The Black Sun (Tom Kirk Series)

By James Twining

It is a mystery that has been hidden for greater than a half-century. The clues were scattered around the globe. Now anyone has all started to piece them jointly. And the way forward for the realm depends upon their being stopped in time.

In Maryland, a vicious gang breaks into the nationwide Cryptologic Museum and steals a Nazi Enigma computer. In a London sanatorium, an Auschwitz survivor is murdered in his mattress, his killers making off with a macabre trophy: the previous man's severed left arm. In Prague, a possible valueless portray is stolen from a synagogue.

Three towns. 3 thefts.

Could there potentially be a connection?

Former paintings thief Tom Kirk definitely sees no cause to hyperlink the crimes while he's first requested to enquire. but if the stolen portray turns up along the amputated arm, he realizes that he has exposed an problematic path of clues laid down within the death days of the 3rd Reich through a mystery order of SS knights. Clues resulting in a fabled treasure misplaced within the ashes of conflict that's the key to a dangerous online game the place the final word prize is lifestyles itself—Tom's included.

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Austrian police have simply positioned out an APB on a guy they're trying to find in reference to the homicide of a lady, Maria Lammers, and the fire-bombing of a church in Kitzbühel within the Austrian Alps early this morning,” Cody responded, analyzing from the sheet. “What’s that received to do with this example? ” “Several witnesses have stated seeing a stranger with the sufferer the day past. They have been in a position to supply an outline. ” Cody held up the composite comic strip faxed via via the Austrian police and subsequent to it the nonetheless picture simply taken of Blondi leaving the inn Drei Könige. It was once unmistakably an identical guy. bankruptcy FORTY-FIVE WIPKINGEN, ZURICH January 8—5:17 P. M. What’s improper? ” Dominique’s eyes have been huge with obstacle. “Is Archie again? ” Tom used to be respiring seriously, his voice strained. “Why, what’s occurred? Are you ok? You’re now not damage, are you? ” “No, I’m advantageous. It’s Archie I’m apprehensive approximately. a guy us once we got here out of the inn. ” Tom took off his overcoat and threw it over the arm of 1 of the worn sofas. “He used to be watching for us. ” He grew to become to Dhutta. “Have you informed a person we’re right here? ” “No, Mr. Tom, i will be able to guarantee you that—” “I wish to your sake you haven’t,” Tom acknowledged coldly. “I can examine a number of those who will be very attracted to your present whereabouts. If you’ve breathed loads as a observe approximately us to anyone…” “We have made a deal,” Dhutta pleaded, furiously rolling whatever invisible among his correct thumb and forefinger. “I might by no means betray that belief. It’s everyone like us have left. ” there has been an extended, uncomfortable silence till the shrill sound of the bell broke the spell. “Maybe that’s him,” Dominique acknowledged with a hopeful smile. Dhutta slipped gratefully out of the room, then reappeared moments later with Archie just a couple of steps in the back of him. “Sorry I’m overdue. ” Archie sat down seriously on one of many sofas. “Spot of hassle. I’m certain Tom stuffed you in. ” Dhutta made directly for his drugs shelf, ran his hands alongside the road of brown bottles, chosen one, opened it, took a swig, and changed it. no matter what it used to be, it looked as if it would calm his nerves. “Any thought who it used to be? ” Dominique requested. “I didn’t precisely loaf around to determine. ” “What the hell did he wish with us? ” Tom requested. “They, you mean,” Archie saw drily. “I counted a minimum of 3. And for those who hadn’t spotted, it used to be me they have been after, no longer you. ” “You been as much as something I may still find out about? ” Tom eyed Archie suspiciously. “You’ve by no means had warmth like that ahead of. ” “’Course no longer. ” Archie sounded nearly angry. “Your fresh American journey, for instance. You by no means did say what that was once approximately. ” “Oh, come on,” Archie protested. “I’m out of play, and also you realize it. ” “What have been you doing there, then? ” “Nothing that’s acquired whatever to do with this. that are meant to be sufficient for you. ” “You’re correct, I’m sorry,” Tom conceded. “Guess I’m a piece jumpy. besides, I’d say it’s approximately time we moved on. I don’t learn about you, yet I don’t are looking to loiter around to determine who they have been and what they sought after. along with, we acquired what we got here right here for.

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