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By Scott Mariani

An exciting TREASURE-HUNT mystery FROM the number 1 BESTSELLING writer AN historical FORTUNE LIES HIDDEN. misplaced FOR THUSANDS OF YEARS, before. An historic fortune has lain hidden for millions of years, one so strong that males will kill to guard it. And just one guy can unearth it...Ex-SAS operative Ben desire resides a relaxed lifestyles in rural France - until eventually a cell name from an previous military comrade turns his global the wrong way up. Eminent Egyptologist Morgan Paxton has been brutally murdered whereas engaged on the mysterious 'Akhenaten venture' in Cairo, and Colonel Harry Paxton desires Ben to discover his son's killer. Ben is not able to refuse the request from the fellow who as soon as stored his lifestyles - but if Harry asks him to avenge his son's demise he is in harmful territory. Made worse via the truth that he unearths himself drawn to Zara Paxton, Harry's new bride. Carving in the course of the seedy Cairo underworld, Ben quickly realises that there has been extra to Paxton's examine than meets the attention as he's plunged into one double-cross after one other. His undertaking leads him from Italy and Paris through the coast of Scotland to the banks of the Nile, climaxing in a annoying showdown within the war-torn Sudanese wasteland. on the finish of the path lies the last word treasure, hidden away by means of 3 insurgent excessive monks throughout the reign of the 'Heretic' Pharoah Akhenaten - a set so worthwhile that a few will cease at not anything to own it...A super-charged, heart-racing mystery, excellent for fanatics of Dan Brown, Sam Bourne and Wilbur Smith. BEN wish is without doubt one of the such a lot celebrated motion event heroes in British fiction and Scott Mariani is the writer of diverse bestsellers. sign up for the ever-growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation whilst the countdown to the recent Ben wish mystery begins...

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Ben and Kirby have been quite a few yards from the gates. ‘Keep it natural,’ Ben stated. ‘Calm down. ’ ‘No method they’re going to allow us to in,’ Kirby mumbled. ‘Not an opportunity in one million. ’ Ben glanced up the road that flanked the part of the Embassy grounds. It was once empty except a white Peugeot parked within the coloration of a tree. A two-man safety staff have been status subsequent to the auto, searching through the home windows, letting their sniffer puppy wander round it to seek out any suspicious scents. ‘See how tight safety is? ’ Kirby requested irritably as they joined the throng of individuals on the gates. A guffawing girl in a low-cut night costume brushed through him, and he her together with his gaze. Ben didn’t answer. He watched because the puppy back to its handler and the protection staff gave up at the Peugeot and moved away. They all started strolling again in the direction of the nook, into the glow of the floodlights. Ten yards, fifteen, twenty. He took out his cell. ‘Who are you calling? ’ Kirby requested. ‘Why can’t you check with me? you recognize, I’m getting lovely uninterested in the entire Mr Mysterious regimen. ’ Ben scrolled right down to a preset access within the phone’s deal with publication and hit the rate dial. a series of speedy beeps because the telephone immediately dialled the quantity in its reminiscence. Then a deafening explosion from the fringe of the Embassy grounds. there has been part a second’s surprised silence as humans recoiled and whipped round in horror on the blast, after which the screaming and panic and mayhem took over thoroughly. the gang broke into turmoil as safety guards ran in every single place, yelling into radios, tearing out their weapons as alarms shrilled. Smoke was once pouring out of the white Peugeot and drifting up over the road. virtually immediately, a flood people Marines poured out of the Embassy construction, rifles poised. this isn't a drill, their faces acknowledged. Ben and Kirby have been in a sea of chaos because the safety employees fought to regulate the panicking crowd. Kirby’s eyes have been large. ‘What the hell used to be that? ’ he yelled. ‘We’re lower than attack,’ Ben yelled again as a safety safeguard shoved previous with a squawking radio. Sirens have been already wailing within the distance, and Marines have been dousing the Peugeot with hearth extinguishers. Ben grabbed Kirby’s sleeve and led him quick during the mayhem. ‘Follow me and remain close,’ he acknowledged in his ear. Kirby seemed clean for a moment, then realizing dawned. ‘Oh, Christ. It used to be you. ’ Ben dragged him throughout the gate. the protection body of workers and infantrymen have been all too preoccupied to note them slip into the grounds, trot around the shadowy garden to the development and sneak right into a part front. they discovered themselves in a again kitchen. where was once empty. Alarms have been nonetheless screaming throughout the development. Ben may well pay attention voices and operating footsteps relocating in all instructions. He guessed that the Ambassador and his spouse have been already being whisked throughout city in a high-speed limo convoy, below heavy shield. ‘Mind telling me what simply occurred? ’ Kirby rasped. ‘Not much,’ Ben stated. ‘Just over an oz. of PP-01. That’s what the Serbs name C-4 plastic explosive.

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