By Alex Archer, Mel Odom

A holy conflict. An old scroll misplaced in history…until now.

During a dig in Morocco, archaeologist Annja Creed and her partners are approximately buried alive while the khettara ceiling collapses, revealing a 1,300-year-old corpse. but if Bedouin bandits raid the camp, Annja slightly escapes along with her life…and 1/2 a scroll in historic Kufic script. Her companions' survival now relies on her.

The scroll dates again to 656 advert, while Muslim raised sword opposed to Muslim and the assassination of the 3rd caliph left no transparent inheritor to Muhammad's teachings. It's a coveted locate. Annja fast reveals herself stuck among a devious terrorist whose relatives honor is determined by destroying what she possesses and a ruthless CIA crew. either think the top justifies the capacity. And that Annja can't let.

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Garin smiled and reached for the rifle Qurtubi held for him. The younger warrior smiled again. “It appears like issues might be attention-grabbing upon our arrival. ” “Just don’t get your self killed. ” “Of path. ” “And if it comes right down to preserving Roux or me, with a purpose to it's? ” Qurtubi simply smiled. * * * offended SHOUTS ECHOING in her wake, Annja ran during the darkness. She reached a curve within the passageway simply as bullets sparked off the wall in entrance of her. She stayed low and ran. A stone chip stung her neck and she or he felt blood run down into the hole of her throat. although it was once very unlikely to carry the flashlight regular and run while, she lengthened her stride. the floor tilted downward at a steep slope that she didn’t see until eventually it used to be too past due. Her foot hit the stone flooring improper, twisted underneath her and gave method. Instinctively, she reached out along with her arms to damage her fall yet stuck herself and stored her fingers folded and free, up in entrance of her to guard her face. whilst she hit, she went limp, felt the air exit of her, yet all started pushing herself again up instantly because the flashlight shot out of her hand and skittered down the passageway. the sunshine spun crazily, in short illuminating varied sections of the partitions, ground and ceiling, them all exhibiting device marks from the place somebody had carved the passageway. Annja stooped to choose up the flashlight and began operating back simply as lighting crept into the tunnel in the back of her. Excited cries rang out. prior to Annja, the tunnel cut up into 3 branches. She had merely an fast to come to a decision, and picked the single at the correct. She stuck herself along with her left hand earlier than she plowed into the wall, shoved off and received on top of things back. photographs blasted into the wall in the back of her and ricochets whined like indignant bees as they crammed the air. an individual cried out in discomfort and he or she inspiration she heard the sound of a falling physique. She leveled the flashlight and stored operating. bankruptcy 39 “Keep going! Run them over! ” at the same time Garin gave orders to the motive force, he leaned out the window and proficient his attack rifle on one of many automobiles sporting the CIA operatives towards the cave. the driving force placed his foot down at the accelerator and jockeyed the motor vehicle around the asymmetric panorama. a few times the Hummer went airborne for brief flights. Garin took up set off slack and fired on the different motor vehicle from thirty yards away. He aimed three-round bursts on the tires. uncontrolled, the Jeep veered towards them. “Hold on! ” The Hummer driving force geared all the way down to seize traction and minimize the guidance wheel demanding to the left. Their bumpers crossed for simply an quick, then the Hummer’s heavier weight and momentum brushed the out-of-control Jeep apart with a brief shiver. The Jeep rolled over onto its facet and fell aside, throwing passengers in all instructions. “Don’t cease till you succeed in the cave! ” Garin yelled. a few of Thabit’s Shiite warriors had remained in the back of whereas the remainder of the gang poured down the cave front. Garin swept his gaze over the assembled troop yet didn’t see Annja between them.

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