Easy Go, by Michael Crichton, takes place in a magical, sandy place full of mysteries. His descriptions of Egypt make me want to go explore a few dig sites myself. Harold Barnaby is a delightful character who often acts before he thinks. His intelligence is high and he finds ancient hieroglyphs that have been misinterpreted for centuries. The real interpretation could lead to the location of a tomb that has not yet been plundered. Meeting Pierce just adds fuel to the fire. They add men to the group for a final tally of five, but even that won’t ensure their success. Many stunning women are inserted throughout the story for interesting flavor. I would definitely recommend this Hard Case Crime novel to any reader who has a vivid imagination and a long, free afternoon to decipher and guess plot twists along the way.
Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh's lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site - and plunder it.
But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it...and with their lives?