The Alexander Cipher

Will Adams

€ 18.00
Publisher: Cairo Editore
Pages: 384
ISBN/EAN: 9788860521200

“After Alexander the Great died in Babylon in 323 b.C, his body was taken to Egypt and carried in a solemn procession to receive a fitting burial in a mausoleum in Alexandria, which became a place of pilgrimage for almost six hundred years. However, after a series of earthquakes, fires and wars, the city declined and the mausoleum got lost in the spirals of History…”Now many are searching for it in Egypt. The millionaire Philip Dragounis, who thinks he is a reincarnation of Philip II of Macedonia, and Daniel Knox, an English archaeologist. At the same time, Knox is being hunted down by Hassan, an Egyptian criminal, and is forced to flee: from Hassan, from the Dragounis family, from some Egyptian archaeologists and soldiers. It is Gaille Bonnard, a French expert of Demotic, an antique form of Egyptian writing present on the Rosetta stone, who deciphers the code that leads to the mausoleum. She must also defend herself from violence and corruption. Everyone has a secret, no one is what he or she seems and everyone is bound to the others by betrayal, homicide, avidity, fear, need.

The author
Will Adams is a pseudonym for an author who dedicated four years to writing this surprising first novel, and there are singular metropolitan legends circulating about the manuscript.

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