The Pharaoh Key
By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Don't miss the this exciting, New York Times bestselling adventure from Preston & Child, in which the secrets of a mysterious ancient tablet may point the way to untold treasure--or unspeakable danger.
"I just want to be crystal clear about this: if it has value, we're gonna steal it. Are you with me?" Effective Engineering Solutions has been inexplicably shut down and the head of the company, Eli Glinn, has all but vanished. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Gideon Crew is contacted by one of his coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who tells him the two have mere hours to collect their belongings before the office closes forever. After years of dedicated service and several high-risk missions, theirs seems like the most ignoble of terminations-until Gideon and Garza happen upon an incredible discovery. After centuries of silence, a code-breaking machine at EES has cracked the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet, the Phaistos Disc, that dates back to an otherwise completely unknown, ancient civilization. The mysteries of the message itself hint at incredible treasures, and perhaps even a world-altering secret. No one remains at EES to take on this most remarkable mission but Gideon and Garza. The two agree to solve the mystery of the disc's message and split the spoils: the perfect parting gift their employer doesn't know he has given. What lies at the end of the trail may save Gideon's life-or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. As Gideon and Garza soon discover, some missions are more dangerous than others. But as Gideon has proved again and again, there's no such thing as too great a risk when you're living on borrowed time.
Comic Book Pablum1By Dgb65How disappointing to see these talented authors, or their proxies, produce such nonsensical foolishness. Words fail me.
The Pharaoh Key5By Gigi'sPapaHmmm...Great story that seemingly guarantees more adventures from Dr. Gideon et al
B O R I N G1By MarkWhiteLotusThe worst effort from what has been to this point two very fine thriller writers. I would swear it was written by someone else under their name for a Young Adult audience. Contrived and choppy with characters that are completely unlike able. The ending is just crap. I won’t spoil it but there is no payoff at the end. I wish I could get my money and time back.
Terrible Read1By BvrClvrI had reasonable expectations for this book, but implausibility built upon implausibility. An Army Ranger who can’t swim? Huh? Army Rangers have to pass a swim competency test. Stealing jewels from a cave with no plan for escape? What? These characters were supposed to be experienced and they came off as the Three Stooges. The ending was as implausible as the rest of the book. This was my first and last book by these two guys.
Waste of time....2By OjaijimI am generally a fan of these writers, but they missed the boat on this one. Slow and not even remotely believable. Hope they get back to form on their next effort.
Luv the authors but...2By Glenart2kLuv the authors books but this one was very slow paced and not all that exciting.
Shallow read.3By Benard1953Slightly disappointed, the story lacked any real intrigue. Gideon’s character was more of an observer of events, rather than an active participant.
Absolute drivel1By IvyplusThe first few books of this series held my interest but I’m stopping as of this book. Childish and moronic.
The Pharos key5By Nero_4204Excellent Could not put it down J.r.appleton jr m d