Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Pharaoh's Secret.The City of the Dead, Egypt, 1353 BC
Buried deep beneath the Sahara desert is a secret - an ancient elixir so powerful that it is rumoured to take life from the living and restore it to the dead.
Lampedusa, present day
Off a remote island, a mysterious ship releases a deadly poison. Minutes later everyone on the island is dead. Responding to a distress call, Kurt Austin and the NUMA team struggle to understand what has caused this disaster. As they investigate the incident further, they uncover a far greater threat.
What is the truth behind the legends?
Now Kurt Austin must learn the secrets of the past if he is to save millions from horrifying deaths. But it is a desperate race against time. And he faces a deadly enemy who will stop at nothing....
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- Christian Esch
fun light reading
Everything you expect from a Clive Cussler novel. Ancient treasure, some more or less historical event with hidden effects into the present, maritime high-tech (not so much of that this time), a beautiful and smart woman for the hero, a really evil villain with some new or ancient technology to rule the world and a last minute escape. Actually, if you have read one Cussler, you have a good idea what will happen in all of them. However, he still writes them so fast-paced and full of interesting twists and turns, there is much to say about reading all of them.