An adrenaline-packed thriller and a wonderfully evocative archaeological adventure for fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler
In 523 BC, the Persian pharaoh Cambyses dispatched an army across Egypt's western desert to destroy the oracle at Siwa. Legend has it that somewhere in the middle of the Great Dune Sea his army was overwhelmed by a sandstorm and lost forever.
Two and a half millennia later, a mutilated corpse is washed up on the banks of the Nile at Luxor, an antiques dealer is savagely murdered in Cairo, and a British archaeologist is found dead at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.
The incidents appear unconnected, but Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police is not so sure . . .
And so he begins an investigation that will lead him into the forbidding, barren heart of the western desert, and the answer to one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world . . .
What readers are saying about The Lost Army of Cambyses:
***** 'Fast paced, full of action and intrigue, a real page turner.'
***** 'Gripping from start to finish, mysterious and yet totally feasible.'
***** 'I really loved this book . . . a fantastic adventure.'
'At last, at thriller that gets away from the hackneyed old "curse of Tut" stuff...the fast paced plot is one among many good things in this very assured first novel'