The Cortés Enigma (2nd Edition)
John Paul Davis
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John Paul Davis - The Cortes Enigma (The New Release from the best-selling author of The Templar Agenda)
1581: It appeared in the west as the sun was setting, a distant silhouette like a fire on the water. Twelve hours later it appeared again, this time much closer to the mainland…Who was on board or where they came from remained a mystery…No trace of the vessel was ever found…
1904: In an old graveyard in a remote part of the Isles of Scilly, a distinguished academic makes a surprising discovery. The inscriptions on the gravestones are unlike any he has ever seen, at least in that part of the world. The clues point to an astounding possibility: a maritime legend and a priceless treasure. And a four-hundred-year-old cover-up!
Present Day: History Lecturer Dr Ben Maloney is sitting in his office when the phone rings. A call from his cousin is rarely anything out of the ordinary, but today what he has to say is anything but normal. His great-great-grandfather’s ship has been discovered near a deserted island in the Isles of Scilly. Along with his murdered corpse!
Dropping everything, Maloney’s decision to visit the site of his ancestor’s demise soon proves to be one fraught with danger. With nothing but a hundred-year-old diary and legends from the island’s past to guide him, Maloney’s only chance to solve the riddle of his ancestor’s death is to unravel the pieces of an altogether greater mystery. An unimaginable treasure remains unfound. And some will stop at nothing to find it…
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Example.” She directed him to the next display. There were several corroded bronze artefacts on a shelf that, according to the description, were parts of a bell. “We believe much of the cargo was to be melted down when they returned to land. Most likely used for artillery purposes.” “You say it was discovered in 1978?” “That’s correct, yes.” “Now, and forgive me if I’m wrong,” Ben laughed, “but I was rather under the impression from my short time here that folklore of a Spanish shipwreck.
Mean anything – a simple figure of authority, perhaps just belonging to a group of several – but the design was different. TF had been right. The design matched the Hapsburg style. Placing the stone down, Ben inspected everything in the near vicinity. There were five stones, all displaying similar features, but there was nothing that looked Aztec. Anxiety was coming to the fore, the horrible feeling that he had come so close only to come up short. Scanning the nearby shrubbery, he saw.
Standing on the cliff edge, the ruined castle rising up in front of him like the great city Cortés adored, Ben had a vision. A bridge had once existed at the point where he now stood, one of three, each at separate points of the compass. Excitement was again building inside him, a feeling that he was on the verge of finding something. He followed the grass to his right, coming to a point ninety degrees on from the last. He looked down, astounded. More cacti, exactly the same. He.
Company consisted of about fifteen men, including Admiral Blake. Let’s just say a few die, maybe five at the most. Still leaves ten people who know about it.” “You think Blake was involved in this? I personally find it hard to believe the father of the Royal Navy would have disobeyed his orders. He had so much to lose.” “Maybe, maybe not. Either way, shortly after the war ended, work began on revamping the Star Castle back on St Mary’s. Between the years 1660 and 1700, a local historian and.