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The third gate : a novel

by Child, Lincoln.

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An archaeological expedition digging where it shouldn't. . .
A crown so powerful it is rumored to be cursed. . .
And the one man who can explain it all. . .

Deep in a nearly impassable swamp south of the Egyptian border, an archaeological team is searching for the burial chamber of King Narmer, the fabled pharaoh. Narmer's crown might be buried with him: the elusive "double" crown of the two Egypts. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, strange things begin to happen. Could an ancient curse be responsible? Jeremy Logan, history professor and master interpreter of bizarre and inexplicable enigmas, is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds raises fresh questions . . . and immediate alarm.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jeremy Logan, a character who appeared in a minor role in two earlier Child novels, takes center stage here. Logan is a history professor whose speciality is enigmalogy, the study of puzzling, bizarre, or paranormal events hauntings, the Loch Ness Monster, etc. (the term appears to be a made-up coinage, a spin-off, perhaps, of the real discipline of enigmatology). Here Logan is recruited by famed treasure hunter Porter Stone to investigate some curious events that have occurred following the unearthing of the tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh. Is this an ancient curse or the work of modern-day villains? Child, who with his longtime writing partner, Douglas Preston, is responsible for the Special Agent Pendergast and Gideon Crew novels, has had quite a bit of success with his solo efforts, and this one should also do well. Its characters are well drawn (Logan is a dogged investigator, and Stone is appropriately, um, enigmatic), and the mystery is nicely handled, keeping readers guessing as to whether something supernatural is going on here. Of the author's solo novels, this could be the best so far.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Child (Terminal Freeze) more than succeeds in making a mummy's curse terrifying in this superb supernatural thriller. Yale medieval history professor Jeremy Logan has such a reputation as a professional "enigmalogist" (someone who investigates ghosts and mythic creatures) that wealthy treasure hunter Porter Stone recruits Logan to assist his team with a dangerous excavation in Egypt. Stone believes he's found the location of the tomb of Narmer, a legendary pharaoh, but it's in the forbidding area known as the Sudd, a huge inaccessible swamp. Stone's expedition has been plagued by a series of bizarre events, from equipment failure to the disappearance of 200 pounds of meat, occurrences that may be the result of a warning Narmer inscribed in stone of the fate awaiting those who violate his final resting place. Child evokes fear through understatement, and his characters are much more than the paper-thin puppets of similarly themed novels. Readers will hope to see more of Logan in a sequel. Agent: Eric Simonoff, William Morris Endeavor. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Jeremy Logan series
#1 - Deep storm
#2 - Terminal freeze
#3 - The Third gate
#4 - The Forgotten room
#5 - Full wolf moon
Subjects College teachers -- Fiction.
Americans -- Middle East -- Fiction.
Archaeological expeditions -- Sudan -- Fiction.
Pharaohs -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction, American.
Suspense fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher New York :Anchor, Books,2013
Edition 1st Anchor Books mass-market ed.
Language English
Description 403 pages ; 18 cm
ISBN 0307473740 (mass market pbk.)
9780307473745 (mass market pbk.)
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