Raiders of the Nile

Raiders of the Nile

A Novel of the Ancient World

Book - 2014
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"In 88 B.C. it seems as if all the world is at war. From Rome to Greece and to Egypt itself, most of civilization is on the verge of war. The young Gordianus--a born-and-raised Roman citizen--is living in Alexandria, making ends meet by plying his trade of solving puzzles and finding things out for pay. He whiles away his time with his slave Bethesda, waiting for the world to regain its sanity. But on the day Gordianus turns twenty-two, Bethesda is kidnapped by brigands who mistake her for a rich man's mistress. If Gordianus is to find and save Bethesda, who has come to mean more to him than even he suspected, he must find the kidnappers before they realize their mistake and cut their losses. Using all the skills he learned from his father, Gordianus must track them down and convince them that he can offer something of enough value in exchange for Bethesda's release. As the streets of Alexandria slowly descend into chaos, and the citizenry begin to riot with rumors of an impending invasion by Ptolmey's brother, Gordianus finds himself in the midst of a very bold and dangerous plot--the raiding and pillaging of the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great himself." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250015976
1250015979
Branch Call Number: Mystery Say
Characteristics: 342 pages : maps ; 25 cm

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merlinsilver
Apr 23, 2016

I enjoyed this several years ago and simply forgot to add it to my completed list.

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Memawrayne
May 25, 2014

I think I preferred the stories of Gordianus in Rome. The author knows Rome so well as his books Roma and Empire show.
He makes a mistake in this book and Seven Wonders as well. Alot of people do. He has various characters wearing the nemes which is a headdress worn only the the King.(never regular people)

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zipread
Apr 07, 2014

Raiders of the Nile --- by Steven Saylor. A young Roman comes to Alexandria with his slave, a woman with whom he is madly in love. When she suddenly disappears, he sets out to find her in a quest peopled by villains; ferocious animals; and pirates. The plot will have you hurrying up as you attempt to figure out what will come next. This story, set in ancient Egypt is definitely entertaining to read.

bookfanatic1979 Mar 17, 2014

With a strong well-laid plot, charming characters, and a few unexpected (but not totally out of left field) twists. Equal parts history and mystery, this series should appeal to a wide range of readers.

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SEBoiko
May 28, 2014

Who can find a virtoaois wife? For her worth is above rubies.

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SEBoiko
May 28, 2014

The origins of Rome were steeped in fratricide and banditry.

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SEBoiko
May 28, 2014

But with his own property a Roman citizen may do what ever he wishes.

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