The Moses Quest

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Previously published in hardcover as The Exodus Quest

Facts collide with fiction in the pulse-pounding sequel to the highly praised The Alexander Cipher, featuring archaeologist Daniel Knox and linguist Gaille Bonnard.
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On a dusty market street in Alexandria, Egyptologist Daniel Knox stumbles across a Dead Sea Scroll jar, a unique find that puts him on the trail of an ancient Jewish sect and a possible ...

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Overview

Previously published in hardcover as The Exodus Quest

Facts collide with fiction in the pulse-pounding sequel to the highly praised The Alexander Cipher, featuring archaeologist Daniel Knox and linguist Gaille Bonnard.
***
On a dusty market street in Alexandria, Egyptologist Daniel Knox stumbles across a Dead Sea Scroll jar, a unique find that puts him on the trail of an ancient Jewish sect and a possible explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of all time. The sojourn in Egypt and the ensuing exodus with Moses are among the founding stories of Judaism. So why is there not a single mention of them in Egyptian records?

Gaille Bonnard, Knox's partner, is abducted and a hostage tape threatening her murder is run on TV. Certain that Gaille has hidden a message to him in the broadcast, Knox races across Egypt, desperate to save her before it's too late. Tangling with a murderously zealous preacher, celebrity pseudo-archaeologists, and renegade Egyptian policemen, Knox follows Gaille's clue to the ancient city of Amarna and the tomb of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten-where he just might find the answer to one of the most important puzzles in history.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
This is a hugely entertaining thriller, very much in the vein of Matthew Reilly: an adroit mixture of action, character, and history... and the author does an excellent job of keeping the story moving at a brisk clip while giving us all the historical background we require to understand what all the fuss is about. Surprisingly, considering its high quality, this is Adams' first novel.
Raymond Khoury
"A fast-moving, finely crafted, intelligent action-adventure that delivers on all fronts. Pick it up, settle back, and enjoy the ride."
James Rollins
"Will Adams's THE ALEXANDER CIPHER is a razor-edged thriller that delves deeply into crumbling tombs and ancient secrets. Explosively paced and tautly told, the book demands to be read in one sitting."
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"Will Adams's THE ALEXANDER CIPHER is a razor-edged thriller that delves deeply into crumbling tombs and ancient secrets. Explosively paced and tautly told, the book demands to be read in one sitting."—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Oracle

"A fast-moving, finely crafted, intelligent action-adventure that delivers on all fronts. Pick it up, settle back, and enjoy the ride."—Raymond Khoury, New York Times bestselling author of The Sanctuary

This is a hugely entertaining thriller, very much in the vein of Matthew Reilly: an adroit mixture of action, character, and history... and the author does an excellent job of keeping the story moving at a brisk clip while giving us all the historical background we require to understand what all the fuss is about. Surprisingly, considering its high quality, this is Adams' first novel.—Booklist

A welcome respite...debut author Adams offers up something new....a plausible, fun heist-thriller that compels the reader to wonder, what if?—Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446563215
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 375,071
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Will Adams worked as a shop salesman, painter & decorator, warehouse porter and microfiche technician, before joining a Washington DC-based firm of business history consultants. He wrote a series of corporate histories and biographies for them, taking time off between projects to travel in search of exotic settings for his stories. More recently, he worked for a London communications agency, but he now concentrates on writing fiction full-time. He lives in Essex, England.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

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    A great Thriller

    In Alexandria, Egypt Archeologist Daniel Knox walks in a local market place when he notices what appears to be an ancient earthenware bowl. The teenage vendor insists the artifact was given to him by his friend Daniel Knox and once belonged to Alexander the Great. He is amused by the hawker as everyone claims to be his buddy since The Alexander Cipher case. The lad sets prices based on pure supply and demand of how much he perceives the customer can afford, but refuses to reveal where it was found.

    Knox visits his friend Omar Tawfiq who lets him browse through his database. He finds a picture of it, but Omar explains it is not a bowl from Ancient Egypt; instead it is a storage jar lid from Qumran, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Soon that lead takes the excited Knox to a dig led by Reverend Ernest Peterson and his team of theological students who seek a portrait of Christ that Peterson plans to keep. As a murder of a native archeologist occurs, corrupt cops blame Knox while the beleaguered Egyptologist learns in horror from his cell that his partner Gaille Bonnard was abducted near the ruins of Amarna, several hundred miles away

    This reprint of The Exodus Quest retitled The Exodus Quest contains a strong ancient historical base that comes alive in the fast-paced over the top of the Sphinx entertaining antiquities thriller. Readers will enjoy the hero's hyperactive adventures in which he is a guest of the state, but needs to be in three other places at the same time. First he must rescue himself by proving his innocence, which is difficult to do when you're in a cell; so that he can second rescue Gaille; and third rescue the artifacts being devastated unmercifully by the Reverend. No caffeine for Knox.

    Harriet Klausner

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