Tutankhamun: The Last Secret
by Christian Jacq
Simon & Schuster Ltd Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781847373717
Date: 02 February 2009 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Christian Jacq, the French prolific author whose tales of ancient Egypt have delighted hundreds of thousands of readers across the globe offers up his latest tale, Tutankhamun: The Last Secret - perhaps more easily labelled 'historical' rather than 'genre' fiction, this nevertheless is an intriguing thriller.
"After receiving an anonymous message, New York lawyer Mark Wilder arrives in Cairo to learn the shocking news that he is the illegitimate son of Howard Carter, the famous archeologist who discovered Tutankhamun's tomb. Before he died in mysterious circumstances, Carter informed Abbot Pacomas, the last descendant of the great priests of Amon, that only his lost son could continue his life's quest: to find the papyrus hidden in Tutankhamun's tomb and reveal its contents to the world. No archive mentions this lost papyrus, archeologists deny its very existence, mystical forces unleash themselve to protect it. It has become a legend - just like the curse that claims all those who disturb the pharaoh's eternal slumber. The quest to uncover Tutankhamun's final secret is fraught with danger. And as he attempts to complete his father's mission, Mark finds himself facing new enemies Howard Carter could never have foreseen, including the CIA and the Egyptian police."