An Egyptian policeman named Naguib whose wife and child act as his conscience when a young girl's body is found at a dig, will try to discover what's going on before it is too late for both Knox, and his love Gaille. Khaled's character has echoes of those 's adventure films. Though set very much in the present, the entire book has that same feel. You'll have to read this crackling adventure to discover how a hoax which might have an unexpected basis in truth — fictional truth, of course — play out in an Egypt full of ancient secrets.
Knox's pal Augustin is on hand, and might find a romance of his own in this one, while Knox finally realizes that his feelings for his mentor's daughter are much deeper than he'd been aware. There is both excitement and danger here on the level I've described, with just the right dash of romance thrown into the pot. A quick and entertaining read you can relax with at home, or on the beach.
Mar 27, Vaso rated it really liked it.
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A very nice book, with a quick plot, many historical parts and of course with a lot of adventure! Mar 01, Kathleen Kelly rated it it was amazing. I have always been interested in all things Egyptian so I was excited to read this book. Unfortunately, as seems to be a habit of mine, I did not read the first in this series. Although I will after reading this novel.
This book had an interesting theory about the possibility that Akhenaten and Neffertiti were Adam and Eve. There also seems to be other circumstances where there are parrallels between the Bible and Eqyptian history. Whether this is true or not is not for me to say but I did enjoy I have always been interested in all things Egyptian so I was excited to read this book. Whether this is true or not is not for me to say but I did enjoy the concept. This book was very fast paced and full of interesting characters and lots of dangerous situations. Lots of bad guys and good amount of running and hiding by the main characters Daniel and Gaille from these said bad guys.
There also was a hint of romance between these two people. This novel was researched very well and the plot of the story believable. The archaelogical sites were described in so much detail that I wonder if these sites were real. Sure seemed like it. I enjoyed this book immensely and do entend to find the first and read the last when it comes out.
Jun 21, Bondama rated it did not like it. This has got to be one of the all-time worst books I think I've ever encountered. Apparently, it's an attempt to jump on the bandwagon for "The DaVinci Code" because it makes the most ludicrous attempt I've ever even begun to read that the followers of Akenaten The monotheistic Egyptian pharoah was actually, in fact, Moses!!
I can't even begin to describe the author's "proof" because he constantly contradicts himself all through the book. This is a total loss! View 2 comments. Shelves: reviews-of-e-books-audio-books , edmonton-public-library.
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Daniel Knox reminds me of Indiana Jones with his relaxed manner except when someone he cares for is in danger. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed ,the finger of suspicion is pointing at Knox. To add to his worries, his partner Gaille Bonnard is kidnapped while showing a television crew around the ruins of Amarna. She manages to smuggle out Daniel Knox reminds me of Indiana Jones with his relaxed manner except when someone he cares for is in danger. She manages to smuggle out a message pleading with Knox to rescue her but he's locked in a cell on suspicion of murder hundreds of miles away.
I like the different theories of Adam and Eve and the Jews Exodus from Egypt and other characters in the bible and other historical documents. It had gunplay and police chases in ancient Egypt which I found interesting and the narrator's descriptions and imitations made it seem like an action movie was playing in my head.
Loved the Indiana Jones stories and Knox will be my new hero too. When I started reading the second book by Will Adams I thought that I might like it more then his debut.
Because the book felt more balanced and all. And I have to be honest, the story sounded promising and I was excited to read more. But the further I got, the more I got annoyed. And in the end I am not sure why Will Adams needed so many pages for this story. It was all a bit too confusing, especially when you needed more than 2 days to read this book. Plus, he did the same mistake he already did When I started reading the second book by Will Adams I thought that I might like it more then his debut.
Plus, he did the same mistake he already did in his first novel. When he reached towards the end, it all goes way too fast. Also, how Daniel Knox, the hero, still could run or just say stand upright after all he'd been through, is seriously beyond me. Still, it was a good read but nothing that exciting.
I love Will Adams' style of writing, with short sections usually ending in a cliff-hanger, and each section rolling into what is happening in another locale with the other characters. One would think that it would be easy to find a place to stop in such a book, because there's always a good break, but it made me keep reading because I wanted to know how the storyline that had just had a break would play out. This one kept me up well into the night! I also liked all of the ancient Egyptian and Jewish history in the book, comparisons of stories from different mythological traditions, and reading about the objects of daily life that were being excavated and how they might have been used.
View 1 comment. If you like the first Daniel Knox story you'll love this one. Similar twists and chases but a nice story line, good recurrence of characters from the fist book and an interesting mix of less than Wholesome Christian Motives in an Islamic world. Adams does stray a bit more from verifiable history, falling back on that old saw of Akhenaten and Moses perhaps being the same person, though even he throws in doubt on the part of Knox. Again, like the first, the book ends with an exciting discovery. Apr 05, Saraswati Urao added it. Din't like this book much and i discontinued.
Nov 04, Speesh rated it it was ok Shelves: ancient-history , adventure.
This could have been much a much better book. But isn't because it really seems like it can't decide what it actually wants to be. An interesting, surprising ancient revelation. Unfortunately, it ends up feeling like it falls in an unenthusiastic heap somewhere between the two. But it is p This could have been much a much better book.
But it is probably one that would surprise a lot of the readers of this type of Historical Mystery and Adventure novel. But by losing the premis amongst a convoluted tale of chases, corrupt Egyptian Police, mad US preachers, old girlfriends, narcissistic TV Archaeologists and their assistants and rain, lots of rain, it really doesn't become what it could have been. But, having read the previous one?
