By Alex Archer, Mel Odom
A gorgeous artifact holds the main to an untapped energy of worldwide destruction ... whereas engaged on a dig within the California desert, archaeologist-adventurer Annja Creed uncovers facts of a tragedy that's associated with chinese language miners in the course of the days of the Gold Rush. A surprising assault at the website via shadow figures drives Annja to discover the relationship to a mysterious buried urban in China. Lured by way of legends of gold, betrayal and the vengeance of a Han Dynasty overlord, Annja travels at the Orient convey, fighting avaricious treasure hunters and a modern day descendant of an old league of assassins. Her adversaries will cease at not anything to stake their declare at the fabled misplaced urban, the place a Han leader's darkish prior gives you doom if you happen to dare to bare its evil energy.
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Chasing History's Monsters did not pay that good, and with China concerned, visas must be prepared. "It sounds to me that you have fairly botched this," Roux acknowledged. "Thanks for the post-game precis. " Annja knew she sounded offended yet did not care. "I did not comprehend you had a vested curiosity during this. " "I do not. " "Now that could be a lie. " Roux cursed and Annja knew she must have been angry, yet she truly felt like guffawing. "And the game's now not over," she acknowledged. Roux used to be silent for a second. "What do you suggest? " "I've acquired electronic photos of the inscription at the again of the belt plaque. I intend to determine what is written there. " Annja hung up yet hung on to the telephone. Joe glanced over at her. "Talkin' for your dad? " Annja thought of that, understanding that the total tale could not be informed and the connection she needed to Roux was once all yet most unlikely to provide an explanation for. "He's my grandfather. " "Sounds like a difficult previous fowl. " "He is. " "But it appears like he cares approximately you. " Annja did not recognize the place Joe had gotten that concept. the telephone rang back. Checking to ensure it was once a Paris alternate back, she replied. "You hung up. " "You have been being impolite. " Roux took a deep breath and enable it out. "We may still meet. " "Why? " "Because there's something that I – " Roux paused. "Because there's something that i would like to discover that's attached with that belt plaque. " "Something of yours? " "I don't desire to enter it. " Annja hung up back. an indication beside the road introduced that they have been getting into Sacramento's urban limits. She knew she did not have a lot time. Joe made a lane swap, then became to her. "Where do you need me to take you? " That used to be the query. If she went anywhere public there has been an opportunity she'd be well-known and the police will be known as. "Give me a minute. " Joe smiled. "Waitin' in your grandpa to name again? " Annja smiled again. "He will. " She was once commencing to doubt herself, notwithstanding, while the telephone eventually rang. "Yes. " "That is getting rather annoying," Roux stated. "I'm uninterested in no longer figuring out what i am facing the following. " Annja stared on the tall constructions within the state's capital. in the intervening time they have been distant, yet they have been remaining in quickly. "So some distance that lack of understanding received 3 humans killed final evening. " Roux's voice used to be extra contrite. "I wasn't conscious of that. " "You did not ask. " "No. I must have. yet we have to discuss this. i must see that inscription. " "Why? " Annja requested. "Can we discuss this elsewhere? this is not whatever that are meant to be long past into over the telephone. no longer with place of origin defense very likely listening in. " Annja did not be aware of if the paranoia over place of origin safeguard was once warranted, yet she wanted support. Roux's wish to speak later and in other places supplied her with leverage. "In Brooklyn. At my loft. " Roux agreed with no hesitation. "I'm in Paris. i will publication the 1st flight out. " "I is probably not in a position to make it. " "Why? " Sharp suspicion edged Roux's phrases. "I'm in California for the time being. i am additionally sought after via the police. " "Don't inform me you killed an individual. " Roux sounded exasperated.