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A young thief, Ethan James, gets more than he bargained for after stealing a priceless relic. He is forced to work with Ash Stephanos, an expert on Egyptian antiquities, to free himself from the grasp of a vindictive ancient God.
This unedited scene takes place in Manny's home. Manny is Ethan's fence, and thinks of Ethan as the son.
Ash didn’t wait for an invitation as he pushed his way inside and past the recently wakened man. He cast a disapproving glare at Manny’s disheveled appearance. The blue plaid robe hung open, exposing the worn t-shirt and baggy gray boxers. “I want it back,” he demanded.
“Well good morning to you too, sunshine.” Manny pulled his robe together and tied the belt.
“I hire you to do a job and you have the nerve to set me up as a mark?” Ash shoved Manny into the wall.
“Watch your tone with me boy.” To emphasize his point Manny pressed the tip of his stiletto to Ash’s groin. “Wouldn’t want me to think you were threatening me in my own home.” Manny gave a toothy grin.
Ash raised his hands and took a step back. “Your reputation precedes you. My apologies, sir.” A secondary lapse of concentration as Manny gave a triumphant smile was all it took. The knife nicked his flesh as he wrestled it from Manny’s hand then held the blade to Manny’s throat. “Consider your life collateral old man until my scarab is returned.”