Occam’s Razor by T. R. Ryden
English | 2019 | Mystery & Thriller | ePUB | 1.7 MB
When ancient artifacts discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza shed new light on a DNA pattern identified by a world-renowned molecular biologist, venture capitalist, James Anderson, is thrust into an action-packed road of scientific exploration and discovery. An unlikely participant in the events that begin to unfold, Anderson and his team, pursued by those who don’t want this new information out, realize they have stumbled upon the greatest and most terrifying cover-up in the history of the human race.
KHALID AL HASSAN LOOKED DOWN AT HIS WATCH. This would be a quick trip. It was late afternoon as he sat at a small café table a few buildings over from a scooter rental, and a warm breeze blew off the Mediterranean. He wondered if he had missed his mark. He looked around the square in frustration. Looking down at the prepaid phone he had been given, Khalid checked the address. This was the right place. Maybe there has been a change of plans, he thought. He took one more look at the photograph in his pocket. He then tore it up, burned the small pieces in the ash tray on the table, and lit a Cuban cigar. The sun was hot and reflected off the white painted buildings and the water. Several boats were tied up at the Old Port of Mykonos City, swaying gently in the waves—but the beauty of the location was lost on Khalid. He had a job to do.
Khalid Al Hassan had honed his skills in the Palestinian Authority’s National Guard (PNA) under Arafat. He had trained soldiers in munitions, explosives, and IEDs. His entire life had been about jihad as a young man, and he had been groomed and molded into an elite killer. After Arafat’s death in 2004, and an internal power struggle at the PNA, Khalid fled Palestine and applied his proficiencies in a much more lucrative manner as part of an ancient Islamic sect, the Hashashin. It was a strange twist of fate when he considered who he was now working for.
Khalid was growing impatient. He knew his employer did not accept failure. He was just about to break protocol and make a telephone call when a small taxi pulled up to the scooter rental. Three older men exited in shorts and sandals, smiling and talking loudly as they entered the rental office. Khalid smirked. One of them was his mark: Professor William Steiger of the University of Edinburgh, the current head of the Institute for Astronomy.