Sphinx Author:Robin Cook The treasures of Tutankhamen have enthralled the world for half a century. AIn Robin Cook's Sphinz, even this gabulous hoard pales to insignificance when a young Harvard Egyptologist stumbles across a dazzling new find, the unplundered tomb of pharaoh who ruled after Tut. — Mesmerized by centuries-old statue in Cairo antique shop, Erica Baron bel... more »ieves she has found the key to the untapped treasure. But how is she to decipher the riddle of the ancient relic without making its value known-hence falling prey-to those who traffic in the treasures of antiquity?
She must use the experitse of those who stand to make the most from plundering the past.
Caught in a wev of intrique, corruption, and murder that soon envelopes her, Erica races to unlock the mysterious Curse of the Pharaohs that has kept the tomb intact over the centueis. Only a trick of translation and the sudden illumination which it btings her saves Erica....in the midst of as terrifying a denouement as was ever creafted in a contemporary thriller.
As ingeniously plotted and compellingly readable as Coma, Sphinx brings vividly to life the splenidid setting in Eqypt's Valley of the Kings and sets off a fascinating, spine chilling interplay between and ancient world of vast wealth and a modern world that both robs and reveres it.« less