What mystical secrets lie beneath the Great Pyramids? The world changes for Ethan Gage--one-time assistant to the renowned Ben Franklin--on a night in post-revolutionary Paris, when he wins a mysterious medallion in a card game. Framed soon after for the murder of a prostitute and facing the grim prospect of either prison or death, the young expatriate American barely escapes France with his life--choosing instead to accompany the new emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, on his glorious mission to conquer Egypt. With Lord Nelson's fleet following close behind, Gage sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. And in a land of ancient wonder and mystery, with the help of a beautiful Macedonian slave, he will come to realize that the unusual prize he won at the gaming table may be the key to solving one of history's greatest and most perilous riddles: who built the Great Pyramids . . . and "why"?
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- Paperback | 416 pages
- 100 x 168 x 38mm | 199.58g
- 29 Aug 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
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About William Dietrich
William Dietrich is the author of fourteen novels, including six previous Ethan Gage titles- Napoleon's Pyramids , The Rosetta Key , The Dakota Cipher , The Barbary Pirates , The Emerald Storm , and The Barbed Crown . Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Washington State.