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Marah Chase and the conqueror's tomb / Jay Stringer.

Stringer, Jay, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Crookston Public Library STR (Text) 33500013090352 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library STR (Text) 33500013090345 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643130736
  • ISBN: 1643130730
  • Physical Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books, Ltd., 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
Rogue archaeologist Marah Chase is approached by MI6 with an impossible mission: to help them recover a dangerous treasure lost after the death of Alexander the Great.
"Once a rising star in the field of archaeology, Marah Chase is now a black-market treasure hunter, her services available to the highest bidder. But when she's caught "rescuing" relics in Syria before they're destroyed by war, an MI6 officer named Joanna Mason approaches her with an offer she can't refuse: help save the world or rot in prison. All Chase has to do is find Alexander the Great's lost tomb, recover an ancient weapon of mass destruction he may have used to conquer the earth, and destroy it before the bad guys can get it. Among those adversaries are a powerful church that believes in a forgotten epoch of advanced alien technology, the white supremacist thugs in its employ, and the rival archaeologist who recently left Chase for dead. Chase can't resist a challenge--or the British spy recruiting her. There's just one problem. If Chase has any hope of unearthing Alexander's tomb before the forces hot on her heels do, she'll need the help of the one person she's been afraid to see since her fall from grace: Zoe Forrester, the heir to a hidden journal that holds the key--and Chase's ex-girlfriend" -- Dust jacket.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Archaeologist-turned-relic-runner Marah Chase, who's acquired a reputation in the Middle East, rationalizes that the antiquities she recovers and sells on the black market are at least saved and not destroyed. She's running for her life in war-torn Syria, nearly killed by her old friend and former colleague Ryan Wallace, but manages to escape to Israel, where she is promptly arrested. High-level MI6 agent Joanna Mason offers Marah freedom if she'll find the lost tomb of Alexander the Great and destroy the horrific weapon of mass destruction it reputedly contains. This requires Chase to reconnect with her former lover, Zoe Forrester, whose late grandfather was the foremost authority on Alexander. As Chase pursues the tomb, Mason becomes a target in a power struggle in British intelligence. Both women are repeatedly in cliff-hanger situations, unsure of whom to trust, as former friends become enemies, with a power-hungry religious sect at the heart of things. Stringer, author of the Sam Ireland and Eoin Miller mysteries, has a winner here with Marah Chase—pulse-pounding adventure, in the best Indiana Jones tradition, with a charismatic gay woman fueling the action. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jay Stringer is the Anthony-nominated, McIlvanney-shortlisted author of the Eoin Miller trilogy, Ways to Die in Glasgow, and How to Kill Friends and Implicate People. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

Subject: Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C. > Tomb > Fiction.
Archaeological thefts > Fiction.
Treasure troves > Fiction.
Antiquities > Fiction.
Lesbians > Fiction.
Archaeologists > Fiction.
Weapons of mass destruction > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Spy fiction.
Romance fiction.

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