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1. Kingdom of Darkness - Andy McDermott - This might be my favorite McDermott story yet. Nina and Eddie had just returned from a previous adventure and finally healed up from their near death injuries when they are summoned to Hollywood for a possible movie deal for one of Nina's books. While there a German man approaches Nina and Eddie with news about a newly discovered tomb in Egypt thought to be for Alexander the Great. As they are talking the young German is shot down and Nina and Eddie are also targeted. This flips them out and Eddie just wants to return to NY but Nina is driven to go to Egypt to help investigate the tomb. Of course this causes friction between them especially because Nina has found out that see has contracted a terminal disease with no known cure so their time together is limited. Of course Nina win out and off they go to Egypt. When they get there there is immediately resentment of Nina's presence even though she was invited by the Egyptian government. Even though security around the tomb is extremely high a group of Nazis blow their way in and kill most of the  staff in their search for an artifact that supposedly gives directions to a spring of eternal life. These were not Neo Natzis but WWII Natzis that hadn't aged and had held up in Argentina since the war. Come to find out they had discovered silver lined jars of the eternal water in their plunder of Greece at the end of the war but were now running out. They were driven to find the source of the water so their cause could rise again. Nina and Eddie get separated and Nina ends up being kidnapped by the Natzis and taken to their camp in Argentina. Eddie of course will go to any length to free her so he hooks up with Massad (who want the Natzis) and off to Argentina they go to rescue Nina. After Eddie and the Massad basically blow up the compound the Natzis still get away. The story continues as the Natzis and Nina and Eddie  head to Iran where the spring supposed is located. Of course they find the spring but it takes Nina to realize how to work it. In the end the spring itself kills the Natzis Eddie and the Massad didn't kill. As a result of Nina being held under the spring water as a Natzi is trying to drown her, her disease is cured and she finds out she is pregnant with Eddie's baby. This was a whopping story on a grand scale with encounter after encounter between the good and bad guys which really kept my attention. Well done.



















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