An American archeologist is shot in Cairo and Tristan Boumann is sent to investigate his murder. His boss wants it to be a quick in and out job, but Tristan seems to attract trouble wherever he goes. He learns that the death is related to an ex-girlfriend’s past, rich history, and the CIA. Not exactly what he had in mind for a quick investigative job.
Since I have not read the other books in the series, I was a little confused about some of the characters. But, this story can work as a stand-alone. There is so much detail and suspense in the story that is pulls the reader into a world full of danger where you feel like part of the action.
One thing I have found is that books this rich in history can get boring after a while. However, never once did I feel like I was reading a textbook. I found the story interesting enough where it kept my attention without overloading my mind.
If you like a good suspense full of spies, Egyptian themes, world traveling, and history, I think you would enjoy this book.