Black Order (Sigma Force)
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A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents. Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin. And Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Nazi Germany...and to horrific experiments performed in a now-abandoned laboratory in Poland.
A continent away, madness ravages a remote monastery in Nepal, as Buddhist monks turn to cannibalism and torture. Lisa Cummings, an American doctor investigating the atrocity, is suddenly a target of a brutal assassin. And Lisa's only ally is Painter Crowe, director of SIGMA Force, who already shows signs of the baffling malady.
Now it is up to Gray Pierce to save them both as SIGMA Force races to expose a century-old plot that threatens to destroy the current world order . . . and alter the destiny of humankind forever.
broken her radio, but he couldn’t count on that. He had to assume guards were already congregating between here and the outside world. And what about Monk? What did the gunplay that drew off Ischke’s guards portend? Was he alive, dead, recaptured? There were too many unknown variables. Gray needed a place to hole up and hide, to let his trail cool. But where? He eyed the one path that bridged back to the manor house. No one would expect to look for them over there. Plus the place had phones.
sprinted through the smoke billowing out of the far building. She caught a reflection of flames off gunmetal as the man ran. A weapon. The sniper had fled his original position and was tacking for a new vantage. Lisa moved back into the open, praying the shadows hid her well. She called and waved to the soldier. He had his back to the wall, sliding toward her location, toward the main temple. His gaze and weapon focused on the roofline overhead. He had not seen the flight of the sniper. She
than fifteen. Her eyes were red-rimmed with panic—but also shone with hope, placing some blind faith in him. Gray hated when people did that…because it always worked. Gray tied the arms of his sweater around his neck and let the rest drape over his back. He tugged up a flap of sodden wool to cover his mouth and nose, offering some insulation from the ash-thickened air. With water soaking through the back of his shirt, Gray knelt up again, ready to attack the stubborn planks. He sensed the
the physical discoveries of pure German scientists, considering their works more valid and important. The Nazis based their Manhattan Project on the work of scientists like Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger, and most importantly Max Planck, the father of quantum theory. All had solid roots in the Fatherland. So the Nazis proceeded on a course of practical applications based on quantum mechanics, work that even today is considered groundbreaking. The Nazi scientists believed a power source
Lisa’s other arm. He tugged her away, hauling Josh, too. They retreated, but there was nowhere to hide. “A radio!” Painter yelled at Josh. “Where’s a radio?” Her brother stared mutely at the sky. Lisa shook her brother’s arm, drawing his eyes down. “Josh, we need to find a radio.” She understood Painter’s focus. If nothing else, word of what had happened must reach the outside world. Her brother coughed, collected himself, and pointed. “This way…they set up an emergency communication net