Yusuf Khalifa

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 203 ratings

The Lost Army of Cambyses Summary

In 523 BC, the Persian pharaoh Cambyses dispatched an army across Egypt's western desert to destroy the oracle at Siwa. Legend has it that somewhere in the middle of the Great Dune Sea his army was overwhelmed by a sandstorm and lost forever. Two and a half millennia later, a mutilated corpse is washed up on the banks of the Nile at Luxor, an antiques dealer is savagely murdered in Cairo, and a British archaeologist is found dead at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. The incidents appear unconnected, but Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police is not so sure...

©2002 Paul Sussman (P)2004 W F Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Lost Army of Cambyses

    • By: Paul Sussman
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In 523 BC, the Persian pharaoh Cambyses dispatched an army across Egypt's western desert to destroy the oracle at Siwa. Legend has it that somewhere in the middle of the Great Dune Sea his army was overwhelmed by a sandstorm and lost forever. Two and a half millennia later, a mutilated corpse is washed up on the banks of the Nile at Luxor, an antiques dealer is savagely murdered in Cairo, and a British archaeologist is found dead at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Barbara on 22-06-12

    Regular price: £21.79

  • Book 2

    • The Last Secret of the Temple

    • By: Paul Sussman
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When the body of hotel owner Piet Jansen is discovered amid the ruins of an archaeological site by the Nile, it looks like a routine investigation for Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police. But the more he learns about Jansen, the more he is reminded of the brutal murder, some years earlier, of an Israeli woman at Karnak for which he always suspected the wrong man was convicted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • would have liked a warning

    • By Hilary on 26-11-07

    Regular price: £36.29

  • Book 3

    • The Labyrinth of Osiris

    • By: Paul Sussman
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Much has changed since Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and hard-nosed Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roi last met. Ben-Roi is about to become a father, and Khalifa is struggling with personal tragedies. But as they each work on their own - seemingly isolated - cases, the two investigations begin to entwine. They soon find themselves drawn into a sinister web of violence, abuse, corporate malpractice and anti-capitalist terrorism. And at the heart of the web lies the Labyrinth...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By alan on 30-10-12

    Regular price: £25.99