Paradox (Rogue Angel, Book 21)

By Alex Archer, Victor Milán

Despatched to guide an excursion to discover Noah's Ark within the mountains of jap Turkey, Annja Creed starts to gain that whereas it stored humanity as soon as, it may well no longer spell it's destruction.

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Regardless of the size of her legs and her lean muscle weight, she felt herself picked up physically off the floor. She smelled stale male sweat and cruel tobacco. now not a superb signal. no longer one little bit. taking a look hurriedly round, as she was once dragged backpedal the road and round the nook, she observed she'd been seized by way of a couple of burly, swarthy goons in ill-fitting matches. One had a shaved head; the opposite took the other tack with a shaggy head of hair. either had thick moustaches. either additionally wore impenetrably darkish replicate colors. "I do not consider the very fact i have an American passport will make a lot of an impact on you gents, huh? " she acknowledged. "Huh. No. proposal no longer. " It were merely quixotic to ask—mostly to reassure herself with the sound of her personal voice, and assert her own strength with a smart-ass comment. They bundled her right into a four-door Mercedes sedan, black and glossy and implementing. maintaining a low profile did not appear to be excessive at the schedule for this group. one in all Annja's captors slid in beside her, staying firmly latched to her arm whereas the opposite went round to the opposite aspect and acquired in, pinning her among their cumbersome our bodies. the automobile slid clear of the scale down. "Just to be fair," she acknowledged, "I'm supplying you with gentleman one final likelihood to allow me pass. reasonable caution. " darkish sun shades nonetheless on, they exchanged appears to be like earlier her. Then as one they all started guffawing. Annja shaped her correct hand into part a fist. The sword's hilt stuffed it with cool reassuring steel hardness. She leaned again opposed to the luxuriant leather-upholstered seat, and jabbed ahead of both guy may possibly understand what that they had simply witnessed. the fellow to her correct screamed shrilly because the blade's area bit into his face. the fellow to her left was once suffering to shift his bulk. She felt him bunching to convey a few type of retaliatory assault. She could not get a lot hip into her personal blows yet she did the simplest she may well, swinging her physique challenging to ram the sword's pommel into his face. She felt the teeth splinter. the opposite man used to be thrashing and bellowing. Glancing again she observed his face fountaining blood from an extended gash. Seizing the hilt with either fingers Annja did quickly nasty paintings within the tight confines. Periodically she gave his associate a brief slam with the hilt. the fellow on her correct shrieked and convulsed. the interior of the driver's-side window and the rear window have been sprayed with blood. As he slumped right into a effervescent mass of torn textile and violated flesh his compatriot recovered from his facial battering sufficient to snatch Annja's arm back. He used to be nonetheless powerful; she could not become independent from, specially with too little room to truly get her hips into it. She opened her hand. The sword vanished. The remarkable sight made the assailant sit back his grip a bit. Then she became and jabbed him within the eye. He squealed. His colors have been damaged and askew on his face. Half-blind he attempted to snatch her back. He nonetheless hadn't given up the inspiration that he was once giant robust guy and he or she was once mere vulnerable lady; he used to be counting on muscle tissues and now adrenaline instead of going for the gun whose butt she may perhaps see tucked underneath his left armpit.

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