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By Alex Archer, Mel Odom

With one small chess piece, the sport begins…

For archaeologist and television host Annja Creed, a late-night cell name from the NYPD skill something: there's been a homicide and the police want her services. the one hyperlink among a lifeless physique and the killer is a small elephant of white jade. An artifact that's long past lacking.

Once belonging to Catherine the good of Russia, the elephant was once key in a dicy political gambit all these years in the past. yet there's one other tale hooked up to the artifact—a rumor of an historic hidden treasure. And for a cruelly bold media tycoon with a penchant for tomb-raiding, the elephant is little short of invaluable.

Annja needs to make her movement speedy, touring throughout numerous continents with in basic terms the help of her outstanding sword—purportedly an identical sword wielded by means of Joan of Arc—and a mysterious temple monk. It's a perilous conflict of wits, and one mistaken stream may suggest online game over.

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