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The Seventh Scroll

The Seventh Scroll

A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Novels of Ancient Egypt (Volume 2)

Wilbur Smith

St. Martin's Griffin

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For four thousand years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been found-- until the beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma finds a tantalizing clue to its location in the Seventh Scroll, a cryptic document written by the slave Taita.

But the location of the crypt and its treasure is a secret others would kill to possess. Only one step ahead of assassins, Royan runs for her life and into the arms of the only man she can trust, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper-- a daring man who will stake his fortune and his life to join her hunt for the king's tomb. Together, they will embark on a breathtaking journey to the most exotic locale on earth, where the greatest mystery of ancient Egypt, a chilling danger, and an explosive passion are waiting.

Steeped in ancient mystery, drama, and action, Wilbur Smith's The Seventh Scroll will pull you in for an adventure of a lifetime.

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CHAPTER 1

The dusk crept in from the desert, and shaded the dunes with purple. Like a thick velvet cloak it muted all sounds, so that the evening was tranquil and hushed.

From where they stood on the crest of the dune they looked...

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“The plot twists and turns with constant surprises. This old-fashioned adventure novel keeps the reader enthralled all the way to its very exciting conclusion.” —The Washington Post Book World

“Life-threatening dangers loom around every turn, leaving the reader breathless....An incredibly exciting and satisfying read.” —Chattanooga News-Free Press

“An entertaining yarn.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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