Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Medical thriller - SPHINX

Dr. Robin Cook " he leaves the medical field behind and delves into the world of Egyptology..
The novel's main character, Erica Baron is an Egyptologist employed by the Boston Musuem of Fine Arts. With her personal life on hold, Erica flies to Cairo to fulfill a life long ambition. To see the ruins of ancient Egypt with her own eyes, and translate some of the hieroglyphics. She has left behind a disappointed, Jewish mother, who thinks her education was a waste, and her sometime fiance, she is immediately plunged into a mystery which reaches back to the time of Seti I. From being shown, a priceless life sized statue of Pharaoh Seti I, to witnessing the murder of the shop owner and theft of the statue, she is immersed in a world of suspense, treachery, black market profiteers, and a desire to preserve the treasures of the ancient world...

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