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The Curse (Madison Dupre)

The Curse (Madison Dupre) [Kindle Edition]

Harold Robbins , Junius Podrug
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"Harold Robbins is a master." --"Playboy""Robbins's books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative, and are given vitality by his own colorful life."--"The Wall Street Journal""A mile-a-minute page-turner...all the suspense, action, and sex you'd expect from a Harold Robbins novel."--William Martin, "New York"" Times" bestselling author of "The Lost Constitution", on "The Devil to Pay"

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Art investigator Madison Dupre knows a fake when she sees it. When the mysterious Dr. Kaseem offers to pay her a handsome sum to “ransom” a scarab stolen from the tomb of King Tut, her gut tells her to walk away. Since she still needs to pay the rent, Madison throws caution to wind and prepares to search for the Heart of Egypt.

Before she can pack a suitcase, she finds herself framed for murder and on the run. Her leads take her to Stonehenge, England, where a Druid sex cult worships a “goddess of love,” a woman with enough personal wealth to buy a host of admirers. Madison finds an admirer of her own in Rafi al-Din, an Egyptian antiquities investigator she knows she can’t trust, but who arouses her passions.

Drawn to Egypt in search of the scarab, Madison is trapped in the land of the Pharaohs when her passport is seized at the airport. She knows she is being played by Kaseem, who believes the Heart has the power to galvanize the masses to support his secret cause.

From the famed Khan marketplace, to the Valley of the Kings and the incredible colossi at Abu Simbel, Madison treads a careful path among tomb robbers, assassins, and political fanatics. She must dodge curses both ancient and modern to stay alive.

The wild and epic stories of Harold Robbins live on in this sweeping series by Junius Podrug.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 355 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0765327147
  • Publisher: Forge Books; Reprint edition (8 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,256 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars harold robbins 27 Mar 2014
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I like the book The money has been taken from my bank but I am still getting messages on my kindle saying there is a problem with the payment. Please sort this out
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Robbins 20 July 2013
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easy reading for along hot day. Building characters so you cant stop reading waiting for the next page. Great Book
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4.0 out of 5 stars fun thriller 8 Nov 2011
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
The Sphinx sends Fatima Sari to kill former New York's Piedmont Museum curator Madison Dupree, but the amateur assassin does not want to murder the art expert. Instead, as Madison watches in horror, Fatima jumps under an oncoming train.

Meanwhile broke Madison accepts an authentication assignment in Cairo though she ponders why Dr. Mounir Kassem chose her with her being internationally disgraced. Her assignment is to determine whether this is the genuine Heart of Egypt scarab stolen by Sir Jacob Radcliff from King Tut's tomb in 1922 before the self proclaimed owners pay the exorbitant "fee".

The latest Dupree antiquities thriller (see The Shroud) is an exciting over the top of the Great Pyramid when the focus is on the artifact. On the other hand when the male populace bed Dupree, she seems pathetic and the plot loses momentum. Putting aside the lack of the Arab Spring and no sense of place beyond inane obvious references, only Dupree fans will enjoy her African adventure as she jumps from one man to another in between the scarab related escapades.

Harriet Klausner
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift 9 Jan 2013
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My sister said it is a great book. She highly recommends it if you are are a Harold Robbins fan.
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