I can't decide. Then, as with a lot of these type of adventure stories, he's also fallen into the trap of putting quotation marks around his theory. Where characters being chased by all sorts of officialdom or underworld hoodlums, run through the streets dodging bullets while also running through what sounds like the presentation of a doctorate thesis. Really, especially in the early sections, the number of lectures they give each other, masquerading as conversations, is unbelievable. Not to say extremely dull if you're supposed to be reading, or supposed to be writing, an adventure story.
And, in a story where they generally accidentally stumble upon illicit archaeological digs and fall over artifacts in obscure Egyptian back-street markets, isn't it lucky that - for instance and amongst many other examples - that Knox had; " Then with the chase and adventure part of the story, another irritation came forward. Clearly having read and misunderstood too many Robert Ludlum books, he tries to keep too many not all that interesting balls in the air.
Switching between different locations and different aspects of the action in the hope of simulating the frenetic atmosphere he's wanting to project. If not handled correctly, it just gives the whole thing discontinuity. And this isn't handled correctly or with any great enthusiasm.
It just ends up feeling too broken up and frustratingly disjointed. It was good, but not great. It was exciting in parts, but not in enough parts. It was interesting in premis, but unenthusiastically handled. And that lack of enthusiasm spread to this reader as well. Should I read another of his? Feb 01, Vonette rated it did not like it. The blurb for this book on this site begins by saying that "fact collides with fiction. Unfortunately, fact gets knocked clean out and tossed from the book right away. I found it amusing that this book makes fun of a character who writes books that put forward wild and sensational theories about history.
This character gets taken down a few pegs by an archeologist who points out his complete lack of evidence, yet the author happily goes about his story inventing The blurb for this book on this site begins by saying that "fact collides with fiction. This character gets taken down a few pegs by an archeologist who points out his complete lack of evidence, yet the author happily goes about his story inventing even wilder ideas and allowing his characters to unbelievably stumble across fictional evidence -- how very convenient to be able to make up your own evidence and justify one character while maligning another even though there is very little difference between them in terms of their ability to come up with wild theories.
Being somewhat familiar myself with the Bible and with the history of its writing, I found it laughable how little the author of this book understands his subject, and how quick he is to accept and put forth as fact theories about the writing and history of the Bible which are not at all well proven or universally accepted in archeological circles.
And the cave of treasures?!? Never even heard of it before. Must be in some apocryphal book I suppose -- probably written long after the Pentateuch.
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Yet in the book, Knox talks about it as if it is in the Bible and anyone familiar with the Bible will know about it. I could go on and on, but there is no point. So, I'll finish off by asking, am I the only one who finds it really irritating when authors make ordinary human characters especially men act as if they are superhuman by continuing to accomplish amazing physical feats after having severe concussions AND being beat up, AND being knocked over the head again, AND AND AND.
Oh, but the lead female character gets hit on the head once and is unconscious through much of the story and ends up in the hospital for a long time! Aug 27, brian dean rated it it was ok. This is a sequel to "The Alexandria Affair" or something like that. Perhaps all the character development was in taken care of in that book. The Da Vinci elements are there; action followed by cliffhanger, followed by learned and believable theories of ancient times repeated again and again.
The thing is, each of those segments is likely to be little more than a page long. Th This is a sequel to "The Alexandria Affair" or something like that. The story, while interesting, was a little too chopped up for me. I enjoy books set in exotic locales for their description of those locations. In reading CS Forester, you can almost hear the wind in the rigging and the calls of gulls. If you read Kipling, you want to go to India.
I didn't get the same connection to the country and that has to be a challenge, when dealing with such a historic and picturesque place as Egypt. If i found another book by the author at a used book store, I would probably pick it up. Sep 09, Lisa rated it really liked it. A girl's body is found in the desert and an odd artefact discovered on a market stall of Alexandria lead to two different but interwined investigations that call up questions about history and all it portrays and leads Daniel Knox, Egyptologist, into scandal and danger.
A fascinating historical mystery. I really enjoyed reading about Egyptian myths and theories and about the different interpretations of the bible; they were obviously well researched and made sense which meant it made extremely in A girl's body is found in the desert and an odd artefact discovered on a market stall of Alexandria lead to two different but interwined investigations that call up questions about history and all it portrays and leads Daniel Knox, Egyptologist, into scandal and danger.
I really enjoyed reading about Egyptian myths and theories and about the different interpretations of the bible; they were obviously well researched and made sense which meant it made extremely interesting reading but didn't bog you down in too much detail. The characters were likeable and real and fit well into the story.
The storyline itself kept my interest even though there were a couple of different strands leading to the same point, this was helped along by short and succinct chapters that made it easy to keep track of the story and chracters at all times so it was never confusing. Considering I picked this up with little enthusiasm I have to say it made for a very interesting and fascinating read that I did really enjoy! Never judge a book by its cover! Jul 13, Nina Gayle rated it did not like it Shelves: fiction-adult-secular. I found this book offensive for its portrayal of Christian characters.
One of the main villains is a Christian preacher who repeatedly tries to murder the main character, Daniel Knox. The Christian students who are working at the dig are portrayed as dumb. The only Christian character who is a good person is a minor characer named Claire, who is not introduced until the last part of the story.
The plot of this story is well-paced, but far-fetched. The characters are poorly developed. The views o I found this book offensive for its portrayal of Christian characters. The views on Christianity, the Bible, and history are unbelievable. I wouldn't recommend this book unless you want to read an action-packed story with cardboard chracters that is anti-Christian in its views of the Bible and in the portrayal of most of its characters.
This book is too much like a formula book: one of those best sellers that are constantly written by the same people, and they're all the same.
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