By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise
One secret may switch the destiny of a nation...
The skeletal continues to be of a accomplice soldier, hidden deep in the Paris Catacombs. The legend of a long-lost accomplice treasure. An elderly scrap of paper that reads easily, Berceau de solitude--Cradle of Solitude.
It was once sheer dumb good fortune, fairly. Archaeologist Annja Creed occurred to be in Paris whilst the bones of the soldier have been came across. yet this was once no usual soldier--this guy was once the keeper of a treasure that can have affected the result of the yankee Revolution. someplace, the treasure waits to be claimed.
Now Annja is unraveling a 150-year-old secret and a path of clues that would lead her around the ocean and deep into the guts of the previous South. yet she isn't the one seeker of this treasure. another person desires it--bad adequate to kill a person who stands of their way....
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Provide me whatever to put in writing on. ” He obtained up, walked into the following room and back with a pen and pad of paper in hand. Taking them, Annja fast reconstructed either the letter that had observed the puzzle field, in addition to the particularly cryptic directions the field itself had contained, from reminiscence. while she was once entire, she handed them over. He glanced on the be aware to Sykes in short after which became his consciousness to the riddle. After learning it for a number of mins he stated, “Seems effortless adequate. All we need to do is locate the place Parker’s doppelgänger is buried and we’ll have the treasure, correct? ” “Wrong. It’s by no means that straightforward. ” “So enlighten me. ” She waved a hand on the pad normally. “Messages like those have been by no means as undemanding as they appeared. content material used to be vital, certain, however it used to be frequently what wasn’t being stated that was once the true key. “Four paragraphs, 4 diversified clues. most folks might do what you simply did—jump to the ultimate clue with the concept in the event that they can clear up that, they could resolve the puzzle total. yet that’s mistaken. ” “So you’ve said,” Garin responded dryly. Ignoring him, Annja persevered. “Perhaps incomplete will be a greater note than unsuitable. The fourth clue will ultimately need to be solved so the hassle to take action wouldn’t be totally wasted. but when you examine the wording of every paragraph, one can find that they've to be solved in a particular order. ” Pointing at all the person paragraphs in flip, she acknowledged, “Each clue depends at the one sooner than it. You can’t locate the woman with out the most important. You can’t locate the doppelgänger’s resting position with out the rifle. You can’t locate the treasure with no the resting position. ” Garin nodded to teach he understood. “In this example, it sort of feels to be much more very important than traditional, simply because each one clue calls for you to carry a actual item to the subsequent place. Arrive on the ultimate situation with out them and the treasure will nonetheless elude you. ” He glanced on the paper. “So we commence on the best, ‘in the cellars of the wine god. ’” “Right. What’s first thing that involves brain should you pay attention that phrase—‘wine god’? ” “Bacchus. ” It wasn’t the reply Annja was once trying to find, however it used to be an accurate one still. Bacchus were the Roman god of wine and the insanity or euphoria it produced. It was once from his identify the English notice bacchanal originated. must have visible that one coming, she idea. Garin loves wine, ladies and comfort, so obviously he’d imagine alongside these traces. “Right a part of the area yet mistaken culture,” she instructed him. “Well, Dionysius, then,” got here his fast answer. “Correct. So how does an individual named Dionysius healthy into the tale of the lacking accomplice treasury? ” Garin scowled. “I don’t have a clue,” he stated. “You’re the single with all of the solutions. Why don’t you inform me? ” Now there has been the Garin she used to be used to. Impatient and never one to take kindly to feedback on his intelligence, indirect as they could be. “When looking for details on Captain Parker, I came upon numerous websites that indexed the various universal theories concerning the situation of the treasure,” Annja acknowledged.