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A fading papyrus, nearly four thousand years old. Within it lie the clues to a fabulous treasure from an almost forgotten time ...a riddle that becomes a savage battle across the unforgiving terrain of North Africa. When her husband is brutally murdered, beautiful half-English, half-Egyptian Royan Al Simmu is forced to seek refuge in England. With eminent archaelogist Nicholas Quenton-Harper, she can pick up the pieces of her shattered life and find the courage to return to Ethiopia. For Duraid. And for the dreams of an ancient Pharoah ...Because others will stop at thing to claim the prize as their own. 'A desert sandstorm couldn't get pages turning faster than Smith' Independent On Sunday 'Full blooded, muscle-on-bone-crunching treasure hunt ...it is n-stop action' Daily Express
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.