Review: The Pharaoh Key

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Book Blurb:

 “I just want to be crystal clear about this: if it has value, we’re gonna steal it. Are you with me?”Effective Engineering Solutions has been inexplicably shut down and the head of the company, Eli Glinn, has all but vanished. Fresh off a diagnosis that gives him only months to live, Gideon Crew is contacted by one of his coworkers at EES, Manuel Garza, who tells him the two have mere hours to collect their belongings before the office closes forever. After years of dedicated service and several high-risk missions, theirs seems like the most ignoble of terminations-until Gideon and Garza happen upon an incredible discovery. After centuries of silence, a code-breaking machine at EES has cracked the long-awaited translation of a centuries-old stone tablet, the Phaistos Disc, that dates back to an otherwise completely unknown, ancient civilization. The mysteries of the message itself hint at incredible treasures, and perhaps even a world-altering secret. No one remains at EES to take on this most remarkable mission but Gideon and Garza. The two agree to solve the mystery of the disc’s message and split the spoils: the perfect parting gift their employer doesn’t know he has given. What lies at the end of the trail may save Gideon’s life-or bring it to a sudden, shocking close. As Gideon and Garza soon discover, some missions are more dangerous than others. 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.

My Review:

Are you a fan of Indiana Jones movies? If so, I think you’ll really like this book because it reminds me of those movies. The book moves along from one adventure to another with scarcely a moment to breathe. There’s mystery, adventure, and danger aplenty along with some interesting characters. Once you get into the story you won’t want to stop reading. The ending was a bit surprising to me. I had expected something different. If you like mystery/thrillers you’ll probably like this book. I’d give it 4 stars.

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About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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6 Responses to Review: The Pharaoh Key

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    Cool. This sounds like something right down my alley.
    Thanks!

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I didn’t think I’d enjoy the DaVinci Code, but I couldn’t put it down. This sounds like it could be similar, so I’ll check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. A former kid who really wanted to be an archaeologist here! Yep, sounds good to me.

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