If Napoleon’s Pyramids evoked Indiana Jones (and it did), what could be more natural than a sequel? Or two? American expatriate Ethan Gage, former assistant to Benjamin Franklin, having survived all manner of peril, now finds himself on a quest for the Book of Thoth, the key to, oh, immortality, bending the will of others to your own, alchemy, and a good deal more. Naturally, bad people want the book as much as he, and are willing to kill to get it.
The action is nonstop–poisoning, attacks by lion and crocodile, booby trapped tombs, and all kinds of treachery. Fans of light hearted historical adventure, like the great Flashman series, should check these out. The Dakota Cipher, next in the series, comes out later this month. Fun reading and you can learn a little history along the way.