The Rosetta Key

The Rosetta Key

Book - 2008
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"An utterly captivating romp from the treacherous tunnels beneath Jerusalem to the lost City of Ghosts (Petra, Jordan) to the tumult of revolutionary Paris....Dietrich spins a merry magical mystery tour, winningly intricate and anchored to actual historical figures and events....Mr. Spielberg! Mr. Lucas! It's your move."
--Seattle Times

Dashing and courageous American adventurer Ethan Gage returns in William Dietrich's The Rosetta Key--the thrilling sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's acclaimed Napoleon's Pyramids. An eighteenth century Indiana Jones, Gage swashbuckles once again, this time in pursuit of a precious Egyptian relic that would give its owner the power to rule the world. The Rosetta Key an adventure in reading that is not to be missed, especially by fans of George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman novels and aficionados of a grand literary tradition dating back to Jack London, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and H. Rider Haggard, and carried on today by such notables as James Rollins, David Liss, Steve Berry, and Kate Mosse.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061239564
0061239569
9780061239557
0061239550
Branch Call Number: DIETRICH
Characteristics: 339 pages : map ; 24 cm.

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Mar 24, 2013

The Rosetta Key --- by William Dietrich. Dietrich scores another thrilling adventure novel featuring Eathen Gage, his American expatriate and adventures, a scoundrel if you will, who lives live at the edge, a man who seems to be immune to death. This time his antics are set against the backdrop of Napoleon’s incursion into the Middle East where he takes Jaffa but where, eventually, he is bested when he cannot take Acre. Cut off from France by a British Fleet on the Mediterranean just bristling with armament; increasingly short of ammunition; and suffering the perdition of disease that is taking an increasing toll of his troops, Napoleon, repulsed at Acre, turns, his tail between his legs, to return to the Nile sending to Paris, dispatches painting glowing reports of his efforts in the Holy Land. Our hero Gage, a man gifted, seemingly, with at least nine lives, dances just one step ahead of his ghoulish pursuers, repeatedly outwitting dept by a hair’s breadth. This novel, as usual for Eathen Gage and William Dietrich, is full of action, suspense and villains that also seem to be immune to death. If you want adventure, read this book!

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