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By Paul Sussman
The incidents seem unconnected, yet Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police is suspicious, as is the archaeologist’s daughter, Tara Mullray. Lured right into a labyrinth of intrigue, violence, and betrayal through a mysterious hieroglyphic fragment and rumors of a mythic misplaced tomb, what started as a look for the reality turns into a race for survival. faced by way of either cutting-edge adversaries and ghosts from their pasts, Khalifa and Mullray locate themselves on a path that leads into the desert’s unforgiving, burning middle, and the reply to at least one of the best mysteries of the traditional world.
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Massey tore off part a bread roll and, smearing it with butter, jammed it in his mouth. 'So what is going on? ' he requested, chewing. 'Well,' acknowledged Squires, staring at the American's mouth with a mix of fascination and disgust, 'it turns out our acquaintances have eventually grew to become up in Luxor. is not that correct, Jemal? ' 'They obtained during this afternoon,' proven the Egyptian. 'This entire charade is fucking ridiculous. ' Massey grunted. 'We recognize the place the piece is. Why do not we simply pass in and get it? cease pussying round. ' 'Because there is too nice a chance of giving ourselves away,' defined Squires. 'We cannot exhibit our hand till we totally need to. ' 'We're now not taking part in pinochle right here. ' the yankee sniffed. 'There's much driving in this. ' 'I have fun with that,' stated Squires. 'For the instant, despite the fact that, it really is greater that we remain within the historical past. Why take pointless hazards while Lacage and the lady can take them for us? ' 'I don't love it,' acknowledged Massey, chewing. 'I do not fucking love it. ' 'Everything will determine. ' 'I suggest, Sayf al-Tha'r . . . ' 'Everything will paintings out,' repeated Squires, a faint trace of annoyance creeping into his voice, 'so lengthy as we retain our nerve. ' The waiter got here again with the wine checklist and, returning his glasses to his nostril, Squires started to research it. Massey set to work buttering the second one half his roll. 'There is one moderate problem,' acknowledged Squires after a second, no longer elevating his eyes. 'Here it comes,' growled Massey. 'What? ' 'A policeman. From Luxor. apparently he is discovered in regards to the lacking hieroglyphs. ' 'Fucking Jesus fuck! Do you've any thought what is at stake the following? ' 'I have each idea,' acknowledged Squires, the annoyance in his voice now unmistakable. 'I don't, in spite of the fact that, intend to get hysterical approximately it. ' 'Don't you patronize me, you cock-sucking limey—' Jemal slammed his fist at the desk, making their cutlery leap and glasses rattle. 'Stop it,' he hissed. 'This isn't worthwhile. ' the 3 of them sank into an offended silence. Massey gobbled the remainder of his roll. Squires performed distractedly along with his fork. Jemal began telling off his fear beads. 'Jemal is right,' acknowledged the Englishman finally. 'Arguing between ourselves is lower than efficient. The query is, what will we do approximately this fellow from Luxor? ' 'I might have notion that was once obvious,' snapped Massey. 'This thing's too vital to allow a few hick paper-pusher screw every little thing up. ' 'Holy God,' hissed Jemal. 'You're asserting we should always kill him? A policeman? ' 'No, we purchase him a gown and take him dancing for the evening! What the fuck do you think that i am announcing? ' The Egyptian stared at Massey with undisguised loathing, his fists clenching and unclenching at the tablecloth. Squires laid apart the wine record and, putting his fingers jointly, rested his chin at the counsel of his arms. 'Elimination does look relatively drastic within the circumstances,' he stated quietly. 'Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut and all that. I see no it's because we isn't capable of remedy the matter with out recourse to violence. Jemal? ' 'I'll get him taken off the case,' he stated.