He had been collecting them for a very long time, and he wanted this particular pair to complete his collection of Japanese theater costumes. These masks had last come up for sale in in Vienna, and he had then been outbid by a Romanov prince.
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Machiavelli had patiently bided his time; the masks would come back on the market again when the Prince and his descendents died. Machiavelli knew he would still be around to buy them; it was one of the many advantages of being immortal. The auctioneer had been expecting his bid and nodded in return. A smattering of applause ran around the room, and several people turned to look at him and raise their glasses.
Within the next three minutes, a flurry of bids brought the price up to two hundred and fifty thousand euro. There were only three serious bidders left: Machiavelli, the American actor and the Canadian.
Then the smile faded as he felt the cell phone in his back pocket buzz silently. He also knew they were so terrified of him that they would not phone unless it was an emergency. Reaching into his pocket, he pulled out the ultraslim phone and glanced down. In that second he knew he was not going to be able to buy the Kabuki masks this century.
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Turning on his heel, he strode out of the room and pressed the phone to his ear. The line crackled and an English-accented voice responded in the same language, using a dialect that had not been heard in Europe for more than four hundred years. John Dee, one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the world. He detested Dee and knew the feeling was mutual, but they both served the Dark Elders, and that meant they had been forced to work together down through the centuries. Can they trust anyone? Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him.
The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie and Josh Newman show every sign of being the twins of prophecy, and Flamel had to protect them and the pages from the Dark Elders. But Nicholas grows weaker with each passing day. Perenelle is still trapped in Alcatraz, and now that Scatty has gone missing, the group is without protection. The New York Times bestseller now in paperback!
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