Polar Quest (Rogue Angel, Book 16)

By Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz

While archaeologist Annja Creed reluctantly concurs to assist an outdated colleague on a dig in Antarctica, she wonders what he's gotten her into. It seems that her former affiliate has stumbled on a necklace made from an unknown steel depicting 3 snakes. He claims it's over 40 thousand years old—and that it can now not have earthly origins.

As the pair behavior their learn, Annja quickly realizes she has extra to fret approximately than being stuck in snowslides. simply because everyone seems to be hiding something—from her good friend, to the U.S. army group of workers guarding the positioning. without one to belief and an individual out to kill her, Annja has nowhere to show. And every little thing to lose.

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What’d I omit? ” “Zach the following telling me how he likes sending executive brokers to my domestic to strong-arm me into coming right down to the ground of the realm. ” Dave checked out Zach. “You did that? ” “Not me. Them. ” “Oh,” Dave stated knowingly. Annja sighed. “If I don’t get a few solutions quickly, I’m hopping the following aircraft out of this ice dice. ” “You’re at an advantage swimming,” Dave stated with a moderate belch. “Why? ” He tested his beer bottle. “No extra flights are anticipated the following for weeks. ” Annja frowned. “They informed me I’d be again inside of ten days.

Annja stuck her breath on the sight of the guy status sooner than her with a large smile splayed out throughout his face. sixteen the very first thing Annja desired to do used to be shout, “Garin! ” yet whatever deep inside of her stopped that from happening. as a substitute, she purely smiled and prolonged her hand. “Annja Creed. great to satisfy you. ” Garin shook her hand and bowed a little. “Likewise. ” Annja couldn’t support yet grin. Garin’s basic continental demeanour looked as if it would were replaced—almost painfully so—by the brusquely well mannered character of an American army officer.

So, I’m grounded? ” Garin frowned. “Get to paintings, Annja. Lives simply may depend upon it. ” Annja grew to become for the door after which stopped. She appeared again at Garin. “Say, anything simply happened to me. ” “What’s that? ” “When the machine exploded, we weren’t injured. Why now not? ” Garin shook his head. “The blast blew us either again. ” “That used to be the concussion wave, even though. ” Garin frowned. “You imagine it used to be a formed cost? Designed to just blow out in a single path with impression? ” “Maybe. ” “That may suggest that the computing device used to be designed to injure in basic terms the individual that brought on the blast.

She stored strolling, figuring out that her construction lay up the road a number of hundred ft. as soon as she obtained there, she may possibly take that tub after which settle in for a pleasant sleep. dozing at the flight down have been tough at most sensible. the internal of the LC-130 used to be Spartan, slightly recognizable as a spot the place passengers sat. It additionally had no bathroom on board, only a drum choked with chemical substances in the back of the aircraft. Annja had used it a couple of times and every time, the stench obtained grimmer and grimmer. The noise have been oppressive, in addition.

Received it. ” She stood and packed her equipment. “I’d say welcome to McMurdo, however it turns out a person has already performed so. So I’ll simply want you a greater remain than what you’ve had up to now. ” “Thanks. ” The medics left and Trevor stood there smiling at Annja. “You ok? ” Annja dry-swallowed one of many drugs. “As quickly as this undesirable boy hits, I will be nice. ” Trevor nodded. “Yeah, good, attempt to stay up a short while longer. ” “Why? ” “I known as the marshal. Dunning. He’s the following now. And he desires to see you. ” 7 while Dunning walked into the room, Annja may perhaps inform right now he used to be a cop.

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