I must admit that I'm a big Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child fan. I've read all of their books. I was excited when Lincoln Child's recent novel, The Third Gate came out. Here's what Amazon.com says in summary:
"Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly possessed of awesome powers.
The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly impassable swamp in northern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexplicable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions . . . and alarm."
This is one of those infrequent books that grips me and I don't want to stop listening! I would actually look forward to my commute every day! I really enjoyed this book, but thought there'd be more of a "secret" or big reveal at the end. Of course, there was a reveal, just not as big or impactful as I expected. The narrator was okay on this one - I've heard better, but he did a fairly good job reading the book. I give it four out of five stars.