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A Long Way to Shiloh

A Long Way to Shiloh

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571326853
Published
03/11/2016
9780571326853
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
288

About the Book

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

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 TelegraphAn 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
  • 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.

“As significant as Len Deighton or le Carré in bringing a gritty new realism to the thriller.”
- Sunday Telegraph
“A Long Way to Shiloh added a new dimension to [Davidson's work]. It had its ceaselessly gripping story - a hunt for the centuries-lost true Menorah from the Temple at Jerusalem - it had its quota of sheer adventure, it had its sharpness of tone that helped to trick you deliciously into full belief, it had its immensely funny passages and it had all that overwhelming vividness. But it had something more as well. It had a setting that was . . . a character in the book in its own right . . . A joy to devour.”
- H. R. F. Keating, The Times

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