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The Pharaoh Key
02 May 2019 * PAPERBACK * £8.99 * 9781788547727

Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist and master thief, will face his most dangerous mission yet in the sequel to Beyond the Ice Limit.

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 320 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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The Lost Island
Beyond the Ice Limit
Also in Gideon Crew series
The Pharaoh KeyGideon Crew, 5by Douglas Preston, by Lincoln Child

The latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child.

There's no such thing as too great a risk for a man living on borrowed time.

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.

Time enough for one last adventure.

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.

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.

'Sit back, crack open the book and get ready for the ride of your life' DAVID BALDACCI.
'A collision between past and present that will leave you breathless' LEE CHILD.
'Relentless mayhem ... [A] thrill-a-minute read' KIRKUS.
'Their most expertly executed entertainment yet ... A big-boned thriller, one that will make a terrific movie' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
'Will keep you reading into the late hours of the night' CLIVE CUSSLER.

Douglas Preston writes about archaeology for the New Yorker and National Geographic magazines, as well as novels and nonfiction works (such as The Lost City of the Monkey God). With Lincoln Child, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures.
Lincoln Child is a Florida resident and former book editor who has published seven novels of his own, including such bestsellers as Full Wolf Moon and Deep Storm. With Douglas Preston, he writes international #1 bestselling thrillers, including the Agent Pendergast adventures. Readers can sign up for The Pendergast File, a 'strangely entertaining' newsletter from the authors, at their website, Visit

New novel from an international bestselling duo.

Sequel to Beyond the Ice Limit.

MARKET: Michael Crichton; James Rollins; Clive Cussler.

'Another clever and compelling tale ... The stellar writing is still in abundance, and Preston and Child balance the line between page-turning suspense and ancient history' Associated Press.
'The action zigzags like an out-of-control rocket toward a double-deceptive conclusion' Kirkus Reviews.
'An electrifying, riveting thriller: Read the book!' David Baldacci.
'The "Crew" stories move at a super-fast pace and never leave the reader wanting ... [This is] yet another perfectly unforgettable Preston & Child creation'
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