The Lost Army of Cambyses

The Lost Army of Cambyses

A Yusuf Khalifa Novel

Book - 2003
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Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police investigates suspicions that three murders are related and teams up with the daughter of one of the victims in a race for survival and a search for a lost tomb.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2003, c2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312301538
0312301537
Branch Call Number: FIC Suss
Characteristics: 371 p. : map

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According to Herodotus, in 523 B.C., Persian emperor Cambyses dispatched an army of 50,000 men to the Egyptian desert to destroy the oracle of Amun at Siwa. Somewhere in that vast western desert, the army disappeared. In present-day Egypt, young scientist Tara Mullvay finds her archaeologist father murdered. The small artifact she discovers among his possessions soon puts her life in danger. In Luxor, police inspector Yusuf Khalifa investigates two brutal murders that involve ancient artifacts and a trail that leads him to Tara’s father and his excavations. Dangerous enemies, including a modern radical Islamic terrorist group, are after the artifacts and are determined to prevent Yusuf and Tara from finding the site of the lost army.

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