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The Lost Army of Cambyses

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A book by Paul Sussman

Sussman's accomplished first thriller mixes an ancient legend of an invading Persian army swallowed up by a sandstorm in the Egyptian desert with the explosive politics of modern Egypt. London zoologist Tara Mullray comes to the pyramids at Saqqara to … see full wiki

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Author: Paul Sussman
Publisher: Grove Press
1 review about The Lost Army of Cambyses

Murder and mayhem in the desert

  • Jun 29, 2009
This book is perfect for beach reading, which is where I was when I read it. The plot is convoluted, and the action fast and furious. There are some gruesome murders, and it's almost impossible to tell which character is exactly what he or she appears to be.

The author is obviously quite familiar with Egypt and its history, and the search for this lost army is extremely interesting. There is a very dangerous terrorist-type in the book, and he haunts the life of the policeman-protagonist. Everything comes together in the end, and all of the mysteries are solved, but I still wonder how many people in this book could spend days crossing the desert without having something covering their heads? Just one of life's unsolved mysteries, I guess.

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