Eight Franklin Square must exist, Sato insisted. Look it up again!
Nola Kaye sat at her desk and adjusted her headset. Maam, Ive checked everywhere . . . that address doesnt exist in D.C.
But Im on the roof of One Franklin Square, Sato said. There has to be an Eight!
Director Satos on a roof? Hold on. Nola began running a new search. She was considering telling the OS director about the hacker, but Sato seemed fixated on Eight Franklin Square at the moment. Besides, Nola still didnt have all the information. Wheres that damned sys-sec, anyway?
Okay, Nola said, eyeing her screen, I see the problem. One Franklin Square is the name of the building . . . not the address. The address is actually 1301 K Street.
The news seemed to confound the director. Nola, I dont have time to explainthe pyramid clearly points to the address Eight Franklin Square.
Nola sat bolt upright. The pyramid points to a specific location?
The inscription, Sato continued, reads: The secret hides within The OrderEight Franklin Square.
Nola could scarcely imagine. An order like . . . a Masonic or fraternal order?
I assume so, Sato replied.
Nola thought a moment, and then began typing again. Maam, maybe the street numbers on the square changed over the years? I mean, if this pyramid is as old as legend claims, maybe the numbers on Franklin Square were different when the pyramid was built? Im now running a search without the number eight . . . for . . . the order . . . Franklin Square . . . and Washington, D.C. . . . and this way, we might get some idea if theres She stalled midsentence as the search results appeared.
What have you got? Sato demanded.
Nola stared at the first result on the lista spectacular image of the Great Pyramid of Egypt which served as the thematic backdrop for the home page dedicated to a building on Franklin Square. The building was unlike any other building on the square.
Or in the entire city, for that matter.
What stopped Nola cold was not the buildings bizarre architecture, but rather the description of its purpose. According to the Web site, this unusual edifice was built as a sacred mystical shrine, designed by . . . and designed for . . . an ancient secret order.