By James Rollins
The bones bring about old mysteries and present-day terror . . . To stick to them ability death.
in the course of a crowded carrier at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in priests' gowns unharness a nightmare of blood and destruction. however the killers haven't come for gold; they search a extra necessary prize: the bones of the Magi who as soon as paid homage to a child savior . . . a treasure that may reshape the world.
With the Vatican in turmoil, Sigma strength lower than the command of Grayson Pierce leaps into motion, pursuing a dangerous secret that weaves via websites of the Seven Wonders of the area and ends on the doorstep of an historic, mystical, and terrifying mystery order. For there are people with darkish plans for the stolen sacred is still that might modify the way forward for humankind . . . whilst technology and faith unite to unharness a horror now not obvious because the starting of time.
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Vigour grew to become to discover a wide-shouldered, silver-haired guy striding towards him, wearing a black uniform, hat lower than his arm. common Joseph Rende, relatives good friend and head of the neighborhood Parioli Station. vigour now understood why order was once being restored. The Carabinieri had replied in complete strength. “What is His Holiness nonetheless doing the following? ” Rende requested vigour, nodding to the pope, who remained ensconced between a clot of black-robed cardinals. energy had no time to provide an explanation for. He grabbed the general’s elbow. “We need to get lower than. To the Scavi. ” Rende frowned. “I simply heard observe from the station…from Rachel…something a couple of theft down there. Then this all occurred. ” vigour shook his head. He desired to scream his panic, yet he spoke firmly and gradually. “Gather as many males as you could. we need to get down there. Now! ” To his credits, the final replied instantly, barking crisp instructions. Black-uniformed males speedily ran up, armed with attack guns. “This means! ” energy stated, heading to the vestry door. the doorway to the Scavi used to be round again, no longer a long way. nonetheless, energy couldn't circulate quick sufficient. Rachel… 10:07 P. M. grey KNELT with Monk. He had freed either his teammates’ wrists with a knife hidden on Kat. Monk had borrowed Gray’s night-vision scopes to help in his research. “Are you certain you can’t defuse it? ” grey requested. “If I had extra time…better tools…some goddamn first rate light…” Monk glanced to him and shook his head. grey watched the timer count number down within the darkness. 02:22. 02:21. grey won his toes and stepped to Kat and Rachel at the different aspect. Kat have been learning the ramp mechanism with the eyes of a expert engineer. She famous Gray’s strategy with no turning. “The mechanism is a crude strain plate,” she acknowledged. “Sort of like a deadman’s swap. It takes weight to carry the ramp closed. yet elevate the load off and the ramp opens by means of gears and gravity. however it doesn’t make feel. ” “What do you suggest? ” “As good as i will inform, the set off plate lies less than the tomb over our heads. ” “Saint Peter’s tomb? ” Kat nodded and directed grey to the aspect. “Here is the place they pulled the stabilizing pin after weighing down the plate with the tomb. as soon as set, the single option to open this ramp is to maneuver Saint Peter’s tomb off the plate. yet that didn’t ensue whilst the Dragon court docket activated their machine. ” “Maybe it did…. ” grey pictured the cylinder containing the super-conducting amalgam, the way it had levitated. “Kat, do you be mindful your description of the try performed in Arizona—the attempt on those m-state powders? How, while those superconductors have been charged, they weighed below 0? ” She nodded. “Because the powder was once really levitating the pan it held. ” “I imagine that’s what occurred right here. I observed the amalgam cylinder levitate while the gadget used to be grew to become on. What if the sphere round the amalgam affected the tomb, too, just like the pan within the test. whereas now not really lifting the large constitution, it easily made the stone constitution weigh much less. ” Kat’s eyes widened. “Triggering the strain plate! ” “Exactly.