The Tomb of Hercules: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase)

By Andy McDermott

AN exceptional TREASURE.
A deadly ENEMY.

It’s the possibility of a lifetime–the probability to turn out tomb containing the continues to be of the mythical hero Hercules truly exists. If American archaeologist Nina Wilde can find it, it will likely be an important ancient locate ever unearthed. yet as Nina and her ex-SAS bodyguard, Eddie Chase, commence their seek, it’s transparent that others are looking to locate the tomb–and the incredible riches within–and will do whatever to get there first.

Who will locate the tomb of Hercules first, and what marvelous treasure does it carry? From big apple to Shanghai, from Switzerland to the diamond mines of Botswana, Nina and Eddie needs to remain one step prior to their enemies in a race to unravel a secret as historic as civilization itself. but if a stunning lady from Eddie’s prior joins the quest, the entire principles change–and during this life-and-death video game, their subsequent movement could be the most deadly considered one of all.

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Y’know, for somebody who thinks he lives his existence in line with the lyrics of ‘Free chicken’ you actually swap much every time she’s round. ” “Bollocks! ” “Oh yeah. every thing approximately you! You get up straighter, you swear much less, even your accessory adjustments! every time she’s there, you sound like you’re attempting to be Hugh supply! you may now not admit it, yet you so desperately, desperately are looking to be accredited by means of her as an equivalent simply because deep down you're thinking that she’s greater than you! ” Chase bared his enamel. “Well, I’m fucking good fucking swearing now, aren’t I, so what the fucking fuck does that fucking inform you? ” “I understand what it tells me,” Nina stated coldly. “I’ve continuously identified. It’s a safety mechanism. That’s whatever else Hugo instructed me approximately you. You get crude and offensive everytime you can’t deal with facing humans emotionally and need to push them away. i suppose it’s in regards to the simply factor Sophia gave you from the divorce. ” “That’s bullshit,” Chase spat. “Absolute fucking crap. ” “Then how come I’ve been listening to a hell of much more of it from you lately? Eddie …” She checked out him, in need of him to seem again at her, softening her voice a bit of. “You’ve fought in wars, confronted terrorists, had such a lot of humans try and kill you that you’ve most likely misplaced count number… however the factor you’re so much petrified of is speaking to me? ” He used to be silent for a second. Then: “I’m now not fearful of whatever. Fuck that, and fuck you too. ” earlier than Nina may possibly show her surprise, he pressed on, a touch of rather planned cruelty in his voice that she’d by no means heard earlier than. “You be aware of what? After i am getting us out of the following, I’m going to head and rescue Sophia, and if I’m fortunate then probably she’ll fall in love with me over again. yet no matter if she doesn’t, no less than I’ll recognize that she’s not likely to waste her lifestyles afterwards on a few bloody idiotic, empty obsession. ” “How dare—” Chase stopped jogging, pulling Nina to a halt and turning to stand her. “It’s no longer even a true obsession! For fuck’s sake, Nina! the single cause you ever gave a shit approximately this silly fucking Tomb of Hercules within the first position was once that you just had an incredible gap on your existence when you chanced on Atlantis! This used to be simply whatever to fill it! You had your new task, you had me, yet that wasn’t sufficient for you since you didn’t have a few nice mythological quest anymore. all of your existence you’ve been attempting to be like your mom and dad simply because they'd an obsession too, and glance the place they ended up as a result of it—dead in a fucking cave! ” Nina hit him. It wasn’t a slap, yet a precise punch to his face. even though it damage, he used to be extra startled by means of it than whatever. “Fuck you, Eddie,” she tangled up, tears welling in her eyes. “Fuck you! you will want Sophia? Have her, I don’t care. cross and faux to be anything you’re now not with anyone who appears to be like down on you. I don’t care anymore. ” She became away and limped down the slope, feeling discomfort shoot via her with every one step yet refusing to teach it to Chase. “Nina! ” Chase known as after her. “Nina! Shit. ” He fast stuck up. “Leave me on my own, Eddie,” she acknowledged, angrily shaking him off while he attempted to help her.

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