By James Rollins
The bones bring about historical mysteries and present-day terror . . . To stick with them potential death.
in the course of a crowded provider at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in priests' gowns unharness a nightmare of blood and destruction. however the killers haven't come for gold; they search a extra beneficial prize: the bones of the Magi who as soon as paid homage to a child savior . . . a treasure which may reshape the world.
With the Vatican in turmoil, Sigma strength below the command of Grayson Pierce leaps into motion, pursuing a perilous secret that weaves via websites of the Seven Wonders of the realm and ends on the doorstep of an old, mystical, and terrifying mystery order. For there are people with darkish plans for the stolen sacred continues to be that might modify the way forward for humankind . . . while technological know-how and faith unite to unharness a horror now not visible because the starting of time.
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In 1982, many of the Magi burial cloths have been verified. They dated to the second one century. good prior to the Dragon court docket used to be based. sooner than even Queen Helena, mom of Constantine, chanced on the bones someplace within the East. ” “And not anyone proven the bones? ” power glanced to grey. “The Church forbade it. ” “Why? ” “It takes a distinct papal dispensation to permit bones to be established, particularly relics. And the relics of the Magi will require remarkable dispensation. ” Rachel defined, “The Church doesn’t wish its most valuable treasures to be governed pretend. ” vigour frowned at Rachel. “The Church areas a lot weight on religion. the area definitely may well use extra of it. ” She shrugged, closed her eyes, and settled backpedal. “So if no longer the Church or the courtroom, who cast the bones? ” grey requested. “I imagine your pal Monk was once right. i feel an historic fraternity of mages fabricated them. a bunch which may predate Christianity, probably going again to Egyptian instances. ” “Egyptians? ” vigour clicked the mouse on his computing device, citing a dossier. “Listen to this. In 1450 B. C. , Pharaoh Tuthmosis III united his most sensible grasp craftsmen right into a thirty-nine-member team referred to as the nice White Brother-hood—named from their learn of a mysterious white powder. The powder used to be defined as solid from gold, yet formed into pyramidal brownies, known as ‘white bread. ’ The brownies are depicted on the temple of Karnak as tiny pyramids, occasionally with rays of sunshine radiating out. ” “What did they do with them? ” grey requested. “They have been ready just for the pharaohs. To be ate up. Supposedly to extend their powers of belief. ” Kat sat straighter, decreasing her toes from the other bench. grey grew to become to her. “What is it? ” “I’ve been examining a number of the houses of high-spin-state metals. particularly gold and platinum. publicity via ingestion can stimulate endocrine platforms, developing heightened senses of knowledge. take into account the articles on superconductors? ” grey nodded. High-spin atoms acted as ideal superconductors. “The U. S. Naval learn Facility has proven that verbal exchange among mind cells can't be defined through natural chemical transmission throughout synapses. mind cells speak too quick. They’ve concluded that a few kind of superconductivity is concerned, however the mechanism remains to be lower than research. ” grey frowned. He had, after all, studied superconductivity in his doctoral software. best physicists believed the sector may bring about the following significant breakthroughs in worldwide applied sciences, with functions around the board. additionally, from his twin measure in biology, he used to be good conversant in the present theories on notion, reminiscence, and the natural mind. yet what did any of this need to do with white gold? Kat leaned towards her machine. She tapped up one other article. “Here. I did a look for platinum-group metals and their makes use of. and that i came across a piece of writing approximately calf and pig brains. A steel research of mammalian brains exhibits that 4 to 5 percentage of the dry weight is rhodium and iridium. ” She nodded to the pattern on Gray’s desk.