The Mask of Troy: A Novel (Jack Howard)

By David Gibbins

Here is the main explosive experience but from the New York Times bestselling writer of Atlantis and The misplaced Tomb—a whiplash-inducing novel that sends marine archaeologist Jack Howard and his group on a treasure hunt . . . and a race opposed to time to prevent a terrifying threat.
Greece, 1876. well known archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann reveals the tomb of mythical King Agamemnon and makes a spectacular discovery. made up our minds to maintain it mystery until eventually the time is correct, he dies prior to it may be printed to the world.

Germany, 1945. The liberation of a focus camp finds clues to the misplaced antiquities stolen by means of the Nazis. however the operation is roofed up after a awful mystery surfaces.

Northern Aegean, latest. Jack Howard, head of the overseas Maritime collage, and his crew detect the wreckage of the mythical Greek fleet from the Trojan struggle, sending shockwaves world wide. however the largest shock is but to return, for Jack is at the path not just of Agamemnon, yet of Schliemann’s real discovery—and a secret so explosive that it ends up in the abduction of Jack’s daughter and a war of words with a brand new and evil foe.

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