The Eye Of Horus

The Eye Of Horus

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by Carol Thurston
     
 

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Hired by the Egyptology department of a Denver museum to create displays for an exhibit, medical illustrator Kate McKinnon encounters an intriguing enigma: the mummy of a young woman who lived thirty-three centuries ago, her ribs broken, one hand shattered, and a man's skull between her legs.

With the aid of radiologist Max Cavanaugh, employing the latest

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Hired by the Egyptology department of a Denver museum to create displays for an exhibit, medical illustrator Kate McKinnon encounters an intriguing enigma: the mummy of a young woman who lived thirty-three centuries ago, her ribs broken, one hand shattered, and a man's skull between her legs.

With the aid of radiologist Max Cavanaugh, employing the latest forensic and medical imaging techniques, Kate starts to unravel the millennia-old puzzle. And as the mummy's remarkable secrets come to light, a parallel story begins to unfold of a young girl born into a nest of vipers in an age when godlike pharaohs reigned in unimaginable splendor. Suddenly Kate finds herself on a twisting path leading her deeper into the shadows of anciet Kemet...and ever closer to the shocking revelations of a crime so staggering its horrific power remains undimished by the relentless passage of time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062036315
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
202,277
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Thurston has a Ph.D. in communications, has taught journalism, and has served as a political speechwriter. As a journalist, she has traveled widely from France, Germany, and the Netherlands to Morocco, writing about science as well as political issues. Thurston lives in Austin, Texas, and is currently at work on her next novel.

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Eye of Horus 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1359 BC in only the second year in the reign of Tut, former Queen Nefertiti gives birth to a girl. The father is Ramose, a powerful priest soon to become high priest of Amon. With that type of heritage, one would expect a silver spoon existence, but instead the child even as an adult struggles to survive the political backstabbing at the Pharaoh's court. She reluctantly trusts only her physician husband.

In modern Denver, medical illustrator Kate McKinnon uncovers a puzzler involving a mummy Tashat. X-rays reveal that inside the wrappings exist a young woman with broken bones and the skull of a male between her legs. No known mummy contained body parts from two people. Accompanied by her radiologist Max Cavanaugh, Kate tries to unravel a mystery over three thousand years old.

THE EYE OF HORUS is an extraordinary mystery that keeps the audience riveted on what happened in the past and what is happening in the present. The dual plots intertwine as the past and present rotate chapters until they converge in the brilliant climax. The stories contain parallel paths and charcaters as modern forensic science uncovers a crime from Ancient Egypt. Carol Thurston has written a great what happened mystery that combines historical elements with contemporary forensic science. Egyptologists and amateur sleuth fans will devour this tale that spans the millenniums and demand sequels.

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jhiquita More than 1 year ago
Wonderful storytelling of ancient egypt and modern times. This book is so well written that you feel the sights, sounds, technology, mystery, and emotions of the characters. This is a must read. The only reason it does not get a 5 star rating is the ending solved one mystery but, left the modern day characters hanging in limbo. I would love to see a sequel to this book, just so the whole storyline can be completed. Otherwise it's a fantastic historical read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carol Thurston if you do not continue this story you are crazed. What a wonderful full and rich flavored tale. One which pulls the reader into a web as delicate and complex as imagination itself. The characters are deep and well rounded...and make the reader a part of the story...A must read for anyone who loves .... to fall through the hole in the page...
Guest More than 1 year ago
You may want to buy a copy for a close friend as well as yourself, cause you'll definitely want to have someone to talk with about this one. You'll also need to keep reminding yourself that it's fiction--who Aset is, what happened to her, and why--even though, as it turns out, this mummy actually exists! A mesmerizing tale filled with political intrigue both ancient and modern, deeply affecting characters, and fascinating minutia about ancient Egypt in the period following the pharaoh who may have been the first monotheist. Thurston is supposed to be working on a sequel, but like the reviewer for the Washington Post said, if so she has a tough act to follow.
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Not one of the better books I've read. Reads like a rip off of a Wilber Smith novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for good novels or books on Ancient Egypt, because I am obsessed with Ancient Egypt. I was very impressed with Thurston's work with combining the two stories to become one. In the end.. well i wont give it away.. but does it have something to do with past lives? who knows. My personal rating: 100 stars. A must read.