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The Third Translation

by Matt Bondurant

The Third Translation by Matt Bondurant
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2005
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Walter Rothschild is an American Egyptologist living in London and charged by the British Museum with the task of unlocking the ancient riddle of the Stela of Paser, one of the last remaining real-life hieroglyphic mysteries in existence today. Drawn into its mystery, Rothschild becomes the dupe of a seduction, robbery, and conspiracy engineered by a cult devoted to ancient Egyptian mysticism. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, he must fight an elusive enemy to save his livelihood -- and his very life.

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"The author has an inventive imagination and an ardent feel for place; much of the book is a prose poem to London's squalid demimonde." - Publishers Weekly.

"His extensive research has paid off in a literary page-turner whose characters are as compelling and complex as the Stela itself." - Booklist

"Archaeology outshines the action. " - Kirkus Reviews

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Matt Bondurant is the author of three novels, the most recent of which is The Night Swimmer. Lawless—previously published as The Wettest County in the World—was a New York Times Editors' Choice, and one of the an Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Books of the Year. His first novel, The Third Translation, was an international bestseller, translated into fourteen languages worldwide. He currently teaches literature and writing in the Arts and Humanities graduate program at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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