Well I was excited to see this week’s selection from B&N for it’s Free Friday Book Download. After a hectic week of running around I could use a globe trotting thriller with WWII, Nazis and archaeologists ala Indiana Jones! I’m always pleasantly surprised with the selection since they vary from week to week. This looks like the perfect book to read over coffee as I try to escape from the stress of my life! So Paul Sussman take me away to far off lands, mystery and a swashbuckling hero. Hmmm I wonder if I would make a great archaeologist I do love history, exploring and lecturing people about my opinions but I don’t know if I’d enjoy all the digging! I’m such a city chick that I wouldn’t know what to do with all my modern conveniences
This week’s Free Fridays selection, The Last Secret of the Temple by Paul Sussman, is a fast-paced, globe-trotting thriller.
As soon as you dip into The Last Secret of the Temple, you’ll see why Sussman’s smart, complex storytelling made him an international bestseller. The plot weaves together a centuries-old secret, a World War II-era Nazi plot, and the current strife in the Middle East. An old man turns up dead at an Egyptian archaeological site, and soon Inspector Yusuf Khalifa is pulled into the case. Something valuable—and possibly world-altering—is hidden in this ancient land, and the truth it could reveal would have dire consequences for the politically-fragile Mideast. Sussman was an archaeologist by trade, and offered twists, turns, and fascinating historical detail, all within the pages of this impressive thriller.
Once the excitement of The Last Temple makes you a Paul Sussman fan, another explosive book, the just-published Labyrinth of Osiris, awaits.