By Alex Archer, Michele Hauf
Da Vinci's maximum and most deadly legacy…
In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a couple of artwork thieves loses a important, stolen Lorraine go to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection among the move, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to supervise the quest for the lacking artifact. yet another person is aware in regards to the cross…knows adequate to kill for it.
Despite numerous vicious assaults in the course of their underwater day trip, Annja and Roux's employed diver recovers the move. but if the diver's loyalties are known as into query and he disappears—along with the treasure—Annja is sure there's extra to the traditional item than Roux is letting on. She quickly discovers the move is just one piece in an complex enigma—a key that, while mixed with a chain of musical notes, may possibly free up one in all Leonardo da Vinci's so much fantastical innovations. however the expense Annja needs to pay to prevent this key from falling into the incorrect palms should be her existence.
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Garin should have given up the main points in any other case Merrick used to be bluffing, attempting to get info out of her. “You have the notebook,” she all of sudden guessed. the single during which Roux presumed Leonardo da Vinci had drawn sketches and schematics for the time-shifting tune field. might be it additionally particular the Lorraine move and its use relating to the field. “I do. The pc is like a companion to the Lorraine pass. ” “You stumbled on it within the case we stored from the canal? Unless... ” She sipped the espresso, letting her brain variety the timeline of occasions given that she’d met him. He sat there with that stressful little smirk on his face looking forward to her to paintings issues out. the fellow was once now not an archaeologist. What he was once, used to be a confessed thief. And thieves may possibly positioned their fingers on every type of items others weren’t even conscious existed. “You’ve had the workstation all along,” she made up our minds. “Before diving for the go. ” Evan whistled in appreciation. “You aren't silly, Annja Creed. ” “Why wasn’t it within the case besides the go? ” “Because it wasn’t within the museum. the one cause I pinched the Lorraine pass used to be simply because I’d been led there by means of learning the laptop. The laptop was once an advantage merchandise from a prior heist many years in the past. Can’t provide you with info, clearly. ” It hadn’t happened to Annja that the workstation will be become independent from the move, yet in fact, the museum may have indexed the lacking laptop within the police record. And absolutely somebody who took a second to look through the laptop may have matched the go to any drawings that could were performed of it. “So the pc was... in a library? A bookshop? Your mother’s attic? ” “Found it in a dusty previous tin field behind a safe,” Evan stated. “The museum, or very likely bank—or it could actually have even been a dusty previous castle—hadn’t any concept what they owned. It used to be by no means suggested lacking. I knew what it used to be instantly. sturdy outdated Leonardo. That man used to be striking, you recognize that? ” “Are there drawings of the Lorraine go and the song field within the computer? ” “Yes, and extremely special. every little thing a man must understand to function the song field is located in the pages of that laptop. Er, often. I’m nonetheless a bit iffy on destinations and such. I even took a visit to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana the following in Milan. Did it once I arrived the day prior to this. ” “What’s in that museum of curiosity to you? ” “Da Vinci’s Portrait of a Musician. ” Annja used to be acquainted with the portrait. It was once speculated to be the one example Leonardo had depicted a male in his portraiture. The portray featured a gentleman in black and brown gowns with a purple cap protecting a bit of sheet tune. His concentration used to be now not at the track, yet off within the distance. usually certainly one of his least vital works—since it appeared it used to be semi-unfinished—some even debated even if it used to be really da Vinci’s. “Part of the musical ranking has been bring to a halt on the backside of the painting,” Evan stated, “but I’m beautiful yes there’s a tritone in there someplace. I’m no musician. yet don’t you're thinking that it is smart? The devil’s chord having been banned?