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By Alex Archer, Mel Odom

A holy conflict. An historical scroll misplaced in history…until now.

During a dig in Morocco, archaeologist Annja Creed and her partners are approximately buried alive whilst the khettara ceiling collapses, revealing a 1,300-year-old corpse. but if Bedouin bandits raid the camp, Annja slightly escapes along with her life…and half a scroll in historical Kufic script. Her companions' survival now is dependent upon her.

The scroll dates again to 656 advert, while Muslim raised sword opposed to Muslim and the assassination of the 3rd caliph left no transparent inheritor to Muhammad's teachings. It's a coveted locate. Annja fast reveals herself stuck among a devious terrorist whose family members honor depends upon destroying what she possesses and a ruthless CIA crew. either think the tip justifies the capacity. And that Annja can't enable.

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Instantly, the Bedouin raiders grabbed carry of Annja, Theresa and the 3 archaeology scholars who had Smythe out into the barren region. “Wait. You can’t take them. ” Smythe surged up, nonetheless conserving his belly. “These are my scholars. I’m liable for their overall healthiness. ” The safeguard with the rifle hammered the buttstock opposed to Smythe’s head, catching the professor unaware. subconscious, Smythe fell face-first. Blood gushed from a wound alongside his temple. Annja began to visit him, however the raider subsequent to her tightened his grip on her arm. This time she stuck his wrist in her different hand, set herself and yanked him over her hip, throwing him not easy. He misplaced his rifle and he or she suggestion in short of going after it, yet she knew she’d by no means achieve it in time. as a substitute, she knocked Mustafa backward, inflicting him to journey. The field hit the floor and opened, spilling the scroll. Hoping to grab a negotiating aspect, Annja grabbed for it. prior to Annja may perhaps do something, Mustafa had the opposite finish of it and it ripped in . Her center used to be in her throat while she observed the wear and tear, yet she knew she didn’t have time to remorse her activities. She seized one of many close by mountaineering ropes built with a grappling hook, then grew to become and ran around the flat, moonlit floor. As she ran, she slid her finish of the scroll into her blouse for safekeeping. “Stop! ” Mustafa’s hoarse order rang out at the back of her. Annja by no means broke stride. Bullets kicked up the sand round her, then the ringing cracks of the photographs cut up the evening. Trusting her unerring experience of path, she saved at the similar heading. From what she had noticeable of the khettara wells, the openings have been approximately sixty yards far-off at this aspect. She counted her strides. just a couple of later, she noticed the increase of the khettara wall of the following good sooner than her. Horses’ hooves joined the gunshots. She was hoping the Bedouin didn’t kill a person on the camp. Taking the ladies was once undesirable sufficient and may draw the eye of the neighborhood professionals, yet a bloodbath could warrantly retribution. As she neared the khettara, Annja knew the pony might overtake her. She hadn’t thoroughly concept out her break out plan, however it used to be in development. Lifting her knees, she drove herself ahead and shook out the mountaineering rope she’d seized on her approach out of the campsite. The grappling hook had a six-inch span. She advised herself that will be lots, that it should carry, and he or she was hoping that was once precise. one other volley of bullets chopped into the bermed upward thrust round the khettara. on the best, she spun and planted the grappling hook into the earth, then dropped into the good. The rope slipped via her fingers quick sufficient to warmth her fingers, however it didn’t burn them. She didn’t descend into the darkness up to regulate her fall. She wrapped a leg throughout the rope to assist sluggish her plummet. regrettably, the additional drag at the line ripped the grappling hook from its precarious mooring. not supported, Annja dropped into the darkness because the unexpectedly slack rope tumbled down round her. She went limp and was hoping the influence didn’t knock her mindless.

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