The Secret Mission of Sinouhé the Egyptian
A FASCINATING NOVEL ABOUT EGYPT’S GREATEST SPY
They say the Egyptians invented everything, including the spy novel. The first one was written in the twelfth dynasty, and Christian Jacq takes it as a loose inspiration for this extraordinary story about the head of the Egyptian secret service: Sinouhé.
Sinhoué has been called upon by the pharaoh Amenemhat to solve a very dangerous case: find the enemy hidden in Palestine who wants to federate the tribes to invade Egypt. When Amenemhat is poisoned, Sinouhé is accused of the crime. His only way out is to flee after he is condemned to death for contempt of court.
When he is as good as gone, Sinhoué attempts to complete his mission. First, he is captured by the enemy at the end of a perilous voyage. He finds his way back to Egypt, convinced that he was betrayed by one of his three former colleagues. Will he be able to spread the truth before he is put to death?
A fascinating novel about Egypt’s greatest spy
A masterpiece of erudition & storytelling