Alexander at the World's End by Tom Holt

By Tom Holt

This is often the tale of 2 impressive males, considered one of whom conquered empires with obvious ease and certainly one of whom struggled with the daily difficulties of a small provincial city. the 1st was once Alexander the nice, the second one, Euxenus, thinker and educate to the younger Alexander. it's the tale of 2 males whose paths crossed merely in brief, yet whose stumble upon replaced either their lives—and the process history.

Paperback: 465 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown publication staff; New Ed version (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0349113157
ISBN-13: 978-0349113159

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He blinked and raised his wrist, checking the old Royal Air Force Rolex he’d inherited from his uncle Henry. Ten to six. Too early for reveille by forty minutes. He levered himself out of the armchair and crossed the room to his front window. There was a blue Academy Taxi from Highland Falls idling on the street in front of the house. A figure climbed out of the taxi and started up the walk. He carried only a flight bag for luggage. Holliday recognized the handsome dark- haired man immediately.

Holliday stood up. ” “After fourteen hours sitting in the cheap seats of an El-Al 777? Sure, I’m up for a walk. ” “Grant Hall. The cafeteria’s open this early. ” “Right now I’d eat a bacon sandwich with a side order of more bacon,” answered the archaeologist. “Hang on,” said Holliday. “I’m going to change and then we can get going. ” Rafi headed for the bathroom and Holliday went to his bedroom. Five minutes later he reappeared dressed in a worn, comfortable set of chocolate-cookie camouflage BDUs that dated back to the First Gulf War.

This was the real treasure,” said Holliday, handing Rafi the notebook. “A thousand names and addresses that Rodrigues copied down sometime back before World War Two and kept updated until he died. Companies, families and individuals all with allegiance to the original Templar fortune dating back to the thirteenth century. Templar Incorporated. This is what the killer in Jerusalem was after. ” “AstroEur,” said Rafi, reading the first name on the list. “Hotels all over the world, four thousand of them.

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