Excerpt from The Third Gate

In case you missed it, I released She Wore Mourning on Friday. One reader emailed me to say, “WOW WOW!! It’s like all my favorite old detective shows brought up to the 21st century… you know, like Perry Mason, Jim Rockford and on and on!” I hope you will like the first of the Zachary Goldman Mysteries too!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I am currently reading The Third Gate  by Lincoln Child, a novel in the Jeremy Logan series.

An enigmalogist, a doctor of transmortality studies, and a treasure seeker join forces in Egypt to uncover one of the earth’s greatest mysteries… need I say more? Buckle up for a good adventure, this one has been fun so far!

Against the advice of the assisting doctors I continued heroic measures.” He leaned forward. “And, Jeremy—she pulled through. I finally revived her, fourteen minutes after all brain function had ceased.”

Lincoln Child, 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 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.

Comments

  1. Sounds pretty spooky! Hope you’re enjoying it. (That word, enigmalogist, is a mouthful! Did the author invent it or has it been around before this. When I Google it, everything is about this character!) Here’s the link from this week’s Tuesday intro and teaser from Wedlock: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1za

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