The Sacred Vault: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

A bold HEIST.
A worthwhile ARTIFACT.
A mystery LOCKED properly AWAY—UNTIL NOW.
 
while Michelangelo’s David is stolen from its museum in Florence, it’s merely the newest in a sequence of audacious raids at the world’s maximum treasures. yet American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, become aware of the raiders’ final goal whilst the Talonor Codex—a cryptic go back and forth magazine that Nina present in Atlantis—is snatched from a well-guarded exhibition correct in entrance in their eyes.

The codex holds clues to the site of the Vault of Shiva and its legendary contents: the chronicles of the traditional Hindu god of destruction himself. From a dangerous shootout in San Francisco to a hidden valley within the snowbound Himalayas, Nina and Eddie needs to run a labyrinthine gauntlet of ruthless killers, corrupted faiths, and twisted objectives to arrive the sacred vault prior to a crafty billionaire with a plot to remake the world—after he brings this one crashing down.

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Photos of them had already been published. ' 'But it truly is those pages that stuck my curiosity. ' For the 1st time, a touch of emotion - pleasure - got here into Khoil's mechanical voice as he mentioned the ground 1/2 the second one web page. 'This textual content right here - it's not Atlantean, yet Vedic Sanskrit. ' He checked out Nina. 'The language of old India. ' 'Yes, i do know. It used to be in expend to approximately 600 BC, whilst it used to be changed via Classical Sanskrit, yet not anyone used to be definite how lengthy it have been used prior to that - beforehand, besides. Atlantis sank round 9 thousand BC, so for Talonor to have encountered the language it should have existed sooner than then. ' 'And so needs to Indian civilisation. ' Khoil turned around the reveal case to envision the impact within the book's thick hide. 'A civilisation in accordance with the lessons of the Vedas . . . that are nonetheless at the present time. Making Hinduism the world's oldest surviving faith. ' He smiled, the expression oddly misplaced on his placid face. 'And expanding the chance of 1 of its faculties being the single real faith, would not you assert? ' 'I test to not become involved in non secular debates,' Nina acknowledged firmly. The clash among archaeological discoveries and dogma had nearly acquired her killed on multiple party. Khoil placed his face virtually opposed to the glass as he peered carefully on the indentation. status within reach with Vanita, Eddie felt pressured to damage the silence. 'So, Mrs Khoil,' he acknowledged, 'how did you meet your husband? ' She gave him a dismissive glance, now not drawn to small speak. He took that as a problem. 'What first attracted you to the billionaire Pramesh Khoil? ' Vanita bared her tooth in accordance with the little comic story. 'Do you think that i am a few type of gold-digger? ' she snapped. 'No, that isn't what I meant,' stated Eddie swiftly. 'It was once just--' 'I received my doctorate in psychology sooner than Pramesh even began his corporation! Did you think that simply because i am a lady i am a few passive and subservient adjunct to my husband? ' 'No, i feel he assumed that everyone appreciates his, uh, detailed experience of humour,' Nina stated quick. The mayor was once having a look horrified pretend pas have been dedicated on his watch. 'There wasn't any offence meant. ' Eddie nodded. 'Yeah. If i am attempting to offend somebody, i do not muck approximately. ' 'Honey, no longer helping,' Nina stated via gritted enamel. She became again to Vanita. 'We're either very sorry for any false impression. ' The Indian lady maintained a tight-lipped silence, yet her husband spoke up as an alternative. 'We settle for your apology, Dr Wilde. Now, we have been discussing the Talonor Codex. Are you definite the IHA wouldn't have an interest in utilizing my company's software program to help with the interpretation paintings? ' He wasn't only a genius programmer, but in addition a decided salesman, Nina concept. 'No, yet thanks for the supply. As I stated, just a couple of humans have entry to the total textual content for safeguard purposes. ' 'You misunderstand me. i'm really not suggesting that you just supply it to strangers. No, i'm providing the providers of Qexia. ' 'I'm no longer a working laptop or computer expert,' Rowan stated, wondered, 'but i do not see how placing the textual content right into a seek engine might support with the interpretation.

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