“a pulse-pounding adventure intricate enough to satisfy tech-savvy geeks and hard-core adrenaline junkies alike.”—Booklist
Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is falling apart. While her beloved younger sister is dying of a rare illness, Rachel is running out of time to connect the intricate pieces of a technological puzzle that will keep her alive. When a call comes from thousands of miles away, she is shocked to learn that a mysterious man named John Tavak has unearthed a stunningly important secret in an Egyptian tomb. It’s a discovery that humankind has been seeking for centuries—one that may save the life of Rachel’s sister and many thousands more.
“Enormously exciting…escapist thrills of the highest order.”
—RT Book club
But a powerful enemy is also in white-hot pursuit. Desperate to protect Tavak’s find, Rachel adds her own cutting-edge expertise to his, joining forces—across three continents—to bring to light an ancient civilization’s amazing legacy. As their lethal adversary draws closer, Rachel and Tavak will face murder and deceit at every turn as they race to unravel a 4,500-year-old secret…before it is lost to the ages.
At the start of this fast-paced romantic thriller, the second from the bestselling mother and son Johansen team (Silent Thunder), Rachel Kirby, a computer whiz in Houston, Tex., is working hard to spur medical research on Krabbe's disease, a rare nervous-system disorder afflicting her sister, Allie. After Rachel narrowly survives a sniper's bullet, she receives an e-mail from John Tavak, a stranger who claims to be trapped in an Egyptian tomb, where he's met Peseshet, an ancient physician who may have a cure for Allie's ailment. The sisters set off on a globe-trotting adventure featuring gunfights, explosions and contrived romantic subplots. Rachel finds herself attracted to the enigmatic Tavak, while Allie starts falling for Hal Demanski, a spoiled billionaire who ends up aiding their efforts to get Peseshet's secrets before an evil pharmaceutical company does. Despite the lack of character development or surprising plot twists, action fans should be satisfied. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Authors : Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Published Year : 2009
Edition : 1
Format : Hardcover, 416 pages
ISBN : 0312368038
ISBN13 : 9780312368036