By Nora Roberts
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On a scorching July afternoon, a employee at an Antietam Creek development web site drives the blade of his backhoe right into a layer of soil - and moves a 5,000-year-old human cranium. the invention attracts lots of cognizance and many controversy. It additionally adjustments the lifetime of one girl in methods she by no means expected...
As an archaeologist, Callie Dunbrook understands much concerning the previous. yet her personal prior is ready to be referred to as into query. Recruited for her services at the Antietam Creek dig, she encounters risk - as a cloud of demise and misfortune hangs over the venture, and rumors fly that the location is cursed. She reveals a keenness that feels both harmful, as she joins forces in her paintings together with her frustrating, yet impossible to resist, ex-husband, Jake. And whilst a wierd lady ways her, claiming to grasp a mystery approximately Callie's privileged Boston early life, a few startling and unsettling questions are raised approximately her very identity.
Searching for solutions, attempting to rebuild, Callie unearths that...
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I hate ’em. ” Sarah was surprised to feel a grin tug at the corner of her mouth. The waitress appeared with coffee and a napkin-covered basket. Detective Detweiler lifted the napkin and pushed the basket toward Sarah. “Now, eat a muffin. ” She broke off a small piece of blueberry muffin. The jittery feeling in her stomach hadn’t disappeared, and she hesitated before putting it in her mouth. “Please. Eat. ” He took her coffee cup and stirred in a liberal amount of sugar. “The sugar will help. ” She nodded and he poured.
Birthright by Nora Roberts