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The Third Gate - Lincoln Child

The Third Gate

By Lincoln Child

  • Release Date: 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 787 Ratings


Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god- king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all—Narmer’s crown—might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer’s is the elusive “double” crown of the two Egypts, supposedly pos­sessed of awesome powers.

The dig itself is located in one of the most forbidding places on earth—the Sudd, a nearly  impassable swamp in north­ern Sudan. Amid the nightmarish, disorienting tangle of mud and dead vegetation, a series of harrowing and inexpli­cable occurrences are causing people on the expedition to fear a centuries- old curse. With a monumental discovery in reach, Professor Jeremy Logan is brought onto the project to investigate. What he finds will raise new questions . . . and alarm.

In the hands of master storyteller Lincoln Child, The Third Gate breaks new ground and introduces a fascinating new protagonist to the thriller world.


  • Great Read!

    By All about BDs
    I've been a fan of Lincoln Child because he never fail to entertain, and this sure does that! It has also imparted knowledge of Egyptology. His books always seem to be well researched. Keep reading!
  • Third Gate

    By Spanielman1
    I think Lincoln Child is a better writer with Douglas Preston. This was a real disappointment
  • Liked this book

    By Eyeballman47
    Great read, enjoyed a lot!
  • The Third Gate: a submerging story

    By Dvoyles
    Though fiction, The Third Gate forces the reader to submerge ones self into the historic 'semi' facts and riveting character builds accompanied by a gripping story line. A must read for any mystery enthusiast.
  • On the edge of my seat.

    This book kept me guessing from start to finish. It is very well written the story although complex, is very easy to follow. All the twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I would definitely recommend it as a twisted modern day Indiana jones / meets sci-fi twist.
  • Awesome book!

    By Gman194
    This one was quite the page turner. I really enjoyed every page and highly recommend it!
  • Disappointment

    By RogerM69
    His jointly written novels are awesome. He is obviously the weak link....
  • Third Gate is 1st rate!

    By TJ5599
    Another terrific Lincoln Child novel! I was hooked on Thunderhead several years ago and have read all of Mr. Child's other novels as a result. Could not put this book down. Just an awesome story.
  • C+

    By leslie9170
    I was so needing a good book. Dang! The characters were one shallow, the plot was transparent, and the "spooky ancient spiritual" malarkey was, ... Well, malarkey. C+ for a first novel. Oh, not a first novel? Then, no excuse.
  • Boysmumas

    By Boysmumas
    Excellent read. Edge of your seat from beginning to end. Great plot and exciting throughout. Will recommend this book to anyone who wants a great thriller.