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The 13th Tablet
     

The 13th Tablet

by Alex Mitchell
 

Iraq, 2004. Lawlessness is spreading throughout the country and looters have plundered the museums and historical sites. Mina Osman, a young American archaeologist of Iraqi descent, is fighting to preserve the country's antiquities. When she stumbles upon an ancient cuneiform tablet, it proves to be of unimaginable significance: its cryptic language holds a

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Iraq, 2004. Lawlessness is spreading throughout the country and looters have plundered the museums and historical sites. Mina Osman, a young American archaeologist of Iraqi descent, is fighting to preserve the country's antiquities. When she stumbles upon an ancient cuneiform tablet, it proves to be of unimaginable significance: its cryptic language holds a secret that will play a part in a series of earth-shattering events. Aided by ex-US Army Major Jack Hillcliff, Mina travels across the world to unlock the secrets of the 13th Tablet but at each step she is pursued by deadly enemies who will stop at nothing to obtain the tablet and its power for themselves.

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“A fast paced and exciting thriller with a convincing archaeological background – great fun.”

Harry Sidebottom, Author of the Warrior of Rome Series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908323095
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
A Mina Osman Thriller
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Alex Mitchell is an Honorary Researcher at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University, where he did his D.Phil in Classical Archaeology. He specialises in ancient Greek material culture. He is fascinated by what made people laugh in the ancient world, especially what it reveals about politics and society. His first book is called Greek Vase Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour (Cambridge UP, 2009). Alex divides his time between Oxford and Brussels.

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