False Horizon (Rogue Angel, Book 29)
Alex Archer, Jon F. Merz
A small Nepali guy melts into shadows. A cutthroat crime lord is seeking a incredible remedy. And a map to an very unlikely dream and a mythic paradise is pointing the way.
Archaeologist Annja Creed is in Katmandu, awash in its scents, sounds and liveliness. yet this is often no sightseeing journey. An outdated pal is in ownership of a map that ends up in a spot that lies open air our global. however the map is understood to 1 other¿a vicious guy who has Annja and her partners correct the place he desires them. Her hand compelled, Annja units out looking for the fabled Shangri-La¿an excursion of chance and subversion.
And her trip will finish merely with triumph...or tragedy.
Woman.” “Thanks. i admire conserving my outfits on, if that’s what you mean.” “But your acceptance additionally precedes you, doesn’t it?” “I doubt it.” “I understand, for instance, that you're an inherently risky woman.” “Says who?” “Says any variety of witnesses in your quite adept struggling with prowess. If rumors are to be believed, and that i needs to admit I’m a little bit a sucker for such stories, then you definitely have really a powerful demeanour approximately you.” Annja frowned. What else did Tsing learn about her? She wasn’t.
the place you're speculated to be for that very cause. Our own agendas have little to do with the character of our divine purpose.” Annja checked out her. “You actually think that?” “We all have a component to play, Annja. nobody function is extra vital than the other. we're all interconnected and hence reliant on each other. Even those that may perhaps by no means understand us by way of identify or through face will nonetheless locate that our trip via this universe isn't taken by myself, yet within the breadth of an entire human.
English. She listened heavily. Annja frowned. anyone was once talking chinese language. Did that suggest they have been at the mistaken aspect of the border? And if that was once the case, then Annja was once in deep trouble. She stalked farther forward, holding the sword tucked at the back of her again to prevent its gleam giving her away. She stayed within the recesses of the shadows and hugged the wall farthest clear of the torch brackets. Annja might pay attention them extra sincerely now. They arguing. And one of many voices sounded.
checked out their escort. “He lives in a hotel?” “Top floor’s a penthouse,” the guy spoke back. “But even nonetheless, we won’t tolerate any monkeying round the following. Mr. Tsing owns the inn and doesn’t wish his site visitors disturbed.” “Ever the gracious host,” Annja stated. “You’ll discover quickly enough.” the guy nudged her ahead. “Walk into the foyer and head for the elevators. take into accout we’re correct in the back of you.” Annja and Mike entered the inn foyer. In the other a part of the realm, they may good have.
need to be this way,” Annja stated. Hsu Xiao smirked. “You’re begging for mercy now? I wouldn’t have idea you have been the type.” “I’m not,” Annja stated. “I’m supplying you with the opportunity to renounce and remain alive.” Hsu Xiao shook her head. “We’re too some distance into this. It has to finish the following and now.” Annja shook her head. “I don’t are looking to need to kill you.” Hsu Xiao shrugged. “Then you’re in hassle. simply because I desperately are looking to kill you.” Annja frowned. “So be it.” Hsu Xiao rushed at Annja and Annja.