The Osiris Curse (Tweed & Nightingale Adventure, Book 2)

By Paul Crilley

Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files with a touch of romantic pressure and a wide dose of adventure.

When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his great guns are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn right into a international cat and mouse chase together with his killers. What's extra, it sounds as if the folks who shot Nikola Tesla are a similar humans liable for Octavia's mother's disappearance. because the instances intertwine, Tweed and Nightingale's investigations cause them to a murdered archeologist and a mystery society known as The airtight Order of Set. Fleeing the cult's wrath, they cross undercover at the luxurious airship, The Albion, starting up on her maiden voyage to Tutankhamen's View, a 5 superstar resort in-built the hollowed-out and refurbished nice Pyramid of Giza.

In Egypt, the duo start to resolve the bad fact at the back of Tesla's dying, a mystery so earth-shattering that if published it'll suggest rewriting the total heritage of the area. but when the cult's plans aren't stopped, Britain may well lose the long run.

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It has engravings of lizards at the barrel. “Sit down, Mr. Tesla. ” Nikola Tesla appears to be like nervously on the gun, then slumps again into his chair. He smoothes his mustache down. “What is it you will want? ” “Justice, Mr. Tesla. we need justice. ” Tesla frowns, doubtful. “Justice? Have I wronged you not directly? ” For the 1st time there's a slip of regulate within the siblings. either one of them stiffen, indignant. No, livid. “Have you wronged us? Mr. Tesla you will have wronged many, many hundreds of thousands. My individuals are death due to you. ” Tesla is stunned. “What is that this? i've got performed not anything! ” the girl steps ahead. “Nothing? you assert you might have performed not anything, you whose innovations are accountable for lots discomfort! you're evil, Nikola Tesla. ” “I am no such factor. What ache? What innovations are you conversing approximately? ” “All of them,” says the guy, and he fires the gun. The bullet hits Tesla within the chest. He cries out and falls backward over his chair. After a second, he pulls himself to his knees. He touches the blood on his chest with a trembling hand and appears accusingly on the siblings. “You…you shot me! ” the guy fires back. Tesla jerks backward and lands on his again. His sightless eyes stare up on the far away ceiling. the fellow places the gun away and gestures for the acolyte to come back ahead. “Do it,” he says. The acolyte nods and hurries to the physique. the fellow and the girl flip to stand one another. “It is begun,” he says. “It is begun,” she repeats, delight obtrusive in her phrases. “Nothing's happening,” acknowledged Octavia Nightingale in a bored tone of voice. Tweed glanced up from the newspaper he was once examining. “It will. it really is statistically confirmed that extra crimes are dedicated among and 3 within the morning. ” He frowned thoughtfully. “And on a Tuesday, surprisingly sufficient. ” “Tweed, it really is Thursday,” acknowledged Octavia in exasperation. “And it is after 3. the one suspicious humans lurking round at midnight are us. the entire villains are in mattress. the place it truly is hot. And dry. ” Tweed sighed and driven the muddy slush round together with his boot. She had some extent. He fished out his pocket watch and flicked the canopy open. 3:25. within the morning. In mid-January. Tweed slipped the watch again into his pocket. He'd supply it one other part hour then name it an evening. by the point he received domestic and into mattress it might be after 5, and that intended he'd sleep lots of the day away, which used to be an advantage. Loneliness tended to be worse in the course of the day. Sitting by myself in the home, hearing the large grandfather clock within the hallway—that was once while he begun brooding, considering who he quite was once, how he have been created. He shied clear of the concept, shivering and pulling his greatcoat tighter round his physique. No. far better to maintain occupied. It stored the darkish strategies at bay. He tilted the newspaper towards the road mild outdoors the alley. “Listen to the garbage they print nowadays,” he acknowledged, hoping to distract Octavia. “‘The airship Albion, commonly stated to be a triumph of layout and engineering, is because of make her maiden voyage this very Saturday. The Albion is a primary of its variety, a luxurious airship in a position to wearing over 1000 visitors.

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