Tutankhamun, the ultimate secret
New edition 2019
Christian JacqHistorical fiction
IN SEARCH OF THE ULTIMATE SECRET OF TOUTÄNKHAMON, The Golden Masked Pharaoh
In this new edition, Christian Jacq presents and comments on the fascinating photos of Tutankhamun’s treasure.
King Farouk, a cruel and corrupt tyrant, reigns over Egypt. At the invitation of an anonymous letter, the American lawyer Mark Wilder arrives in the land of the pharaohs to discover … who he really is: the concealed son of Howard Carter, the famous archeologist who dug up the tomb of Tutankhamun and the priceless marvels it contained. Beyond death, the father he never knew left him a mission: discover the ultimate secret of Tutankhamun, and find the real treasure, which remains hidden.
In the heart of the Christian district of Cairo, he meets a priest with strange powers, descendant of the high priests of Amon, whose revelations will turn his existence upside down. Mark accepts a high-risk mission: to find the ultimate secret of Tutankhamun, a treasure carefully concealed by the Pharaoh himself.
Since the opening of the tomb, everyone is looking for it in vain, to the point that it has become a legend, like the curse that follows all those who disturb the Pharaoh’s eternal slumber… Aided by Ateya, a young Coptic girl he falls madly in love with, Mark enters the turmoil that spreads through Egypt, where the good magic of the Pharaohs is on the verge of disappearing completely, leaving the modern era defenseless against the grip of Evil.
After his world-famous series, translated into more than 30 languages, Christian Jacq writes here a fast-paced adventure novel, where the pen of the novelist serves to highlight all the knowledge of the Egyptologist.