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The Pharaoh Key
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The Pharaoh Key
Gideon Crew Series, Book 5
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Gideon Crew-brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer-is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight.

Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life-or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds-but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.

Gideon Crew-brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer-is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight.

Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc.

What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life-or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds-but as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.

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  • Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 30, 2018
    The entertaining fifth Gideon Crew novel from bestsellers Preston and Child (after 2016’s Beyond the Ice Limit) takes professional thief Gideon and his courageous sidekick, Manuel Garza, from New York City—where their employer, Effective Engineering Solutions, has suddenly ceased operations—to Egypt in search of a treasure that was the object of EES’s last, unfinished case. Before their departure, Gideon and Manuel make a final visit to EES’s Manhattan office, where they surreptitiously download a picture of the ancient Phaistos Disk; they soon succeed in breaking the code inscribed on the disk and revealing the treasure’s exact location in the Hala’ib Triangle. In the course of their quest, Gideon and Garza escape from a sinking ship on the Red Sea, join forces with an attractive British geologist named Imogen Blackburn, and discover a lost civilization in a remote valley. The authors keep the tone light and the reader guessing right up to the open ending, which leaves some major plot points unresolved. Fans of the Indiana Jones movies will find plenty to like. Agent: Eric Simonoff, WME.

  • AudioFile Magazine Indiana Jones fans, fasten your seat belts--or more appropriately, your camel saddles--and hang on for a nonstop ride. This audiobook is the fifth entry in the Gideon Crew series. Having had his fatal diagnosis confirmed, Gideon chooses to spend the remaining months of his life with his colleague, Manuel Garza, and an enigmatic geoarchaeologist, Imogen. They're tracking down a mysterious ancient fortune in a remote area of the Egyptian dessert. Narrator David W. Collins returns to portray Gideon, who for a very smart and successful adventurer sounds a bit whiny and peevish. (Maybe dying will do that to you.) He is less successful with Imogen's inconsistent British accent. Most importantly, he successfully differentiates Gideon from the cantankerous Garza. E.Q. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
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