By Killian McRae
The single method to keep the longer term is to decode the earlier. the one technique to decode the earlier is to avoid wasting the future.
Archaeologist Sheppard Smyth has staked his profession and the honorable reminiscence of his spouse and accomplice on proving his greatly panned concept: Cleopatra VII, the final sovereign pharaoh of Egypt, used to be now not a sufferer of suicide as background indicates, yet of a well-concealed homicide. whilst a statue of the doomed Queen is unearthed in a pre-Columbian excavation web site in Mexico, Shep rushes to enquire and, expectantly, locate the facts that has avoided him for thus lengthy. The statue, even though, is just the 1st clue suggesting a mysterious connection among Mesopotamia and Mesoamerica, and doubtless - past. without warning thrust into the heated competition among attractive and enigmatic antiquities thief Victoria Kent and the notorious Russian mafioso Dmitri Kronastia, Shep reveals himself a typical pawn performed via forces operating to determine out a quest older than the pyramids and cloaked within the Mayan Doomsday prophecy of 12.21.12.
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Shep stood and stretched, deciding to visit the topic again later. m. A glance out the small window of the shelter didn’t yield much. All he could see was the rain pounding against the book-sized glass. ” Victoria sighed. Obviously, she wasn’t in a chatty mood, and quite frankly seemed a little annoyed with Shep’s inquiry. Perhaps that was why when Victoria did give him a response, it was anything but conversational. “Not really, but I’ll tell you this: Anathea thinks you’re right,” she declared.
I don’t know if you remember me? This is Hector Gonzalez. ” As soon as he heard the name, he knew the person. Hector Gonzalez had obtained as much notoriety in the archaeology of Mesoamerican cultures as Shep had in Ptolemaic Egypt. They were both at the forefront of their fields. But whereas Shep counted himself fortunate to have the tenacity of tenure that academia granted to fall back on, Hector had recently gone the “clay for pay” route and ventured into the world of corporate-funded digs.
He was never surprised at how often a small set of simple survival skills like these had saved his tail. In Arabia and Egypt, you never knew when an earthquake might strike or a military coup would take you by surprise. Thinking ahead was keeping your head. Shep used a small wash basin and a bit of water from one of the recycled milk jugs to clean up a bit. He felt a little uneasy as he took off his shirt and set it aside. If Victoria awoke and found him bare-chested, would she think it indecent?