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Terrific action-every-page thriller adventure - perfect escapism,
This review is from: The Hidden Oasis (Hardcover)
From the moment you open this book and see the maps of the the Egyptian desert and the enigmatic hieroglyphics, you know you are in for a treat. And then you turn over and are swept immediately into a savage sacrificial throat-cutting episode in the heart of the Great Sand Sea 3000 years ago... and you're off on an action-packed and gripping Indiana Jones style adventure featuring a contemporary archaeologist/Egyptologist, a heroine whose idea of fun is solo climbing up massive cliff faces, varied Bedouin elders, a very dodgy criminal with a penchant for imaginative murders (and a fear of cockroaches!) plus a spook or two, all drawn together throughy a long-lost secret allied with a very modern threat. It's cinematic in feel as it whisks the reader from scene to scene, the action is unrelenting with plenty of in-the-nick-of-time escapes and near misses, and the climax is truly inventive and edge-of-the-seat exciting. The background knowledge is pretty impressive too but this isn't the kind of book where you need to concentrate hard on a complicated history or it doesn't make sense. It's much more fun than that! And definitely a book you won't want to put down until you've finished. It would make a brilliant stocking-filler pressie too.