Non stop adventure and death defying chases in Will Adam’s outstanding debut novel.
It's 318 BC in the deserts of Libya, and Alexander the Great is buried as only a God should be, placed in a golden Sarcophagus in a catacomb of chambers, each packed with diamonds, rubies and gold. This was how he should have remained, but time waits for no-one.
2007 and underwater archaeologist Daniel Knox has been on the trail of Alexander's Gold ever since he can remember. When a tomb is uncovered on the construction site of a new hotel, Daniel believes he has found the clue to what he has been working towards for years. But the discovery has alerted two of the most dangerous men in the world, and Daniel is now a marked man.
‘A cracking adventure…Enthralling’ The Observer
‘The action crackles along’ Daily Mail
About the author
Will Adams worked as a shop salesman, painter & decorator, warehouse porter and microfiche technician before joining a Washington DC-based firm of business history consultants, for whom he wrote a number of corporate histories and biographies, taking time off between projects to travel to remote places in search of exotic settings for his stories. He later worked as a communications consultant for a London agency before resigning and selling his flat to give himself a shot at fulfilling his lifelong ambition of becoming a novelist
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.
The Alexander Cypher
What an amazing book. Fast paced, action packed, but at the same time paints some beautiful portraits of Egypt and provides plenty of history lessons about the ancient Greeks.
I would highly recommend it to adventure readers and lovers of fine historical novels.