The Last Secret Of The Temple

The Last Secret Of The Temple

a rip-roaring, edge-of-your-seat adventure thriller


This pulse-pounding, evocative and enthralling thriller by bestselling author Paul Sussman is a must read for fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Wilbur Smith.

"Not just a tightly-plotted, richly-observed, thought-provoking thriller, but one with a soul..." - RAYMOND KHOURY

"Another sure fire winner from a gifted storyteller." - STEVE BERRY
"A thriller on a par with the best literature out there" - JAMES ROLLINS
"So much going on and lots of twists and turns keeping you on edge from start to finish." -- ***** Reader review
"l got lost in this book and could not wait to read at any opportunity" -- ***** Reader review
"Excellent! Mystery, adventure and history with a twist at the end - what more could you ask for!" -- ***** Reader review


Jerusalem, 70 AD.
As the legions of Rome besiege the Holy Temple, a boy is given a secret that he must guard with his life.

Southern Germany, December 1944. Six emaciated prisoners drag a mysterious crate deep into a disused mine. They too give their lives to keep the secret safe - they are murdered by their Nazi guards.

Egypt, Valley of the Kings, present day. A body is discovered among some ruins. It appears to be an open-and-shut case but the more Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police uncovers about the dead man, the more uneasy he becomes. And his investigation turns out to be anything but routine.

Khalifa doesn't know it yet, but he is on the trail of an extraordinary long-lost artefact that could, in the wrong hands, turn the Middle East into a blood bath.

It's a dangerous path he's taking - and to make matters worse, he's not alone...


  • 'The intelligent reader's answer to The Da Vinci Code: a big, fat satisfying archaeological puzzle'

About the author

Paul Sussman

Journalist and novelist Paul Sussman read history at Cambridge, where he won a Joseph Larmor Award and was a Boxing Blue. From an early age his abiding passion was archaeology and he worked in the field, in particular in Egypt (where he was part of the first team to excavate new ground in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922). He brought this interest and enthusiasm to his novels – The Lost Army of Cambyses, The Last Secret of the Temple, The Hidden Oasis and The Labyrinth of Osiris – which have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold over three million copies. Paul’s journalism appeared across the media, including in the Big Issue, Independent, Guardian, Evening Standard and on
Paul died suddenly in May 2012, aged 45. He is survived by his wife, a television producer, and their two sons. In 2014, the posthumous publication of what was in fact his first novel - The Final Testimony of Raphael Ignatius Phoenix - fulfilled a long-held wish.
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