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Author: Robin Cook
Amid the awesome temples in Egypt's valley of the kings a fabulous treasure is waiting to be discovered, a fabulous treasure is waiting to be discovered. A treasure worth dying -- or killing -- for. It was the magic and mystery of a empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places ...  more »
ISBN: 134
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Book Type: 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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This is a different type of book for Robin Cook, it takes him away from his Medical thriller realm. This book is about an Egyptologist named Erica Baron and her search for ancient treasures in the Valley of the Kings. This story is full of action and intrigue. One of Robin Cook\'s more under-rated books. I really enjoyed it. This particular edition of this book is a hardback Book Club Edition. The dust jacket is worn.
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I'm still not 100% sure how I felt about this book. The last 50 pages were crazy and un-put-downable. The other 250 pages or so were good, but not really gripping for me. Compared to others I've read recently, this one was shorter, but took me longer to read. I didn't have to force myself, but I guess all the history and detail made it too much like work :) But it was def a worth it ending and I would read it again.
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I enjoy all robin cook books!
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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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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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Good book. Fast read.
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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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I really liked it good story!
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Another well written cautionary tale on why it is unwise to mess with things the ancients hid.