By Chris Kuzneski
From the mountains of Bavaria to the key tunnels less than King Ludwig II's castles, not anyone is secure after they look for the key Crown.
Hidden one of the crates in a lately came upon global struggle II bunker are files stamped with an problematic black swan, the insignia of the murdered King Ludwig II. in accordance with legend, Ludwig stockpiled an incredible treasure within the years ahead of his loss of life, a cache of gold and jewels that may finance the development of the most important fort of all time. yet within the years because his dying, nobody has chanced on any proof that Ludwig had hidden whatever. till now.
Jonathon Payne and David Jones are pulled into the secret by way of a colleague of theirs, a former offer sergeant within the U.S. army who asks them to enquire. they comply with aid and speedy locate themselves in a life-or-death fight to discover the reality approximately Ludwig's homicide and his legendary treasure.
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Possibly it was once only a myth. fifty seven Yesterday’s assembly in Hamburg had clinched a seven-figure deal that Mueller were engaged on for weeks, but he didn’t consider like celebrating whilst he received again to Berlin. No connoisseur nutrition. No bottles of champagne. No whores or types. And all as a result information from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. That was once the impression Kaiser had on his psyche. How may perhaps Mueller rejoice whilst his major rival was once doing enterprise in his yard? Short-tempered from loss of sleep, Mueller walked down the marble staircase of his palatial property and located his assistant ready close to the kitchen. Mueller, who was once wearing silk pyjamas and a clothier bathrobe, glared at him, letting the piss-ant understand he shouldn’t say a fucking be aware till he’d had his morning espresso. Mueller poured himself a mug, then took a seat in his breakfast corner. The view via his bulletproofed home windows didn't brighten his temper. If whatever, it made his temper worse because the open air sky was once gray. Stifling a yawn, Mueller took a sip of espresso. It was once black, sour, and steaming sizzling - simply how he cherished it. perhaps the day wouldn’t be a complete catastrophe in spite of everything. ‘Come here,’ he growled. His assistant approached the desk with warning. He knew how unstable his boss will be and didn’t are looking to galvanize him. So he stood there, quietly, expecting additional directions. Mueller pointed to the chair throughout from him. ‘Sit. ’ He did what he was once informed, whereas ultimate silent. ‘Now converse. ’ He opened a folder and glanced at his notes within. ‘Here’s the most recent from Garmisch. Krueger’s physique confirmed up early this morning within the Partnach River. It was once stumbled on within the gorge, now not faraway from certainly one of his affiliates. Their our bodies received hung up on a few rocks and have been chanced on by means of the police. ’ ‘How did they die? ’ ‘Krueger was once shot at shut variety. the opposite guy died from a damaged neck. Autopsies are scheduled for later this present day. We’ll be aware of extra then. ’ ‘What else? ’ His assistant flipped via his forms. ‘They discovered one other physique close to the ambush web site. in line with our police resource, the sufferer was once wearing camouflage just like the driving force of the caravan. His identify was once Lange. He was once a identified affiliate of Kaiser’s. ’ Mueller held up his hand and unfold his palms large. ‘That makes 5. 5 lifeless gunmen, and we don’t comprehend what they have been combating over. Or will we? What’s this caravan you retain speaking approximately? ’ He flipped to a different web page. ‘Witnesses, together with a number of staff on the Eckbauerbahn, stated a black guy riding an off-road car. He used to be hauling a soldier, 4 wood crates and an subconscious guy, who used to be being taken care of by way of a French physician. They used the cableway to get off the mountain. ’ Mueller stared at him like he was once loopy. ‘They used a ski elevate to flee? ’ ‘According to witnesses, sure. ’ ‘Who the fuck does that? ’ The assistant shrugged, yet acknowledged not anything. ‘Does the ski elevate cross over the gorge? ’ ‘No, sir. It’s east of the gorge via a substantial distance. right here, seriously look into this. ’ He reached into his folder and pulled out a map of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.