By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
Archaeologist Annja Creed visits France to discover D'Artagnan's misplaced sword, lacking because the 17th century, and Ascher Vallois, one in all Annja's treasure-hunting acquaintances, believes he has positioned the positioning of the relic which could carry the main to a fortune.
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Definitely he used to be a guy of gusto and severe fascinations. She may possibly photograph Ascher Vallois striding the cobbled roads of the 17th century, gentleman’s rapier at his hip and a musketeer’s tabard swinging, the silver lace catching the eyes of passing women. He may more than likely seduce them along with his allure and ambitious dueling talents. And as soon as in the privateness of her boudoir? the fellow could were a lady-killer. a grey sweater healthy tight throughout Ascher’s abs, and darkish trousers confirmed off the very good quads that he’d evidently earned leaping over hindrances as a traceur. in fact, mountain cycling and mountain climbing didn’t damage to reinforce the general package deal, she felt yes. Yeah, he provided a whole package deal. good-looking, gifted and athletic. What girl wouldn’t swoon to his charms? Even after he’d devoted a small betrayal within the curiosity of conserving his lifestyles? She famous he took her in from head to toe, and the smirk that curved his lips. “What’s up, Vallois? ” “You may still consume extra prior to you drink too much,” he stated. “I can deal with my drink. similar to i will be able to deal with my men,” she acknowledged. ok, in order that final half wasn’t completely actual. She may deal with a guy wielding a pistol, coming at her with loss of life in his eyes, yet a lovely Frenchman set on seduction? She used to be out of her league. but if had this sort of place of missing ability ever scared her off? She took one other swallow. The Armagnac had ceased to burn. Now it warmed her stomach and comfy her. No ask yourself d’Artagnan had loved these items. “Not undesirable. ” “Ah, the yankee means of summarizing a really beautiful locate. If i'll say a similar approximately you, Annja, it'd be a pitiful mirrored image upon the French male. now not undesirable? Non, you're beautiful this night. ” “Thank you, yet i do know i glance as if I’ve been during the wringer, simply because i've got. ” “Tell me every thing that occurred once we parted at the Seine. ” She twisted to stand him. “Are you the following on reliable enterprise for BHDC, or are you right here appearing for your self? ” “Annja, I paintings for not anyone yet myself,” he stated. “I don’t think it. ” “But you want to. Why else may i've got referred to as you, Annja? i used to be fearful approximately you, that you could be no longer have fared good with these males chasing us. ” “I didn’t achieve this good. actually, as you have been floating away down the Seine, i used to be being knocked out and carried to BHDC. ” “You have been captured? ” He slid a quit hers, which startled her, so she pulled away and approximately knocked over the bottle within the technique. kick back, Annja. Have one other drink. “How did you break out? ” Ascher requested. “Did they allow you to pass? ” “Not precisely. I made a run for it. and so they me to the house of a depended on best friend. a lot gunfire ensued. And slightly nasty eye gouging. ” Annja inspected her fingernails. They have been coated with part moons of airborne dirt and dust and blood. She took one other swig of brandy. “Annja, I had no concept the celebrity of Chasing History’s Monsters lived such an adventurous lifestyles. Do you receives a commission for risking your lifestyles? ” now not whilst she could be on holiday. Nor did she obtain monetary present for any of the events she had stumbled on herself in that concerned struggling with off thugs and saving the realm.