By Wilbur Smith
For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose hasn't ever been found...until the 7th Scroll, a cryptic message written through he slave Taita, supplies attractive Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.
But this can be a treasure cache others could kill to own. just one step prior to assassins, Royan runs for her existence and into the hands of the one guy she will be able to belief, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper--a bold guy who will stake his fortune and his existence to affix her hunt for the king's tomb. jointly, they're going to embark on a wide ranging trip to the main unique locale in the world, the place the best secret of historical Egypt, a chilling probability and an explosive ardour are waiting.
Steeped in historic secret, drama and motion, The 7th Scroll is a masterpiece from Wilbur Smith, a storyteller on the peak of his powers.
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