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Described as Indiana Jones in pantyhose, Madison is hired to "ransom" the Heart of Egypt, a scarab stolen from the tomb of King Tut, and goes on the run in New York after she is framed for murder. Her leads take her to a Druid sex cult at Stonehenge that worships a "goddess of love," a woman with enough personal wealth to buy anything, even adoration as a living goddess. At the ancient Roman ruins in Bath, England, Madison meets Rafi al-Din, an Egyptian antiquities investigator she knows she can't trust, but who arouses her passions. Drawn to Egypt in search of the artefact, Madison finds trouble the moment she lands in Cairo and her passport is seized. She knows she is being played by Kaseem, the leader of a neo-Nazi movement. He believes the artefact is instilled with the power to galvanize the masses to his cause. From a medieval camel market and famed Khan marketplace, to the Valley of the Kings and beyond to the incredible colossi at Abu Simbel, Madison has to stay ahead of tomb robbers, assassins, and political fanatics as she dodges curses both ancient and modern to stay alive.
Born in New York City, HAROLD ROBBINS was one of the world’s bestselling authors, writing novels that often mirrored his own experiences and that were peopled by characters he had met.
JUNIUS PODRUG was selected by the Robbins Estate to carry on the ideas, uncompleted works, and tradition of Harold Robbins because he was both a friend of Harold’s and a writer whose books Harold admired.
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“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy
“Robbins’s books are packed with action, sustained by a strong narrative, and are given vitality by his own colorful life.” —The Wall Street Journal
“A mile-a-minute page-turner…all the suspense, action, and sex you’d expect from a Harold Robbins novel.” —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Constitution, on The Devil to Pay