By David Gibbins
Here is the main explosive event but from the New York Times bestselling writer of Atlantis and The misplaced Tomb—a whiplash-inducing novel that sends marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his group on a treasure hunt . . . and a race opposed to time to forestall a terrifying threat.
Greece, 1876. popular archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann finds the tomb of mythical King Agamemnon and makes a remarkable discovery. made up our minds to maintain it mystery until eventually the time is correct, he dies sooner than it may be printed to the world.
Germany, 1945. The liberation of a focus camp finds clues to the misplaced antiquities stolen by means of the Nazis. however the operation is roofed up after a bad mystery surfaces.
Northern Aegean, cutting-edge. Jack Howard, head of the foreign Maritime college, and his staff observe the wreckage of the mythical Greek fleet from the Trojan warfare, sending shockwaves all over the world. however the greatest shock is but to return, for Jack is at the path not just of Agamemnon, yet of Schliemann’s precise discovery—and a secret so explosive that it ends up in the abduction of Jack’s daughter and a war of words with a brand new and evil foe.
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In fact. From the photographs. Professor Raitz, of the Courtauld Institute. What are you doing right here? ” He raised his limp hand, flinching with soreness. “Why, Professor? I gave you quite a bit. Why? ” “Professor Raitz has been so style as to teach us numerous Nazi records that have been as soon as on your ownership. files you handed without delay directly to him in case you grew to become informant, whilst the police used the professor as a professional appraiser. records he insisted on having direct from you, for fast conservation therapy, after all. Professor Raitz is a guy of significant impact. files the police by no means observed. records they are going to by no means see. ” the guy appeared backward and forward among them, his eyes clouded with ache, yet unexpectedly wily, calculating, the eyes of an underworld broker once more. “I recognize not anything approximately documents,” he stated. “But examine him,” he further, nodding on the professor. “He’s apprehensive. He’s in virtually as undesirable a fashion as i'm. It’s him try to be wondering, no longer me. He’s the only who’s concealing issues. ” Saumerre leaned ahead, fingers on one knee, staring into the man’s eyes. He sniffed, and crinkled his nostril. “I don’t imagine so,” he acknowledged quietly. “I quite don’t imagine so. ” He snapped his arms back, and the Russian got here ahead. “No,” Brandeis stated. “No. ” The Russian lifted the man’s correct forearm, then bent the hand again. “Please, God, no,” he pleaded. “I’m an artist now. this is often my livelihood. no longer that hand. Please. now not that hand, too. ” The Russian took the little finger, and without notice jerked it backward. Brandeis howled in discomfort. Raitz became away. Saumerre post his personal hand, as though analyzing it, glancing on the Russian. “Well, you could nonetheless draw with no little finger, no? And why this paltry means of creating a residing when you've got mystery wisdom of artwork stashed away in bunkers and mines round Europe, your very phrases, as I bear in mind? ” “All right,” the guy mumbled, wincing in ache. “All correct. Which rfile? ” “What do you know,” Saumerre requested, “about Das Agamemnon-Code? ” “The Agamemnon Code. ” Brandeis tensed, his hand shaking, then slumped. “That one,” he acknowledged. “Of direction. It needed to be. ” He paused, grimacing back. “You will spare my hand? ” “Tell us what we need, and that i provide you with my be aware. Your hand should be spared. ” the fellow took a deep breath. “Das Agamemnon-Code. That was once my most sensible discovery. And my such a lot problematic. For years my inner most ardour was once to gather any information regarding Heinrich Schliemann’s misplaced treasures, the gold he took from Troy and Mycenae. I continuously believed there should have been extra hidden away by way of the Nazis, not just the identified treasures, yet different gadgets Schliemann himself could have despatched again to conceal in Germany. I continually believed this. I made a distinct research of Schliemann’s psychology. in an effort to be a treasure hunter, you need to be aware of the brain of the fellow who has hidden the treasure, certain? Archaeologists understand this. each person idea i used to be a section mad, you recognize, an fanatic, my obsession. yet then, after the autumn of the Iron Curtain, these gadgets from Priam’s treasure surfaced in Moscow, the place the Russians had taken them from Berlin.
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