"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, as is the confidence with which he allows his story, with its richly detailed contexts and characters, time to develop...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
"Stylish writing and deep research." (GUARDIAN
"This is a genuinely exciting read from a world-class storyteller. Sussman pulls together the strands of a complex, well researched tale with ease, combining his archaeological puzzler with contemporary Middle Eastern concerns. It's a beautifully observed thriller that's sadly also the author's last." (Christopher Fowler FINANCIAL TIMES
"Reminds us that crime fiction is one field where the Brits give the Americans a run for their money on the medal table." (Jake Kerridge DAILY TELEGRAPH
Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and hard-nosed Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roi, protagonists of Sussman's international bestseller, The Last Secret of the Temple
are re-united in his explosive new thriller that combines gritty police procedural and tantalising archaeological mystery...