By Andy McDermott
AN historic WARRIOR.
AN really good TREASURE.
A deadly ENEMY.
It’s the potential of a lifetime–the likelihood to end up tomb containing the continues to be of the mythical hero Hercules truly exists. If American archaeologist Nina Wilde can find it, it will likely be crucial ancient locate ever unearthed. yet as Nina and her ex-SAS bodyguard, Eddie Chase, start their seek, it’s transparent that others are looking to locate the tomb–and the incredible riches within–and will do whatever to get there first.
Who will locate the tomb of Hercules first, and what superb treasure does it carry? From big apple to Shanghai, from Switzerland to the diamond mines of Botswana, Nina and Eddie needs to remain one step sooner than their enemies in a race to unravel a secret as historical as civilization itself. but if a stunning lady from Eddie’s earlier joins the search, all of the ideas change–and during this life-and-death online game, their subsequent flow could be the most deadly one among all.
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My husband regularly did brag approximately this being the richest mine within the state, perhaps even the world,” stated Sophia. “If diamonds are that straightforward to discover, it sort of feels he wasn’t joking. ” “But those have simply been ignored,” Nina mentioned. “Whatever they’re mining in the following, it needs to be extra important than diamonds. yet what's? ” Chase regarded again on the steel drums by way of the processor. “Let’s discover. ” He hefted his gun and hurried in the direction of the three-foot-high drums, holding a cautious eye at the cabins. Sophia undefined. Nina hesitated, then shoved the uncut diamond right into a pocket and ran after them. Chase tested the unmarked drums. Their tops have been firmly secured by way of wing nuts screwed onto sticking out bolts. Judging from the space of the bolts from the periphery of the drums, the packing containers have been at the very least inches thick. Thick sufficient to include anything harmful …or guard it. Already beginning to get a foul thought of the aim of the processor, he seemed round, seeing an operator’s console and, lower than it, a toolbox. He opened the field and took out a monkey wrench. “Keep an eye fixed at the cabins,” he informed Sophia and Nina as he holstered his gun, then clamped the wrench onto one of many nuts and driven tough. After a number of seconds of straining, the nut grew to become. Chase unscrewed it as fast as he may well, then repeated the method at the different bolts. ultimately, the lid used to be unfastened. He needed to pressure back to raise it apart, the steel as reliable as a manhole conceal. They seemed inside of, to discover … The barrel used to be filled with beaten grey ore with a silvery sheen. “Definitely now not diamonds,” stated Nina, approximately to select up a section. Chase grabbed her wrist. “Don’t. ” The tone of caution within the unmarried observe chilled her to the bone. “Do you recognize what it really is? ” she requested. “Yes. i do know. ” His expression was once not easy, a glance she hadn’t noticeable on him for a very long time. A stony, concentrated selection. Chase was once now 100% enterprise. “It’s uranium. ” Nina flinched again. “Are you definite? ” “I’ve had a few event with WMDs, so yeah. I’m convinced. ” He shoved the lid of the barrel again into position. “We have to go away. Now. ” “But what in regards to the map? ” Nina requested, taking a look up on the cabins. “Fuck the map,” Chase acknowledged coldly. He screwed the nuts again onto the bolts. “We’ve bought to get out of right here and call the U. N. , warn them what we’ve found—and do it earlier than an individual realizes we have been the following. If we get stuck, we’re useless. ” Nina’s anger at Chase was once triumph over through worry. “But uranium’s mined all around the world—” “And each mine’s monitored relatively closely,” he interrupted. “The foreign Atomic strength employer is aware precisely how a lot uranium’s in circulation—and the place it got here from, and the place it went for processing. If terrorists received carry of a nuke and set it off, there’d be a bit diversified radioactive lines counting on who made it, ’cause there are alternative ways to make weapons-grade uranium. so that you can hint the bomb again to its resource. ” He tightened the ultimate bolt. “But if you’ve received a offer of uranium not anyone is aware approximately, that cuts the path correct at first.