The Skeleton Key: A Short Story Exclusive (Sigma Force Novels)

By James Rollins

From New York Times bestselling writer James Rollins comes an exciting brief tale that delves deep underneath the town of Paris to a dismal necropolis, the place the single capacity for get away is…The Skeleton Key.

Seichan is ripped out of the Sigma sequence for an experience all her own—but can she live on? the attractive and elusive murderer wakes in a lodge in Paris with a dangerous digital collar mounted to her throat. Joined by way of a boy who's equally threatened, she needs to rescue the son of a hated enemy, who has fallen less than the sway of the nefarious chief of an apocalyptic cult. to outlive, she needs to enterprise into the darkish global underneath town of lighting fixtures, into the notorious catacombs of Paris. stuck among enemies, she needs to struggle for her life…while time ticks down towards a fiery apocalypse. yet at the hours of darkness, surrounded via the moldering bones of the lifeless, even luck doesn't equivalent survival. after all, the one precise wish for the area lies in a beautiful act of betrayal.

Included with this brief tale is a sneak peek on the first 70 pages of The satan Colony, the place a clue unlocked through The Skeleton Key will play a key role.

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Bankruptcy 2 could 30, 10:38 P. M. excessive Uintas wasteland Utah Nothing like homicide to attract a circus. Margaret Grantham crossed the makeshift camp arrange in a excessive meadow overlooking the ravine. She huffed a piece within the skinny air, and the arthritis in her knuckles nonetheless throbbed from the chilly. A gust of wind threatened to tear the hat from her head, yet she held it in position, tucking away a number of strands of grey hair. throughout, tents sprawled throughout numerous acres, damaged up into quite a few factions, from legislations enforcement to neighborhood media.

And, convinced, the catacombs are filled with disarticulated skeletons that date again one thousand years. and many unusual issues ensue down there: from mushroom growing to be to chambers choked with complicated wall artwork. New entrances, tunnels, and rooms to this subterranean international are constantly being came across by way of explorers. Even the tale of the mysterious movie show discovered underground is correct. • The Peugeot 508. definite, that's the way you open the trunk: via urgent the 0 within the 508 brand. I hated to blow it up. in order that ends this event, yet a wide one is looming forward as this tale keeps within the satan Colony (hitting bookshelves on June 21, 2011).

He set free a gentle and unhappy giggle. “Maybe anyone must have listened. up to I’ve studied our people’s prior, I’ve discovered how usually such tales have a troublesome kernel of fact within them. ” The energy of his fingers and the peace of mind of his phrases helped calm her. Tears persevered to stream, yet she discovered the power to boost her head, desiring to determine his face up to listen his phrases. “So . . . so the explosion wasn’t the C4 I had in my pack? ” “No. It was once anything a lot worse. It’s why I got here searching for you.

Together with his eyes watering, Trent desired to flip again, yet Charlie all of sudden stopped at a pointy bend within the creek. His buddy swung in a whole circle, protecting out his mobile phone like a divining rod, then checked the map he’d stolen from his grandfather’s bed room this morning. “We’re right here. ” Trent searched round. He didn’t see any cave. simply bushes and extra timber. Overhead, snow had all started to frost at the better elevations, however it persevered to fall as a sickly rain down right here. “The front has received to be someplace nearby,” Charlie mumbled.

She remembered Claude Beaupré’s final phrases to her. What you do with this information—where it is going to lead—will be very risky territory to tread. As she became away, she replied Renny’s query. What now? “Now comes the tough half. ” What’s real, What’s no longer At the top of my full-length novels, i admire to spell out what’s actual and what’s fiction in my tales. i presumed I’d do a similar right here. • The Ritz Paris. I’ve by no means been there, however the info are as actual as i may cause them to: from the Hemingway Bar (where the Bloody Mary was once invented) to the gold-plated swan taps within the toilet.

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