Paul Sussman is an international best-selling writer whose previous two books, The Last Secret of the Temple
and The Lost Army of Cambyses,
have each sold over one million copies worldwide. In his new book, The Hidden Oasis,
Sussman delivers a heart-pounding, action-packed novel set in Egypt
’s Western Desert
and revolving around a legendary desert paradise.
The Hidden Oasis
begins with the murder of Alex Hannen, a former CIA agent living in Egypt
. Her sister, Freya, a world-class mountain climber from the United States
, travels to Cairo
to help bury Alex, and once there immediately becomes suspicious of the doctor’s news that Alex had taken her own life. How, she asks, could Alex have injected herself with a lethal dose of morphine, given her lifelong fear of needles? The mysterious circumstances surrounding Alex’s death lead Freya on a search for the truth. She soon meets her sister’s dear friend, Flin Brodie, a world-renowned authority on predynastic Egypt
. Flin is also searching for answershe has devoted his career to studying the existence of a mythic hidden oasis, an Atlantis of the sands, elusive to the great desert explorers of the twentieth century and supposedly housing a valuable, mythic stone untouched for millennia.
In this propulsive, fascinating thriller that takes readers through the bustling streets of Cairo
and into the vast stretches of the Western Desert
, Freya and Flin are led on an extraordinary adventuresometimes violent, often dangerous, always thrillingfor the answer to one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries: the location of the legendary lost oasis of Zerzura, and the key to the astonishing, terrifying secret that lies at its heart. Filled with fascinating history about ancient Egypt
, and featuring a terrific cast of characters, from a corrupt, lecherous arms dealer and his twin soccer-loving bodyguards, to a duplicitous American embassy worker and the dynamic couple at the book’s heart, The Hidden Oasis
is another spellbinding thriller from Paul Sussman.