Pharaoh: A Novel (Jack Howard)

By David Gibbins

Perfect for fanatics of Clive Cussler and Dan Brown, Pharaoh is a pulse-pounding new event starring intrepid marine archaeologist Jack Howard, at the path of a shattering revelation approximately an historical mystery buried deep lower than the Egyptian pyramids.
1351 BC: Akhenaten the Sun-Pharaoh ideas superb in Egypt . . . until eventually the day he casts off his crown and mysteriously disappears into the wasteland, his legacy likely swallowed up by way of the distant sands underneath the nice Pyramids of Giza.
advert 1884: A British soldier serving within the Sudan stumbles upon a tremendous discovery—a submerged temple containing proof of a terrifying faith whose god was once fed by way of human sacrifice. The soldier is on a undertaking to arrive normal Gordon ahead of Khartoum falls. yet he hides a mystery of his own.
modern-day: Jack Howard and his staff are excavating essentially the most impressive underwater websites they've got ever encountered, yet darkish forces are looking at to work out what they're going to locate. Diving into the Nile, they input an international 3 thousand years again in historical past, inhabited by means of a those who have sworn to protect the best mystery of all time.

Praise for Pharaoh
“[David Gibbins’s] love of archaeology and of diving particularly brings those books to lifestyles. . . . upload to this . . . a real ardour for historical past and a writing ability that has grown booklet by means of ebook. by the point we get to Pharaoh the sequence is a significant instance of ways this style can be written; it doesn't get far better than this. . . . Gibbins makes the mind-blowing appear greater than believable, he writes the historical past in this sort of approach that the parable feels real or no less than hugely believable, and it’s extra that simply locations and names; it’s a philosophical undertone to the prolonged plot, to the ethos of Jack Howard and his look for the evidence and the reality. . . . historical past, secret and fable all introduced jointly to astound the analyzing senses . . . a real chief of his style and his art.”Parmenion Books
“Utterly soaking up . . . whilst the journey is as interesting because it is right here, it really is too solid to not be allowed to talk for itself. . . . set aside your assumptions of what a mystery may be and as an alternative immerse your self in a single of the simplest old adventures you’ll learn this year.”For wintry weather Nights
Praise for David Gibbins
“What do you get when you go Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? resolution: David Gibbins.”Daily Mirror (U.K.), on Atlantis
“An intriguing mixture of truth and fiction, with colors of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones.”—York Evening Press, on Crusader Gold

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We're right here to debate a rescue project. we're at Korti at the Nile. From the following, the column less than basic Stewart will develop around the Bayuda barren region, rejoining the Nile the place it loops round a few hundred miles to the south people. in the meantime the column below Earle will proceed to make its approach up the river in the course of the cataracts. ” He swept one hand around the wilderness and the opposite over the eastward loop of the Nile, bringing them jointly at the river at some extent approximately midway among Korti and Khartoum.

Ok. Touché. ” “Have patience,” Costas muttered, staring up. “It’ll come to me. ” there has been circulation from the hatch to the rear compartment past Jack’s toes, and the 3rd individual within the submersible seemed, a brief girl with darkish curly hair and glasses and donning an IMU jumpsuit. Sofia Fernandez, a former Spanish army medic who was once now an archaeologist with the neighborhood Cartagena museum, had come on board because the reliable consultant of the Spanish antiquities authority. She had arrived on Seaquest II merely an hour prior to; Jack had by no means met her formerly, yet either males had instantly beloved her.

Your desire is larger than mine. I simply want i'll assist you with a sword. ” “I’m so much thankful, Mayne. and never to fret. ” Gordon reached in the back of the table and pulled out a development 1856 Royal Engineers officer’s sword. He unsheathed it midway, revealing the blade, immaculately polished and oiled. “When i used to be a cadet on the Royal army Academy, a fearsome previous quartermaster sergeant taught us swordplay, a guy by way of the identify of Cannings. most likely gone by the point you have been there. ” “Quartermaster Sergeant significant Cannings, sir.

That evening’s dialogue have been the main important consequence of his foray into the wilderness; ahead reconnaissance of the Nile had appeared of doubtful worth besides in mild of the likelihood that the river column might by no means succeed in Khartoum in time to save lots of Gordon. The camel snorted and tossed its head; Mayne knew he was once just about the sangar now, simply off to the west. past that he observed the flash of the heliograph on a rocky outcrop above the a ways financial institution of the river, the signallers tilting the reflect within the solar to ship out the lengthy and brief dashes of Morse code.

We haven’t acquired a lot time. ” “One ultimate question,” Costas acknowledged. “How did the crocodiles right here get so vast? ” Hiebermeyer’s cell went off, and he learn a textual content message. He clicked it close and placed it away. “That was once Aysha. The inspectors have arrived on the contrary financial institution. Scheisse. They have been alleged to come right here first. We’re no longer prepared for them but over there. ” He snorted in annoyance, glanced at his watch, and charged out of the tent, then stopped and checked out Costas. “Did you assert whatever? ” “How did the crocodiles get so colossal?

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