Falcon of Abydos
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
"An engaging, action-packed and memorable techno/thriller for young readers." -- MidwestBook Review "[Makes] important political and environmental statements as well as providing pure entertainment." -- KLIATT "Most young readers would like to follow the MacGregors into these exotic lands and adventures." -- Sunday Oklahoman A quaint shop in the heart of old Cairo, a lost subterranean chamber, or even Seti's exquisite temple may give up the clue that will solve the mystery of the Falcon of Abydos, the sky god. Just when Egyptologists believe that the last of the great discoveries have been made, the MacGregor family unveils a secret that could lead to a major war and forever change the history of Egypt. While Dr. Jack MacGregor is attending classes and speaking about environmental problems at an international summit, wife Mavis, sons Chris, 17, and Ryan, 12, and daughter Heather, 14, set out to discover what secrets the Sahara holds. They encounter old and new enemies, including a man out for revenge, Egyptian mobsters who may have ties to terrorists, and former Russian secret police trying to steal high-tech weapons. In this third book in the MacGregor Family Adventure Series, Richard Trout has once again devised a "techno-thriller" story that will keep young readers reaching for their flashlights as they find themselves caught in the dark among the tombs of ancient pharaohs.