The Tomb of Hercules: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

AN old WARRIOR.
AN superb TREASURE.
A deadly ENEMY.

It’s the potential for a lifetime–the probability to turn out tomb containing the is still of the mythical hero Hercules truly exists. If American archaeologist Nina Wilde can find it, it is going to be an important historic 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 outstanding 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 prior to their enemies in a race to unravel a secret as old as civilization itself. but if a stunning lady from Eddie’s previous joins the quest, the entire ideas change–and during this life-and-death video game, their subsequent movement could be the most deadly one in all all.

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Aw, crap. ” “I needs to admit, Nina, I’m much more shocked and inspired to determine you the following than i used to be to discover Eddie poking round in my underwater base. ” Sophia paused and appeared considerate. “Hmm. ‘My underwater base. ’ That does sound definitely Bondian, doesn’t it? ” “How do you know i used to be the following? ” Nina requested, unamused. “We picked up a misery beacon a few minutes in the past, correct at the back of us. The ship’s laptop instructed us that it used to be one in every of ours—one of René’s, particularly: that ridiculous submarine he wasted lots funds on.

If the pump-jets haven’t been thoroughly screwed, then yeah. If we’re quickly. ” He indicated one specific gauge. “The batteries are nearly tired. We’ve acquired possibly ten mins of strength left. yet I’ll want your support to pilot the sub. I can’t do it with just one arm. ” Nina stared on the triangle at the map, so as regards to the icon marking their very own place. Eddie … She set her jaw in decision. “What do you want me to do? ” 29 Sophia stood at the Ocean Emperor’s bridge, in regards to the view forward.

Sophia hesitated, then took it. Chase pulled her to him. “Okay, simply carry directly to me, and no matter what occurs, don’t permit move. ” He kicked the steel piece farther over the sting, its underside crunching at the damaged glass. at the back of them, the doorways to the foyer flew open. extra guards. Chase stepped onto the steel sheet and knelt down. Reluctantly, Sophia did an analogous, clinging to him. He grabbed the artwork’s bent corners and jerked ahead, inching it over the sting, then grew to become his head to Sophia. Their cheeks touched.

That may take us correct less than the opposite aspect of the hill! ” “It’s no longer a hill,” Nina defined. “The tomb, the labyrinth, all of the trials—the developers developed them first, after which they buried them. the total hill is man-made—that’s why it doesn’t healthy the topography of the area. ” Corvus appeared up on the ceiling. “You suggest every thing above us is man made? ” “Yeah. As historic feats of engineering pass, it’s now not that impressive—all they had to do used to be pile up adequate rubble. It wasn’t like development the Pyramids.

Which intended he needed to get off the open river… He tossed the gun to Nina. “Use it in the event that they get too close,” he informed her, guidance the airboat in the direction of an unlimited box of tall reeds. “Tell me what they’re doing! ” “Coming after us … nonetheless coming after us …You get the belief! ” Chase shot her an frustrated glance, then focused on guidance the airboat. The water forward turned murkier—shallower, dust banks emerging underneath the outside— A shot cracked at the back of them. Chase appeared again. a guy in a single of the boats had a rifle in his fingers.

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