Temple of the Gods

By Andy McDermott

One other wonderful Wilde/Chase mystery from the best within the enterprise - Andy McDermott. Archaeologist Nina Wilde's lifestyles has fallen aside. Her husband, ex-SAS soldier Eddie Chase is at the run, falsely accused of homicide, and her merely distraction has been investigating the foundation of 3 unusual statues stolen from her previous to Eddie's disappearance. whilst Nina discovers they're relics from the misplaced civilisation of Atlantis, it's transparent that she has to get her head again within the video game, and quick. Eddie, in the meantime, attempts to stick sooner than the gurus as he hunts the fellow liable for his fugitive prestige around the globe. A mysterious benefactor bargains the knowledge he wishes - however the expense will placed him in direct clash together with his spouse. while Nina learns jap industrialist has acquired the statues at the black marketplace she instantly heads to Tokyo meet him, unaware that Eddie is already on his means. Their arrival unleashes a sequence of occasions that may have devastating effects for the realm, surroundings Nina and Eddie on their most threatening quest ever - with the way forward for humanity itself at stake...

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3 within the strongroom, and a fourth in a eating room via one other doorway. Eddie should have long gone that means. She ran after him. extra doorways led into the hallway to Takashi’s place of work. She went via them. past the home windows, Tokyo used to be now a glittering sea of lighting fixtures underneath the twilight wintry weather sky. She regarded around. The elevator used to be to the left; to the best— ‘Eddie! ’ she known as back, working after him. Her husband slowed, grew to become, observed her . . . And raised his gun. nine Nina iced up, stunned – and afraid. Eddie’s expression used to be considered one of natural hatred. ‘What are you . . . ’ she began to say, yet her mouth had long gone dry. Then she realised that he wasn’t taking a look at her, yet anything in the back of her. ‘Nina, move,’ he growled. She whirled. Stikes had simply come from the eating room – and in addition had a gun raised. She was once at once among the 2 males, blockading their traces of fireside. A standoff. ‘Yes, step aside,’ acknowledged Stikes. ‘I must have recognized you’d happen eventually, Chase. It’s a nasty behavior of yours. ’ a grin of merciless anticipation twisted his mouth. ‘One i glance ahead to breaking. ’ ‘Move, Nina,’ Eddie repeated. ‘I’ve been looking this shitbag for 3 months. He’s no longer getting away this time. ’ ‘Why don’t you simply shoot, Chase? ’ taunted Stikes. ‘I assemble you’ve been having marital difficulties – it'll prevent the price of a divorce. ’ Eddie clenched his jaw angrily, approximately to probability darting sideways for a transparent shot within the wish of catching the opposite guy unexpectedly . . . prior to a suggestion struck him. Why didn’t Stikes shoot? Nina began to step apart. ‘Wait! ’ Eddie snapped. ‘Stay nonetheless. ’ ‘Uh, Eddie,’ she acknowledged with a apprehensive look among the 2 weapons, ‘what’re you doing? ’ Eddie’s gaze remained mounted on Stikes, whose eyes started to betray his frustration. For no matter what cause, he couldn’t probability killing Nina, no matter if that expense him the opportunity to get rid of one among his enemies. Now it was once Eddie’s flip to grin a little bit, complicated Nina and infuriating Stikes. ‘Nina, come over the following. belief me,’ he further, seeing her hesitancy. ‘I dunno if you happen to spotted, however the man who hates us either is aiming a gun at me,’ she mentioned. ‘He won’t shoot. He can’t shoot. He wishes you alive. Come on. ’ ‘Alive isn’t kind of like unharmed,’ stated Stikes as she began to circulation. Nina cringed. ‘Oh, i used to be so hoping he wouldn’t say that. ’ ‘He wounds you, you fall, I kill him,’ Eddie informed her. ‘He loses. ’ ‘I don’t precisely pop out a winner both! ’ She was once now two-thirds of ways among the previous SAS males. A faint sound from the opposite finish of the corridor. The elevator was once descending. ‘That’ll be extra of Takashi’s security,’ stated Stikes, his conceitedness returning. ‘You can’t escape. I’ll let you know what – simply drop your gun and I’ll make it painless. One bullet, correct within the brow. For outdated instances’ sake. ’ ‘How approximately I offer you one bullet correct within the bollocks? For previous occasions’ sake. ’ yet Eddie knew Stikes was once correct – he was once speedily working out of time ahead of reinforcements arrived. He had to holiday the impasse . . . A vibrant gentle all at once crammed the hallway.

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