Four Ways to Pharaoh Khufu is a rare book that has it all. It is a brilliant mix of international intrigue, suspense, romance and thrills. Reading it, it was hard to believe that this is the authors first work and that this is not an established author from the NY Times Best Sellers list.
Michael is a man who is not content to let history be something that dwells in textbooks or in the slides in his Egyptian history classes. His love for the subject of ancient Egyptian history, is what leads him to the great pyramid, and into the middle of a murder with international ramifications including from secret societies with ancient roots.
There is so much to love in this book. Michael the main character is a joy. He is a strong man but complex. A former military man, now computer programmer, with a strong need to do the right thing that is what ultimately propels the book forward.
The history in the book is like another character, not at all weighing it down, but helping the plot to enfold and adding to the mystery and showing the authors obvious love for the subject matter. This book is a must read.