Grendel's Curse (Rogue Angel, Book 48)

By Alex Archer, Steven Savile

A sword of legend within the palms of an extremist…

Skalunda Barrow, Sweden, has lengthy been rumored to be the ultimate resting position of the mythical Nordic hero Beowulf. And there's anything of Beowulf's that charismatic and zealous right-wing flesh presser Karl Thorssen wishes very badly. reason on getting his palms at the legendary sword Nægling, Sweden's golden-boy politico places jointly a crew to excavate the barrow. A group that American archaeologist Annja Creed manages to finagle her method onto. She wouldn't omit this attainable discovery for something.

With Nægling at his part, Thorssen can be invincible…a Nordic King Arthur. What his fans don't know—and Annja is commencing to suspect—is simply how a long way Thorssen will visit in achieving his rabid amibitions. while Thorssen marks Annja for loss of life, she speedy realizes that this can be even more than a political video game. And the single method to continue to exist is to compare Thorssen's sword together with her personal.

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It kind of feels they do now. That leaves us with one other unfastened finish it is important to tie up prior to this is often over, yet there's a extra urgent challenge now. ” “A challenge? ” “Yes. and also you know the way I hate difficulties. ” “What do you want me to do? ” “There’s a guy who understands an excessive amount of. Now he thinks that his silence is worthy anything. unusually, I trust him, yet no longer within the means he’d desire. Silence him. completely. ” Tostig listened whereas Thorssen gave him the identify and handle of the matter. He didn’t have to write the main points down; he knew precisely the place the handle used to be. Tostig had met the fellow as soon as. If he was once conversing approximately issues top saved mystery that positioned Tostig within the firing line. He didn’t just like the proposal of that. The murderer took one other look at Annja Creed and Mortensen’s mom. Creed was once comforting the outdated girl now. That was once one other weak point. Empathy. He may perhaps paintings with that. Tostig began the automobile, pulled out into site visitors and drove. The warehouse stood simply outdoors of city. It used to be surrounded through farmland. A herd of cows appeared inquisitively towards him as Tostig stepped out of his automobile. each nation had its secrets and techniques. Sweden used to be no varied. there have been adequate explosives saved during this construction to blow Gothenburg off the map. The signage declared Grendel Pyrotechnics on one aspect of the warehouse. the single different motor vehicle within the neighborhood was once a white van bearing an identical identify and company emblem. Tostig had visible the van sooner than; it were parked close to the theater at the morning of Thorssen’s name to palms. He’d spotted that Thorssen turned agitated on the sight of it, not easy that the driving force movement it farther away as soon as he had unloaded his gear. If Tostig hadn’t identified what was once being deliberate it may have appeared uncharacteristic and pointless, yet given what was once going to ensue, the murderer may possibly all too good see the hazards the van’s presence constituted. The bolstered steel door stood open, inviting the murderer to come back contained in the warehouse. Tostig strolled prior it, taking a journey of the development to get the lay of the land. all the home windows have been of frosted glass and coated with bars to maintain intruders out. They’ll paintings simply in addition to maintain humans in, he inspiration grimly. the fireplace go out used to be on the rear of the development. Tostig didn’t wish the fellow slipping out the again and lacking out on all of the enjoyable. He used a crowbar to wedge the door close. there has been no opposite direction in or out. Having secured the construction he lower back to the trunk of his automobile and retrieved the gallon can of gas he stored there for simply such events. the fellow on the workbench inside of didn’t see him at the start. Tostig took the chance to forged his eyes round the area. there have been containers of accomplished fireworks and boxes of the uncooked fabrics for his or her building all over the workshop. Nils Fenström had equipped himself a pleasant little company engaged on lighting tricks for movie and tv businesses in Sweden, or even farther afield after Swedish crime indicates turned the toast of the area. Fenström used to be solid. larger than solid. while it got here to blowing issues up spectacularly, he was once the guy.

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