The Orpheus Legacy by Rob Jones (Joe Hawke Book 12)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 353 Kb
The Orpheus Legacy : A deadly relic. A lethal enemy. A fatal countdown.
When a crack team of Congolese and Belgian mercenaries steal an ancient relic with a deadly secret, Hawke and the rest of the ECHO team are offered the task of retrieving the stolen object.
Left reeling from the shock of Faulkner’s takeover of the American Presidency and their new fugitive status, they agree to take on the job for the money they need to rescue Alex Reeve and her father, President Brooke, both imprisoned on Tartarus, a notorious CIA black site.
With their backs up against the wall like never before, events rapidly escalate when they realize the true, terrible meaning behind the theft of the relic. Hunted by the new regime in Washington, with Sir Richard Eden under house arrest and their assets frozen, the team race through Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Crete and beyond, fighting with everything they have to complete the mission and clear their names.
Joe Hawke and his team must confront and defeat one of their deadliest enemies if they are to locate Tartarus and rescue their teammates in this supercharged rollercoaster ride of adventure.
“Not sure cleaning grease drains is my thing, darling,” Scarlet said. “But it’s not too much of a leap to imagine Ryan doing it.”
“Bugger off, Cairo.”
Lea stepped back in the room and slipped her phone into her pocket. No one could tell what she was thinking from the look on her face.
“So what did he say?” Ryan asked. “Are we off the hook?”
She shook her head. “Sorry, but nowhere near. He’s still under house arrest and there’s still an international warrant out on all of us.”
Lexi tied her hair back. “Just when I thought life couldn’t get any more exciting.”
Lea took her place back at the table beside Hawke and greedily broke off a chunk of bread. “I’d be careful what you wish for, Lex.”
“So what did he say?” Hawke asked.
“Yeah,” Zeke said, his mouth full of bread. It hadn’t taken long for the amiable Texan tank commander to become part of the team, and when he talked to them it was as if he had been in ECHO since the very beginning. “What did he say?”
At the far end of the table near Reaper, Nikolai, Kamala and Azra were now staring at Lea along with everyone else, praying it was good news.
“He said there’s a job for us if we want it, but we’re going to have to work hard to keep a low profile.”