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The Pharaoh Key (Gideon Crew Series Book 5) Kindle Edition
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- Book 5 of 5 in Gideon Crew Series
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Doomed by a fatal illness, Gideon Crew embarks on one wild, series-ending adventure...The pace never slackens...This is a cleverly plotted yarn with some laugh-out-loud twists, the best ones involving Garza's bravery and ingenuity...When the end of a book with a dying hero makes the reader laugh, that's a neat trick. This is a great cap on the series.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
In the course of their quest, Gideon and Garza escape from a sinking ship on the Red Sea, join forces with an attractive British geologist named Imogen Blackburn, and discover a lost civilization in a remote valley. The authors keep the tone light and the reader guessing right up to the open ending, which leaves some major plot points unresolved. Fans of the Indiana Jones movies will find plenty to like.-- "Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Douglas Preston, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, worked for the American Museum of Natural History. He is an expert horseman who has ridden thousands of miles across the West. He and author Lincoln Child have cowritten numerous bestselling thrillers.
Lincoln Child is the New York Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Room, The Third Date, Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor, with Douglas Preston, of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fever Dream.
David W. Collins, audiobook narrator, began building his acting and voice-over career in San Francisco, performing in numerous radio spots, video games, national television commercials, and phone systems. Besides being an actor, he is also an award-winning sound designer, voice director, and composer in the video-game industry, having received accolades for his work with the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Thrillville, and Monkey Island franchises.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- File Size : 1575 KB
- Publication Date : June 12, 2018
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 337 pages
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (June 12, 2018)
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0763L6THT
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,044 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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So this book was very much a surprise as the slow start never picked up and the story and writing was not as compelling, or well-conceived as their other work
The lame attempt to justify this is the the character doesn’t want to burden Gideon (protagonist) with the terrible truth. He has a fatal illness and a couple weeks to live. How much of a burden could that be? Pure nonsense.
The basic plot is that Gideon and Manuel are undertaking a dangerous exploratory mission, in search of riches that may be held by an undiscovered tomb of a pharaoh. You have weeks to live and you’re going to burn them on this? Along the way, they stumble into situations of certain death, only to be saved by banal improbable escapes. A woman imposes herself into their expedition and they are enslaved by a primitive tribe. Insert an assortment of hackneyed events of the great white explorers being captured, accepted and then revered.
Then, there are the contradictions. As example, once enslaved, they are assigned tasks. It is noted that, even though Gideon is a fair shot with the tribe’s bow and arrows, he isn’t included in the hunting parties. Within a few pages later, our heroes are plotting their escape and assessing their chances. It comes up in their discussion that the tribe possesses only primitive weapons and doesn’t even have bows and arrows. How was it determined that Gideon could shoot the tribe’s bows and arrow when they don’t even have them?
As for reviews that lament the end of the Gideon Crew series, don’t bet on it. If true to form, this is buyer bait and look for a pulling-a-rabbit-out-of-the-hat explanation of his return.
While there are parts that entertain, the undelivered promises do not merit a reward by reading it.
Top reviews from other countries
seemed rushed and the storyline suffered because of that. I will not spoil your read by saying more only that I was very disappointed with the last of a good series.