A Long Way to Shiloh
A fiery young professor goes on the hunt for a priceless artefact in this no. 1 bestselling thriller.
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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
As significant as Len Deighton or le Carré in bringing a gritty new realism to the thriller.
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.
Long before Indiana Jones, it casts an archaeologist as a hero . . . Davidson is especially good at being realistically funny without in any way losing the tension or the fear.
A supple delight in which learning, wit and style are beautifully integrated.
A very superior thriller indeed.
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