“[Sussman is] hands down one of the best writers of international suspense . . . excitement melds with adventure . . . bone-chilling thrills, a flair for the macabre, and off-the-charts suspense. Superb.” Steve Berry, author of The Charlemagne Pursuit on The Hidden Oasis
Detective Arieh Ben-Roi of the Jerusalem
police is tasked with the investigation of the death of a well-known Israeli journalist, Rivka Kleinberg, who was found brutally murdered in a cathedral in Jerusalem
. Known for her fearless exposés, Kleinberg had made many high-powered enemies, including international corporations, the Israeli government, and the Russian mafia. Looking for leads, Ben-Roi begins researching which stories Kleinberg was working on before she died, and finds a connection to Egypt
that confuses him.
At a stumbling block, Ben-Roi phones up his old friend, Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor
police, and asks him if he will help him investigate the case. Reeling from the death of his son in a tragic accident, Khalifa is happy for the distraction of work. He begins looking into another story that Kleinberg was researching just before her murder: the mysterious death of a British Egyptologist in the 1930s. This Egyptologist was said to have uncovered a giant labyrinth-like gold mine of incredible riches written about in the works of Herodotus. But what connection could this gold mine have with Kleinberg’s murder?
With a plot that moves from Israel
, The Labyrinth of Osiris
is an intelligent, gripping novel from an internationally acclaimed master of thriller writing.