From one of historical fiction's best known names, MANHUNT bristles with intrigue, human treachery, divine miracles and breathless suspense.
Egypt, 518 BC. Kel, a young scribe recently hired by the prestigious Guild of Interpreters, thinks his future is secure. But arriving at work one day, he finds his boss and colleagues slaughtered. Are their deaths linked to a mysterious encrypted papyrus that the specialists were meant to decipher? Believing his life to be in danger, Kel flees with the precious document, thus becoming prime suspect at the centre of an intrigue of State. Hunted by the authorities and the conspirators who framed him, Kel's future is as uncertain as Egypt's. With the Royal court corrupted by intrigues and betrayals, who is plotting against Kel, and why? The only way Kel can prove his innocence is to uncover the secrets of the papyrus. But can he survive long enough to crack the code?
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Christian Jacq (born 1947) is a French author and Egyptologist. He has written several novels about ancient Egypt, notably a five book suite about pharaoh Ramses II, a character whom Jacq admires greatly.
Born in Paris, Jacq's interest in Egyptology began when he was thirteen, and read History of Ancient Egyptian Civilization by Jacques Pirenne. This inspired him to write his first novel. By the time he was eighteen, he had written eight books. His first commercially successful book was Champollion the Egyptian, published in 1987. As of 2004, he has written over fifty books, including several non-fiction books on the subject of Egyptology.
Jacq has a doctorate in Egyptian Studies from the Sorbonne. He and his wife later founded the Ramses Institute, which is dedicated to creating a photographic description of Egypt for the preservation of endangered archaeological sites.
In 1995, he published his best selling five book suite Rams s, which is today published in over twenty-five countries. Each volume encompasses one aspect of Ramesses' known historical life, woven into a fictional tapestry of the ancient world for an epic tale of love, life and deceit.
Jacq's series offers a simplified vision of the life of the pharaoh: he has two vile power-hungry siblings, Shanaar, his decadent older brother, and Dolora, his corrupted older sister who married his teacher. In his marital life, he first has Isetnofret (Iset) as a mistress (second Great Wife), meets his true love Nefertari (first Great Wife) and after their death, gets married to Maetnefrure in his old age. Jacq gives Ramesses only three biological children: Kha'emweset, Meritamen (she being the only child of Nefertari, the two others being from Iset) and Merneptah. The other "children" are only young officials trained for government and who are nicknamed "sons of the pharaoh".
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