By Alex Archer
Bearers of the sword
On task within the Philippines, archaeologist Annja Creed meets with a touch to ensure a few info. effortless adequate. but if the fellow does not turn into whom he acknowledged he was once, Annja unearths herself handcuffed, blindfolded and abducted. And to make issues worse, she's a prisoner of the feared Abu Sayyaf, a infamous terrorist crew.
Desperate to flee, Annja is ready to flee after slaying one in every of her captors. yet she quickly will get misplaced within the opposed jungle, that's rumored to be haunted through the spirits of Moro warriors who fought off conquistadors with their blades. As she attempts to stick a step prior to the terrorists and not-so-dead spirits with a flavor for human flesh, Annja's unsure she'll go away the jungle alive….
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We simply need to make the easiest of the placement because it unfolds,” he stated. “There’s loads of fact in that,” Annja acknowledged. “Find the silver lining in it. ” She glanced at him. His eyes have been darkish brown and vigorous. “Do you usually discover a silver lining? ” He smirked. “Sometimes it feels extra like pewter. ” “This a kind of occasions? ” He smiled. “I doubt it. ” Annja lay flat on her belly, attempting to quell her nerves. Vic lay subsequent to her, his knees up a bit of so he might spring up because the males got here to them. “How lengthy? ” Annja requested. Vic shook his head. “Not for much longer now. They’ll see the panorama swap and hustle. That’s what we need. ” “You imagine Joey and Michael are ok? ” “We’ll discover. ” “That’s now not very reassuring,” she acknowledged. Vic shrugged. “You’re by no means definite till you notice how humans deal with themselves in strive against. They did nice again within the caves, yet that was once self-defense, normally. this can be varied. It’s virtually a unique way of thinking. ” “I bet you’re beautiful accustomed to that, huh? ” He nodded. “I must be. My lifestyles will depend on me getting that one shot, one kill. If I don’t, i'd die. ” “How do you reconcile it? The premeditated factor. ” Vic lifted himself off the floor. “You try and make peace the way in which you could. For a few men, it’s that entire good-versus-evil factor. They inform themselves if this man lives or that man will get away, he’ll kill plenty extra humans. ” “Better the cost of one than many? ” she requested. “Yeah. ” “What approximately different men? ” Vic took a deep breath. “Maybe they take the human issue out of it. It doesn’t develop into loads approximately killing a person—it’s extra only a activity. You tune and stalk and line up the objective. You squeeze the set off they usually drop lifeless. You pass in your method. ” “It’s a bit assorted from being an assurance salesman, though,” Annja stated. “Yeah, it truly is. yet a few men can do this. ” “So you do this? ” Vic shook his head. “Me? No. My motivation’s a little varied. ” Annja paused. “Want to inform me approximately it? ” “Now? ” “Why now not? ” “Because we’re approximately to spring an ambush, that’s why. ” Annja shifted onto her facet. “You’ll inform me later, then, ok? ” “Sure. simply once you spill the beans approximately the place the hell you were given that sword. ” Annja grinned. “Speaking of which. ” She closed her eyes and reached into the tall grass beside her. while she opened them, she pulled her hand again and the sword gleamed in her palms. Vic blew out a breath. “It’s particularly particularly appealing. ” “Thanks. ” “You’ve received the benefit of achieve with that. ” “Meaning what? ” Vic checked out his knife. “You pass first. ” “Me? ” He smiled. “I’ll be here. ” Annja began to say anything yet then stopped. With the sword, she’d be capable to lower a large swath and optimistically ranking a few stable hits ahead of all people else engaged. It made feel. “All correct. ” Vic quieted her they usually waited in silence for anything to ensue. Annja heard a crack. Vic iced over. She raised her eyebrows. He nodded. the lads who stalked them have been shut. one other twig snapped someplace approximately twenty ft away. Annja felt her center begin hammering.