Egypt, 1999: terror reigns, and the end of the world seems nigh. An ancient mummy is discovered wearing a very modern wristwatch and in the city of the dead, the just-living vie to escape - but to what? By the author of "Brotherhood of the Tomb" and "The Ninth Buddha".
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Egypt 1999. Plagues sweep North Africa, terrorists lay waste to Europe. Men all over the globe are haunting by the same portentous dream. Towering over the heart of the apocalyptic upheaval is a mysterious figure known as al-Qurtubi. Is he the Antichrist? The Pope believes so, and is willing to sacrifice everything to defeat him.
Only two people can stop al-Qurtubi. A’isha Manfaludi, a beautiful archaeologist and Michael Hunt, a retired British Intelligence agent. Their pursuit of the mysterious figure leads them on a perilous journey across a blood-soaked wilderness of death squads to the rat-infested sewers of the City of the Dead. But al-Qurtubi is not alone. He and his army of devoted followers are waiting…
'Name of the Beast' is Daniel Easterman’s mightiest novel yet. He flings open the lid of the Pandora’s box which conceals evil incarnate, and voices those atavistic fears which lurk in the hearts of all of us. And he does it superbly.
‘There are shades of Graham Greene in the climate of brooding terror which Easterman conjures so very nicely’
‘Bows to no-one in his portrayal of the horrific’
‘Easterman gives me history, action, magic and mystery. What else could I want?’
Daniel Easterman was born in Ireland in 1949, was a lecturer at Newcastle University, and is fluent in several languages. Dubbed by ‘The Purloined Letter’ as ‘easily the best thriller writer working today’, he is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels. He also writes full-length ghost stories under the name of Jonathan Aycliffe. He lives in the North of England with his wife.
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Book Description Harpercollins (Mm), 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061091499
Book Description Harpercollins (Mm), 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061091499