By Andy McDermott
A RUMOR OF RICHES. A MAZE OF homicide. AND THE WORLD’S most threatening, SOUGHT-AFTER PRIZE.
Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase own striking items of an historic puzzle that leads them from Singapore to the jungles of South the USA. inside of a typhoon of political and drug battle, Nina is getting with regards to one in all history’s maximum secrets and techniques: the legendary golden urban of El Dorado. As one discovery unveils one other, Nina realizes mythical Incan chief made a care for his Spanish captors—and concealed perpetually the real El Dorado. Now, Nina and Eddie face a maze of demise traps and betrayals, together with person who reaches into Eddie’s earlier in Afghanistan, even into his family in England. in the back of a waterfall in Peru is an unfound ask yourself of the area. And to get there, Nina and Eddie could have to sacrifice every little thing: their neighbors, their love for each other, even their lives.
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Oops! Shit,’ she gasped, hurriedly returning it to its resting position and going again outdoor – to determine Osterhagen leaping down from the ruined stairway, Becker and Cuff descending in the back of him. ‘What did you discover in there? ’ he requested, eagerly forthcoming her. ‘Are there any surviving artefacts? ’ Nina missed his query, attempting to block his direction. ‘What are you doing? Eddie advised you to attend up there. ’ ‘He instructed you an identical thing,’ Cuff sniffed. Now Macy and gear have been mountaineering down too. ‘Sorry, Nina,’ acknowledged Macy. ‘I attempted to inform each person to stick up there, yet in simple terms Loretta listened. ’ Nina regarded as much as see Loretta peering excessive of the wall. ‘Well, not less than one person’s obtained a few feel. ok, glance – each person remain the following till Eddie and Oscar come again. This position has been ready because the 16th century, so a couple of extra mins won’t make any distinction. ’ Eddie and Valero moved carefully in the course of the ruined city. The Englishman had already proven that they weren't the 1st explorers, recognizing damaged stems the place humans had pressured their method during the plants reclaiming the cost. not one of the harm appeared fresh, notwithstanding; extra like weeks or perhaps months outdated. He had a thought: the loggers had trampled during the entire position looking for valuables. After settling on the outlying structures fresh, they'd no cause to come back, in its place targeting the vital structures that Osterhagen stated could have contained the best treasures. the boys whose path he had noticed within the jungle have been most likely guarding the rest of the hoard. and so they have been within sight. Eddie stopped, waving for Valero to do an identical, because the tang of cigarette smoke reached him. He listened carefully, choosing the muted sound of fellows speaking in Spanish. He peered not far away of a construction. ahead of him used to be a plaza, dotted with timber that had pressured their method up during the cracked stone flags. on the western finish, a large flight of steps led as much as the rounded development that Osterhagen had referred to as the Temple of the solar. whatever much less implementing yet extra sleek ruled his recognition, although. A small canvas hut have been organize close to the stairs, its partitions a jungle-green camouflage trend. The access flap used to be part open, giving him a glimpse of apparatus inside of. So the place have been its occupants? He leaned out additional. In a niche among the bushes used to be a wide, oddly proportioned crate akin to an immense pizza field, approximately 5 ft sq. yet below a foot thick. Beside it have been the 2 guards. infantrymen. either males wore Venezuelan military fatigues, within the similar camo trend because the tent. They have been armed with AK-103 attack rifles, up-to-date and in the neighborhood made models of the venerable AK-47; one had his gun slung loosely over his again, the opposite had propped his weapon opposed to a close-by tree. It was once seen from their comfortable stances that they weren’t looking ahead to difficulty. Eddie signalled for Valero to have a look. He reacted in shock. ‘What is the military doing the following? ’ he whispered. ‘I don’t comprehend. If the govt understands approximately this position, why weren’t we instructed?
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