The Alexander Cipher

By Will Adams, Will Adams (Mass Market, 2010)
Egyptologist Daniel Knox's lifelong fascination with Alexander the Great and his tomb, a fabled wonder of the ancient world, could be the death of him. After construction workers excavating in Alexandria expose a catacomb dating back to ancient times, Knox eagerly sneaks in to scout the cavernous and dusty site. Among the relics he finds clues that may solve one of the world's greatest mysteries: the last resting place of Alexander the Great.
An unconquerable warrior king, Alexander was the single most powerful man on the planet and thought to be a god. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, the discovery of his tomb, seemingly lost forever, is within reach, triggering a deadly hunt for one of the greatest treasures of all time. Knox is not the only seeker; others are after the prize, and they would kill to win it . . .
In the spirit of the great adventure-thrillers by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Clive Cussler, Raymond Khoury, and Steve Berry, THE ALEXANDER CIPHER keeps the pages turning with a rip-roaring ride through history, archaeology, and the great deserts of Egypt.

  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780446404709

    • On Sale Date: 03/01/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Egyptologist Daniel Knox's lifelong fascination with Alexander the Great and his tomb, a fabled wonder of the ancient world, could be the death of him. After construction workers excavating in Alexandria expose a catacomb dating back to ancient times, Knox eagerly sneaks in to scout the cavernous and dusty site. Among the relics he finds clues that may solve one of the world's greatest mysteries: the last resting place of Alexander the Great.
An unconquerable warrior king, Alexander was the single most powerful man on the planet and thought to be a god. Now, nearly 2,500 years later, the discovery of his tomb, seemingly lost forever, is within reach, triggering a deadly hunt for one of the greatest treasures of all time. Knox is not the only seeker; others are after the prize, and they would kill to win it . . .
In the spirit of the great adventure-thrillers by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Clive Cussler, Raymond Khoury, and Steve Berry, THE ALEXANDER CIPHER keeps the pages turning with a rip-roaring ride through history, archaeology, and the great deserts of Egypt.

William Petre worked as a shop salesman, painter & decorator, warehouse porter and microfiche technician, before joining a Washington DC-based firm of business history consultants. He wrote a series of corporate histories and biographies for them, taking time off between projects to travel in search of exotic settings for his stories. More recently, he worked for a London communications agency, but he now concentrates on writing fiction full-time. He lives in Essex, England.

  • "Will Adams's THE ALEXANDER CIPHER is a razor-edged thriller that delves deeply into crumbling tombs and ancient secrets.  Explosively paced and tautly told, the book demands to be read in one sitting."

  • "A fast-moving, finely crafted, intelligent action-adventure that delivers on all fronts. Pick it up, settle back, and enjoy the ride."

  • This is a hugely entertaining thriller, very much in the vein of Matthew Reilly: an adroit mixture of action, character, and history. And the author does an excellent job of keeping the story moving at a brisk clip while giving us all the historical background we require to understand what all the fuss is about. Surprisingly, considering its high quality, this is Adams' first novel. (Booklist (starred review)).

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The Alexander Cipher
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US
  • Pages: 464
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446404709
  • On Sale Date: 03/01/2010
The Alexander Cipher