The Third Gate
Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower... show more
Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly possessed of awesome powers. The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions . . . and alarm. In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world.
Publish date: June 12th 2012
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
Formulaic. Predictable. Still it was fun. Written by a skilled professional thriller writer, the story hums along in a Da Vinci Code/Indiana Jones sort of way. It was a good light read. Light on the history. Light on the tension. Light on the depth of characterization. Even the chapters are ...
This being the first in the Jeremy Logan series, I expected a lot of info dumping which we got but just not in the vein I expected. Jeremy Logan is a self-titled enigmalogist, someone who debunks or confirms bizarre events - ghosts, haunted houses, vengeful spirits etc. Jeremy joins the high tech ...
This book pulled me in with the NDE at the beginning and kept me going along with all the Eqyptology but is somehow didn't put it all together for me. Still a very enjoyable read, and definitely kept the pages turning but it just wasn't heavy enough on one side or the other.
For his latest solo outing, Lincoln Child (author of Terminal Freeze, Deep Storm, and the Pendergast series with frequent co-writer Douglas Preston) shifts the tomb-raiders-battle-ancient-evil story from the clichés of the genre by moving the setting away from the usual sand-swept plains of Egypt. I...