A Long Way to Shiloh

Lionel Davidson
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ISBN 9780571326853 Format Paperback
Published 03/11/2016 Length 288 pages

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The no. 1 bestseller from the author of Kolymsky Heights

'As significant as . . . le Carré in bringing a gritty new realism to the thriller.' Sunday Telegraph

An ancient scroll has been discovered in Israel. Caspar Laing, a young and brilliant professor, is asked to decipher it. It contains the directions to the secret location of a priceless artefact. As he makes the treacherous journey into the desert, he is joined by dangerous rivals determined to claim the prize. He must win the race at all costs.

'Ceaselessly gripping . . . A joy to devour.' The Times

'Brilliantly entertaining.' Sunday Express

  • About Lionel Davidson

    Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carré. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966) and The Chelsea Murders (1978). He has thrice been the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award and, in 2001, was awarded the CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award.

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