The Temple of Paris (The Quick Silver Legacy Series #2)
by Laura DeBruce
Release Date: February 5th 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
An adventure through Paris
American teenagers, Hana and Alex, travel to Paris on a mission to save the people they love. They have to decode an obscure message to find the only woman on earth who can help them. They soon discover unexpected allies — a quirky detective with a crystal dowser, and two young Italians studying in the City of Light. When a mysterious dwarf stalks Alex, and sinister characters from the past reappear, Hana questions the truth about their newfound friends.
The first lives Hana and Alex need to save may be their own.
Book Trailer for The Riddle of Paris:
Excerpt from The Temple of Paris Chapter Twenty-Three
I squeeze Alex’s hand and point. It’s the little man from the Pantheon. The dwarf. I recognize the thick, dark hair flopped over to the side. He’s exchanged the suit and bow tie for jeans and a turtleneck.
Alex tugs me down into a chair. “That’s the guy who’s been following me!” We crouch behind a large family filling the row in front of us.
“Who is he?” I ask. “He’s definitely looking for someone.”
“Yeah,” Alex notes grimly. “Me.”
“But why? And how would he know you’d be here?”
Alex . . . puts his hands on his thighs. “I’m going to find out.” He starts to stand.
“No.” I pull him back down. “He could be dangerous.”
Alex keeps the dwarf in his line of sight. “Nah. I have this feeling he’s kind of looking out for me, you know?”
“I don’t know,” I reply. “And neither do you. All we know for sure is that he’s creeping around after you. We can’t just go over to meet him.”
“Not we.” Alex pats my hand. “I’m going to talk to him.”
“That’s a bad idea, Alex.” I can tell from the determined look on his face that he’s not listening. “What’s he gonna do in the middle of a crowded church full of tourists? I’m just going to find out why he’s been following me.”
“And what am I supposed to do?” I really don’t like this plan.
“You stay right here.”He nods toward an elderly lady sitting a few chairs away from us.
“Granny over there will look after you.”
“You’re not funny, Alex.”
He gives me a hug and stands up. “I’ll be right back.” I watch him weave through the rows of chairs. As Alex nears the podium, the man sees him. A look of surprise, bordering on panic, crosses his face. Alex climbs the steps until he’s right next to the dwarf. He bends down to hear something the little man says. They walk down the steps. I stand to see where they’re going. Alex turns and motions to me.
“Stay there,”he mouths, giving a thumbs-up.
I feel helpless as Alex and the little man disappear behind the columns near the altar. How long am I supposed to wait? What if Hank Riggins is back there, poised to kidnap Alex? I take a deep breath and try to calm down. Someone taps me on the shoulder. When I turn around, I am staring into the face of a ghost.
About the Author
LAURA DEBRUCE worked in the television business in Prague where she fell in love with the city and its legends. She is a documentary filmmaker and writer who currently lives in Maryland. The Riddle of Prague is her first novel.To learn more please visit www.theriddleofprague.com