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 found international battle II bunker are records stamped with an intricate black swan, the insignia of the murdered King Ludwig II. based on legend, Ludwig stockpiled an important treasure within the years sooner than his loss of life, a cache of gold and jewels that will finance the development of the most important fortress of all time. yet within the years due to the fact that his demise, not anyone has came across any facts that Ludwig had hidden something. till now.
Jonathon Payne and David Jones are pulled into the secret by way of a colleague of theirs, a former provide sergeant within the U.S. army who asks them to enquire. they comply with support and quick locate themselves in a life-or-death fight to discover the reality approximately Ludwig's homicide and his legendary treasure.
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Past, whilst Krause had agreed to Krueger’s phrases at the mobile, he wasn’t yes how he used to be going to avoid the helicopter from setting out, yet one examine that Tom Cruise, most sensible Gun-wannabe motherfucker sealed the deal. rather than destructive the chopper, he could harm the pilot, to ensure that asshole by no means flew back. Smiling to himself, Krause unlocked the chrome steel case on his passenger seat. inside of used to be a Beretta 92FS, 3 journal clips and a custom-fitted sound suppressor. All 5 goods have been packed in soft-cell polyethylene, lower particularly to the size of his apparatus. With a practised hand, Krause pulled out the handgun, hooked up the silencer - similar to he used to do prior to financial institution jobs and residential invasions - and inserted a clip. If all went good, Krause will be again in his automobile in under 5 mins. After that, he may pass domestic and get under the influence of alcohol in get together - his debt to Krueger eventually paid. whereas strolling to the chopper, Jones observed Krause get out of his motor vehicle yet concept not anything of it. No noticeable guns. No fidgety behaviour. No hats or mask to hide his id. the man appeared common, like hundreds of thousands of different humans in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, so Jones neglected him and centred his cognizance at the pilot. the 2 of them had spoken in short at the radio, correct after Jones had changed Collins within the bird’s nest above the bunker. Jones stated, ‘We’ll be popping out presently. Are you prepared to head? ’ The pilot nodded. ‘Just say the note, and I’ll begin her up. ’ ‘Wait until eventually you spot us coming. the fewer consciousness we draw, the higher. ’ ‘Will do. ’ ‘Where’s the opposite chopper? ’ He shrugged. ‘I don’t be aware of. I flew up Mount Schachen such as you advised me to, and that i spoke to the opposite pilot. What’s his identify - Bobby, Billy … ? ’ ‘Baptiste,’ Jones acknowledged. ‘That’s the man! besides, he stated he couldn’t go away until eventually he bought permission from Ulster, and he used to be someplace contained in the residence. Everyone’s received a md, you recognize? ’ ‘And? ’ The pilot leaned opposed to the chopper. ‘Then he hustled off to get permission. That’s the final time I observed the man. I wasn’t approximately to attend for his ass. My boss was once down right here. ’ Jones speedy did a few maths in his head. If Payne and Richter, who have been enormous actual specimens, survived the gorge, there has been no manner all people may well slot in the helicopter. On a brief trip, the chopper may seat 5. yet on a visit around the Alps? 4 will be pushing it, contemplating the scale of the lads. immediately there have been six power passengers (Payne, Jones, Kaiser, Huber, Richter and the pilot), and that didn’t contain the crates or the guns. ‘We’re screwed with no the opposite chopper. No approach we will make it out jointly. ’ Jones defined the numbers, and the pilot agreed together with his review. ‘As quickly as Kaiser comes out, we’ll load him and the shipment and get you out of the following. the place are you headed? ’ ‘To one in every of his warehouses in Austria. we will set up clinical from there. ’ ‘Sounds solid. I’ll stick round for the 2 within the gorge. If Baptiste indicates up, we’ll take the chopper out. If he doesn’t, we’ll improvise.