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By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

In an historical tunnel beneath big apple urban a charnel home is discovered.
Inside are thirty-six bodies--all murdered and mutilated greater than a century ago.
While FBI agent Pendergast investigates the previous crimes, exact killings begin to terrorize town.
The nightmare has begun.

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She skipped again evenly with one other smile as her mobile phone rang. Flooded with reduction, she flipped it open. “Mission accomplished,” got here Smithback’s voice. “You can escape from that creep. ” “Sure, Mr. McNally, I’d love to,” she stated warmly. “That sounds great. See you there. ” She made a smacking kiss into the telephone and snapped it close. She grew to become to the shield. “Sorry. enterprise. ” She took one other step again. “Wait. Come on. You said—” there has been a word of desperation within the guard’s voice. She took a number of extra steps again and close the chain-link gate in his face. “Tomorrow. I promise. ” “No, wait! ” She grew to become and commenced jogging speedy down the sidewalk. “Hey, come on! Wait! girl, please! ” His determined pleas echoed one of the tenements. She ducked round the nook. Smithback used to be ready, and he hugged her in brief. “Is that creep following? ” “Just continue going. ” They all started operating down the sidewalk, Nora wobbling on her excessive heels. They became the a ways nook and crossed the road, then paused, panting and listening. The safeguard used to be no longer following. “Christ,” stated Smithback, sinking opposed to a wall. “I imagine I broke my arm falling off that goddamn fence. ” He held up his arm. His raincoat and blouse were torn and his bleeding elbow caught out of the opening. Nora tested it. “You’re advantageous. Did you get the costume? ” Smithback patted his dirty bag. “Great. ” Smithback seemed round. “We’re by no means going to discover a cab down here,” he stated with a groan. “A cab wouldn’t cease besides. take into accout? provide me your raincoat. I’m freezing. ” Smithback wrapped it round her. He paused, grinning. “You glance type of… horny. ” “Stow it. ” She begun strolling towards the subway. Smithback skipped after her. on the front to the subway, he stopped. “How a few date, woman? ” he leered. “Hey woman, please! ” He imitated the guard’s final, despairing entreaties. She checked out him. His hair used to be protruding in all instructions, his face had turn into even filthier, and he smelled of mould and mud. He couldn’t have regarded extra ridiculous. She needed to smile. “It’s going to price you big-time. I’m high-class. ” He grinned. “Diamonds. Pearls. dollars. Nights dancing within the desolate tract below the coyote moon. something you will want, child. ” She took his hand. “Now, that’s my form of john. ” SEVEN NORA LOCKED THE DOOR TO HER workplace, put THE PACKET ON A chair, and cleared her table of papers and tottering stacks of courses. It was once simply prior 8 within the morning, and the Museum appeared to be nonetheless asleep. however, she glanced on the window set into her workplace door, and then—with a accountable impulse she didn't rather understand—walked over to it and pulled down the blind. Then she conscientiously lined the computing device with white acid-free paper, taped it to the corners, laid one other sheet on most sensible, and positioned a sequence of pattern luggage, stoppered attempt tubes, tweezers, and choices alongside one aspect. Unlocking a drawer of her table, she laid out the articles she had taken from the positioning: cash, comb, hair, string, vertebra. finally, she laid the costume atop the paper. She dealt with it lightly, nearly gingerly, as though to make up for the abuse it had persisted during the last twenty-four hours.

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