Pharaoh: A Novel (Jack Howard)

By David Gibbins

Perfect for enthusiasts of Clive Cussler and Dan Brown, Pharaoh is a pulse-pounding new experience starring intrepid marine archaeologist Jack Howard, at the path of a shattering revelation approximately an historical mystery buried deep below the Egyptian pyramids.
 
1351 BC: Akhenaten the Sun-Pharaoh principles best in Egypt . . . until eventually the day he casts off his crown and mysteriously disappears into the wilderness, his legacy likely swallowed up by means of the distant sands underneath the nice Pyramids of Giza.
 
advert 1884: A British soldier serving within the Sudan stumbles upon an immense discovery—a submerged temple containing proof of a terrifying faith whose god used to be fed via human sacrifice. The soldier is on a project to arrive basic Gordon sooner than Khartoum falls. yet he hides a mystery of his own.
 
ultra-modern: Jack Howard and his workforce are excavating probably the most extraordinary underwater websites they've got ever encountered, yet darkish forces are gazing to work out what they are going to locate. Diving into the Nile, they input a global 3 thousand years again in background, inhabited by means of a those who have sworn to protect the best mystery of all time.

Praise for Pharaoh
 
“[David Gibbins’s] love of archaeology and of diving quite brings those books to lifestyles. . . . upload to this . . . a real ardour for heritage and a writing ability that has grown booklet through e-book. by the point we get to Pharaoh the sequence is a significant instance of the way this style will be written; it doesn't get far better than this. . . . Gibbins makes the impressive look greater than believable, he writes the historical past in this type of approach that the parable feels actual or at the very least hugely believable, and it’s extra that simply locations and names; it’s a philosophical undertone to the prolonged plot, to the ethos of Jack Howard and his look for the proof and the reality. . . . background, secret and fable all introduced jointly to astound the studying senses . . . a real chief of his style and his art.”Parmenion Books
 
“Utterly soaking up . . . whilst the journey is as fascinating because it is the following, it truly is too strong to not be allowed to talk for itself. . . . set aside your assumptions of what a mystery can be and as a substitute immerse your self in a single of the simplest ancient adventures you’ll learn this year.”For iciness Nights
 
Praise for David Gibbins
 
“What do you get in the event you move Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? resolution: David Gibbins.”Daily Mirror (U.K.), on Atlantis
 
“An interesting mixture of truth and fiction, with colors of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones.”—York Evening Press, on Crusader Gold

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Costas became to her. “You learn poetry? ” “Always been a fondness. ” Costas appeared again on the porthole. “Me too. ” “There’s much more to you than meets the attention, Costas Kazantzakis. ” Jack grinned, staring again at Costas’s baggy hair and unshaven face. “There’s much that meets the attention. ” there has been a last jolt, after which they have been as one with the ocean. Jack may possibly feel it as though he himself have been published into the depths the place he belonged, loose finally from the experience of confinement. Costas checked out him, his arms at the controls. “We’re stable to move. ” Jack pointed into the abyss. “Go for it. ” bankruptcy 2 nearly AN HOUR AFTER THE SUBMERSIBLE had separated from the tethering cable, Costas feathered the controls and taken it down with a gentle bump at the sandy seabed a few 80 meters less than the skin of the Mediterranean. Sofia had moved again from the porthole to the copilot’s seat and were sharing the controls with Costas as they the programmed path among the magnetic anomalies positioned via Seaquest II in the course of her survey run a number of hours prior. Jack had remained companies, glued to the porthole the complete time, his pleasure emerging and falling every time they'd approached a rusty pile of steel after which been dissatisfied; one were smooth development particles dumped within the sea, one other a small coastal freighter with a deck gun of First global conflict classic, maybe the sufferer of a U-boat assault. The fourth anomaly had appeared the main promising, with right-angled beneficial properties within the magnetometer readout that can were the iron knees further through the maintenance to the Beatrice within the 1830s, yet as they approached, that they had visible that it used to be the continues to be of a ditched plane, a German Heinkel 111 might be downed through the Spanish Civil battle. Jack stared out at it now because the silt settled round their touchdown web site, and felt his middle sink. The decay within the steel confirmed how little may possibly continue to exist of the iron components of a boat sunk a century prior, and the deep sand that had coated part the airplane may have thoroughly swallowed up the Beatrice’s weapons and the sarcophagus, leaving not anything to determine above the desolate seabed that stretched out round them and sloped down into the abyss. “What do you're thinking that, Jack? Is that the top of the line? ” Costas acknowledged. Jack acquired up on all fours, crawled round, and sat again within the slim house among the 2 seats, staring up on the visual display unit above the porthole that displayed the bathymetry round them. He pointed to a space within the outer a part of the bay, past the road of the coast. “I imagine it’s out there,” he stated. “I imagine that’s the place Beatrice was once prone to were uncovered to a surprising squall from the northeast. i feel we’ve been having a look too shut inshore. ” Costas magnified the picture. “That’s greater than 8 hundred meters deep,” he exclaimed. “Is challenge for the submersible? ” “It’s stretching the envelope for her first sea trials. ” “But it can be performed. ” “Sure. the genuine challenge is the inky blackness at that intensity.

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