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The Resource The Alexander cipher, Will Adams

The Alexander cipher, Will Adams

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The Alexander cipher
Title
The Alexander cipher
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Will Adams
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Language
eng
Summary
"A debut, rip-roaring archeological thriller about the search for the lost tomb of Alexander the Great "--Provided by the publisher
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  • Daniel Knox, a dive instructor and former archeologist, is just one of many characters searching for Alexander the Great's lost tomb in British author Adams's less than suspenseful debut. Aboard a dive boat in the Red Sea, Knox goes against his better judgment and rescues an attractive young blonde from the clutches of wealthy Hassan al-Assyuti, who's intent on rape and battery. Knox must then go on the run, leaving him barely enough time to fall in love with Gaille Bonnard, a demotic language expert working on a dig connected to Alexander in northern Egypt. In Alexandria, construction manager Mohammed el-Dahab has stumbled on a necropolis that will eventually point all the competing searchers toward Alexander's actual tomb. Thriller fans with an interest in Egyptology and Alexander will find much to like, while those seeking swift action and adventure will find themselves bogged down in too many subplots and historical factoids. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed December 1, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 48, p26)
  • In a welcome respite from the glut of Christendom-shattering, artifact-protecting, Secret Order thrillers, debut author Adams offers up something new. A cobbled-together team—a Greek archaeologist, her French assistant/language specialist, and quasi-corrupt Egyptian antiquities officials—finds a clue that, when deciphered, leads them to the real tomb of Alexander the Great. Here's the twist—the whole operation is funded by a wealthy Macedonian nationalist who will use Alexander's body to mobilize his compatriots to wage war against Greece for sovereignty. Rival archaeologist Daniel Knox is our misunderstood action hero and romantic lead in the style of Indiana Jones and Dirk Pitt, fractionally more skilled at eluding peril than becoming ensnared in it. Adams racks up a generous body count; some victims we have grown to like. The violence is graphic and the language at times coarse, though commensurate with the world of baksheesh, graft, and unchecked power depicted here. Not literature, but a plausible, fun heist-thriller that compels the reader to wonder, What if? Recommended for most popular fiction collections. [Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/08.]—Laura A.B. Cifelli, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., FL --Laura A.B. Cifelli (Reviewed February 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 3, p92)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299682
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Adams, Will
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6101.D365
LC item number
A79 2009
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Adams, W.
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True
Series statement
Daniel Knox
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Archaeology
  • Tombs
  • Treasure troves
  • Buried treasure
  • Archaeology
  • Tombs
  • Treasure troves
Label
The Alexander cipher, Will Adams
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text
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Control code
ocn225870168
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780446404709
Lccn
2008022343
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)225870168
Label
The Alexander cipher, Will Adams
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn225870168
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780446404709
Lccn
2008022343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225870168

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