By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
Da Vinci's maximum and most deadly legacy…
In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a couple of artwork thieves loses a beneficial, stolen Lorraine move to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection among the move, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to supervise the quest for the lacking artifact. yet another person is familiar with in regards to the cross…knows sufficient to kill for it.
Despite numerous vicious assaults in the course of their underwater excursion, Annja and Roux's employed diver recovers the pass. but if the diver's loyalties are known as into query and he disappears—along with the treasure—Annja is sure there's extra to the traditional item than Roux is letting on. She quickly discovers the pass is just one piece in an problematic enigma—a key that, while mixed with a sequence of musical notes, could free up certainly one of Leonardo da Vinci's so much fantastical innovations. however the fee Annja needs to pay to forestall this key from falling into the incorrect palms could be her existence.
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It was once notched, just like a key, yet an problematic key at that. and some items seemed movable, and he or she guessed from the directional arrows drawn beside the pass that they did certainly movement. it may snap out from the most a part of the move, like an digital key a few vehicles boasted, or maybe the notches have been inset for a cause. The pass outfitted onto a particular place at the tune field. “Interesting. This computer has to be studied by means of historians and put in a museum for the total global to proportion. ” “Yeah, that’s now not my selection. maximum bidder will get to do as he wishes with it. ” “I might continue it. now not provide it again to you. ” The virtually imperceptible snick of a gun safeguard being slid off alerted Annja. She regarded up from the pc. Evan held the semiautomatic pistol casually after which aimed it at once at her. “Go forward and end looking in the course of the book,” he stated. “Since you’re and not using a cameraman to list information, I won’t deny you the fun. It’ll be your first and final probability, although, so glance conscientiously. yet comprehend, i need to guard my funding. ” “Of direction. ” And rather than arguing or perhaps lunging around the resort room to struggle for the gun, Annja switched her consciousness to the workstation. The historian in her was once too grasping to renounce this chance. to boot, that a part of her that most well-liked to face up for what used to be correct wanted a couple of minutes to imagine via a plan. the one concept that spoke to her was once to stick just about the computer. eventually it is going to bring about the song field. She lower back to the web page that had the comic strip of Roux. used to be he conscious that Leonardo had drawn his face and classified it thief? The painter can have proven him the cartoon over a goblet of wine, but to pass judgement on the ink used to write down the note thief, in place of the pink pencil used for the cartoon and Roux’s identify, she suspected Leonardo had extra the accusatory label at a later aspect. What had Roux stolen from Leonardo da Vinci? And had it whatever to do with the song field or the Lorraine go? back, she grew to become again to the 1st web page that unique the pass. “You have the foremost all found out? ” she requested Evan. “As most sensible i will determine, it matches onto the song field. There aren't any diagrams of the main mechanism, as you’ve visible. however the textual content that reads Jeanne d’Arc is now my top bet. ” “But her identify doesn’t suggest something. It’s simply one other detail... ” which can suggest anything if Annja positioned a few proposal into it. She scanned one other web page that seemed like an inventory of bushes and one other packed with sketches of varied physique components, reminiscent of knees, elbows and wrists. The music-box web page saved drawing her again to it. Annja attempted to mend it and the web page with the learn of the go to reminiscence in case she didn't see the laptop back. again to the diagram of the track field. might Joan’s identify be the true key to unlocking that riddle? Wishing she had the particular item the following so she may flip it over and learn it from all angles, Annja traced the traces of the cartoon conscientiously, but her latex-gloved fingertip didn’t relatively contact the paper.