By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
Da Vinci's maximum and most threatening legacy…
In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a couple of paintings thieves loses a valuable, stolen Lorraine pass to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection among the go, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to supervise the hunt for the lacking artifact. yet another person understands in regards to the cross…knows sufficient to kill for it.
Despite a number of vicious assaults in the course of their underwater excursion, Annja and Roux's employed diver recovers the go. but if the diver's loyalties are referred to as into query and he disappears—along with the treasure—Annja is sure there's extra to the traditional item than Roux is letting on. She quickly discovers the move is just one piece in an tricky enigma—a key that, while mixed with a sequence of musical notes, might liberate one among Leonardo da Vinci's so much fantastical innovations. however the fee Annja needs to pay to forestall this key from falling into the incorrect palms could be her lifestyles.
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Aren’t you the shrewdpermanent boy? ” Evan dropped the excited pose. “Do no longer condescend to me, Creed. you think that I’m deranged. ” “I imagine you’re a guy who will think what you must think. It’s gotten you this a ways. ” “Indeed, it has. ” “But inform me something. ” “I’ve already instructed you greater than a sane guy should still. ” “Yes, good, your sanity is below consideration,” she famous. “Where do you want to commute when you get that equipment? And do you think that you’ll come again? I suggest, if Roux traveled from the 15th century to right here, why didn’t he return? ” “Creed, may you return to the 15th century if you happen to landed within the technologically complicated twenty-first century? I suggest, the fashionable sanitation process by myself may still resolution that question. ” He had some extent. whereas learning the center a long time used to be interesting, being a latest lady residing within the Renaissance might current many demanding situations. pcs she may deal with with out. yet no digicam to checklist all that she observed? And to visualize by no means back consuming at her favourite eating places back? And if she went there, she needed to examine the friendships she might omit. Doug and Bart, and convinced, even Roux, and sometimes Braden. a few issues have been too useful to stay with out. “I’m solid with the place I’m at,” she spoke back. “I’m going to bet that you're, too. who're you promoting the machine to? ” Evan’s surprise gave him away. Annja knew if he had a patron, he wouldn’t spill. and sure he didn't have a patron prepared simply but. He had to have the song field sooner than he may allure a consumer prepared to put down the thousands, she envisioned, he might ask for the prize. even though if he have been so not easy up on his monetary success, it did shock her he wasn’t utilizing each attitude he may perhaps be ready to usher in bids for the time-shifting gadget. “Don’t give it some thought an excessive amount of, Creed,” he acknowledged. “It’ll offer you a headache. ” Indeed. “All events concerned recognize the go is in play, Evan. ” “As I’ve stated, it’s correctly in my arms. ” “Yes, and that it's required to turn on the gadget. convinced? ” Again, he pointed to the computing device. Annja sat at the mattress, benefiting from Evan’s willingness to cooperate for the instant. She part anticipated he’d attempt to knock her out and make an break out. That was once why she sat dealing with him as she pulled the laptop onto her lap. “See how I’m nonetheless donning protecting gloves? ” She waved at Evan. She couldn’t cease herself from making the purpose. Paging towards the again of the computing device, as he’d indicated, Annja stumbled on the half that distinctive the song field. It wasn’t classified as a time-shifting gadget. There wasn’t a label in any respect. yet she guessed this used to be it. It had a selected steampunk-ish glance to it. an oblong field with a compass and a crossbar suited to the head, and gears at both finish, which rotated—with a flip of the move key? one other crossbar fronted the lengthy, slim part of the field with dials positioned alongside it, like a mixture lock. The field have been shaped from wooden and a few form of steel and had ornate ornament everywhere it.