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FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense by Caridad Pineiro and Carina press

FIFTH KINGDOM Romantic Suspense by Caridad Pineiro and Carina press

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THE FIFTH KINGDOM is a romantic suspense involving the search for a missing archeologist and a possible terrorist plot using a relic discovered in what may be Montezuma's tomb. The sexy CIA Agent and daughter of the missing archeologist head to Mexico to try and discover what has happened and whether the relic may hold more than just political and symbolic power.
THE FIFTH KINGDOM is a romantic suspense involving the search for a missing archeologist and a possible terrorist plot using a relic discovered in what may be Montezuma's tomb. The sexy CIA Agent and daughter of the missing archeologist head to Mexico to try and discover what has happened and whether the relic may hold more than just political and symbolic power.

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Published by: Caridad Pineiro on Feb 23, 2011
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THEFIFTHKINGDOMCopyright2011CaridadPineiroPage1
THEFIFTHKINGDOMRomanticSuspensefromCaridadPineiroAvailablefromCarinaPressJuly2011
Prologue
Theforceoftheblowrattledherteethandsnappedherheadback.Dr.MirandaAdamsreluctantlybroughtherheadforwardoncemore,tonguingtheinsideofhercheektogaugethedamageasthemetallictasteofbloodfilledhermouth.ShehadbeenstupidtothinkshecouldloseherpursuersintheSundaycrowdsinChapultepecPark.Evenmorebrainlesstothinkthatafloppystraw
sombrero
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THEFIFTHKINGDOMCopyright2011CaridadPineiroPage2"Whereisthetombandwhatisinit?"herinquisitoraskedinSpanish,fistsclenchedathissides,butreadytolashoutatherifsheshouldfailtoansweryetagain."Idon'tknowwhatyou'retalkingabout,"shesaid,justasshehadbeensayingforthelastforty-eighthours,notthathebelievedher.Notthatheshould.Sheknewfullwellwhathewastalkingabout-thetombofMontezuma,oneofthelastemperorsoftheAztecs.Sheknewfullwellwhereitwasandthesecretsithid,notthatshewouldtellhim.ShehaddiscoveredonlydaysearlierthathewastheheadofthelocalPrimeraMexicacellandwithagroupthatdangerous,shecouldnottrusthim.Aslongasshekeptthesecret,shewouldlive.Themomentshetold
them...
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THEFIFTHKINGDOMCopyright2011CaridadPineiroPage3escapefromhisgraspbyjerkingherbodytoandfro,buthewasshort,thicklymuscledandstableonhisfeet.Hedidn'tevenwobbleasshestruggledinvainagainsttheholdhehadonher.Apparentlytiredofherresistance,heenvelopedherinhisstockyarms,nearlystealingherbreathwiththepressureofhisgrip.Hehauledherthelastfewfeettothetableandunceremoniouslytossedherontothetopoftheroughwoodensurface~Amomentlaterhewastyingherarmsandlegstothefourtablelegs.Herinquisitorapproached,butashedidso,Javiergesturedtoherwithhishandandanotherassistantquicklyremovedherbootsandsocksandpulledoutalargeknife~Shebitbackanyshowoffear,butjumpedalittlewhenthemanslippedtheknifebeneaththefronthemofhercottonblouse.Themetalwascoldbesideherskin.Withonequickswipeheslicedopenthefrontofhershirt.Shehadnodoubtwhattheyplannedforher,butsheonceagainremindedherselfthattheyneededheraliveinordertofindthetomb.Hercaptormusthaveseenthedeterminationinhereyes.Javierpickeduptheendsofthejumpercablesandinchedcloseruntilshecouldsmellthecheapcolognethatfailedtohidetherankodorofhisbody."Donotfoolyourself,Dr.Adams.Sometimeslifeis

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