Ptolemy's Tablet (The Shades Below Shorts, #1)
by L.J.K. Oliva
Rev. Emil Stone and his bodyguard (and then some) Misha "Puzzle" Kaslov are doing what they do best: tracking down an artifact of mystical make and unknown power. On the shores of the Mediterranean, Emil and Puzzle find themselves pitted against mercenaries, secret police...and each other. Will they be able to complete their mission, or will their personal feelings prove too much too overcome?