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The pharaoh key / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

By: Preston, Douglas J, 1956- [author.].
Contributor(s): Child, Lincoln, 1957- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Preston, Douglas J., Gideon Crew: book 5.Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018Edition: First edition.Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781788547727; 9781455525829 ; 1455525820 .Subject(s): Antiquities -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Crew, Gideon (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Adventure stories. | Suspense fiction.Summary: Gideon Crew; brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer, is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc. What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life, or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds, 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.
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The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child. <p> There's no such thing as too great a risk for a man living on borrowed time. </p> <p>Gideon Crew is out of a job but it is the least of his worries: his doctor has just told him he has only months to live.</p> <p>Time enough for one last adventure.</p> <p>For a century, the infamously enigmatic hieroglyphs etched into the Phaistos Disk have defied interpretation. But now, after five long years of computer-aided code-breaking, Gideon has a lead on an undiscovered civilization, long-lost beneath the sands of the Egyptian Sahara.</p> <p>As a man facing the end of his days, Crew needs little persuasion to pack up and head out into the heart of the desert.</p> <p> 'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI.<br> 'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD.<br> 'Relentless mayhem ... [A] thrill-a-minute read' KIRKUS .<br> 'Their most expertly executed entertainment yet ... A big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific movie' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY .<br> 'Will keep you reading into the late hours of the night' CLIVE CUSSLER. </p>

Gideon Crew; brilliant scientist, master thief, intrepid adventurer, is shocked when his former employer, Eli Glinn, vanishes without a trace, and Glinn's high-tech lab Effective Engineering Solutions shuts down seemingly overnight. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Crew is contacted by one of his former coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who has a bead on one final treasure hinted at in EES's final case, the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet of a previously undiscovered civilization: The Phaistos Disc. What lies at the end of the trail will either save Gideon's life, or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. Crew once again faces incredible odds, 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.

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