The Third Gate by Lincoln Child

67%

9 Critic Reviews

in the hands of the late, great Michael Crichton would have been a best-selling tour de force...Child, on the other hand, delivered a clichéd three hundred page knock off, dancing around the real curiosities and glossing over the juicy bits.
-The Crow's Caw

Synopsis

Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly pos­sessed of awesome powers.

The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly  impassable swamp in north­ern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexpli­cable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions . . . and alarm.

In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Lincoln Child

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LINCOLN CHILD is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep Storm, Death Match, and Utopia, as well as coauthor with Douglas Preston of numerous bestsellers.
 
Published June 12, 2012 by Anchor. 418 pages
Genres: Other, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Third Gate
All: 9 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Excellent
May 01 2012

Child’s newest is the sort of thing to delight all those who got wrapped up in The Mummy.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Apr 09 2012

Child evokes fear through understatement, and his characters are much more than the paper-thin puppets of similarly themed novels.

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Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Anthony Schultz on Jul 24 2012

It is like Lincoln Child tried to copy his writing partner’s style, which resulted in a sloppy, mediocre novel that falls flat compared to his prior work.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Ray Palen on Jun 29 2012

It presents a roller-coaster ride of excitement and unearthly chills that will please both his loyal readers and first-timers looking for a great literary adventure.

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The Crow's Caw

Below average
Reviewed by Bob Freeman on Aug 23 2012

in the hands of the late, great Michael Crichton would have been a best-selling tour de force...Child, on the other hand, delivered a clichéd three hundred page knock off, dancing around the real curiosities and glossing over the juicy bits.

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The Mystery Reader

Good
Reviewed by Jerry Solot

The Third Gate, a well-researched, easy to read, summer escapist page turner.

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A Bookworm's World

Good
Reviewed by Luanne on Jul 03 2012

This is the kind of book that Child excels at - pure unadulterated, escapist, entertainment reading.

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The Mystery Site

Below average

The thing is The Third Gate never rises above being yet another curse of the mummy yarn.

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The Paranormal Librarian

Good
Reviewed by MARILYN HUDSON

There are enough strange situations, paranormal science, and alternative science to balance the rollicking adventure and hard core science to make it enjoyable by many readers.

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