Retired Army Ranger John Holliday has reluctantly settled into his teaching position at West Point, when young Israeli archaeologist Rafi Wanounou comes to him with desperate news. Holliday's niece-and Rafi's fiancee-Peggy has been kidnapped while photographing the excavation of an ancient tomb in Egypt. Her captors are known as the Brotherhood of the Temple of Isis-murderous fanatics who worship a dead god. Holliday sets out with Rafi to find the only family he has left. But their search for Peggy will lead them to a trail of clues that spans across the globe and into the heart of a conspiracy involving an ancient Egyptian legend and the darkest secrets of the Order of Templar Knights. Secrets that, once known, cannot be survived.
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Lt Col. John 'Doc' Holliday is finishing up at West Point having retired when his friend Rafi Wanounou turns up at his house, his niece Peggy is missing and they set of to the middle east to rescue her.
The author inserts just wound me up the wrong way, the Amerocentrism is making this hard for me to read and the plot is grinding away without engaging me. I have read 3 of the books and have no real care for any of the characters, I'm giving up on this series for the near future.
This is a sequel of an earlier novel, The Sword of the Templars. The foe is an arm of the Catholic church who was the foe in the earlier book.
The tomb of Imhotep is located as part of the story. It had been located by the leader of the Brotherhood of Isis, a terrorist group in the Sahara. The leader has been looting the tomb slowly. It also involves some Nazi gold in WWII that was being transported out of the Sahara in exchange for the Catholic church assisting a Nazi SS member escape and hide from his war crimes.
The story is not as involved as the Dan Brown novels, but it is a quick read for a summer vacation.