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The Labyrinth of Osiris

The Labyrinth of Osiris [Kindle Edition]

Paul Sussman
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"Paul Sussman's final novel is as thrilling an archaeological adventure as you're likely to read: wildly exciting, brutal, expertly informed and utterly unputdownable." (SIMON SEBAG-MONTEFIORE)

"Sussman knew how to keep a complex plot bowling along while constantly ratcheting up the tension...this is top-drawer popular fiction and is sure to become an even bigger bestseller than his three other novels." (John Preston MAIL ON SUNDAY)

"An absolutely top-notch thriller - captivating, intelligent and notably well-written, with a depth of characterisation most thrillers don't usually even attempt... his plotting is terrific...Sussman's thrillers have been translated into 33 languages and have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. This, his final book, deserves to be even more successful." (Harry Ritchie DAILY MAIL)

"A genuinely exciting read from a world-class storyteller.a beautifully-observed thriller" (Christopher Fowler FINANCIAL TIMES)

"Stylish writing and deep research." (Guardian)

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Last featured in Paul Sussman's international bestseller, The Last Secret of the Temple, Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roi team up once more in an explosive new thriller that combines gritty police procedural and tantalising archaeological mystery...

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1708 KB
  • Print Length: 562 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B008DYIGA6
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (19 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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For as long as I can remember, the two great loves of my life have been writing and archaeology (three if you include travelling in out of the way places, especially deserts). For many years I worked as a field archaeologist in Egypt, notably in Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, and all my novels to a greater or lesser extent draw on my experiences excavating and living in Egypt and the Middle East. My main protagonist, Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police, is a composite of a number of people I know, and while his colourful adventures are products purely of my imagination, the world he inhabits is very much a real one. Through Khalifa I try to explore issues such as terrorism, contemporary Middle East politics, religion and government corruption, all against a backdrop of the extraordinary history and archaeological heritage of that part of the world. To find out a bit more about me and my novels, check out my website:

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic thriller 19 July 2012
I've read all his books, and they are all brilliant - but this is the best one yet.
It is a proper page-turner. Lots of different plot lines weaved superbly together into the perfect summer holiday read -a murder in Jerusalem's Armenian quarter, police, poisoned wells, reclusive investigative journalist, trafficked prostitutes and the Russian mafia.
Knocks the socks off the last book that I read - Fifty Shades of Grey....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 July 2012
This is a completely brilliant book. All his books are great but this one takes it up a level. For those who haven't read him before, start with Lost Army of Cambyses, follow it with The Last Secret of the Temple and save this one till last. But if you have already read the others buy this immediately - it won't disappoint, you won't want it to end but you won't be able to put it down. The story is incredibly moving, the characters so well drawn that you live and breath with them. You will definitely end up raving about it to everyone you know.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A totally amazing thriller 20 Jan 2013
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This is the third book in a series of thrillers involving Egyptian detective Yusuf Khalifa. Sadly, this is also the final book written by fantastic author, Paul Sussman, who tragically passed away mid 2012. I had only just discovered the works of Mr Sussman and after reading "The Lost Army of Cambyses", "The Last Secret of the Temple" and finally "The Labyrinth of Osiris", I can honestly say that his passing is been a tragic loss to the literary world.

This series of books just got better with each instalment. TLOO, as with the others, is jam packed full of interesting, believable characters who draw you in so cleverly that you almost feel you know the person. In addition, right from the very first pages, the scene is set, different events taking place at different periods in history and all the while you know that these seemingly unconnected events are intertwined somehow. As you go through the book you become detective yourself, piecing together the numerous clues and bits of info - working out the most likely scenario. But as is the genius of Paul Sussman, don't for one minute think you will have it cracked. You can rest assured that just when you think you have the whole thing worked out something will happen that will turn your thoughts upside down.

Now I have finished this book I don't know where to go for an equally thrilling read. I love this genre, especially with the Egyptian setting. I have read all the Scott Mariani books plus ones by John Lyman, Simon Toyne and Alex Connor. If anyone can suggest another cracking read in a similar vein! I would be very grateful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent novel 3 Feb 2013
By I. B. Pitbladdo VINE VOICE
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This is a truly excellent story. Because I thoroughly enjoyed Paul Sussman's previous stories I automatically bought this when it was first published. I've put off reading it until now because I liked having a sure treat to look forward to and also I knew, due to the sad and untimely death of the author, that there would be no further adventures featuring the excellent detective Khalifa.
The writing is, as always, first class and the characters so well developed that you feel their pain. The plot is complex and fast paced with few, if any, dull moments. In short, it is one of those books you can't wait to get back to when you are forced to put it down...highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the last book - remembering Paul Sussman 8 Aug 2012
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Before reviewing this book I want to pay tribute to Paul Sussman who sadly past away. I was shocked when learning this. He was such a gifted writer and
will be very much missed. I hope that his wife and young children will get through this difficult time. I am sure that in their hearts as husband and father he will not be forgotten, but as well millions of his readers he will be remembered thorugh his writing. And if it is a consolation not many can say this about their husband and father. Thank you Paul!

As the previous reviewers I can only share their praise of this thriller. It is a page turner, not one page is boring, one is sucked into the story. There are great descriptions of situations (like the one in the Labyrinth)- one can really feel it. It has the right mix between action, descriptions and an enormous emphaty for the subjects. In short: all one wants from a great read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Sussman and the Labyrinth of Osiris 6 April 2014
By melanie
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There are many writers out there today who capture a story, keep it moving at a fast past and end with a satisfying conclusion. But Paul Sussman stood far above those writers. He was pure genius. If we liken his book to food then not only did it leave us full, but desperately wanting more!

This book was a follow up story to The Last Secret of the Temple, where two completely different men, one Israeli and the other an Egyptian join forces to search for the secrets of the past, investigate murders and show us a side to both men that encompass their culture, life and family.

I was left smiling, enthralled and saddened by the end of the book. And I couldn't stop thinking about it long after I had finished reading. Paul Sussman was a modern day classic writer, who will be sorely missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding thriller 30 Jan 2014
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A worthy final book in the Khalifa & Ben-Too series that sadly ends now that Paul Sussman is no longer with us. The characterisation and plot lines in this book are woven so skilfully that you believe you are actually in the story. A fitting tribute to a very talented writer who's potential was unlimited. All there is left now is to re-read the series starting with the lost army of campuses, a prospect I am looking forward to with great relish. This is writing of the highest quality, my favourite author from a very long list.
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