False Horizon (Rogue Angel, Book 29)
Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz
A small Nepali guy melts into shadows. A cutthroat crime lord is seeking a astonishing healing. And a map to an very unlikely dream and a mythic paradise is pointing the way.
Archaeologist Annja Creed is in Katmandu, awash in its scents, sounds and liveliness. yet this is often no sightseeing journey. An previous buddy is in ownership of a map that ends up in a spot that lies open air our global. however the map is understood to 1 other¿a vicious guy who has Annja and her partners correct the place he wishes them. Her hand pressured, Annja units out looking for the fabled Shangri-La¿an day trip of risk and subversion.
And her trip will finish simply with triumph...or tragedy.
most likely past me.” Annja laughed. “If it makes you're feeling any greater, it’s seeming a section past me, as well.” “You locate anything?” Tuk requested. “Not a damned thing.” Tuk regarded again on the cave wall. He’d labored his method round to the left and was once now approximately ten ft from the place he’d all started. He ran his arms from the ground to the ceiling and again back. yet he discovered not anything of curiosity. And there appeared completely no means for somebody to have gone through the wall to no matter what lay past. Annja.
Breezes swept throughout the curtains and throughout her dermis. The temperature was once completely excellent for slumbering. And but, she couldn’t. the concept that Garin used to be someway considering this entire mess had her careworn. Why precisely had he employed Tuk to monitor over her? given that whilst did Annja want a mother or father angel, besides? She had her sword. And the sword may possibly deal with whatever that she’d ever arise opposed to. even though, she inspiration, she hadn’t had a lot social gathering to take advantage of the blade in this day trip. anything advised.
partitions operated. so far as Annja may see, they have been set completely flush with the opposite a part of the hall. Tuk was once trapped. “I can’t locate anything,” she acknowledged to Tuk. “There’s received to be a manner. a few type of journey change. whilst i used to be driven inside of, the wall slammed close fast. There’s obtained to be an activation button,” he stated. Annja became her consciousness clear of the partitions of the mobile to the realm at the back of her. She needed to take care to not slip within the soldier’s blood. yet her center thundered and.
recognize if she has the hall in the back of us stressed out, as well.” “Can we snip the wires?” Annja requested. Tuk shrugged. “Maybe, yet I wouldn’t understand first thing approximately tips to do it. the opposite factor is the variety of bins with blinking lighting leads me to think that she’s received them remotely keyed to blow up instead of a hardwire landline form of thing.” “Great.” Annja slumped again opposed to the wall. “This isn't the information i used to be hoping to hear.” Tuk nodded. “Sorry.” “It’s now not your fault.” She glanced.
Nasty little neurotoxin you place into my glass used to be anything else. a slightly staggering little drug, isn’t it? regrettably, I easily wasn’t feeling like a drink, so when you left, I occurred to pour it into the big fern within the examine. think my shock whilst the damned factor toppled and the fronds grew to become that terrible colour of brown.” He smiled. “Of direction, by means of then you definitely had already departed Katmandu for locations unknown—until now. We scoured town for you, in fact. I’m now not precisely keen on.