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By Margaret Truman

Within the depths of the U.S. Library of Congress toil millions of researchers, chasing down obsessions, breakthroughs, and new contributions to human knowledge. but if beginner D.C. sleuth Annabel Reed-Smith enters this stately American establishment, she discovers a hornet’s nest of intrigue and murder.

After a popular student is bludgeoned to demise one of the scholarly stacks, an bold television reporter hyperlinks the case to the heist of a Spanish portray from a Miami museum and a killing in Mexico urban. Annabel suspects that buried within the Library are secrets and techniques a few humans will do something to maintain silent–the mystery of a wealthy man’s ambition, a researcher’s disappearance, and a mysterious diary of Christopher Columbus’s trip written years in the past. . . .

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Morrie took Garraga’s extended hand and clumsily joined him. They crouched low as they made their way to the skylight, Morrie muttering under his breath about pain in his knees. Garraga pulled a penlight from his jeans pocket and directed its beam on the skylight. ” Two small sheathed wires protruded from where one edge of the skylight made contact with the roof. Garraga withdrew a pocketknife and a small roll of black electrician’s tape from his jeans and handed the flashlight to Morrie. “Hold it steady,” the Cuban said.

She didn’t of course; it would not have been the sort of behavior expected of a TV journalist representing NCN, the world’s leading all-news cable network. Worse than the fatigue had been the lack of results. Her assignment had been to follow up on information she’d received through good sources that certain government officials in the idyllic British Virgins were on the payroll of South American drug runners. She’d come up empty, with plenty of promising leads but not enough to go with the story.

With his wife and son gone so suddenly, Smith lost interest in his practice, eventually giving it up and becoming a law professor at George Washington University. “I’m thinking of leaving the law,” Annabel told him one night after their relationship had been firmly established. “I’ve had this lifelong love of pre-Columbian art and history, and I’ve always wanted to open a specialized gallery. ” he said without hesitation. ” She found an attractive space in Georgetown and filled it with baked-clay Tlatilco statues, stucco death masks, beaded belts, and silver jewelry from that vastly rich and artistic era before Columbus and other Europeans set foot on the shores of Central and North America and transformed those places forever, not always for the better.

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