Sunken Pyramid (Rogue Angel, Book 45)

By Alex Archer, Jean Rabe

The be aware from her pal and colleague had learn "I have rather the monster that you can chase, pricey Annja." after which sooner than she may possibly converse to him, he'd been came upon useless within the hotel's stairwell. It didn't appeared attainable. Annja Creed have been anticipating 3 days of geeking out on the archaeology convention in Madison, Wisconsin, after which this tragedy moves. And his is just the 1st dying over the lengthy weekend.

Determined to enquire her friend's death—and discover why one other colleague she trusts is arrested because the major suspect—Annja begins collecting the items of a cryptic puzzle. A small selection of Mayan gold medallions. The demise of a potter. The violent visual appeal of a teenaged woman with a wierd eco-friendly knife. And on the middle of the puzzle, an historic mound pyramid purportedly hidden on the backside of a Wisconsin lake. That's a discovery that may thoroughly rewrite Mesoamerican heritage.

With each one puzzle piece Annja Creed discovers, the secret grows extra risky. And what she understands can—and most likely will—kill her.

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So why no longer inform a chum, correct? He confirmed me a bit of gold jewellery and acknowledged it got here from Rock Lake. ” “A gold circle? ” “Three, truly. I observed them Thursday. We bought in in regards to the comparable time. He confirmed them to me ahead of I went at the Aztalan journey. I talked to Papa approximately their discovery after we have been strolling within the park. i assumed if Edgar—” “—wouldn’t lower you in, that perhaps Dr. Papadopolous may well? ” “Something like that. i attempted to speak Papa into together with me within the hunt. I volunteered to perform a little of the learn to assist. I acknowledged I’d do the dives for them. Papa hated the water. His spouse drowned within the urban pool, you recognize. He used to be together with her, couldn’t keep her. He by no means went in any physique of water higher than a tub after that. I’m shocked he went out on Rock Lake. That Papa might get in a ship in any respect confident me that there has been anything to it. ” He paused. “Something. I don’t recognize what, yet whatever. ” “And Papa wouldn’t cave? ” Annja talked softly now, attempting to coax additional information. “Not at the travel. He wouldn’t speak a lot approximately it at the travel. He used to be so busy spouting off concerning the mounds, displaying humans this and that. So I went to his condo after dinner. ” “Papa’s apartment on the town? ” A nod. “I was once at Papa’s house—” Peter stopped suddenly and hung up the telephone. “No! ” Annja tapped furiously at the Plexiglas. “Pick up the telephone! Peter! check with me! ” He regarded to the door, as though he may possibly summon a deputy to place him again within the phone. “No! ” She stood and leaned just about the barrier. “Peter! ” He relented and collected the telephone. “Annja, I shouldn’t check with you approximately this. Any of this. I’ve already acknowledged approach an excessive amount of. Sandra, my lawyer, she stated to not speak. To an individual. I’m like Edgar, huh? announcing an excessive amount of whilst I must have saved my mouth close. ” “Please, Peter, will you just—” “Just what, Annja? inform you I don’t have an important locate to my credits? I don’t. inform you I’ve drawn no nice end concerning Egyptian symbolism, my forte? I haven’t. That I’ve made no extraordinary contribution to something? That I’ve written no e-book trendy for school classes. That I’ve done... what... that I’ve performed not anything major in my existence. I’ve piggybacked my complete profession on different unearths, different archaeologists, labored their digs, gotten promises by means of following up their initiatives. by no means something to go away at the back of. not anything. not anything. not anything. Don’t you recognize? ” He used to be shouting now and gripping the telephone tightly. “And right here my good friend Edgar comes alongside and tells me approximately this ‘amazing’ conception he’s been engaged on. That regardless of his arthritis and gout and all his different old-man ills he used to be going to place himself within the books. His identify up in lighting fixtures, because it have been. ” “So he informed you out of friendship, simply because he desired to proportion his joy,” Annja acknowledged. The phrases have been a summation for her. “But he didn’t are looking to percentage. ” She shook her head. “I comprehend him, Peter. If it was once his discovery, his and Dr. Papadopolous’s, he shouldn’t have needed to percentage. you'll have easily been satisfied for him. Proud. Supported him. ” “Proud? Wouldn’t that be a kick, Annja, me being proud?

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