By David Gibbins
Perfect for enthusiasts of Clive Cussler and Dan Brown, Pyramid is an exhilarating new experience starring fearless marine archaeologist Jack Howard, in a heart-stopping quest to discover an old Egyptian secret—and take advantage of awesome discovery of our time.
all people KNEW the tale OF old EGYPT.
For hundreds of thousands of years, Egypt used to be a wealthy, creative civilization. Then it turned a fertile searching floor for archaeologists and explorers. Now the streets of Cairo teem with violence as a political awakening shakes the zone. within the face of overwhelming probability, Jack Howard and his workforce of marine archaeologists have accrued items of a lovely puzzle. yet placing it jointly might cost them their lives.
Howard has hooked up a secret hidden within a good pyramid to a fossilized discovery within the pink Sea and a 110-year-old handwritten document of a guy who claims to have escaped a labyrinth underneath Cairo. For that his crew is stalked by means of a brutal extremist association that may spoil any treasure they find.
As humans struggle and die for his or her rights aboveground, Jack fights for a discovery that would shed an superb new mild at the maximum tale ever informed: Moses’s exodus from Egypt and the real beginnings of a brand new bankruptcy in human history.
compliment for the novels of David Gibbins
“What do you get if you happen to pass Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? solution: David Gibbins.”—Daily Mirror (U.K.), on Atlantis
“An interesting mixture of truth and fiction, with colors of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones.”—York Evening Press, on Crusader Gold
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Then earlier than we reached the British camp at Abu Halfa, at the Egyptian border, I gave Kitchener the slip. I remembered what had occurred after the conflict of Kirkeban, and the way it should glance with me having disappeared. a military recuperating after defeat is often trying to find scapegoats and isn't beneficiant to infantrymen they suspect have performed a runner. I’d been cashiered ahead of, out in India, even made sergeant as soon as ahead of being decreased. i used to be too cocky for my very own reliable, generally, with too many evaluations for sure officials to abdominal. yet this time it was once extra severe. I didn’t fancy having survived the dervishes at Kirkeban simply to stand a firing squad of my very own buddies at Abu Haifa. ” “That used to be greater than 8 years ago,” Chaillé-Long stated. “What have you ever performed considering then? ” Jones peered at him and stroked his stubble. “Master of cover, i'm. That’s what significant Mayne used to name me. inside of days of our reconnaissance missions in the back of dervish strains, I’d glance the half, with a beard and a turban. My mom was once Anglo-Indian, the daughter of a British soldier and a Madrassi lady, so I’m obviously darkish skinned. I knew adequate Madrassi to go myself off as an Indian, and sufficient Arabic from significant Mayne and our time within the wilderness to get by way of. I discovered to reside like an Arab, to mixture into the folds of the wasteland and the crowded souks of Cairo, to stay with out being spotted. ” “And you learn books. You discovered in regards to the old Egyptians. ” “I joined with the fellahin, who're used as workers on digs, and located paintings at Giza, clearing out the pyramids. I went to Amarna and have become foreman of a French excavation there. No questions have been ever requested; I seemed the a part of an Arab, and with my engineering abilities i may do the task good. I spent days within the Cairo Museum, operating from cupboard to cupboard, memorizing every little thing I observed. I realized to learn hieroglyphics. ” Jones reduced his voice. “I realized every little thing i'll approximately him. ” “Him? ” Jones leaned ahead, nearly whispering. “Long-face. That’s what the Canadian Indians referred to as him. We had them with us at the Nile excursion, you recognize, voyageurs, introduced over from Canada by way of Lord Wolseley to navigate the boats. at the manner up they’d stopped at Amarna and noticeable the crumbled statues of the pharaoh who had equipped the town, that unusual face with the massive lips. within the Mohawk language they known as him Menakouhare, long-face. The identify caught with me. ” “You suggest Akhenaten. ” “The sunlight Pharaoh,” Jones acknowledged, his voice a hoarse whisper. “Father of Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh. the one that went south to the barren region as Amenhotep the fourth, excessive priest of the previous faith, and got here again as Akhenaten—He via whom the sunshine shone from the Aten, the sunlight God. He went south along with his spouse, Nefertiti, and his significant other Moses, the previous slave who had an analogous revelation and took away his imaginative and prescient of the only god to his humans. They have been within the crocodile temple, the only Mayne discovered beside the pool at the Nile. I observed it myself, steeled myself to head inside of within the weeks I spent there by myself after the conflict, while my brain was once unbalanced.
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