The Exodus Quest (Daniel Knox)

By Will Adams

At the path of the misplaced useless Sea Scrolls, archaeologist Daniel Knox stumbles upon a robbery in development at an historical temple close to Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed, and the finger of suspicion issues at Knox himself. so as to add to his mounting concerns, his companion Gaille Bonnard is abducted whereas exhibiting a tv team round the ruins of Amarna. She manages to smuggle out a message, pleading with Knox to rescue her, yet he is locked in a police telephone on suspicion of homicide 1000's of miles away. His merely wish of clearing his identify and saving Gaille is to crack one of many maximum unsolved mysteries of the traditional world...before it truly is too past due.

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Now Gaille heard it too. each 4 seconds or so. a gradual faucet coming from someplace excessive above. ‘Hello! ’ referred to as out Lily. ‘Anyone up there? ’ She fell silent, the echoes died away. There it used to be back, its rhythm unchanged. ‘Something’s dripping,’ stated Lily. ‘Yes,’ acknowledged Stafford. ‘Listen,’ swallowed Gaille. ‘I don’t are looking to alarm you men or whatever, but when that's dripping, then might be it’s begun raining. ’ ‘But this can be desert,’ stated Lily. ‘It nonetheless rains here,’ stated Gaille. ‘In truth, i used to be the following in the course of a hurricane as soon as, years in the past. You wouldn’t think how fierce they could get. And there’s a rift within the plateau without delay above us, take into accout? If there’s a way for the water to get in …’ ‘It’ll all turn out draining down here,’ muttered Stafford bleakly, completing the idea for her. ‘But it’s merely drips,’ stated Lily. ‘So far,’ agreed Gaille. yet correct then a moment drip joined the 1st, at a marginally diverse pace. after which, a minute after that, they heard the 1st trickle. THIRTY-EIGHT I ‘Have you continue to obtained that remote-controlled airplane? ’ requested Augustin, strolling unannounced into Mansoor’s SCA place of work. ‘I’m in a meeting,’ protested Mansoor, gesturing to the 3 males in sombre darkish fits round his desk. ‘Can’t this wait? ’ ‘There! ’ acknowledged Augustin, recognizing the outsize field leaning opposed to the wall. He opened it up, seemed inside of. A GWS Slowstick. ideal. As effortless to function as they got here. He checked during the elements, gasoline, distant controls, batteries and different attachments. every thing he’d desire. ‘It’s no longer mine,’ protested Mansoor. ‘It belongs to the Germans. It’s necessary apparatus. I can’t in all likelihood allow you to simply take it. ’ Augustin hefted it to his shoulder, nodded on the matches. ‘Nice to satisfy you all,’ he stated. ‘You’ll go back it? ’ requested Mansoor plaintively. ‘Rudi will kill me if whatever occurs to it. ’ ‘You’ll have it again this evening,’ promised Augustin. ‘You have my observe. ’ ‘That’s what you acknowledged approximately my GPS. ’ however the door banged closed at the back of Augustin. He used to be on his approach. II Knox made sturdy development until eventually he reached the facility station, whose perimeter fence stretched away in either instructions. Peterson’s website lay at the different facet; he had neither the time nor the inclination for a detour. The cord used to be flopping limply with age, making it not easy to climb. He went to at least one of the cement pillars, the place it was once sturdier, checked to ensure he wasn’t being watched, then hauled himself up. The mesh left purple welts throughout his palms. He vaulted over, dropped inelegantly down the opposite part, stumbling onto his palms and knees. He waited a couple of moments in case the alarm went up, then stood and walked quickly together with his head bowed throughout a half-empty vehicle park outdoors a few type of administrative block. a facet door opened as he approached and a dumpy lady got here out, frowning suspiciously. He angled clear of her, placing a line of parked automobiles among them. She positioned her head again within, known as out. Knox raised his speed. An obese safeguard safeguard ambled out. the lady pointed to Knox. The defend referred to as out for him to prevent.

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