Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx

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It is the most coveted of all ancient artifacts. In it is written the history—and the fate—of every human being. And he who owns it writes his own destiny. Now Indiana Jones follows a trail of danger, magic, and archaeological mystery through the war-torn Orient, from Rangoon to the Egyptian desert, searching for the secret underground hiding place of the all-powerful Omega Book. But with a beautiful woman seeking her missing magician husband, and a vengeance-crazed Japanese spymaster hot on his heels, Indy is ...

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Overview

It is the most coveted of all ancient artifacts. In it is written the history—and the fate—of every human being. And he who owns it writes his own destiny. Now Indiana Jones follows a trail of danger, magic, and archaeological mystery through the war-torn Orient, from Rangoon to the Egyptian desert, searching for the secret underground hiding place of the all-powerful Omega Book. But with a beautiful woman seeking her missing magician husband, and a vengeance-crazed Japanese spymaster hot on his heels, Indy is running out of time. If the Omega Book falls into the wrong hands, not only his own fate but the fate of the world will be at the mercy of a madman bent on writing humanity’s final chapter!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The latest Indiana Jones adventure once again requires readers to suspend disbelief and enter a world of twisted danger, black magic and archaeological intrigue. This time, the Princeton professor travels through the Orient, India and Egypt, circa 1934, in search of the Omega Book. Long buried under the Sphinx of Giza, it's an invaluable instrument of the occult that allows its owner to rewrite destiny. As usual, a band of villains closely trails Indy and his chums. Full of vivid subplots and ancient lore, the book reads like a rollicking history lesson. In a lengthy afterword, McCoy (Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth) offers detailed descriptions of three archeological findings heavily featured in the story. (Feb. )
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553561975
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Series: Indiana Jones Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 314,333
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Max McCoy is an award-winning journalist and author whose novels include The Sixth Rider and Sons of Fire. He lives in Pittsburgh, Kansas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    my daughter loved this book!

    it took her 2 days to read it like I said she loved it!!!!:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2008

    1st 2/3 great, but the last 1/3....

    Firstly, let me say I'm a HUGE Indiana Jones fan. But, I was HUGELY disappointed in the last movie - the Kingdom of the Crystal (Numb)Skull. So, when I got this book, I thought FINALLY! An Indiana Jones adventure like we all grew up loving to enjoy. <BR/><BR/>That feeling lasted thru the first 2/3 of the book. But then, suddenly, Indy's love interest up and split the story. And I really knew I was in trouble when one of those idiotic crystal skulls entered the plot. From that point on, it just seemed like the plot wandered...and wandered...and wandered. All of a sudden unexplained geographic relocations occurred, unexplained time travel seemed to be necessary to link events and then the plot suddenly stopped. And the very last chapter was nothing more than the author's "viewpoints" (?) or "beliefs" (?) about magic.<BR/><BR/>Sadly, while I thoroughly loved the first 2/3 of this novel, the last 1/3 could have been so much better and left me sadly disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

    An Awesome Adventure!

    This book is a first rate thriller I couldn't put it down. Dr. Jone's became more alive with each turn of the page. I loved the book and would highly reccomend it to anybody. I can't wait to read more of Max McCoy's books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    Another great adventure

    The Secret of the Sphinx is a great book for anyone who enjoys the exciting tales of Indiana Jones. I always wanted to read/see an adventure with Indy at the Sphinx. This book is perfect for a Indy fan with the same dream as I had.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    A Great Adventure

    I just finished this book last night. It only took me a couple of days to read because I couldn't put it down. It is action packed and I would definatly recommend this book to all the thrill seekers out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2001

    A Great adventure book!

    This book was outstanding. It was very adventurous and I could picture it perfect as a movie. I recomend it to any Indy fan, and if not a fan, to andbody who likes adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2000

    Great!!!

    This is probably my favotite book in the Indy series, and captures the mood of the movies perfectly. The last couple chapters seem kinda out of place though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2000

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love this book. It is exiting and dangerous!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    I see another movie....

    Wow, the book was amazing, a definent must buy!! It really should become a movie, it goes along with the plots of the Jones' movies produced by Speilberg. If there was a way for me to send several of Indy books to him, I would!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2000

    BEST INDY YET

    Max Mccoy is the best Induana Jones author yet. This book is the best Indy adventure yet.

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