Book Reviews of Sphinx

Author: Robin Cook
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ISBN-13: 9780451159496
ISBN-10: 0451159497
Publication Date: 5/1/1980
Pages: 313
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Traveling to Egypt is a dream come true for Erica Baron. An Egyptologist, she longs to walk among the temples and monuments of its long-dead civilizations. But when she stumbles upon a clue to a legendary treasure, the most fearful curse of the ancient world and the most savage menace of the modern one threaten to destroy her....Sphinx.
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The bestselling master of medical suspense Robin Cook mines the mysteries of Egypt's magnificent past to deliver a one-of-a-kind thriller packed with compelling realism and unrelenting suspense.
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Not the Cook I'm used to, but still a good read. Keeps you guessing till the end.
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Good book. Fast read.
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great read- couldn't put it down at the end!
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Jenny, a student, 03/18/2006
A breeze to read
Erica Baron, a young, attractive Egyptologist visits Cairo to spend some time experiencing the history there. She receives more than she bargains for when a man she just met is killed for a priceless artifact. The plot is very well written and has a startling ending. I loved how Mr. Cook incorporated facts into this narrative.
Also recommended: All Robin Cook books, The Last Juror by John Grisham

A reviewer, 10/28/2005
This was a surprise. An adventure away from Hospitals, doctors and clinics!! Way to go Mr. Cook, you've got your readers right where you want them! Absolutely Awed!!!
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Publishers Notes
. . .the magic and mystery of an empire long past . . . forbidden places and discovered the clue to a treasure beyond imagination. It was the that the terror overtook her, as the most fearful curse of the ancient world and the most savage menace of the modern one threatened to destroy her.
"A high voltage cliff hanger . . . non stop adventure!" John Barkam Reviews
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I enjoy all robin cook books!
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Very intense and I loved the mystery of ancient Egypt that comes to life in this story.
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Erica Baron travels to Egypt. But when she stumbles amung a clue to a legendary treasure, the most fearful curse of the ancient world and the most savage menace of the modern one threaten to destroy her.
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Another well written cautionary tale on why it is unwise to mess with things the ancients hid.
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I really liked it good story!
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Very good! Couldn't put it down.
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An entertaining read although not up to a par with other works I've read by Cook.
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the worst Robin Cook book I have ever read
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One of Robin Cook's best books, combining mystery with the Sphinx.
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this book had a cut in the front cover I repaired with tape