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So despite some shortcomings in terms of the pace and a longer than required running time, The Riddle of the Sands is jolly good fun for everyone.

So despite some shortcomings in terms of the pace and a longer than required running time, The Riddle of the Sands is jolly good fun for everyone.

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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! It was fun, adventurous, with lots of action and danger, and just the right amount of erotica without taking away from the story. I'm looking forward to reading the first book, 'Fathom's Five' and the following books in this series. This is a great fast-read book that was a lot of fun. With a unique combination of hunky men, Professor Fathom's group of skilled and clever adventurers are forced into a situation that will bring them together from around the world to the sands of Egypt. They are in search of the Lost Pyramid, in order to save the life of one of their own, by a crazed Frenchmen missing a finger. Shane is a gorgeous tan Texas cowboy with superior skills in cartography. He soon falls for the new member, David, a geeky reporter for a London newspaper. Jake, a New Yorker, is desperate to save the life of his partner, Sam, an 18-year-old kid from the streets, who has been poisoned. In the meantime, Dr. Santiago travels to the Amazon in search for the antidote to the rare, slow acting, and deadly poison. Luca, an Italian, will aid in any way possible to ensure their success. Together, they will uncover a mystery buried in the sands for thousands of years, and meant to stay buried by the infamous priest Imhotep. Jake will be forced to confront his father in an unusual set of circumstances that puts them meeting one another in Cairo. Will their relationship end in disaster just like that of Imhotep and his son? That is if they survive. In the race to save Sam's life, and Jake possibly resolving his issues with his father, (mirrored by the relationship of Imhotep and his son), the team race against time to survive the ingenious booby-traps meant to bury them along with the answer to 'The Riddle of the Sands'.

The Riddle of the Sands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The story is narrated by an English gentleman Currthuers, who received an unexpected invitation of duck shooting from an old friend Davies. Being tired of his neglected position in "society," he accepts it to go to the North Sea only to find that he is involved in a mystery, or "the riddle of the Sands." His friend claims there's something in the air, something hiding behind the misty coast of Germany. But how can they prove it?

The Riddle of the Sands contains a very well assembled cast. As the two dashing heroes of the narrative, Simon MacCorkindale and Michael York are brilliant. They have a natural way with one another and it is good to see them work together, even though the characters are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Davies is adventurous and eccentric, whereas Carruthers is disdainful and entitled. Both actors bring out these necessary characteristics to their roles and do it with charm and style. The duo emerge as both likable and amusing as their adventures takes them into something that never saw coming. Jenny Agutter is beautiful and innocent as the daughter of one of the men suspected of being involved in the elaborate invasion and who captures the attention of Davies. Alan Badel makes the most of his role as the mysterious Dollmann, who is heavily involved in the huge plan.