By Alex Archer, Victor Milán
Enlisted through the Japan Buddhist Federation to catalog a couple of old shrines dotted throughout Nepal, archaeologist Annja Creed is venerated to aid. Political violence has triggered the Federation to guard holy websites from desecration and vandalism, and Annja is their final wish to correctly preserve those websites. the place there's vandalism, there's plundering, and native police quickly develop into suspicious of Annja's presence. yet she is extra interested in the antiques smugglers and Maoist guerrillas attempting to kill her. whilst she needs to trek excessive up within the Himalayas to guard a sacred golden Buddha statue from falling into the palms of her pursuers, she's instructed that where is cursed--and guarded by means of demons. And Annja has no selection yet to stand her demons.
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They grappled as her momentum driven him again. She bounced him backward off the partitions of the passageway as they battered and clawed ineffectually at each other. He held her too tight for her to wield the sword. She had his gun wrist in an unbreakable grip, and its lengthy barrel labored opposed to him because the sword’s size did her. Their wild pinball conflict carried them into the cave’s outer chamber. by means of a random shift in their writhing Jagannatha controlled to convey a knee up not easy into Annja’s abdominal. The breath rushed out of her and her grip weakened. He pulled away and raised the handgun. His muscle tissue trembled with exhaustion and oxygen hunger. He fought to regulate the swinging of the muzzle sufficient to get a shot into Annja. Taking a two-handed grip on her sword, she wound up and swung with all her may well. They either screamed because the mystic blade struck his gun arm inches above the wrist. As he raised the bleeding arm earlier than his face in horrified disbelief she facet kicked him out the cave mouth. His head struck a rock as he fell. In grief and discomfort and fury, Annja collapsed at the cave ground. The chilly stone sucked the heat from her physique. someway that felt seductive. She felt as though she may still simply enable pass, permit her existence to move from her and merge with the stone of the good White Mountain, to make an finish of strife and soreness. yet that used to be no longer her method. She refused to offer in or hand over. choked with soreness, she crawled for ward and disengaged the autopistol from Jagannatha’s still-twitching palms. I’ll desire the entire firepower i will be able to get, she idea. She now not had any moderate desire of get away. She used to be by myself at the mountain. All her pals and allies have been useless. yet she was once coldly made up our minds to take as a lot of her tormentors along with her as attainable. “SO,” CHATURA acknowledged, status at the path with palms on hips. “The potent Jagannatha nonetheless lives. ” Enver Bajraktari and Duka stood correct in the back of him. The guerrilla chieftain lay bent throughout a boulder ten toes underneath the ledge of the cave, his arm bleeding in fitful pulses. even though his chest persisted to upward thrust and fall, his backbone used to be basically damaged. The hurricane had subsided for the instant; the wind used to be virtually nonetheless, and basically flat flakes fell slowly upon his shattered physique. “We’ll need to therapy that,” the commissar stated. Bajraktari was once woozy with greater than altitude and exertion. They have been all the way down to fewer than twenty males. virtually as many lay strewed alongside the path and particularly round the cave mouth. The pursuit were not anything yet catastrophe piling upon catastrophe. just a mad rage for revenge mixed with a fair extra insane lust for the gold that needs to look forward to them inside of that cave had stored the combined staff from breaking and fleeing go into reverse the mountain. There couldn’t be many dwelling enemies contained in the cave with that bad witch lady. She may perhaps also be by myself. all of the related, through now Bajraktari felt they’d desire each guy they'd to strength their approach inside of and triumph over her. Duka checked out him. Jagannatha had fought like a hero. yet he was once little need to them now. Bajraktari seemed his henchman within the eye and shrugged.