Veteran CNN journalist Kitty Pilgrim follows her acclaimed thriller debut, The Explorer’s Code, with a riveting page-turner combining the glamour of the international art world and a devastating terrorist plot.It promises to be a star-studded night to remember—a black tie gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate Ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian Cultures. Talented archeologist John Sinclair and his partner Cordelia Stapleton, an accomplished oceanographer, fly in from Alexandria to attend. But as guests dine and dance at the historic Temple of Dendur, gunmen are planning to open fire.
The next morning reveals that a terrorist attack was barely averted, and all over New York, pieces of Egyptian art have been stolen from private homes and public institutions. Ted VerPlanck—a pillar of New York society—discovers that his penthouse apartment has been robbed and the legendary Sardonyx Cup is missing. Ted calls on John Sinclair to help find the cup. Despite Cordelia’s objections, Sinclair suggests his old flame, the Egyptologist Dr. Holly Graham, help in the search.
In a journey that speeds from Manhattan to London, Edinburgh, Venice, and Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, John and Cordelia face bombings, kidnap, and explosive personal revelations as they race to prevent a catastrophic bio-weapons attack. With a finale that will leave readers gasping, The Sardonyx Cup is fast-paced, brilliantly inventive entertainment.
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About the Author
Kitty Pilgrim is the author of three novels and a former award-winning correspondent and anchor for CNN. She is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award, a Peabody Award, The New York Society of Black Journalists Award, and is a full member of the historic Explorer’s Club. She lives in New York City and Rhinecliff, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was perfect for a afternoon snuggle on the couch. It was luscious enough with the details about five star hotels, fancy yachts and private jets, yet it had a smart worldly edge that lets you know this author had been a place or two. Good escapist reading. I am looking or more of her books right away.
Sorry, this is a well written book, but it didn't come across as the Thriller I had expected from the summary. I made it through 78 pages, then finally gave up realizing that it was a Romance/Soap Opera storyline. I lost interest when I realized I wasn't reading what I expected. I will be in the minority on this and most women will really enjoy this story with the crushes, coy looks across a crowded room and warm embraces from old lovers. Be prepared for a character list that you will have to manage also. I'll blame it on the packaging by the publisher.
A fun beach read, but the overuse of italics was extremely distracting...