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Pyramid by David Gibbins
  

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Another of the famed archaeologist Jack Howard’s great adventures. Set mostly in present day Egypt with the unrest taking over the country, resulting in horrendous acts of cruelty and murder. Jack and his team are on the trail of a hidden library and the possible explanation of the Biblical story of the parting of the Red Sea. Seems Moses had some influence over Akhenaten, the Sun-Pharoah, so we get a good slice of ancient history too and a bit in 1884. It is slower than some of Gibbins’ work albeit the action and escape sections are inventive. Laced with fact and full of supposition, it is difficult to separate the two making, therefore, for a ponderous read.

If you like David Gibbins you might also like to read books by Clive Cussler, Valerio Massimo Manfredi and Dan Brown.

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Synopsis

Pyramid by David Gibbins

Fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler will be unable to resist this thrilling new Jack Howard action adventure from Sunday Times bestseller David Gibbins. Underwater archaeologist Jack Howard is back with a dangerous mission to uncover a shocking secret which could rewrite history...In 1890, a British soldier emerges from the depths of a Cairo sewer. He claims to have been trapped for years in an ancient underground complex, and swears that he stumbled upon an incredible collection of gold, treasure, and thousands upon thousands of jars filled with papyri. Dismissed as a madman who has lost his mind in the desert, his story was lost to the world. Until now...When a colleague of Jack Howard's stumbles across the soldier's story, the mention of a 'blinding shaft of light' captures Jack's attention and resurrects the forgotten ramblings. With the political situation in Egypt at boiling point, Jack and his team risk everything in a treacherous archaeological expedition to find the truth. Their mission will take them across the globe, down to the darkest depths of the Red Sea, and back through Egyptian history to the bloody reign of Akhenaten, the Sun-Pharaoh - and keeper of a devastating secret...

Reviews

'It's loaded with real facts and highly plausible scenarios...it's a gripping read.'

-Mirror

'Fascinating ...(The) Da Vinci Code of the deep sea.'

-Express

About the Author

David Gibbins

David Gibbins has worked in underwater archaeology all his professional life. After taking a PhD from Cambridge University he taught archaeology in Britain and abroad, and is a world authority on ancient shipwrecks and sunken cities. He has led numerous expeditions to investigate underwater sites in the Mediterranean and around the world. He currently divides his time between fieldwork, England and Canada.

Photograph © Ann Verrinder

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Book Info

Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

David Gibbins

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www.davidgibbins.com/

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Hardback
448 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755354047

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