The Secret of Excalibur

By Andy McDermott

A mythical WEAPON.
A RUTHLESS ASSASSIN.
A PERILOUS HUNT.
 
Excalibur . . . Legend has it that he who consists of King Arthur’s robust sword into conflict may be invincible. yet for greater than 1000 years, the key to the whereabouts of this strong weapon has been misplaced . . . until eventually now.

Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a bit R&R together with her fiancé, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. however the couple’s plans are dashed while a gathering with an outdated acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie right into a razor’s-edge hunt around the globe—battling a workforce of elite mercenaries who will cease at not anything with a purpose to declare a prize each treasure hunter has coveted because the ultimate days of Camelot. Nina and Eddie needs to do every thing they could to maintain the mythical blade from falling into the inaccurate fingers. as the fact at the back of the sword’s power—and those that search it—will not just surprise the realm yet plunge it right into a new and extra devastating period of struggle.

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Yeah, it's. Come on. ’ He crossed the sq., Nina and Mitchell following. As she approached, Nina observed that the memorial bore an inventory of a few dozen names in addition to a date: 1944. ‘I would possibly not have a level in it, yet i do know a few heritage too - army historical past, besides. ’ They stopped ahead of the black stone. ‘The Greek islands have been occupied through the Nazis within the battle, and so they handled the Jews there just like they did wherever else . . . by way of transport them off to areas like Auschwitz. yet humans weren’t all they shipped - loads of locations, they nicked every little thing invaluable they can get their fingers on prior to the Allies kicked them out. There’s your hyperlink. ’ ‘You imagine the Nazis took the sword? ’ Mitchell requested. ‘Why now not? It matches with what Nina’s good friend advised her. ’ ‘It was a part of Bernd’s paintings as a historian,’ Nina realised. ‘Of direction! He may have already got the knowledge he wanted. The Nazis saved forms on every little thing. The German government’ll nonetheless have these documents - hell, they’ve most likely been computerised via now! We simply have to locate something about the fort -’ she glanced towards the castle past the village - ‘and keep on with the path from there, see what comes up round southern Germany. ’ Mitchell appeared considerate. ‘We’ll have the capacity to get entry to the German documents through the country division. we will be able to use the satellite tv for pc hyperlink at the aircraft. ’ Nina looked the memorial back, then checked out Chase, inspired. ‘Go on, you could say it,’ he acknowledged, grinning largely. ‘Okay, I admit it - you’re beautiful nice. occasionally . . . ’ the pc aboard the Gulfstream published the knowledge Nina used to be after much more quick than she had was hoping. The German govt database was once in actual fact tremendous effective. ‘Well, whaddya be aware of? ’ she stated, studying her discoveries off the reveal to Chase and Mitchell. ‘Peter’s fortress used to be really used because the neighborhood SS headquarters in the course of the warfare. That’s why it wanted rebuilding - the Allies and the neighborhood partisans shelled it through the attack at the island. however the SS commandant had already cleared out, and it sort of feels he left with much more stuff than he arrived with. probably he took the sword with him in addition. ’ ‘Where did he move? ’ Mitchell requested. ‘Austria. It appears like loads of looted treasure from the Mediterranean and the Aegean went via there on its as far back as Berlin. The commandant took over one other SS neighborhood headquarters. a spot referred to as Staumberg citadel. ’ ‘A fort, eh? ’ acknowledged Chase. ‘Just like your good friend acknowledged. ’ ‘Right. And get this - it’s below sixty miles from Munich. I’d name that “surprisingly as regards to domestic” from Bernd’s viewpoint. worthy testing? ’ ‘Definitely,’ acknowledged Mitchell. ‘But the place will we cross first - there, or the center East? ’ Nina rested her chin on her arms, pondering. ‘We’ve bought not anything to move on within the Holy Land except the identify of the guy who killed Peter of Koroneou. The longer we go away it prior to we pass there, the extra time it’ll take us to discover whatever out - and the Russians may perhaps have already got bought the positioning from Bernd’s notes.

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