Egyptologist Daniel Knox's lifelong fascination with Alexander the Great and his tomb, a fabled wonder of the ancient world, could be the death of him. After construction workers excavating in Alexandria expose a catacomb dating back to ancient times, Knox eagerly sneaks in to scout the cavernous and dusty site. Among the relics he finds clues that may solve one of the world's greatest mysteries: the last resting place of Alexander the Great.
"Very strong start to a (hopefully) lengthy series"
On the trail of the lost Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeologist Daniel Knox stumbles upon a theft in progress at an ancient temple near Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed, and the finger of suspicion points at Knox himself. To add to his mounting worries, his partner Gaille Bonnard is kidnapped while showing a television crew around the ruins of Amarna.
"action packed foray into speculative archeology"
A high-stakes thriller which weaves Turkey's war-torn past with action, adventure and conspiracy. British business intelligence operative Iain Black is caught up in the car-bombing of a hotel in Southern Turkey while investigating a murky Lebanese banker. His partner, Mustafa, is killed in the blast, and Iain vows to find out who is responsible. Working with beautiful Dutch historian Aletta Neuhuis, who was also affected in the bombing, Iain ‘s investigative trail leads to Turkey's past - to the invasion of Northern Cyprus in 1974, and further back in time to the Trojan War.
A breath-taking thriller which weaves history and religion with action, adventure and apocalypse…Luke Hayward is adrift. Blacklisted out of academia, he is in no position to refuse when a client asks for his expert help in recovering some lost Isaac Newton papers. But a chance discovery in a dusty attic plunges Luke into a race to uncover the truth behind some seemingly random scribbling’s - a race which pits Luke against a fundamentalist madman with dangerously powerful friends.
This week on the Splendid Table, we talk to food activist and McArthur Genius award recipient, Will Allen, about urban farming, journalist Adam Leith Gollner introduces us to the Italian region of Abruzzo, the Sterns are at Pie Hut in Sandpoint, Idaho, and Amy Bentley, the author of _Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health and the Industrialization of the American Diet_,gives us a quick history of baby food.