By Alex Archer, Jean Rabe
The be aware from her pal and colleague had learn "I have particularly the monster that you can chase, expensive Annja." after which earlier than she may converse to him, he'd been came upon lifeless within the hotel's stairwell. It didn't appeared attainable. Annja Creed have been awaiting 3 days of geeking out on the archaeology convention in Madison, Wisconsin, after which this tragedy moves. And his is simply the 1st loss of life over the lengthy weekend.
Determined to enquire her friend's death—and discover why one other colleague she trusts is arrested because the leading suspect—Annja starts off collecting the items of a cryptic puzzle. A small selection of Mayan gold medallions. The dying of a potter. The violent visual appeal of a teenaged lady with a wierd eco-friendly knife. And on the heart of the puzzle, an historic mound pyramid purportedly hidden on the backside of a Wisconsin lake. That's a discovery that may thoroughly rewrite Mesoamerican heritage.
With each one puzzle piece Annja Creed discovers, the secret grows extra harmful. And what she is aware can—and most likely will—kill her.
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Annja got here up for air and mumbled a thank-you round a mouthful of poached egg. She certainly was once going again for a moment plate—a heaping one. On that journey she’d go searching for Edgar; she’d inform him their dinner date will be within the inn eating place. no use to move outdoor with foodstuff as scrumptious as this. conversing of Edgar... she heard his identify pop up in the various close by conversations. She took a wide pull from a tumbler of fresh-squeezed orange juice a server poured, and met the gaze of the guy without delay throughout from her. “Dr. LaVerne Steger, correct? i feel we spoke many years in the past at—” “The Society for Medieval Archaeology Colloquium in Belguim. certain! ” His lopsided grin confirmed he used to be chuffed that she remembered him. “I’m expecting this afternoon’s lecture at the cultural contexts of medieval Britain and the way it relates to archaeological experiences in the USA. Are you going to it, pass over Creed? ” Annja craned her neck this fashion and that, now not seeing Edgar yet listening to his identify pointed out back. “Edgar,” she acknowledged, now not answering his query. “Dr. Edgar Schwartz. have you ever noticeable him this morning? ” Dr. Steger paled, and the folks seated round them stopped consuming. an individual tipped over a water glass. “Oh, you don’t comprehend? ” Dr. Steger’s face confirmed surprise. “I’m shocked you didn’t pay attention. ” This from the hawk-nosed lady. She positioned down her fork and folded her palms in entrance of her. “Dr. Schwartz is lifeless. He fell within the stairwell final evening and broke his neck. ” Annja felt the colour drain from her face. “The negative dear,” the lady went on. “He’d been useless a number of hours earlier than a person stumbled on him. He’d be consuming with us now if he’d in simple terms taken the elevator. ” She paused. “He could have enjoyed the French toast. Well... he might have enjoyed every little thing the following. ” Annja’s options shot to the 2 males within the foyer within the department-store matches. They have been police. “Excuse me,” she stated, pushing clear of the desk, her urge for food dissolving in a flood of grief. immediately the murmur of conversations and the clink of silverware that had sounded so friendly moments earlier than grew to become a thunderous wave pounding at her senses. Annja fascinated by holding her breakfast down and stumbled from the room, simply because the keynote speaker got here to the rostrum and addressed the collection. “Welcome to Madison, Wisconsin, for the once a year convocation of the good Lakes States Archaeological convention. we are hoping you—” the 2 detectives have been nonetheless speaking to the chief, the taller jotting whatever in a computer, then final it and placing it in an within jacket pocket. vivid mild spilling out from the hotel’s eating place off the foyer haloed them. either males have been lean, extensive shouldered and had brief hair. There the comparability ended. The tall one was once someplace in his sixties, with lengthy arms and a protracted face that reminded Annja of the Lenny Briscoe personality from legislations & Order. She put the shorter one at thirty... on the outdoor. He had boyish good points, and his eyes met hers whilst he grew to become towards the financial institution of elevators. She stepped as much as intercept them.