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Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx
     

Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx

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by Max McCoy
 
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

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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 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!

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. )

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553561975
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Indiana Jones Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
205,201
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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Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it took her 2 days to read it like I said she loved it!!!!:)
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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.

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.

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is exiting and dangerous!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Max Mccoy is the best Induana Jones author yet. This book is the best Indy adventure yet.