choir less than he’d surmised that the throne sat within the west gallery. someplace up right here, he’d was hoping, will be a spot to conceal. He led Christl right into a darkish recess within the outer wall and dissolved into its shadows. He motioned for quiet. They listened because the journey staff departed the higher gallery and descended again to flooring point. He checked his watch. 7:00 PM. remaining time. THIRTY-NINE GARMISCH, 8:30 PM Dorothea used to be in a challenge. Her husband it sounds as if knew all approximately Sterling Wilkerson, which shocked her. yet he additionally knew of the search with Christl, and that involved her—along with the truth that Werner used to be it seems that preserving Wilkerson prisoner. What on this planet used to be taking place? They’d boarded a 6:40 PM teach out of Munich and headed south to Garmisch. in the course of the eighty-minute journey Werner had acknowledged not anything, simply sat and flippantly learn a Munich newspaper. She’d continuously came across it frustrating how he gobbled each be aware, even studying the obituaries and ads, commenting the following and there on goods that struck his curiosity. She’d desired to recognize what he intended through going to determine their son yet made up our minds to not ask. For the 1st time in twenty-three years this guy had proven a spine, so she selected to maintain quiet and spot the place issues led. They have been now using north on a darkened road clear of Garmisch, Ettal Monastery, and Reichshoffen. A motor vehicle were ready outdoor the educate station with the keys lower than front mat. She now discovered the place they have been headed, a position she’d shunned for the prior 3 years. She made up our minds to provide him no delight. “Actually, Werner, I don’t take into consideration you in any respect.