- Title:Lost King (Book 2 in the Omar Zagouri series)
- Author: H.B. Moore
- File Size: 4333 KB
- Print Length: 354 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (December 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XPMFLC2
- FTC, FYI: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Undercover agent Omar Zagouri has been ordered to Giza. A prominent Egyptologist was murdered, and a priceless artifact—the only complete version of the Book of the Dead—is missing. Omar is still reeling from the recent disappearance of his girlfriend, Mia Golding, but he puts his quest to find her on hold to track down the lost piece of history.
Omar’s mission is not just to locate the sacred book; he must also rescue the two archaeologists kidnapped and forced to translate its hieroglyphics under threat of death. Their kidnapper is determined to discover the text’s rumored explosive revelation: that Moses did not receive the Ten Commandments from God but instead copied them from the Egyptians. Though Omar’s need to find Mia grows more urgent, he must focus on finding the enemy who will stop at nothing to ignite a controversy that will change history, and the world, forever.
Lost King turned out to be a fantastic book! I really liked Finding Sheba, the first book in this series and this next book I liked even better. H.B. Moore has a way of combining several stories in different timelines and making everything fit together so smoothly. This is why she is one of my favorite authors.
This book once again centers around undercover agent Omar Zagouri and his girlfriend Mia Golding. It's several months after where Finding Sheba left off. They are pulled into another mystery where stolen scrolls and a murder send them off on another mission. They both still take risks that keep you breathless. We also meet two new characters Farrah Samra a professor of Egyptology and her colleague Dr. Kale Naji. All four of these people are pulled into the investigation of the missing scrolls and what is on the scrolls that could change the face of modern religion.
The best part of the book to me was the story about Egyptian Princess Hatshepsut, an unknown woman to most people in history, but is now known to have been a Pharaoh of Egypt. Her story was so fascinating to me! Hatshe's story also held the most emotion as she struggled between the two things in her life: love and power. Even though she loved Thut, she had a hard time letting herself love him and not wanting to give up her independence or her right to the throne. Their story was a great one full of love, but also of tragedy. What happened to her legacy after her death almost made me cry. You'll have to read to find out why Hatshe was unknown and there was so much mystery surrounding this great woman.
Overall this story is action packed, with romance in modern times, and a drama filled historical story of a woman of courage, determination, loyalty and love for her people. I read this book quickly as the small cliffhangers at the end of the chapters kept me turning the pages and reading as fast as I could.
***This book is for mature adults as there are incidences of mild-moderate violence with shootings, beatings, kidnapping etc. in this thriller. There is heavy kissing, innuendo of marital relations, harem life, but nothing graphic.***
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Meet Author: H.B. Moore:
H.B. Moore is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels set in ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She attended the Cairo American College in Egypt and the Anglican International School in Jerusalem, and received her bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, and romance and women’s fiction under the name Heather B. Moore. It can be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom.
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