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By A. J. Hartley

An vague museum's lifeless owner lies in a mystery room surrounded via one of many world's so much remarkable collections of Greek antiquities. just a valuable Mycenaean dying masks has been taken, besides the bones of a mythical hero concept to exist merely in historical fantasy. Looted by means of the Nazis, the treasures are nonetheless being sought through these whose goals of glory stay undefeated. The masks is an remarkable discovery that would be a strength for devastating retribution within the mistaken arms. yet by the point museum curator Deborah Miller learns the reality, it can be too past due not just to avoid wasting herself--but to bare to the area the notable mystery she's exposed.

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It was a long moment before Deborah heard anything at all, so long that she had begun to think that the intruder had gone back out, but then it came, clear and distinctive: a long, expelled breath, perhaps a sigh. Deborah shifted fractionally, The Mask of Atreus 39 straining for a wider field of vision through the notch of fabric. It made no difference, but then whoever was in the room, only feet from where she lay, took two quick steps, and a pair of shoes came into view: white gym shoes marked with a Nike swoosh on the heel.

Something. ” said Keene. “Over there. ” She pointed into the corner of the room where the other fragments lay scattered. ” said Cerniga. “Depends whether it’s real,” Deborah answered. “Old, I mean. If it’s fake, it’s worthless. If it’s real . . ” said Cerniga. “Everything this old has to be stuck back together. ” said Keene, cutting in like a dance partner in hobnail boots. ” 46 A. J. ” “I’d need to see it assembled. ” “Thousands,” she said, shrugging. “Tens of thousands. ” said Keene, looking suddenly baffled and impressed.

Given what you had been afraid of finding, she thought, you should be comforted by finding nothing. She wasn’t. She sat on his hard bed and glanced around the room. It was, thanks to Tonya, immaculate as ever. There was a pad of paper on the bedside table by the phone, and Richard had scribbled something on it in his spidery handwriting, but other than that, everything was neat and orderly, the furniture carefully aligned, the vast bookcase which lined the wall perfectly stacked and dust-free. Deborah bit her lip and leaned over to peer at the scribbling on the nightstand pad.

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