Sphinx

Sphinx

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to a treasure beyond imagination. It was then that terror overtook her, as the most fearful curse of the ancient world and the most savage menace of the modern one threatened to detroy her. One

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It was the magic and mystery of an empire long past that beautiful Erica Baron came to explore. Innocently she cast her eyes in forbidden places and discovered the clue to a treasure beyond imagination. It was then that terror overtook her, as the most fearful curse of the ancient world and the most savage menace of the modern one threatened to detroy her. One dangerously attractive man offered Erica help...he offered her protection...he offered her love. And in this strange, exotic land of seductive evils, where no one could be trusted, desire became for Erica the deadliest snare of all...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451159496
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
218,566
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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Sphinx 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic find this was! I was looking for something that delt with Ancient Egyptian history, mystery, and excitement and boy this did not dissapoint. I'm sorry it went so fast; i couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!
macthecat More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. I love it. I learned so many interesting things about Egypt. It was exciting and knowledgeable at the same time. I could hardly put it down. Can't wait for his next book. I give it a 5 star.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Contrary to most other readers who rated the book, I did not enjoy this story. The heroine was idiotic and the characters all one-dimensional. The writing style was also less than thrilling with the meat of the story only occuring 200+ pages into the book.
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Not the best I've read but ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was worth the money. It was only about 271 pages, but it never stop and the ending was a surprise!
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marianaTX More than 1 year ago
The attractive but naive Egyptologist heroine becomes embroiled in the black market in Egyptian antiquities. Plenty of action and plot twists, and an authentic flavor of Egypt.
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Brigit More than 1 year ago
Being I love reading about ancient Egypt, I was naturally drawn to this book and was not disappointed. It was a true page-turner for me. Erica Baron is an Egyptologist who stumbles upon a treasure from the tomb of Pharao Seti I. You can feel the tension ooze off the pages as she tries to discover where the tomb might be and she gets caught in a tangled web of deceit and murder. It is hard to know who she can trust and you know she can't do it on her own. The characters are very believable and well-thought out. There are very good twists, romance and a lot of tense action all set in bustling Cairo as well as famous archaeologic sites.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Good read, but unrealistic from a danger point of view. Lacks ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting information about ancient Egypt and Egyptian artifacts.