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By Alex Archer, Victor Milán

Archaeologist Annja Creed feels she has persisted one treasure-hunting fiasco too many, but if a mysterious collector bargains a gift for a necessary golden elephant acknowledged to be hidden within the mountainous jungles of Southeast Asia, Annja provides in. First she needs to meet with numerous students for you to pinpoint its place. in spite of the fact that, every one specialist she visits is located useless, and Annja fears that somebody else is after the artifact, and that she's most likely subsequent at the killer's record.

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Worldwide, the firearm of collection of the negative villager and farmer wasn’t the infamous Kalashnikov. They have been too heavy, and regardless of the area being flooded with them, too pricey. additionally they fed on ammo too speedy. even if the guns themselves weren’t expensive, the ammunition used to be. as an alternative the common weapon was once what Annja regarded as the monkey gun—the single-shot, break-action shotgun, basic, good and inexpensive. Their rudimentary mechanisms may well continue to exist extra abuse than even the famously sturdy AK. they can paintings with no cleansing or different upkeep; their worthy carrier existence might be prolonged nearly indefinitely by way of jury rigs, from binding cut up shares with twine to wrapping a weakened barrel with cord. necessarily they’d burst, if abused lengthy sufficient, very likely doing crippling or deadly harm to the shooter. The weapons have been even time-honored, so Annja’s farm-belt collage pals guaranteed her, between farmers within the American hinterland, if often greater maintained. It intended they have been functionally immortal. Monkey weapons lacked glamour. yet they did the job—killing pests that threatened the plants, placing meat at the desk. And an exceptional blast of dollar may kill you each bit as useless as a burst from an AK-47—or a multimillion-dollar laser-guided missile, for that subject. As Phil Kennedy had simply realized. They stumbled and bulled via brush for 50 yards, 100. Patty ran sooner than them. She may possibly simply have outdistanced her harassed comrades, left them a long way at the back of. as a substitute she’d dart forward a number of yards, then cease and wait, panting and quivering visibly like a nervous fawn. Annja wasn’t definite no matter if to believe gratitude at her no longer forsaking them or shout for the red-haired photographer to just do that—save herself. Patty had stopped with palms on thighs and used to be staring again prior Annja. “Voices,” she hissed. “They’re chasing us! ” “Put him down,” Annja informed Eddie. Phil persisted to respire, raggedly, with an uncongenial effervescent gurgle that made it audible above the crash of brush and the drum in their toes and in particular the jackhammer solo of her pulse in her ears. They eased the troubled anthropologist down underneath a bush. She didn’t carry a lot desire for his survival if he’d sucked an entire cost of shot to the chest. yet she didn’t are looking to end him off herself. She began again at an attitude to the path they'd come. “Annja, wait! ” Patty known as in a decent voice, attempting to be heard simply via her spouse yet now not their pursuers. They manner they got here crashing it will possibly were. “You’re no longer a knowledgeable commando. ” If she had whatever extra to claim, the fairway brush ultimate at the back of Annja, and her pounding pulse, swallowed it. She had easily taken with no consideration that if the SPDC stuck up with them, its brokers may both shoot them out of hand or scoop them up and interrogate them. the sole distinction was once that the latter will be an extended, much less cozy path to an identical fate—decomposing in deep woods someplace. She had usually heard and browse that after critically outnumbered, struggling with again was once no alternative besides, so there has been no aspect going armed into enemy kingdom.

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