Day of Atonement (Rogue Angel, Book 54)

By Alex Archer, Steven Savile

A reckoning that would damage them all…

Trials, persecutions, fake accusations, the Inquisition—for archaeologist and television host Annja Creed, the present episode they're taping for her express is an interesting one. yet whereas Annja is filming the final section in France, a vicious "accident" approximately kills her. It seems to be to be unintentional…until a guy calling himself Cauchon claims responsibility.

The identify Cauchon moves a chord within the exceptionally—some may possibly say unnaturally— lengthy reminiscence of Annja's good friend and mentor Roux. researching the outdated man's mystery years in the past, Cauchon desired to blackmail Roux sooner than destiny positioned the problem to leisure. Or so Roux concept. Now this strong enthusiast has grew to become from looking for the divine to allotting "justice." Vengeance. And he'll single-handedly resurrect the violence of the Inquisition to make sure that Annja and her pal are judged and located in charge. With loads at stake, Annja may possibly quickly locate that fellowship may be deadly.

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Greater than universal. Garin knew him. ultimately a reputation got here to his lips, a reputation he had no longer heard for a minimum of a number of years. Jake Thornton. Thornton were in a line of commercial that Garin became interested in—the trafficking of relics and mementos of the past—though the useless guy have been extra drawn to stealing them from museums and galleries than digging them out of the floor. yet what was once he doing right here? And extra importantly, how had he ended up lifeless? a growing number of questions tumbled into Garin’s brain, every one arriving with all of the readability of a nail being pushed domestic. Twenty-four hours in the past this had gave the look of an easy type of task, stable funds for minimum exertion. the cash had blinded him. watching the mattress, he figured Thornton had made an identical form of mistake. He splashed water on his face and checked out the drawn and tired gains that stared again at him within the reflect. He used to be beginning to believe extra like himself, yet he had the overpowering urge to sleep, confident that it's going to all suppose larger while he awakened. Sleep wouldn’t swap the truth that there has been a corpse at the mattress. A corpse he had a connection to. yet sooner than he left, he could eliminate no matter what lines there have been that might lead the experts to understand that he have been within the room. Garin used the towel from the lavatory to wipe each floor he might keep in mind touching, attempting his most sensible to retrace his steps. however it used to be virtually most unlikely during the drugged haze of reminiscence to remember every thing he’d come into touch with due to the fact that following Monique into the room. there has been just one glass at the desk within the dwelling zone, the opposite have been washed and changed at the tray. It didn’t take a lot to gain that the girl had already erased every piece of her presence. With a final look over his shoulder, he left and closed the door at the back of him. He slipped the don't disturb join up the doorknob and headed for the elevator. the fast journey all the way down to the foyer used to be slightly lengthy adequate to compose himself, get his inhaling order, calm his jittery nerves, with all the questions taking part in persistently inside of his head. He had to imagine, return over what he knew, see if he may piece jointly the part elements: Who may have sought after these records badly adequate to kill for them? subsequent up, why? Why was once Jake Thornton mendacity useless in that room whereas Garin was once nonetheless alive? was once that simply because he used to be intended to be the patsy, or had Thornton retrieved anything with additional importance to their scheme? Or had he simply develop into too grasping and paid the cost? The solutions must wait, at the very least till he’d gotten out of the resort. Admittedly there have been cameras, and very likely the lady had booked the room in his identify. Her mysterious boss wouldn’t have introduced the our bodies to his personal door. there has been an excessive amount of that may attach Garin to the room, and never much he may possibly do approximately any of it. The elevator door slid open. He took a primary step onto the luxurious crimson carpet that lined the foyer. He enthusiastic about the glass doorways that exited onto the road, no longer making eye touch with an individual as he made his approach around the lobby.

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