Treasure of Lima (Rogue Angel, Book 46)

By Alex Archer, Joseph Nassise

White shores and coral reefs could be adventure-proof…

For archaeologist and television express host Annja Creed, a restful holiday in Costa Rica is as elusive as a unprecedented artifact. Days into her sojourn, Annja's peace is interrupted via a lady with a mysterious—and enticing—tale. Weeks prior, her husband led an excursion into the rain woodland, looking for the misplaced treasure of Lima, and hadn't back. The valuable hoard used to be smuggled out of Peru through the country's nineteenth-century rebel opposed to Spain. however it disappeared while a boat captain went mad with greed.

Twenty-six expeditions have long past after the treasure. And twenty-six expeditions have vanished.

Sympathetic to the woman's misery, Annja concurs to go up a rescue social gathering for her lacking husband. And Annja can't deny her personal curiosity within the misplaced hoard. Now the fates of 2 expeditions are at stake, in addition to a fortune in gold, silver and jewels rumoured to be beautiful. however the dense jungle of Cocos Island guards its primitive secrets and techniques good. risk lurks underneath the traditional eco-friendly cover. And this time, Annja doesn't see it coming….

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Annja nodded. Claire went on. “A few years in the past my husband grew to become serious about a selected legend related to a wide treasure that went lacking within the ultimate days of the Peruvian insurrection. ” “The misplaced Treasure of Lima! ” Annja exclaimed. Claire checked out her with shock. “Yes, that’s the only. You’re conversant in the legend? ” Annja grinned sheepishly. “I’m slightly a fan in terms of tales of misplaced artifacts and historic civilizations. The Treasure of Lima could be the most infamous during this a part of the realm. ” The different girl laughed. “I comprehend. Richard’s like that, too. ” “Don’t inform me he got here searching for it. ” “He did certainly. Like many of us earlier than him, Richard believed that the treasure was once hidden on Cocos Island, approximately 300 miles west of right here. He used to be in a position to convince the Costa Rican govt to authorize an excursion and to enable him attempt to locate the gold. ” Annja was once shocked. Cocos Island used to be not just a Costa Rican nationwide park, however it used to be additionally a UNESCO global history website, which intended near to every thing at the island was once secure. She knew those that were attempting to receive permission to discover the island for years, many years even, with out luck. “How in the world did he deal with that? ” she requested. Claire waved her hand as though shooing away a fly. “It had whatever to do with convincing the specialists that he wouldn’t be doing any harm to the neighborhood surroundings simply because he will be utilizing a brand new form of ground-mapping radar application. Don’t inquire from me to give an explanation for it—way past my meager technology capabilities—but it primarily permits them to discover most probably locations the place the treasure could have been buried with no demanding lots because the best soil in any respect. thoroughly non-damaging to the neighborhood plant and flora and fauna. ” Clever guy, Annja inspiration. She’d used such expertise some time past and it was once non-damaging to the surroundings. until eventually you all started digging to get well what the radar came across, that's. “The day trip obtained below approach without problems. They made landfall round midafternoon the 1st day and camped simply off the seashore close to Chatham Bay. At sunrise they headed inland, following what Richard believed to were the direction the pirates, thieves, no matter what you need to name them, had taken after they secreted the treasure there initially. ” Claire paused. Her expression drifted inward. Annja had obvious that glance sooner than; her spouse was once reliving a few painful adventure from the earlier. to damage the spell, Annja reached ahead and touched her wrist. “What occurred? ” she requested whilst Claire begun and got here again to herself. “The morning of the 3rd day, Richard known as by means of satellite tv for pc mobilephone to inform me that they’d came upon a sea chest that have been in part uncovered in the course of a rockslide. The chest contained a few clerical vestments and a handful of gold and silver chalices. Richard was once confident that it used to be part of the lacking treasure, considering the fact that a lot of it had come from church buildings throughout Peru, and instructed me that they'd be staying in that place for one more day or whereas they investigated extra.

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