The Devil's Chord (Rogue Angel, Book 49)

By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf

Da Vinci's maximum and most deadly legacy…

In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a couple of paintings thieves loses a important, stolen Lorraine pass to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection among the move, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to supervise the hunt for the lacking artifact. yet another person is aware concerning the cross…knows sufficient to kill for it.

Despite numerous vicious assaults in the course of their underwater day trip, Annja and Roux's employed diver recovers the pass. but if the diver's loyalties are known as into query and he disappears—along with the treasure—Annja is bound there's extra to the traditional item than Roux is letting on. She quickly discovers the go is just one piece in an elaborate enigma—a key that, while mixed with a sequence of musical notes, may well unencumber one in all Leonardo da Vinci's so much fantastical innovations. however the rate Annja needs to pay to forestall this key from falling into the inaccurate fingers should be her lifestyles.

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Evan stared on the 3 of them status on the automobile. Annja may possibly virtually see the buck indicators flash in his eyes like a few children’s caricature. “What form of sword are we speaking approximately? ” “None of your business,” either Garin and Roux stated. “Have you obvious the caricature of the thief? ” Evan requested. “Explain that one, Roux. ” “Me, clarify whatever I’ve simply now visible? How do i do know you haven’t altered this laptop not directly? ” Roux spat. stable one, Annja proposal. “Please. ” Evan wagged a finger of their path. “I could be a thief, yet i know the way to appreciate the artifact. ” “Pretty humorous, when you inquire from me, isn’t it, Roux? ” Garin stated, tapping the caricature the place it acknowledged thief. “You have been so insistent we weren't thieves. ” “I don’t consider the issues I did see you later ago,” Roux muttered and became the web page. yet he had remembered his dialog with Leonardo, and he appeared to have identified the local the place the painter’s studio had as soon as been. Selective reminiscence, Annja determined. no matter what it used to be he’d stolen from Leonardo should have been worthwhile for the painter to so angrily have positioned the accusation on paper for the full international to determine. not less than, the realm might see it now as soon as she awarded the laptop to the right kind professionals. they need to have a few inspiration from the place it had initially been stolen. most likely. even though if nobody have been conscious of this laptop, then it wasn’t more likely to be claimed. “And what have been these belongings you did goodbye in the past? ” Evan moved in the direction of them. Ignoring the man’s query, Roux tapped his finger on one other web page. the person who had the diagram of the song field. Garin whistled and leaned in. “I’ve visible that sooner than. ” “You have? ” Now Evan was once intensely and rushed ahead. “Where? Why are we looking out the following for it if you’ve already noticeable it in different places? ” “Why are you continue to right here, Merrick? ” Garin barked. “You’re off the task. ” “I was once performed operating for you the instant you despatched your thugs after me on the bistro. you recognize, they went after Annja in its place. ” Garin forged Annja a discerning look. “She seems no worse for the difficulty. ” “You going to take that from him, Annja? ” Evan requested. “Why don’t you crew up with me? I’ve bought the cross—” Annja confronted Evan and grabbed him approximately through the collar. either Roux and Garin gave her their consciousness. “How approximately you quit the move and that i won’t allow Garin end the activity he began previous? ” she stated to him. Garin whistled and shook his head. “You may still heed that caution, Merrick. ” Evan driven Annja away, yet she wasn’t performed with him. She’d had sufficient of his underhanded pranks. And whereas she didn’t think both Roux or Garin knew the place the track field was once, she’d depended on both of them prior to she’d belief this opportunistic jerk any day. “How a lot are you promoting the go for? ” she requested. “You haven’t received the handbag for it,” he challenged. “Probably no longer. yet they do. ” “I’m now not paying that guy a dime,” Roux acknowledged, his awareness again at the computing device. “What? Are you going to thieve it and commute via time to conceal it clear of me?

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