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...
by Paul Sussman
by Keith Floyd
by Deborah Crombie
by Lyndon Stacey
by Peter Ransley
by Stephen Westaby
by Paul Lay
by Gordon Griffin
"'A plot as complex as a hall of mirrors, and as gripping as a death threat.' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'Frederick Forsyth has a worthy contemporary.' THE WEEK 'Sussman has created a textured, well-researched and expertly paced debut.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"
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