Map of Bones (Sigma Force)

By James Rollins

The bones bring about historical mysteries and present-day terror . . . To keep on with them potential death.

in the course of a crowded carrier at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in clergymen' gowns unharness a nightmare of blood and destruction. however the killers haven't come for gold; they search a extra worthy prize: the bones of the Magi who as soon as paid homage to a infant savior . . . a treasure which can reshape the world.

With the Vatican in turmoil, Sigma strength lower than the command of Grayson Pierce leaps into motion, pursuing a perilous secret that weaves via websites of the Seven Wonders of the realm and ends on the doorstep of an historic, mystical, and terrifying mystery order. For there are people with darkish plans for the stolen sacred continues to be that would modify the way forward for humankind . . . whilst technological know-how and faith unite to unharness a horror now not obvious because the starting of time.

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The 2 males parted to each side in entrance of her. regardless of Gray’s caution to preserve their batteries, Uncle power had flicked on his personal flashlight. The spears of sunshine illuminated one other drum-shaped room, domed above. The ceiling plaster were painted black. Silver stars glowed brightly opposed to the darkish heritage. however the stars had no longer been painted onto the ceiling. They have been metal inlays. The ceiling was once mirrored in a nonetheless pool of water that lined the whole ground. It seemed knee-deep. The impact of the reflection within the water created a mirage of an ideal sphere of stars, above and under.

We nonetheless have twenty mins until eventually grey and the others get right here. Let’s utilize it. We’ll resolve the riddle less than, so after they arrive, we’re able to act. ” Kat nodded on the common sense. Plus it was once the one option to make up for her lapse. She should not have allowed the spies to get so shut. “Let’s do it. ” 6:02 A. M. grey moved quickly with the others around the storm-swept tarmac. they'd landed on the Avignon Caumont Airport in basic terms 5 mins in the past. He needed to supply Cardinal Spera credit…or at the very least his Vatican effect.

Possibly they suggest to ransom them again to the Catholic Church. ” Kat shook her head. “If it was once purely cash, they would’ve stolen the golden reliquary. So it has to be whatever else in regards to the bones. anything we haven't any clue approximately. So might be it’s most sensible we depart that thread to our Vatican contacts. ” grey frowned. He was once nonetheless uncomfortable operating together with a company just like the Vatican, an institution equipped on secrets and techniques and non secular dogma. He have been raised Roman Catholic, and whereas he nonetheless felt powerful stirrings of religion, he had additionally studied different religions and philosophies: Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism.

Uncle Vigor…” Rachel heard the sounds of extra sirens echoing up the river. fireplace engines and different emergency automobiles. She grabbed the patrolman’s arm. She itched to shove the guy out of ways and force herself. yet she used to be nonetheless shaken up. “Can you pass any speedier? ” Carabiniere Norre nodded. He was once younger, new to the strength. He wore the black uniform with the crimson stripe down the legs and silver sash throughout his chest. He twisted the wheel and rode up onto a sidewalk to transparent earlier a knot of site visitors.

A fit to the main. At its center—the middle of everything—was a black slot. “The keyhole! ” Alberto stated. He dropped his publication, opened his satchel, and pulled out the gold key. grey stuck a difficult look from around the ground, from power. At that second, grey had passed them not only the gold key, however the key to the realm. Alberto should have suspected an identical. In his pleasure, he stepped out onto the glass ground. Bolts of electrical energy shot upward from the skin, piercing in the course of the guy, lifting him off his toes and preserving him suspended.

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