Tracker: A Short Story Exclusive (Sigma Force Novels)

By James Rollins

From New York Times bestselling writer James Rollins comes a stirring tale of a soldier and his army battle puppy who're drawn right into a darkish secret tracing again to global warfare II and a misplaced treasure tied to the bones of the dead.

Off the streets within the medieval middle of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his struggle puppy, Kane, rescue a mysterious lady fleeing 3 armed males. the key she holds will release a negative treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to against the law going again to the autumn of Nazi Germany and a historical past of affliction and soreness that reaches out from the prior to wreak havoc this present day. In a last showdown within the depths of a misplaced cemetery, truths may be unearthed, treasures uncovered, and the destiny of all will leisure upon the shoulders of 1 guy and a puppy whose braveness is past measure.

Included with this exciting tale is sneak peek at Bloodline, the place the additional exploits of Tucker and Kane should be revealed.

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Godefroy drew down beside her, meaning to intervene, to attempt to ingratiate himself into what he should have sensed was once of serious value. And notwithstanding he was once one of many few who knew her precise identification, he knew not anything of her deeper secrets and techniques. “My woman . . . ” he all started. The eyes of the prisoner narrowed on the revelation, solving her with a tougher stare. All hint of unhappiness tired away, forsaking a flicker of fear—but it speedy vanished. Curious . . . does he understand of our bloodline, our secrets and techniques? Godefroy interrupted her reverie and endured, “Upon your directions, we’ve spent many lives and spilled a lot blood to discover this position hidden by means of rumor and protected as a lot by way of curses as via infidels—all to discover this guy and the treasure he guards. who's he? i've got earned such wisdom upon the purpose of my sword. ” She didn't waste phrases on fools. She spoke as an alternative to the prisoner, utilizing an historical dialect of Arabic. “When have been you born? ” Those eyes bore into her, even pushing her again by way of the sheer strength of his will, a buffeting wind of internal energy. He appeared to be judging no matter if to supply her a lie, yet from no matter what he present in her face, he famous the futility of it. while he spoke, his phrases have been delicate yet got here from a spot of significant weight. “I was once born in Muharram within the Hijri yr five-and-ninety. ” Godefroy understood sufficient Arabic to scoff. “The 12 months ninety-five? that might make him over 1000 years previous. ” “No,” she acknowledged, extra to herself than him, calculating in her head. “His humans use a distinct accounting of years than we do, beginning whilst their prophet Muhammad arrived in Mecca. ” “So the fellow this is now not 1000 years previous? ” “Not at all,” she stated, completing the conversion in her head. “He’s in basic terms lived and two decades. ” From the nook of her eye, she famous Godefroy flip towards her, aghast. “Impossible,” he stated with a tremulous quaver that betrayed the shallow intensity of his disbelief. She by no means broke from the prisoner’s gaze. inside these eyes, she sensed an unfathomable, scary wisdom. She attempted to photograph all he had witnessed over the centuries: potent empires emerging and falling, towns thrusting out of the sands basically to be worn backtrack by means of the a while. How a lot may he display of historical mysteries and misplaced histories? yet she used to be no longer right here to press questions upon him. and she or he doubted he may solution them besides. no longer this man—if he may perhaps nonetheless be referred to as a guy. while subsequent he spoke, it got here with a caution, his arms tightening on his employees. “The global isn't prepared for what you search. it really is forbidden. ” She refused to backpedal. “That isn't really so that you can come to a decision. If a guy is fierce adequate to understand it, then it's his correct to assert and own it. ” He stared again at her, his gaze drifting to her chest, to what was once hidden underneath not easy armor. “So Eve herself believed within the backyard of Eden whilst she listened to the snake and stole from the Tree of data. ” “Ah,” she sighed, leaning nearer. “You mistake me. it's not that i am Eve.

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