The Devil's Chord (Rogue Angel, Book 49)
Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
Da Vinci's maximum and most threatening legacy…
In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a couple of paintings thieves loses a necessary, stolen Lorraine pass to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection among the pass, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to supervise the quest for the lacking artifact. yet another individual is aware in regards to the cross…knows adequate to kill for it.
Despite numerous vicious assaults in the course of their underwater excursion, 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 sure there's extra to the traditional item than Roux is letting on. She quickly discovers the pass is just one piece in an tricky enigma—a key that, while mixed with a chain of musical notes, might liberate one among Leonardo da Vinci's such a lot fantastical innovations. however the rate Annja needs to pay to prevent this key from falling into the incorrect palms could be her existence.
Her a hot smile. “Signorina Creed, have you ever been to Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci Museo? They’ve re-created dozens of the innovations Leonardo designed. rather a desirable study.” “No, I haven’t been in a position to do any sightseeing considering the fact that arriving in Venice, however it feels like a cease I’ll need to make whereas I’m here.” Tomaso stood and shook Annja’s hand. “If there's something you wish from me, do permit me know.” He provided her his company card. “It was once a excitement to satisfy you, Signorina Creed.” * * *.
purely see what was once at the floor the place Scout used to be involved? What used to be fairly occurring with him? Did she want a few extra instances to seem sooner than she observed his fact? And why hadn’t she discovered extra approximately him but? possibly simply because she’d been scuffling with a thug on an empty abdominal? She hadn’t pointed out the come upon to Scout. might he also be involved? She doubted it. “There.” Scout tapped the monitor and leaned in to get a greater glance. “Can you elevate the dimensions with out wasting the resolution?” “A.
definite Ian needs to be puzzling over what was once up. while she again to the palazzo to discover front door just a little open, she struggled along with her reminiscence. Had they left so fast she hadn’t closed the door accurately? It was once attainable. Scout’s assault had come on so by surprise it had startled her and he or she hadn’t been considering immediately. “I didn’t go away in the course of the entrance door.” She’d been allowed to accompany Scout within the ambulance boat, and so they had all left by means of a rear door. may it's Ian? Pushing the door huge.
Evan defined with transparent disbelief. “I known as forward to long island. My solid blood brother who lives down the hallway in our high-rise suggested she—or somebody she had hired—had wiped clean out the condo in lower than hours. The partitions have been naked, and the secure door was once placing open. lighting fixtures have been even lacking the bulbs. are you able to think that? i used to be incarcerated donning tennis sneakers. that's so now not my variety, Creed.” “I’m having hassle laying off a unmarried sympathetic tear.” “You ladies are the entire same.”.
because the darkest, lowest niches anyone may well think. yet every now and then his challenging center did appear to melt and his moral sense could win out. in short. hardly ever sufficient that Annja knew to not belief him—ever. aside from while she totally had to. Now was once now not that point. the one one that held the higher hand was once Evan, who had the Lorraine move and the computer. To play the devil’s chord that may dance them again via time? “The wench?” Evan muttered. He appeared to Roux and winked. Roux and Garin.