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What Others Are Saying about This Book . . .

A rousing mix of fact and fantasy that creates an illusion of reality through the specificity of its detail—historical and imaginative. A great adventure story.

Daniel Aaron, author of The Unwritten War: American Writers and the Civil War (a National Book Award finalist), is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of English and, American Literature Emeritus at Harvard University; the founding president of the Library of America; and, the recipient a 2010 Presidential National Humanities Medal

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Gary Chafetz has woven an extraordinary saga of the doomed Persian Lost Army of 525, BC into the rather suspect “assassination” of modern Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat. Part archaeology, part guerilla battles, and part romance, you will find the trials and tribulations of the three principal characters as mesmerizing as any in The Raiders of the Lost Arc films. Truly, a monumental achievement.

Jeremiah Healy is the award-winning (the Shamus Award for best detective fiction) author of 18 novels; past president of the International Crime Writers Association; and past president of Private Eye Writers of America

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An epic, thundering historical thriller. This is the type of book Ken Follett would write if only he possessed Chafetz’ world-class investigative skills.

David Brody, author of Cabal of the Westford Knight

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This is a truly remarkable, well-written, and well-researched novel. It has it all: suspense, espionage, political intrigue, romance, adventure, historical detail, and a dazzling surprise-twist ending. It kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

Ron Russell, author of DON CARINA: WWII Mafia Heroine

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