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...
©2002 Paul Sussman (P)2004 W F Howes Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 22-06-12


Well read but not as riveting as I thought it would be; a little disappointing. The characters seemed to stay on the page, rather than draw me in as I hoped they would.

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2 out of 5 stars
By jonas on 20-03-17

I wasn't convinced.

great idea for a mystery novel, good narration, but I found the story a little predictable. the plot has a few holes. characters were nicely developed. excellent descriptions, I felt transported to Egypt.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kazimier Kazimierowski on 10-10-17

Great Book

Loved the book. Paul Sussman is a great story teller. Tragic loss would have liked to have had more from him

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